17 Parks near Huntington Lake, California
Sep 2015 - $44.00
Everything the previous reviewer (allens) said, and then more. Super-sized sites, sufficient to accommodate TWO rigs. 30A and WiFi ($) were more than adequate. The campground was meticulously maintained; hosts provided a $3 ice cream social, which was over the top. EVERYONE we met was very friendly.
If you seek off-the-grid and remoteness, this is your campground - about an hour east of Shaver Lake deep within the national forest. We would camp here again. - CO2RV
May 2015 - $44.00
Really enjoyed this resort. Because of holiday paid $44 for 3 nights and $39 for last night there. The sites had full hookups with 30 amp service, think some do have 50 but since you don't need air conditioner 50 not necessary. Spaces are some of the largest I've seen and very easy to back into. Several people had truck, trailer, car and a boat in the space. It's does take awhile to get to the resort. The distance from Shaver Lake isn't far and the road is good but you still need to go slow so about another 50 minutes from Shaver. WiFi is a pay service with some restrictions, no Netflix or hi data usage sites. If your looking for a very nice relaxing location in mountains I highly recommend this resort. - allens
Jun 2013 - $38.00
We loved Wishon Village! The owners were fabulous and all of the folks that spend the summer up on the mountain hiding from the heat in the valley were wonderful, too. It's the perfect place to have that true camping experience. Whether tent or RV, each site has plenty of space. Our site was big enough for several RVs and cars/boats. Most sites are 40' wide and 60' deep. Nice fire rings are in each site as well as a picnic table. The camp store is great, well stocked. It's nice to know that I don't have to drive 2 hours into the valley to get something. The activities are fun and family friendly. Everyone is welcome to every activity. The park is kid friendly and pet friendly. They have a really nice dog park and I think they were building a second one this summer. The area is amazing for photography, long quiet rides, and beautiful hikes. I highly recommend this park! - Jean S
Sep 2015 - $53.00
Have camped at Shaver Lake a few times this summer. It is close to home and an easy drive to get there. The people who work there are friendly and helpful when needed. The lake is great for water activities such as boating, water skiing etc. Place has never been known for good fishing. The campsites themselves could use a little sprucing up and updated. Maybe because they are usually full and few vacancies they do not feel the need to. My site was very nice a spacious. It would be nice if it was clean when I got there instead of doing it ourselves. The picnic table was nice but the fire "ring" was full of ashes. (The ring consist of a few bigger rocks in a circle. We enjoyed having full hook ups. Leveling our trailer was tough since it is a dirt site. That is the one thing I got from my fellow campers. They all wish the sites were paved or at least level. Bathrooms were clean and accessible. Overall a nice getaway. I will stay there again sometime in the future. Just wish So. Cal Edison would spend a few bucks on the place. - Tom_OC
Jun 2015 - $53.00
We haven't camped here in over 25 years and I don't remember it being so crowded. We had site 160 and it's a good thing we had nice neighbors because we were right on top of the people behind us and beside us. There was absolutely no privacy. We later moved to site 148 which was better because there wasn't anyone behind us, but the picnic table and fire ring were up above the pad for the trailer and it was awkward to get to. One last unfortunate thing is they don't enforce the quiet time as many people were playing loud music late into the night.
I think the whole campground just needs some TLC. The trash cans always seemed to be overflowing and it just felt a little ratty. One thing that really annoyed me was on the day we were leaving the staff decided to clean the rest room at 9:30AM and he closed it. Many people wanted to use it before check out at 11:00AM. There was a couple of little girls who we very uncomfortable and he wouldn't let them in. When we left at 11:00AM, the restrooms were still closed. Why would you close the restrooms when everyone was getting ready to leave and wanted to use them before getting on the road? Also, does it really take an hour and a half to clean 4 stalls?
The lake is beautiful and there were some nice biking and hiking trails. There is a nice marina with a good ramp. We also enjoyed the museum. We met some very nice people (Our campsites were so close, I felt like we were all camping together), but I think next time I'm in the area I'll try camping someplace else. - Suru
Sep 2013 - $35.00
Stayed mid-week late September - very quiet - lake level low able to walk around the lake on the shore - fishing not great - lots of trails saw many deer - ctravelgal04
Apr 2016 - $40.00
This review covers the Meadows camping area of Millerton Lake SRA. The Meadows area has the RV/hook up sites. Full hook ups, W/P/S are in the RV Loop, sites 120-144; sites 117, 118 and 119 have W&P, no sewer, but there is a dump station that you pass on the road to Meadows. The RV sites are arranged in a loop.
Sites 120-144 are basically just large asphalt spaces. Plenty of room for an RV and a large vehicle or two small vehicles parked either in front of the RV or along side if you don't want to put out the awning.
Behind the RV site, off asphalt is a picnic table and fire ring. Sites 132, 133, 120 and 144 are ADA sites. There is quite a bit of extra room at these sites, and the picnic areas also have a wood canopy over the picnic area.
Sites 117-119 do not as much asphalt as the other RV sites and also have the picnic canopy. These sites will still accommodate a large RV. Sites 117-119 more closely resemble a campsite than the other asphalt full hookup sites.
The camp host is at the entrance of the RV loop.
There are bathrooms/coin operated showers at each end of the RV loop. I didn't use the showers, but I noted that they were clean and attended to. All bathrooms and showers are individual rooms.
The non-RV sites all have water (spring loaded spigot, no threads) and are ample and all seem to have canopies. If you don't absolutely have to have power and sewer and can get buy with water in our tank, these sites are actually very nice, some overlooking the lake.
As of 4/3/2016 the lake is nearly full again with the water level just shy of the spillway. When the snow cap melts later in the Spring the lake will probably release water.
The comfort station at the entrance to the loop has a water machine similar to what you see in front of supermarkets, .50 cents a gallon. The machine also sells ice, 8 lbs for $5.
The roads to the campground are in good shape.
No WiFi, but cell service (Verizon) had a strong signal. - Jmaellis
Sep 2013 - $30.00
Nice setting. Very spacious sites and shade canopies. Very quiet in off season. Stayed in non-hookup site although those are available. - Willie Wall
Jun 2013 - $40.00
Great camping. Asphalt parking gets hot during summer. Big trees behind spot. Easy access to lake. - bob213
Jul 2016 - $60.00
I don't understand many of the good reviews for this park. I am usually reluctant to issue a bad review but this RV park is just not very good. It's only redeeming factor is its close proximity to the south entrance of Yosemite. The roads leading down to the park are extremely narrow. The speed bumps are the worst I've seen: ridiculously huge and not painted well so you hit them before you knew what was coming. While there are trees all around, the RV sites are all dusty gravel and unbelievably close together. Sewer connections are horrible. Your site is on a first-come-first-serve basis. Works for me since I usually arrive early, but a ridiculously lazy policy. Most of the sites are so narrow that many people's slideouts, awnings, and other gear are encroaching on neighboring sites. This is not a pretty park and I detect very little attention to detail here. I won't stay here again. - Paul Goodspeed
Jun 2016 - $10.00
Spaces are very close together. Our awning almost touch the campers next to us. We were in location 33. It was difficult for my automatic levelers to level my unit. I suggest the back-in sites along the wall where the pool is located. They appear more level and provide more shade. Laundry was reasonably priced at $2 and $1.50 dry. Washers do not have a fabric softener dispenser. All the guests were very friendly and we made a number of friends. On Saturday and Sunday the snack bar is open for breakfast and they let you know by ringing a big dinner bell at 8am. - newbies2016
Apr 2016 - $3.00
Stayed here for a week while touring Yosemite and surrounding area. Very nice campground, a little anxious about the entry road being so narrow but road around camp sites was fine. Office is not the first building when pulling into campground but it is a cabin. You have to go further into park to get to office. We arrived after 5:00 and picked our own site. We had reservations but they didn't leave us any info or have a record of our reservation. Got that straighten out the next morning. We stayed at site 12, nice back in with plenty of room. Gravel sites with paved roads and picnic tables. Very nice lodge with a nice book exchange. Laundry had four washers and two working dryers. $1.50 per machine. - Dedra C
Sep 2009 - $20.00
We stayed on site #39 which was fairly flat but there's only room for 2 tents, the others are located in uneven ground. The bathrooms were about 70' from our tents and one was flooded and filthy, the other was OK. Since lots of people were using those toilets (flush) sometimes there was a wait. It was an easy walk to the lake which is very beautiful but rather small. We went on Labor Day weekend and there were lots of boats all over with noisy sea-dos. Also lots of people on the trails. There's a quiet time from 10PM but it was not enforced and people partied until the wee hours of the morning. No one told them to be quiet after 10PM. The parking attendant was checking the sites every day without failing. There were limited parking spaces per site and each car must be registered. Overall it was good, but I personally like quiet campgrounds. - renaelindsay
Sep 2006 - $19.00
Beautiful heavily wooded location. Some sites have a view of Bass Lake. Adjacent to Millers Landing which offers showers, store, marina, and grill. They have sites which can accommodate a 40 footer, but it will be a tight squeeze both on the road and in the site. The friendly camp host sells firewood and each site has a fire ring. No hookups, and bring a water-thief to fill your tanks. - morganhillers
Mar 2015 - $23.00
This is a National Forest Service government campground. We camped off-season in March, and all nearby NFS campgrounds were closed, except for a small part of Lupine (a large campground). The reservation link incorrectly listed it as closed.
We had a level site in an area with large trees - very attractive. Most other sites in the loop were deep and reasonably level. Our truck-trailer total length is 39 feet and we fit with some room to spare. We have an 18' travel trailer, and larger RVs may have difficulty finding a space to park their truck or towed vehicle. Logs and very low fences prevent off-road parking. Rest rooms were clean with flush toilets. The camp hosts were friendly and helpful.
Bass Lake (March, 2015) was very low, with maybe a hundred feet of dry land between docks of lakeside homes and water. The host said water may be added to the lake later, but was not sure because of the drought.
First timers: Be careful to go to the South side of the lake. The North side (Road 274) has only one RV campground (per RVParkReviews), and there are few places for RVs with a large turning radius to turn around. Go to the Visitor Info kiosk in Oakhurst and get a Yosemite Sierra Visitors Bureau Visitors Guide for a local map. One approach is to drive East on Road 426 from Oakhurst, veering left at the 426/223 intersection, and then veering right at the 426/222 intersection. Road 222 and adjacent roads were not displayed on our late model top-of-the-line Garmin GPS.
We spent one night at this campground, and would stay again. There were no hookups, but there was a nearby water faucet. I don't remember if we had a picnic table or fire ring as we arrived late and left early, but assume both are available. Cost was about $23. I forgot the exact amount. A tax was added, so the cost is not an even dollar. Bring change with you. - Jim22
Jun 2010 - $12.00
I was a member here for a couple years. Read all the reviews. Agree with most. Our take is Bass Lake offers a lot of activities. A lot to do: trails, fishing, take the boat out, Pines Village. If you have a car go to Oakhurst and Coarsgold, and Yosemite. The campground can be noisy and what the other member said, the staff can be really rude. They really try to sell you a membership if you are not a current member. Wish they would spend the due money on improvements. It is true sites can be hard to back into. Lots of trees and a small hike, but it's scenic. The manager can be rude and direct at times. You have to come right back at him. It is a nice campground and we would go back. Gets real crowded during the holidays, but what campground doesn't. Have to book way in advance. - tobieollie
May 2009 - $20.00
Excellent campground - spacious sites, many with a good view of the lake. - IanS
Jul 2010 - $35.00
This is a beautiful campground in the Sierra Mountains with abundant pine trees and beautiful large camp sites. It is about a 20 minute drive to Shaver Lake, where we usually spend a day or two each year. There is a great creek for swimming (it is cold) and fishing. The fish and game service stocks the creek with trout regularly during the summer months. We have camped here for many years, typically for a week near the beginning of August, and will continue to visit on a regular basis. In the past couple of years, the restrooms have been redone, and now nearly all in the area have flush toilets and faucets. Showers are available at the Dinkey Creek Store for a nominal fee. The store also has some supplies and ice. The downside, no hookups and water has to be hauled to your site. There are not enough water faucets in each loop and you may have to hall your water 100 or so feet as the only faucets are near the restrooms. I carry a 5 gallon water jug and a small collapsible dolly for this purpose. There is also no cell service in Dinkey, but pay phones are available at the store. There is cell service in Shaver Lake as well as restaurants and grocery stores. Overall, if you don't mind dry camping and you love the serenity of the mountains you can’t beat Dinkey Creek. - ctaylor5
Jun 2008 - $10.00
Beautiful park with large campsites with lots of mature trees in a mountainous area that may put a strain on some motorhomes. Nice creek for wading or fishing or near by Shaver Lake for all water sports.gets crowded on weekends. - PaPa Bear
Aug 2007 - $25.00
This is a great place if your okay with dry camping. Sites are very spacious and setting is gorgeous. The only reason it didn't get 10 stars was that the closest dump station is 15 miles away at Edison Campground. The river is wonderful for fishing and play. Very clean campground. - User299
Sep 2008 - $18.00
This was a beautiful park close to Shaver Lake. Most sites do not have a view of the lake but the lake was very close to all spots and the boat ramp was very close as well. It was off-season so the park was almost empty but the sites were well spread-out. Beautiful hikes all around. - SantaCruzer
Jul 2008 - $17.00
Decent campground located on Shaver Lake. This lake is a haven for water sport enthusiasts so the campground is filled with a very energetic crowd. In fact they had so much energy that it was impossible to sleep some nights because of the late night parties. But this park is a very short walk to very nice beaches located in a cove of the lake. That proved to make up for the constant chaos that the campground was filled with. The lake itself is wonderful and I am sure that when it's not the peak of summer, the campground is much quieter too. - MS.K
Sep 2008 - $18.00
This is a beautiful National Forest campground run by PG&E. The are only 12 sites. All are very close to the lake and are spread apart so privacy is not an issue. There is a boat ramp close by and great hiking around this 6500 foot elevation lake. - SantaCruzer
May 2014 - $14.00
We arrived to a full campground on Sunday of Memorial weekend, and on Monday everyone but ourselves, the camp host and two other trailers left. It is a beautiful campground right on the lake but close to the store, restaurant and ice cream. Our site (#23) was rated at 30 ft., but a 35 foot trailer could fit. Many of the sites are fine for larger rigs. As one reviewer wrote, be careful because a lot of the sites are double driveways and not good for a solo RV. We looked at all the campgrounds on the lake and like this one the best. College also looked nice. This is a very nice area for fishing, hiking and generally hanging around. - MrSunshine
May 2013 - $28.00
Love camping here. We have been camping at Deer Creek for eighteen years. It is a great campground if your are into sailing. No showers, but that's okay with us. - dswanson
Aug 2012 - $48.00
This small campground is right on the lake and is just a walk away from the boat ramp. Great place to stay if you are bringing a boat. Sites aren't particularly private, but lots of tall Lodgepole pines give it shade. Short walk to Lakeshore restaurant, bar and market. Campground near lakeside road for great bike riding. Good departure point for day trips to Florence, Edison and Mono Hot Springs. Mostly tent campers, but we brought our 5th wheel and got a double site, and selected a premium site which took our rate up to $48 per night. (A little high for a site without utilities: but still nice.) Roads a little tight for the bigger units. - ktboz