19 Parks near North Fork, California
Jun 2016 - $45.00
Level site for us. Others not so much. Crowded park. Sharp turns uphill. Saw RVs dragging. You were on your own to check in at lunch time. Park was not very attractive. Closer than most to Yosemite NP. - Breeze On
Mar 2016 - $39.00
We stayed for 5 nights, Friday, Saturday rates are $2 higher for the premium sites. The park is located in the city, convenient for shopping/restaurants. The office staff were very friendly and helpful. The sites as indicated by other reviews are close, as are the firepit/picnic table to the adjacent site. The Fresno River flows behind the park, waterfall at the other end. The sites are a combination gravel and grass. - User1835
Sep 2015 - $43.00
We stayed for 3 nights. Seemed to be a little pricey for what you get, but then you are in a popular tourist area. Tight spots to get backed into with a 34' trailer, better be a good backer. Driveways are gravel, site pads are mostly dirt, but level. Each power pedestal serves both a right side/left side connection, not sure our unit slides/awning would have even had enough room had there been a unit in the adjacent site. We had power issues, receptacles got hot and breakers tripped when our load exceeded 20 amps on a 30 amp service, they need to do some maintenance on their power pedestals. Water, sewer, cable tv, and wifi all worked fine. Picnic tables and a fire ring/grill is at most sites. Friendly staff, good adequate laundry facilities. The short term rv sites are located along a river, although there was no water running during our visit. Other long term rv sites and mobile homes are on a hill above this park, but we had no issues with them. Great location for access into Yosemite National Park. Evenings and nights were quiet during our stay, however just across the river is a public skate park and an industrial equipment yard. The equipment started up every morning we were there and made noise from 5:45am to 6:30am. One morning during our stay the trash truck ran around 4:30am and I think the driver was mad that he was the only one working during that time as he made sure the entire neighborhood was woke up. We would stay here again as long as it was during their off season like this trip was. - Arlen
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 2016 - $30.00
This was our favorite campsite so far. Hiking trails, beautiful campsites, kind camp hosts, a lake, fishing, swimming, super dog friendly, a disc golf park, beautiful area....so good we can't wait to return. - Two_Huschels
Jan 2016 - $15.00
This is still one of my favorite places in California if you want a super-quiet place, in a very pretty area, and slightly out of the way. Yes, it is probably not the best choice for a really big rig, but my 32' Class C fits in most spaces very well and sites are nicely spread out. Verizon service is best from one of the higher sites. During the week off-season, it is mostly empty, but there is always a camp host. And the dump station is often locked off-season during the week because local people tend to sneak in and use it without authorization. All I had to do was stop at the camp host, and he drove down and unlocked it for me. Lake level was up 8' from early December, which is nice but still not good enough for anything but kayaking, but the rolling hills coming in were green instead of brown for a change, with views of snow in the distant mountains. Very pretty place. - judy_online
Apr 2015 - $10.00
We paid the senior pass rate. Lake levels were very low but still good for fishing and kayaking. Campground is built on a hill so it was not very easy to find a site that was level enough for a difficult 40' MH. Large pull-thrus and back ins, some with electricity and water available around the loops. Verizon 4G was OK and 3G for phone was OK. Very well taken care of. Easy dump station access. Slow during the week, a little busier on weekends. Site 40 was very level and very long with a good view of the water. - rhianna
Jul 2016 - $12.00
We had a beautiful, level, tree lined site that was more than long enough for our 40' fifth wheel and 20' long truck. Volunteers escorted us to our site and assisted with back in. All utilities were well positioned. We were asked not to use our washer because of septic tank limitations. That was easy because the laundry room was very clean with a dozen washers and dozen dryers all in good condition. A load cost a total of $2.00 for washing and drying. The campground is gated, and we felt very safe. Cable worked well. AT&T had strong signal. Most of the RVers were permanent or seasonal residents. We stayed for 10 days and enjoyed the lovely park and friendly campers. Residents are mostly 70+ in age, and there is no pool. It is quiet and restful. - OH2SD
Sep 2015 - $12.00
Escapee rate with a special discount for first time guests and includes electric. There is no sign on Highway 41 directing you to the park and the access road, Road 416 from Highway 41 is a steep downhill turn off of the Highway. Our Site was FHU. 50 amp, back-in, gravel and level with a concrete patio. The site was located on a hill in a Manzanita grove. Roads are narrow with some low tree branches that rubbed the roof and side of our motorhome. The site was challenging to back into because of the narrow roads, but once we were settled it was well worth the effort. This is one of the better SKP Co-op parks. Good satellite reception. Good park WiFi reception. Good Verizon cell and MiFi reception. Very clean laundry facilities. - Dave51
Apr 2015 - $21.00
Very unusual park with staggered sites inserted into shady nooks with nice, woodsy views. Electric is included in the fee and Wifi is good as well as Verizon coverage. Cable TV included, also. Yes, the roads are very twisty and some fairly steep but it's worth the navigation. The office staff are volunteers and some seem a bit confused at times but all are extremely nice as are the residents. Many bird species abound and there are lovely walking trails within the huge park. I stayed a little over two weeks and would return. One caveat: Watch out for kamikaze golf carts. - mockturtle
Apr 2015 - $35.00
Lovely campground right on the river. Just a 30 minute drive to the valley. There is a pretty busy road right above the campground. The noise wasn't too bad, but it made walking anywhere a little hazardouse. No hiking trails right from the campsite, you pretty much need to drive everywhere. The sites are very small and we didn't have much of a "patio" area to set up on, had to walk around the opposite side to get to our fire pit and you share a common area. Overall, nice and quite and away from the crowds of the valley. No hookups and only port-a-potties but they were clean. - KShipps
Apr 2015 - $13.00
Needing a nice National Park experience. There are no hookups, so you are "dry camping." We did have cell phone service. The sewer dump and clean water tank fill station is located 2 miles away down Forest Road in Wawona "town." South fork of Merced River right there in camp for water play. No trails in campground. We were too early for ranger "fire" talks in the evening. - GrammaGinny
Apr 2014 - $10.00
We stayed in Yosemite for 4 weeks, 2 weeks at Wawona. We really liked the campground and the area. We had a site along the river and our 30' 5th wheel fit easily, though the site was seriously unlevel. The sites varied a lot, some were very large and private, others less so, but overall the campground had a great feel and was way less busy and noisy than the valley campgrounds. - MrSunshine
Apr 2016 - $15.00
The other reviews pretty much summed this place up. I just want to add that there is a good strong free wifi signal (I'm using to write this review) available from the Elks Club. The water tastes pretty bad, if you don't have a good filter system, bring bottled water. We called ahead of time to see if space was available and received a return call a short time later. Host said," he never saw the place completely full." Passport America price for non-members is $15.00 a night.. - john5079
Jul 2015 - $30.00
General info: This is a no-frills location to camp. It really is no more than a dirt/gravel lot with electricity and water hook-ups (no sewer or dump available on site). No on-site staff, so the payment is do it yourself style by placing a check for the correct amount into an envelope provide where you write your personal info, as well as your vehicle(s) and dates of stay. You then drop the envelope down a mail slot.
The Good: There are large trees nearby that provide some shade. It is very close to the entrance to Yosemite, off of hwy 41. It feels secluded and lonely, but it's well lit. Sites have available wood picnic tables. Checkout time is a generous 6pm!
The Bad: Completely dirt/gravel, so expect some dust in summer or mud during rain/snow season. Poor weed removal maintenance. Upper level has low hanging oak branches, which would probably damage taller rigs. Lower level is fine and easy to maneuver. 30 amp only. Low water pressure. No amenities (cable TV, pool, etc.
If we were going back to Yosemite, we would probably camp here again. It's worth the money for no frills when compared to other parks on our trip. - ADMD
Mar 2015 - $20.00
Other reviewers gave good descriptions, so I will cover other points:
Getting there: From Oakhurst, drive North on hwy 41 to the intersection of hwy 222. Turns left, then immediately turn right and drive up hill on a narrow paved road to a signed junction for the lower campground
There are about 20 sites in this area, a few suitable for large rigs. A steel stairway is provided to get to the lodge. We stayed in this area. We were there in late March, and it was nearly empty, except for a motor home at the far end that appeared to be stored. Two other one night campers were there during our three night stay.
To reach the upper campground, continue to the lodge parking lot and turn right at the far end and continue up hill. Camping is in a circular area, with about 6 sites. One is on a slab with a large motor home, which I assume is used by the camp host during the busy season. One site was empty, (a deep site suitable for a big rig, not super level), and the remainder filled. There is an exit road at the far end, so a U-turn is not needed to leave. This campground has shade and is a little nicer in appearance.
This lodge is unusual, in that non-members are welcome. We used the self-registration at the lodge. We were not there when meals were available, but Elks lodges typically have good cafeteria-type meals, and a bar that serves drinks that are not watered down with both meals and drinks available at reasonable prices. We are Elks, and a prime reason for joining is the RV site availability at many lodges, particularly in the Western states. We have a small travel trailer, and will definitely stay again. Non-Elks fee is $25. - Jim22
Sep 2015 - $40.00
To be fair it's California in September during the worst drought in decades. That said, this place could use some work. Sites are fairly good size but are not level. It's nothing but dust and dirt. Supposedly, there's WiFi but we couldn't get it to work the 2 days we were there. Even cell phone reception is sketchy. They are supposedly renovating, but all we saw were people cutting down dead trees. Expensive rate for what you get. - Eskie Mom
Sep 2015 - $45.00
Very close to Yosemite southern entrance. Excellent layout of campground No gravel on our site and it was very dusty, would be a mess if it rained. Site was not very level need to invest in some gravel since they claim they are making improvements. Bathroom was dirty and needed a cleaning. Shower was good. Good cable and WiFi. - Biggyrat
Sep 2015 - $60.00
Very spacious park and kept very clean. Nice laundry and bathrooms. Right at the south entrance into Yosemite. We were in section H and when we arrived there were only 2 RVs in this 50 space section. - Dennis P