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18 RV Parks near Yosemite Lakes, California
We did however find 18 campgrounds within 25 miles of Yosemite Lakes. You can also find a list of cities with campgrounds or RV Parks near Yosemite Lakes in the left hand column.
Sites: 80 | Recent Rate: $$$$ | 51 Reviews
Sep 2018 - $79.00
This is one of the worst parks we have stayed in for the last 5 years, never mind the crazy price! You enter the registration via a steep winding paved road. We are 43' plus tow. The approach road had very tight turns which @ 43' we had front wheels mounting the R curb at the same time the rear wheels and tow were up on the opposite L curb. We paid $79!!! For one of the top 3 Executive pull thru sites #17. After you pull forward from registration Steep slope down into site, big scary trees either side, left side inches away prevented putting slide out and uneven! The RV helper said the site wouldn't work!!! She also said we had to back out because the exit going forward was too tight, and the exit road had collapsed on a tight turn out! We hit the tree on R side exiting. Nightmare! Wife in tears. Only 3 sites for 40' plus. We backed into a 40' site extending out. The whole RV park is an ugly dust bowl! Looks like a Mars landscape! Ugly to look at! Not a blade of grass anywhere, double ugly! We returned from the park after dark. Whole park, entrance and approach in total darkness, scary! Not a single light in the whole park! Cable is so bad it's unwatchable, and they know it. We called the office multiple times between 9 and 10.30 and got answer machine? Went to office and always 2-3 reps??? Internet is unusable. AT&T one bar, but LTE, very slow but usable. The positive reviews are for the cabins, yurts and permanent tents. If you are over 40' avoid at all costs, or risk damage to your unit. As a non refundable pre pay we couldn't wait to leave. avoid, avoid, avoid. - JeffK
Jun 2018 - $68.00
Good location (20 miles) from Yosemite if you don't want to stay in the park with no services. Price is high for what you get. Pool is outstanding and we enjoyed clean showers and outdoor movies. The site we had was really not big enough for our big rig and the interior roads are not very maneuverable for big rigs. The laundry has no change machine or information as to length of cycles. There are no places to sit while doing laundry except on a bench in the sun. Quarters for laundry only available up a steep hill at the office. The variable pricing policy (two types of rates- one with all funds forfeited if cancel) is unusual for an RV park. - Betsy from Ohio
Jun 2018 - $57.00
We chose this park because of the quality of their sister park in Arkansas. Was disappointed that the sites were so close together and interior roads were tight. You have to disconnect the tow before being escorted down a steep hill to get to your site. The dog park is full of grass burrs so had to groom the dog every time she went out. The laundry was clean but could use an air conditioner. Windows were open but hot inside. There were quite a few of mature trees in the park that provided some shade. I think this was a former KOA. You can tell they have made lots of improvements but need to do more. It's a little pricey but pretty close to Yosemite NP. - Possumvalleybrndr
Sites: 274 | Recent Rate: $$$$ | 44 Reviews
May 2018 - $52.00
This is a large park set on the side of a hill, so some of the access roads, though paved, are a bit tight of a large motorhome. Our grassy site was level but a bit narrow and just long enough for our 38' MH and car. Water, sewer, and electric hookups were convenient. WiFi was reliable and had pretty good thruput. We didn't use the bathrooms. The laundry was neat, clean, and reasonably priced. We thought the price was slightly high for this level of amenities, especially since we also had to pay for an Escapee membership to reserve a spot. - DaveInOhio
Feb 2018 - $10.00
We loved everything about this park - from the welcoming people to the nice neighbors we had. Other than tricky roads in some loops, everything is great here! The entrance to Yosemite NP is 30 minute away with plenty to do at the campground or around. Wifi worked well, great activities, beautiful grounds. I could have spent a week just birding behind the clubhouse! - chantalcnrobw
Jul 2017 - $26.00
Just finished a week at this park and thoroughly enjoyed our time here. It is an Escapees SKP park, so you have to be an Escapees member or guest to stay here. The rate we paid includes electricity. We could have paid $16 and had them read the meter and paid for electric seperate. It was our choice. VERY peaceful and quiet. Our site was large and shaded. No satellite access due to trees, but the cable was fine as well as local stations from Fresno. Utilities were properly placed and worked well.
This is an Escapees coop park so the sites are owned by members and they rent out empty ones while the owner is gone. Some have a lot of improvements, others not so much. Everyone pitches in on maintenance and upkeep. Huge clubhouse with big laundry and large clean bathrooms. Everyone, from the folks in the office to the residents you meet on the street are friendly and welcoming. Good central location for access to golf and sightseeing (Yosemite). It is NOT fancy, but it works very well. We will return again. - FireFlyer
Jul 2018 - $15.00
Overall a good campground for visiting Yosemite and Sequoia national parks if you wish to be away from the crowds . Very quiet and hidden with excellent water and electric, No sewer Wi-Fi or cable. Plenty of OTA channels. Gated and locked at night and patrols by national park service. Bathrooms and showers need a good cleaning. Would stay again. - Biggyrat
Aug 2017 - $15.00
Nice campground with great views of Hensley Lake. Unfortunately in 2017 the lake is very low. Located in the desert so don't be surprised to see lots of dry dead grass as you enter the campground. Great central location to drive to both Yosemite and Sequoia National Parks. Long but scenic drives. - Kansas Traveler
Jun 2017 - $15.00
The restrooms are adequate and the showers are decent, however they need a good scrubing. Smiley around the bottom and corners. Could use an exhaust fan also. - db77
Sep 2018 - $15.00
Like most COE campgrounds, this one is well off the beaten path. Twenty miles from Chowchilla. Avenue 26 out of town is very rough. Have to run slow! We stayed 8 days over the Labor Day weekend and the place was packed till Monday then we were one of only two people there. It was wonderful! Our site was hard to level the unit but a lot of them were more level. Big site with awning over the big picnic table. Nice fire ring. Our cell service (Verizon) and hotspot worked well. The Volunteers were GREAT! We saw them patrol the park regularly and very friendly. The park is also patrolled by the Sheriffs department. (I was stopped and warned for not using my seat belt.) Morgan, the park Ranger was more then helpful. He spent more then 30 minutes standing in the hot sun telling us about how the water level fluctuates more than 40 feet during the year. No sewer but the dump station was convenient and easy to use. My only complaint is the big scratches down the side of my unit. My RV is 13ft tall and the branches are only 12ft off the ground. Make sure you have all the supplies you need. It is twenty miles to town. - Roamer on wheels
Aug 2018 - $30.00
This campground is well kept. It has some 50 amp sites which is helpful when you stay there in the middle of summer like we did (testing out a new motorhome). There are a few sites with full hook ups. - Mark 5252
Apr 2016 - $15.00
This is a beautiful park indeed IF you want to get away from the city and enjoy the great outdoors. Facilities were spotless. All hookups were fine. The price is great. Dump station is easy to use. There is plenty of hiking, walking and fishing to keep you busy. Be prepared for: rough roads going out to the park, no wifi, very sketchy wireless service and active rattlesnakes. Just be prepared. We stayed here for 8 days and enjoyed everyday knowing that you must be vigilant and watch the trail or road in front of you. This campground would be a 10 if the roads were a bit better getting there. Its worth the trip!! - Beech35p
Mar 2018 - $36.00
Access to the park is great if you follow the directions for the RV friendly access as per their web site. If you use their address you descend a fairly steep narrow road but still not all that bad. Parameter roads are gravel and reasonably wide. Check in was quick, efficient and Informative. A guide to Yosemite was included. Sites are gravel/dirt with services to the left rear. Plenty of Cable channels without the "box". Wifi worked great once you were able to logon. Tangointernet is such a pain. Our site came with a table and firepit. The setting was very nice. We backed onto the Fresno River. The town of Oakhurst has all of the facilities one might need. There are no restaurants or stores within "easy" walking distance. We encounter two nightly rates. One week day $33.30 inc Tax. Weekend is $35.10. We feel we recieved fair value for our dollar. We would return. - Rollin Ollens
Feb 2018 - $37.00
Staff was friendly and efficient, site was large enough for our 41 ft class A, park was quiet and well cared for. All utilities including wifi and cable were sufficient for our needs. Not a high end resort but definitely the best value for my $ that I've found in California. - puddleduck
Jan 2018 - $25.00
Basic campground good for a visit to Yosemite. Gravel and sand back in that faced what I would call a creek (not a river). This was spur of the moment, last minute stop so worked for us. Full hookups a plus. Office personnel very pleasant. WiFi decent. Cable good. Would try to camp in park if returning. - smitty12
Jul 2017 - $50.00
The wifi was unusable at our site. No cable. Nothing here but dirt and weeds. Terrifying road entering and leaving which is brutal on the brakes. Garbage has to be taken to a dumpster by yourself with a super heavy hot lid clipped down. Only two washers. Campground is being closed permanently oct. 31 2017. Only overpriced cabins will remain. The area is so full of ground squirrel holes I rolled an ankle more than once. It's more expensive than a KOA for nothing to do. Crooked, unlevel sites. No shade! - WhiskerCamping
May 2017 - $45.00
Wanting a spot as a base camp for going to Yosemite, we selected Sierra Meadow. When we called, they were super-busy dealing with a wedding but managed to reserve us a spot. While the road leading to the campsite is twisty, it's really not bad at all. The RV sites are asphalt with grassy areas between them, all fairly level. Ours didn't have a picnic table, but we asked for one and it was delivered quickly. No firepit/grill. Hookups worked well, and there was good WiFi and good Verizon signal. Men's restrooms/showers were under repair, with spotty availability; women's was nice. The laundry room was open and nice. The management people we encountered were nice and helpful. The park was very quiet. We would likely stay at Sierra Meadows again, but not as a base camp to explore Yosemite... it's too far away. - RobtL
May 2017 - $50.00
Off the beaten path with no frills. If you want to be in the quiet, off the beaten path with basic electric, water, sewer then this is your place. You can get verizon cell coverage because a tower is directly behind us and the wifi is ok. The drive in was slow going but not hazardous. It is only a few miles off the main road but if you want an easy on/off this is not your place. Not much going on, you are on your own to check in and find a spot (places with or without trees for your sat). The roads are not big so there are tight turns in the park to get around but you can make wide, on the grass, sweeps. Very pretty grassy and natural environment. Don;t think we would come back. Not a great value to us. - FrancisandRenee
Apr 2017 - $30.00
We camped here on April 1 and 2 in #116. First the positives: great bathrooms, spacious sites, beautiful lake view, and the space to back our pop-up camper was just right. Negatives: the host was rude. There were kids next to us who were late getting out and he was very rude to them. Also, no one comes around to clean up the sites after people check out. I don't understand why they make you check out at noon and new people can't check in until 2 if they're not cleaning the sites. There was all kinds of trash left behind and no one came to clean up. The other negative was the trash at the dumpsters. We got there Saturday afternoon and the dumpsters were already all pretty full then. By the time we left Sunday night the dumpsters were OVERFLOWING and there were bags of trash on the ground around the dumpsters too. The wind was blowing so the trash was blowing all over. Mostly it is a very nice campground and I recommend it. Just be sure you're out by noon or you'll get yelled at. - Lori LCSW
Oct 2016 - $33.00
Booked through ReserveAmerica. There are few RV parks in the area and the only one decently rated (Blackstone) said they did not have room. I needed to be in the area for a family matter or I would not have stopped in Fresno.
Our GPS instructions dropped us off in the middle of the road with no campground in sight. This was a winding mountain road. We continued on and found the closed ranger station a few miles up ahead with a sign saying "Campground 2.5 miles". There was no more information to pick up. I wound up taking a photo of the posted signs on my iPhone, then we followed the road to find a really nice set of campgrounds. The RV area was a mile or so further on.
All sites are back-in, with a steep grade down. We tried several in our 35-foot diesel pusher MH but could not get level. We wound up just not leveling, so the whole time our back end was lower than the front end. We saw a few other MH that had gone in front end, but we would not have been able to reach the sewer with our current equipment.
This park had a lot of RVs, but the campsites around were mostly empty. This made for a nice area to walk our dog and we wound up using those bathrooms because they were clean and the RV park filthy. - Slkeyes
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
Aug 2015 - $16.00
Campground, is in the Sierra National Forest, on Bass Lake, We only stayed here because we couldn't get a site IN Yosemite
While we made a reservation on Recreation.gov, we checked in to find that the site we had reserved on line, was already occupied and we possibly would not fit into anyways. We were told to go in & find a site, then come back to register, this actually turned out much better for us. Sites are fully wooded with paved parking pads, there are no hookups, but there is a dump station & water fill.
Our site was sort of level, and narrow, strangely laid out as there was a drop off on one side and the road on the other side, the picnic table and fire ring were near the front of the site. Site was well separated from each other.
Bathrooms with flush toilets were clean, but there are no showers.
The campground is laid out on a side hill withing walking distance from the Lake.
Due to the driving distance to Yosemite, I doubt we would stay here again. - bukhrn
Aug 2012 - $39.00
Nice state campground off Bass Lake. Walking distance to lake from sites and nearby Forks store and restaurant. Clean site and flush toilets. No showers. Only downside is there are limited water faucets accessible and no hookups. Stayed in sites 20 and 21 and were great for 2 families and secluded. Would stay here again. Cell phone reception was pretty decent. - JLBL
Oct 2017 - $20.00
Not really big rig friendly, but you can get a few on the lower level. This park was put in long before slides so with 4 you will need to overhang into another space. There is an upper section but it is mostly permanents and would not attempt to go up there unless I had a very small RV. The lower level starts off narrow and at the end has room for about 4 larger rigs if you take 2 spaces. Wi-Fi was not working and the water pressure is really low (25lbs), only saw 30 AMP service at the boxes. One of the local members said they were looking at improvements so made the case for re-doing the lower section to be more big rig friendly and adding a dump station (there is no dump station today). - sheltieRV
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
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