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Spring Cove Campground (California)

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Road 222
Bass Lazke, California 93644
559 642-3212
37.30056, -119.54139
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Spring Cove Campground has 62 campsites and is is located across the street from Bass Lake in a beautiful forest of oak, pine and cedar trees. The campground has drinking water and flush toilets. There’s also a camp host that sells firewood. Each campsite has a table, fire ring and grill. There are also a few picnic areas near the campground.

Bass Lake offers a variety of outdoor recreation including fishing, boating, canoeing, kayaking and other water sports. Visitors also can enjoy mountain biking, hiking, horseback riding and picnicking. You can also see a variety of wildlife including bald and golden eagles.

Bass Lake offers a beach and boat ramp.ย Nearby hiking trails include Willow Creek, Goat Mountain, Spring Cove and Way-of-the-Mono Interpretive Trail.

Other campgrounds in the area include Wishon Point, Forks and Cedar Bluff.

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  1. Debbie Calafato Sanders says:

    Bass Lake is one of my very favorite places to camp – specifically at Spring Cove campground. The lake is fairly shallow so it heats up to a very refreshing and comfortable 85 degrees during the summer. And it is one of the few lakes in California that you’re still allowed to swim in. The water is clean and very inviting.

    The campsites at Spring Cove are very well-kept, as are the bathrooms, but there are no showers. I bring my own, or you can use the showers at the two Marinas just north and south of the campground… both are within a few miles.

    There are many places to hike in the area, and I have found some great swimming holes created by snow run-off as it carves into the huge boulders on the side of the mountains. The 55 degree water on some of these hiking trails can be very attractive in the hot summer weather ๐Ÿ™‚ Here’s a link to a couple of my favorite hiking spots: http://www.waterfallswest.com/ca-devils-slide-falls.html

    Yosemite is only 20 miles north of Bass Lake, so many of my camping visitors do make it a day-trip when camping with me, but I’ve done the Yosemite thing and hiking thing many times on my travels up there, so MY favorite thing to do is spend all day floating on the lake, swimming, and reading.

    At the far north end, where the snow run-off feeds the lake, there is a large boulder you can climb up and slide down. The water is cold there, but it is a fun natural water slide and definitely worth a try or two ๐Ÿ™‚

    I’m not sure why, but this lake is never over crowded. You can rent all types of boats – motorized or not – at one of the two marinas, and waterskiers and jetskiers have a great time on the underpopulated water.

    Campers are kind and outgoing people, and I’ve built some great and lasting friendships with those I’ve met at Bass Lake. ๐Ÿ™‚

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Directions:

Spring Cove is located about 20 miles south of Yosemite National Park. From Highway 41, take Bass Lake turn-off (Road 222). Head southeast about 3.5 miles to the Bass Lake Campground registration office for check-in (keep to right). The campground is southeast another 4 miles.

Amenities
  • BBQ Grills
  • Boat Launch/Ramp
  • Campground Host
  • Campsite Tables
  • Drinking Water
  • Equestrian trail
  • Fire Pit
  • Fire Rings
  • Firewood Available
  • Golden Age & Access Passports accepted
  • Grills
  • Pets OK
  • Picnic Tables
  • Restrooms (Flush Toilets)
Activities
  • Beach
  • Biking
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Boating (non motorized)
  • Canoeing
  • Fishing
  • Hiking
  • Historic Sites
  • Horseback riding
  • Kayaking
  • Lake
  • Mountain Biking
  • Nature Trails
  • Photography
  • Picnicking
  • Stargazing
  • Swimming
  • Walking Trails
  • Water Sports
  • Wildlife Viewing
Regions
  • Lake
  • Mountains
  • National Forest
  • National Forest Campgrounds
  • Northern California
  • Sierra Nevada
Campsite Types
  • RV
  • Tent
  • Trailer
Best Campsites:

10, 11, 23, 25, 27, 39, 42, 43, 45, 50, 54, 59, 60.

Season:

From: Late May To: Early September

Elevation:

3,413

# of Campsites:

62