Sierra National Forest Campground Reservation Fee Increase.

Sierra National Forest Campground Reservation Fee Increase.
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A Sierra National Forest campground reservation made through will now cost you another dollar.

Due to the renegotiation of the Active Network contract that supports making reservations on, a $1 fee increase will be added to the following campgrounds when making a reservation starting April 1, 2017:

  • Cedar Bluff
  • Crane Valley
  • Forks Campground
  • Lupine
  • Recreation Point
  • Spring Cove
  • Wishon Bass Lake
  • Catavee
  • Deep Creek
  • Dinkey Creek
  • Kinnikinnick
  • Lower Billy Creek
  • Rancheria

Camping is one of the most popular recreation activities in the Sierra National Forest. Situated in the Central Sierra Nevada, the Forest has several campgrounds located in a variety of settings. Pick your own spot, (dispersed area camping) is an option available throughout most of the Forest.

The ideal time for camping in most areas is May to October, prior to winter storm activity. While a Sierra National Forest campground reservation is available, some campgrounds are operated on a first come, first served system. The maximum stay in most campgrounds is 14 days with a 21 day maximum stay per Ranger District, per calendar year. Most campgrounds fill quickly during holiday weekends, therefore visitors should come prepared to camp in undeveloped areas.

Most forest campgrounds will not accommodate oversized motor homes or camp trailers. Electric hook-ups are not available, however, some privately operated sites located in surrounding communities provide electricity.

Campfire permits are always required on the Sierra National Forest, and you can obtain these permits in any our offices.

For further information regarding the Sierra National Forest and recreational activities please contact the High Sierra Ranger District office in Prather, Calif. at 559-855-5355; the Bass Lake Ranger District in North Fork, Calif. at 559-877-2218; or the Forest Supervisors Office in Clovis, Calif. at 559-297-0706, or go online to

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