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CHILKOOT, CA

Chilkoot is named for the creek that runs by the campground. The facility is shaded by a grove of Ponderosa pine, fir and cedar, and offers ample space for tent or RV camping. This campground is located at an elevation of approximately 4,600 feet, providing a comfortable camping...
Status: Open through Sat Sep 13 2014   Season Dates

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  • Bears frequent the area; store food in bear-proof containers
  • Drinking water is not provided at this campground
  • In accordance with standard industry practices, Sierra Recreation will be assessing a $7 additional vehicle fee per day on the second vehicle in each single family campsite, and on the third and fourth vehicle in any double family campsite, provided these vehicles are not joined to the first vehicle by a hitch and towed onto the site. In the case of motorcycles, the first two are considered as one vehicle for determining additional vehicle fees. The third and fourth motorcycle would also be considered as one vehicle. No additional vehicle fees are collected for bicycles.
  • This facility is operated by Sierra Recreation, A Division of California Land Management, and your comments are appreciated; comment forms are available from campground hosts or on CLM's website
  • Click here to learn more about the Sierra National Forest
  • Fire restrictions may be imposed at any time due to hot, dry weather conditions, at which time campfires and charcoal fires may not be allowed. For current fire conditions or weather closures contact the Sierra National Forest Headquarters, (559) 297-0706.
  • No more than two pets per site
    • Don't Move Firewood: Protect California's forests from tree-killing pests by buying your firewood locally and burning it on-site. For more information visit firewood.ca.gov.
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    +When you reserve one of these sites, it will not be a site specific reservation. You will be assigned a site when you arrive at the campground.
    ** Arrival dates earlier than the online-reservation-window may also be available at the campground.
    *** Some sites may be available only from the campground on a first-come-first-served basis.
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    Overview

    Overview

    Chilkoot is named for the creek that runs by the campground. The facility is shaded by a grove of Ponderosa pine, fir and cedar, and offers ample space for tent or RV camping.

    This campground is located at an elevation of approximately 4,600 feet, providing a comfortable camping experience during the hottest days of summer.

    Natural Features:

    The Sierra National Forest, located on the western slope of the central Sierra Nevada, is known for its spectacular mountain scenery and abundant natural resources.

    The terrain includes rolling, oak-covered foothills, heavily forested middle elevation slopes and the starkly beautiful alpine landscape of the High Sierra.

    Recreation:

    A popular recreation and resort area is a few miles away at Bass Lake. Activities here include motorized and non-motorized boating, fishing, swimming, hiking, sailing and water skiing.

    Anglers can fish in Chilkoot Creek for channel catfish, sucker and brown trout. Other nearby activities include hiking the Buena Vista trail and paddling on Willow Creek.

    Facilities:

    This rustic campground provides a host and vault toilets but no water. Each unit has a gravel parking spur, picnic table and fire ring. Some sites are located on slopes and are not suitable for tents, while other sites are tent only.

    Nearby Attractions:

    Yosemite National Park can be reached in under an hour from Chilkoot Campground. The South Fork of the Merced River is also nearby, which is popular for whitewater rafting.

    Booking Window
    Sun Aug 24 2014 - Sun Feb 22 2015

    Reservations must be made 2 Days(s) ahead of arrival and can be made up to 6 Month(s) in advance.

    Season Dates

    Season Schedule

    Park Season Start End
    Peak Fri May 16 2014 Sat Sep 13 2014
    Peak Fri May 15 2015 Sat Sep 19 2015
    Services and Amenities
    Within Facility
    • Campfire Rings
    • Creek Access
    • Firewood Vendor
    • Fishing
    • Host
    • Pets Allowed
    • Picnic Area
    • Vault Toilets
    Within 10 Miles
    • ATM
    • Boat Ramp
    • Boating
    • Fuel Available
    • Grocery Store
    • Hiking
    • Lake Access
    • Non-Motorized Boating
    • Restaurant
    • Sailing
    • Swimming
    • Water Skiing
    Fees and Cancellation Policies

    Fees and Cancellation

    Fee Information
    Payment in full will be charged to your credit card upon completion of the reservation. A $9.00 non-refundable on line reservation fee may be charged for some facilities.

    Payment Methods Accepted On-line:
    Visa Mastercard Amex Discover UnionPay JCB

    Changes and Cancellations
    A $10.00 service fee will apply if you change or cancel your reservation. Late cancellations are subject to additional fees. For full details see NRRS Reservation Policy


    Facility Rates*
    Park Season Site Type Nightly/Daily Rates
    Peak Season
    May 16 2014 -
    Sep 13 2014
    TENT ONLY NONELECTRIC $21.62-$23.42
    STANDARD NONELECTRIC $21.62-$23.42
    Peak Season
    May 15 2015 -
    Sep 19 2015
    TENT ONLY NONELECTRIC $21.62
    STANDARD NONELECTRIC $21.62

    *Displayed rates do not reflect discounts, attribute fees (electrical hook-ups / water hook-ups), taxes or incremental charges
    **Weekly rates may not be available for all sites
    Getting There
    GPS Info. (Latitude, Longitude):
    37.36278, -119.53861
    37°21'46"N, 119°32'19"W

    Directions from Fresno: Take Highway 41 through Oakhurst, California. Turn east on Forest Road 222 (Bass Lake turnoff) and continue on for 7 miles. Turn left onto Beashore Road, follow Beashore Road for 4 miles to the Chilkoot Campground.
    Contact Information

    Mailing Address:

    CHILKOOT

      CA 

    Phone Number:

    Project Office: (559)642-3212