Due to the tree mortality the Sierra National Forest (SNF) is experiencing, there are various campgrounds that have been closed until tree removal projects can be completed by the Forest Service and their partners.
Campers that had reservations in campgrounds that are now closed have been contacted and will be refunded. If you have not been contacted or had your reservation fee refunded in relation to a closed campground, call recreation.gov at (877) 477-6777.
At Bass Lake, which has incurred a high degree of tree mortality, there are various sites that will remain closed until they can be cleared of fallen trees.
Of the seven campgrounds at Bass Lake, only one is currently open - the Forks Campgrounds (27 sites). Cedar (22 sites) and Lupin Bluffs (45 sites) were open for the Memorial Day weekend, but have since been closed for further clean-up. Also currently closed are Recreation Point, Wishon Point campground, Spring Cove Campground, and Crane Valley Group campground.
Day use areas that are now open are Pine Point, Willow Cove, and the Falls Beach.
Day use areas that remain closed include Recreation Point, Little Denver Church, Pine Slope, Rocky Point, and Lakeside Amphitheater.
Additional Bass Lake campgrounds and day use areas may open at a later date as clean-up operations continue.
While 14 campgrounds on the SNF are closed at present due to tree mortality concerns, the vast majority of the campgrounds outside Bass Lake are open and taking reservations.
For more information on closures in the Sierra National Forest, please contact the Forest Service regional office at (707) 562-8737.
Information about individual campgrounds can be found on the SNF website at http://www.fs.usda.gov/sierra/.