Clark Fork Campgrounds

Stanislaus National Forest, California



Clark Fork Campgrounds

Hiking, Fishing, Campfires, Star Gazing


the Clark Fork

The Clark Fork road leaves Highway 108, the Sonora Pass Highway, 46 miles east of Sonora. The road parallels the Clark Fork for 9 miles before ending at Iceberg Meadow at the edge of the Carson-Iceberg Wilderness. Several National Forest campgrounds, a picnic area, and two private camps are located along the road.




map of the Clark Fork

Clark Fork Campground

The entrance to the Clark Fork Campground is 6 miles from the turnoff on Highway 108 at an elevation of 6,100'. Follow the campground road across a bridge to the south side of the river.

The large campground is divided into two loops (A and B). At one time they offered hot showers, but these may no longer be in operation. A RV dump station is located near the entrance to the campgrounds. The Clark Fork Campground is on a first-come, first-served basis.

Clark Fork Campground

Fees: $20 per night. No fee for an extra vehicle.

Clark Fork Campground Amenities

  • 7 tent-only sites
  • 81 tent or RV sites
  • Piped water
  • Vault and flush toilets


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Clark Fork Horse Camp


The Clark Fork Horse Camp is situated next to the Clark Fork Campground (see above). As its name implies, this camp is reserved for campers with horses. Horse trails leading from the campground are not maintained and known as "beater trails". The campground is on a first-come, first-served basis.

Clark Fork Horse Camp

Fees: $17 for a single site, $30 for small group area (2 vehicles), $60 for large group area (4 vehicles maximum).

Clark Fork Horse Camp Amenities

  • 2 group areas
  • 14 tent or RV sites, most without tables
  • No piped water
  • Vault toilets
  • Watering trough for horses


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Sand Flat Campground


Sand Flat Campground is 6.5 miles up the Clark Fork Road from Highway 108. It is situated along the bank of the Clark Fork with some walk-in type camp sites close to the river and other less-appealing sites right along the road. The campground is on a first-come, first-served basis.

Sand Flat Campground on the Clark Fork

Fee: $19

Sand Flat Campground Amenities

  • 15 walk-in, tent-only sites
  • 53 tent or RV sites
  • Piped water - hand pumped from old-fashion pumps
  • Vault toilets



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Fence Creek Campground


The Fence Creek Campground is on a dirt road that splits off from the Clark Fork Road less than a mile from Highway 108. Once on the dirt road watch for the entrance to Fence Creek Campground soon on your right. It is at an elevation of 5,800'.

Fee: $10

Fence Creek Campground Amenities

  • 38 tent or RV sites
  • No piped water
  • Vault toilets

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