Lake Fork Campground is located on the west bank where the North Fork of Lake Fork and the South Fork of Lake Fork join. The forest is mature with grass and undergrowth beneath. We loved it! There were birds and deer in the campground everyday. I saw 3 different bucks, a 2 point and two 4 points. The rivers were cold and clear and big enough to spinner fish.
Campsites: Lake Fork has nine campsites, each equipped with a picnic table and fire ring with attached grate. A couple of the sites had barbecue pits. We have a 19 foot trailer and that is all I would want to pull in there, however, I saw a few longer trailers.
Host on Site: No
Water: There is a newer hand pump equipped well with above average water availalbe.
Garbage Services: No
Electricity Available: No
Restroom: There are two older outhouses which were well stocked but are only cleaned once per week. The paint was peeling and there were some cobwebs in the corners but it wasn't too bad.
Handicap Accessible: No
Firewood: Bring your own.
Pets: The signs say yes but on a leash, however, we had several uninvited "friends" visit our camp.
Picnic Area: No
Recreation: Recreational activities include fishing, hunting and hiking the many trails to high mountain lakes. One hike I intend to take next year is the hike to Box Lake. We played Bocce ball, fished, hiked a short trail along the river and took pictures of birds, squirrels and the scenery.
Fishing: I loved the river. It is just the right size for me as I like to use spinners. The river was stocked while we were there. We heard of very little luck before that.
Swimming: Wading, yes.
Wildlife: We saw 4 deer, 1 elk and a bunch of squirrels and birds. Black bear and wolves live in these mountains too.
Additional Camping Opportunities: We have reviews for these nearby campgrounds; Last Chance Campground and Kennally Creek Campground.
Fee Schedule: The campsites cost $10 per day in 2014.
Campground Reservations: This is a first come first serve facility but our nieghbors brought in one smaller trailer and held 3 campsites by putting up a canope in another and some chairs in a third. Sites 8 and 9 never filled up on the weekend after July 4th.
Phone service: We had no service on our ATT phones but it is only 10 miles back to McCall where there was great service.
Nearby Services: Most services are available at McCall just 10 miles away.
RV Dumping Site: We stopped in Ponderosa State Park to use the RV dump station there. There is a $5 fee to enter the park but we have our annual permit so it cost nothing.
Nearest Shower: The nearest shower would be Ponderosa State Park except for the shower in our RV! It would cost you $5 to enter the state park and then $3 each for the shower.
Nearest Laundry: I found Woody's Old Town Market has a laundromat. Check it out at this link.
Location/Driving instructions: To find Lake Fork Campground follow this GoogleMap.
Elevation: 5345 Feet
Reviewed: June 2014
This information is accurate as of the date of the review.
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