Are you and your friends or family looking for a Fido-friendly group getaway in California’s Sierra National Forest? Well, look no fur-ther than Crane Valley Group Campground! This pawesome patch is located just a stone’s throw away from the beautiful Bass Lake, and under an hour from Yosemite National Park. The seven sites have space for up to thirty people each, making this an ideal choice for a celebration or a family reunion where furry family members aren’t left out. Crane Valley doesn’t offer too much in the way of facilities -- you won’t find any showers or electricity -- but it’s located in wooded wonderland, with majestic pine and California oak trees providing plenty of shade. Crane Valley never gets too crowded, but it’s best to book early in the high season, and you can reserve your spot from three days up to a year in advance. Prices range from $60.30 to $150.45, depending on the season and the size of your group.
Every site in Crane Valley has access to picnic tables, so if all you guys want to do is sit a spell and catch up, you have that opportunity. If you’d like to get a little more adventurous though, don’t worry -- Crane Valley is quite close to some excellent recreation options. You don’t need to go all the way to Yosemite, either -- keen anglers will be glad to know that Bass Lake is well stocked with trout, catfish, bass, and bluegill, and hound-dog hikers might be eager to investigate the trails in the area. Four-pawed fitness freaks can try their luck on the challenging Willow Trail, while the Way of the Mono interpretive trail will suit laid-back lap dogs, history buffs, and families with young children.
Crane Valley doesn’t have wifi, and cellular coverage varies from network to network. If you need to be in constant contact, it may be a good idea to check with your provider before you go. Campfires are permitted, but only in designated rings, and fire regulations can change with the weather. Drinking water is also available on-site. Remember to bring waste bags for your buddy, and have a furrific time!