Fish Camp, California is located about five minutes from the southern entrance to Yosemite National Park in Mariposa County at an elevation of 5062 feet. Its name comes from a fish hatchery that was once located there. About 1 mile north of Fish Camp is the Summerdale campground, the original location of Fish Camp.
The town has a population of about 59 permanent residents. The town consists of a post office and the Fish Camp General Store. Lodging for the visiting population is available nearby at the Tenaya Lodge, Narrow Gauge Inn and several privately owned vacation rental homes.
At the Yosemite Mountain Sugar Pine Railroad you and your family can experience the thrill of riding behind an authentic steam powered locomotive that was used to haul logs for the timber industry.
Fish Camp Area Schools
Wawona Elementary School is a K-6th elementary school located completely within the boundaries of Yosemite National Park. Its modern “one-room” schoolhouse is home to approximately 16 students. The school is part of the Bass Lake Joint Union School District.
Oakhurst Elementary School (OES) is a K-5th elementary school. The school is located at 49495 School Road 427 in Oakhurst. OES is the largest of the elementary schools in the Bass Lake Joint Union School District.
Oak Creek Intermediatel (OCI) provides classes for students in 6th, 7th, and 8th grades. The school is located just a short way from OES at 40094 Indian Springs Road. It is also a part of the Bass Lake Joint Union School District.
The State Center Community College District operates the Oakhurst Center which offers a wide variety of courses including vocational and traditional degree programs.
The central valley city of Fresno is the home to California State University, Fresno. Fresno State, as the locals call it, is known for its strong academic programs and for its ardent sports fans. Fresno state is the home of the Bulldogs.