This small campground is located more in the outskirts of the park, yet also remains easily accessible to everything the area has to offer. There are great views of Soda Bay from up there, where you can watch fellow visitors enjoying the day on their boats. And if that’s not enough, you can head on over to the Lake Overlook point to see all of the activity and wildlife on Clear Lake!
Campsite area
Tent or RV sites
33 sites
Up to 8 guests per site
Up to 6 vehicles
No wheelchair access
No campfires
No toilet
No pets
No potable water
No picnic table


Offered near the campground.

Snow sports
Wildlife watching


Natural features you'll find at Upper Bayview Campground.

River, stream, or...
Swimming hole
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Hipcamper Jonathan
Jonathan C.
didn't provide a recommendation.
June 8th, 2023

We enjoyed our stay on lot 121.
Enjoying having a spot on the outskirts of the campgrounds. The location was very private in mid May with only a few other campers around. Enjoyed multiple deer sightings but be ready for evening with plenty of bug spray.

Firepits height hindered our ability to enjoy sitting around a campfire.
Central bathroom had a lot of bugs. Bathroom with shower was Much nicer.
Local trails were easy and enjoyable.

Hipcamper Rob & Anita
Rob & Anita M.
didn't provide a recommendation.
June 4th, 2019

Upper Bayview is quite an uphill hike from the day use/beach area of the Park; if that's where you are going to want to be, consider a site farther down the hill. On the other hand, if you want a bit more privacy and quiet, sites 119 through 127 on the outside of the loop are all fantastic. They're also a bit of a walk to the restroom, which is not quite as central as the campground makes it appear (in reality, it's closer to where site #113 is shown on the map.) We had a beautiful view of Mt Konocti from site #125.

Hipcamper Leighann
Leighann B.
didn't provide a recommendation.
August 8th, 2017

Additional note: info on hipcamp right now is wrong. Sites have firepits, potable water, flush toilets, showers, and are pet-friendly.

Hipcamper Leighann
Leighann B.
didn't provide a recommendation.
August 8th, 2017

Biggest campsite I have ever stayed in. Would be great for large groups (and it seemed that's what most were doing around us). Bit of a misnomer in its name - since you can't really see the water at all, at least in summer. I'd call it a great campground but the other campgrounds in the park seemed just a bit more scenic, which made the Upper Bayview spot less desireable. If I go again, I'll try to get a premium spot in the Kelsey creek campground where sites sit directly on the water.

Hipcamper Rob & Anita M.
recommends this listing.
June 4th, 2019
Hipcamper James C.
recommends this listing.
July 11th, 2018
Hipcamper Leighann B.
has mixed feelings towards this listing.
August 8th, 2017
Hipcamper Constance H.
recommends this listing.
June 5th, 2017
Clear Lake State Park
United States
Phone Number
(707) 279-2267
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39.013° N, 122.81° W
Unknown price
Tent / RV / Trailer: 33 Sites
(Up to 8 people per site)