North Fork (formerly, Brown's and Northfork) is an unincorporated community in Madera County, California. It is located east of Raymond,It is miles south east of Bass Lake and from Oakhurst. North Fork is also home of the Mono Indian Museum and the starting point of the Sierra scenic byway. The town boasts one grocery store, three restaurants (one of which is part of the town's bar) and two gas stations. The best seasons to visit weatherwise are late summer, early fall and spring.
The town's original inhabitants were members of the Mono tribe, who still comprise a significant portion of the population (9.4% according to the 2000 Census). Milton Brown was the first white settler at the place and its original name was Brown's. The name North Fork came from the North Fork Lumber Company.
North Fork's economy was based in the timber industry until the local lumber mill closed in 1996.