Hipcamp host Suzen D.
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Coyote Meadows is located 45 minutes from the West gate (Arch Rock) entrance to Yosemite National Park (1 hour to the South Gate/Wawona entrance). This camp is a level and grassy and Semi-private (there is sometimes road traffic going to the lake, but you are set back from the road). The camp is 1/4 acre meadow at the end of a country gravel road. You are surrounded by natu

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Coyote Meadows is located 45 minutes from the West gate (Arch Rock) entrance to Yosemite National Park (1 hour to the South Gate/Wawona entrance). This camp is a level and grassy and Semi-private (there is sometimes road traffic going to the lake, but you are set back from the road). The camp is 1/4 acre meadow at the end of a country gravel road. You are surrounded by nature, trees and a short walk to a beautiful private lake. We have a tent trailer with 2 double beds (bring sleeping bags or pay extra for linens) and plenty of room for tents or RV. You have a full outdoor kitchen (Sink, stove, oven, BBQ, griddle, utensils, spices, etc), clean toilet, hot shower (towels provided) and plenty of sitting areas for eating and relaxing. You have a large fire circle area that seats 12, supplied with fire wood (about 2-4 hrs./14 pieces). Additional wood is available for nominal fee) and plenty of open sky for star gazing. 

Lodging provided
Rv or trailer provided
1 site
Up to 8 guests per site
Park at listing
No ADA access
Essentials
Campfires allowed
Toilet available
Pets allowed
Amenities
Potable water available
Kitchen available
Showers available
Picnic table available
Wifi available
Bins available
Have a question? Send Suzen a message!
  • Check in: After 1PM
  • Check out: Before 11AM
  • Cancellation policy: Moderate
  • On arrival: Meet and greet
  • Minimum nights: 1 night
  • Accepts bookings: 12 months out
  • Weeknight discount: 10% off

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Activities

Offered on the Host's property or nearby.

Boating

Non-motorized boating is available on the 7 acre private lake

Fishing

Fishing is very good at the lake and no license is required! Bring your poles!

Horseback riding

We have 3 horses and offer a "Horse experience" that includes time with and on the horses. We also offer horse camping for thos...Read more

Wind sports

Although is isn't often windy enough for sailboarding of other small craft sailing, the lake definitely provides the opportunit...Read more

OHV

There are many great OHV areas in the Sequoia National Forest (including the Miami Creek OHV areas) that are easily accessible ...Read more

Climbing

Yosemite National Park offer epic opportunities for climbing at all levels and is only 40 miles away.

Snow sports

In the winter months Badger Pass (located within Yosemite National Park) offers downhill and cross country skiing as well as sn...Read more

Swimming

Swimming is just a short walk from the campsite as well as on the Merced River 20 minutes away with directions to all the favor...Read more

Whitewater paddling

There is a whitewater rafting on the Merced river 30 minutes from camp.

Wildlife watching

Wildlife is abundant here. You will see plenty of deer, an occasional coyote (although you will hear lots of them often), birds...Read more

Biking
Hiking
Paddling

Terrain

Natural features you'll find at Coyote Meadows in California.

Forest

There is forest all around the area although not dense. You can usually always see the forest through the trees and feel the su...Read more

Lake

This 7 acre mountain lake is available for great fishing (no license needed), boating (non motorized) and swimming.

Mountainous

Located in the Sierra foothills at an elevation of 3100 ft., the trees are abundant all around us. It is quiet and peaceful wit...Read more

Prairie, meadow, or plain

The campsite in located in a meadow with surrounding trees. Stargazing is amazing here as there is no competing light source an...Read more

Farm

We specialize in growing medicinal and culinary herbs on the farm as well as a productive vegetable garden and many fruit trees...Read more

Ranch

We have some of the cutest and well care for animals for you to visit if you choose. We have 3 beautiful and friendly horses th...Read more

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The vibe at Coyote Meadows

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Hipcamper Jonathan

Great yosemite base camp

Jonathan T.
recommends this listing.
July 17th, 2019

My wife and I had a great time here. As soon as we arrived Susan and her Husband Don were their to meet us. Don was bringing in Ice for the three large coolers they have in the outside kitchen area. Susan showed us around the area and made sure we knew how everything worked. They provided us with firewood and really everything you could ever want camping was there. She even had a cheese grater in the kitchen! We were mid way through our state park trip and had lots of our camping stuff with us. We didn't need any of it. The whole stay was great. Will definitely come back here next time we go to Yosemite. I have a lot of great things to mention: farm fresh eggs, full kitchen, HOT shower, the cleanest outdoor toilet you could get, help with the park (maps, guides, directions, etc). Can't say enough good things about our stay.

The area was mostly private. It's near a dirt road with some minor neighborhood traffic that leads to the local lake which is just a short walk from the campground. We didn't spend much time there but if you're staying multiple days and need an off day from the park to just kick back and relax the lake was nice. Especially if you have kids.

We spent 3 nights there and used it as a base camp for our trips to Yosemite. It's about 1 hour from the park entrance. This wasn't a problem for us at all. Most of the drive is beautiful as you know if you've been to Yosemite before. Just be prepared with some sandwiches and anything you'll need for the day because you won't want to drive back multiple times given the distance.

Great place hosted by great people!

Overall areaTable. There is another picnic bench in the kitchen area too. Plenty of seating.Full KitchenFlashlights and Lantern on the picnic table
Hipcamper Laura

Easy, comfy site near yosemite

Laura H.
recommends this listing.
July 27th, 2019

I only stayed here one night and I wish I had just done my whole Yosemite trip here! See all the details below.

The Site
So many amenities! Literally everything that you will need whether it's kitchen supplies, toiletries, fans in the RV to keep you cool, flashlights and lanterns, etc etc. Suzen even had fresh eggs for breakfast in the morning! The site is set up almost like a home with different areas for sitting, dining, and even star gazing. There is a nice big fire pit, but I didn't get a chance to use it. I don't think the photos do this site justice - it's really charming, clean, and organized so well. One point I want to make is that the wifi is available with a short walk, but it's not actually covering the campsite. This ended up being TOTALLY fine because my cell service was great (Verizon).

Site Access
There are some turns through private roads, but unlike other sites I experienced in the area, the roads are well maintained and can be accessed by any vehicle. When you get to the Site, you park and unload right in the same area, which is so helpful when you're lugging a bunch of gear.

Host
Suzen was amazing. She took time to give me a tour of everything when I arrived, and even walked across the way to show me a private lake that I could take advantage of. No ask was too small - she was extremely accommodating and generous. For example, there were horses next to our site and they were agitating my small dog and she offered to move them to another part of her property so that we could all relax!

Yosemite Access
Perhaps my favorite part of this site is that Yosemite is only about 40 minutes away and the drive is BEAUTIFUL and quiet (roads were totally empty when I left at 7AM), so the drive feels even faster. The 140 will take you to the Arch Rock entrance, which allows you to quickly access Glacier Point or central Yosemite. I appreciated this even more on my next three nights which were 2+ hours of driving before getting to anything interesting.

In conclusion - you gotta stay here! This site would be great for groups, families, and even solo campers like me (it felt very safe - everything is fenced in and property owner is close but not too close, if that makes sense).

Hipcamper Rick

A jewel

Rick V.
recommends this listing.
July 31st, 2019

First, I’d like to give kudos to hipcamp—how cool to have an AirBnB for campsites! We had only 2 weeks advance notice before our (brief) vacation, and were not optimistic about finding a place. Instead, we were able to book online and found an absolute jewel that far surpassed our expectations!

My wife, son and I were just there for 2 nights (during a heat wave, no less!), but we wished we could have stayed longer and we are sure to return. Suzen and Don are wonderful people who seem to have figured out how to live their dream and enjoy sharing it with others. And we others appreciate it!

The site is nicely laid out, clean and absolutely charming. You can park on-site, and there’s a wagon to take your stuff the short distance to camper and kitchen. The pop-out camper was fine, but we enjoyed sleeping under the (multitude of) stars on the outside bed. The outdoor kitchen, the (hot!) shower and bathroom area, the table and chairs, the fire circle—are all new, fully equipped, nicely presented and lovingly set up for your every need. Suzen provided 2 sturdy coolers with large bags of ice each day and enough firewood for a great campfire each night. She asked several times if there was anything else we needed, and when we couldn’t think of anything, she brought us some farm-fresh eggs for breakfast. We did “fun with horses” and took a tour of the farm (and the Native American grinding holes and the artesian wells). Suzen noticed that my wife was using a cane and so took me around in her golf cart, with Lucy, her dog. We really enjoyed getting to know the animals and the people alike, and hearing their stories.

The nearby lake is like a large pond, surrounded by reeds (great for fishing), and with picnic tables and a small beach area. Don lent us fishing rods and tackle, and although my son didn’t catch anything, lots of other people did. The lake is open to local association members and attracts fishers and some campers (especially on the weekends), but even on a really hot weekend, it was not really crowded. The lake was a major attraction for us, so very pleasant to sit by and to paddle or swim in. We spent much of our time there, and thoroughly enjoyed it!

The location is remote but easily accessible by car. We had no cell (ATT) access, and the internet was only available uphill, closer to the farm, but that was fine with us. The area has a fairly high altitude and high water table, making it greener and less hot and dry than elsewhere in the Sierra in the summer, with welcome breezes. The proximity to Yosemite makes day trips there easily doable; we visited on our way home. It’s also fun to visit the town of Mariposa and the CA State Mining & Mineral Museum and the Mariposa Museum & History Center.

Thanks so much to Suzen and Don! We loved our stay and hope to see you again soon. Five stars!

Hipcamper Christopher

Perfect family csmpsite

Christopher M.
recommends this listing.
August 9th, 2019

Beautiful setting, perfect campsite, very well equipped, very kind owner. Overall amazing holiday. Highly recommended.

Hipcamper alex

Best campsite ever

Alex M.
recommends this listing.
August 14th, 2019

This place was nothing short of spectacular! Everything was provided to make us extra comfortable and assure we had a great time. Suzen and her husband were so nice and made sure we had the best stay, going above and beyond to make sure our trip in to Yosemite would be perfect. We will definitely be back to stay at this exact location!

Hipcamper Tania
Tania P.
recommends this listing.
August 15th, 2019

Sue and Don were the bests hosts we’ve ever had on hipcamp and Airbnb combined! They were so kind and friendly and made us feel so welcomed. The site was large with many thoughtful touches (candles, dried Lavendar, shower essentials), the kitchen was fully stocked with cookware and oils/spices, and there were plenty of shaded sitting areas. Our family (4 adults, 2 toddlers) enjoyed sitting by the campfire every day, walking the very short distance to Dawn Lake, enjoying the outdoor playground nearby, and we all had a chance to enjoy the fantastic outdoor shower. Sue came down with carrots and let us feed her 3 beautiful horses. We also saw a family of deer roaming around which was so magical to witness. We took 2 trips into Yosemite which was ~1 hr to the south entrance. Me, my husband and our 2 yo son slept in the comfy camper and my sister and her family slept in a tent pitched next to us. There is plenty of space to pitch a couple more tents as well. We stayed 3 nights there and wish we had More time there! Thank you so much Sue and Don! We will be back!

Hipcamper Rick V.
recommends this listing.
July 31st, 2019
Property
Sacred Circle Herb Farm
State
California
$65/night
1 Site