This is a single tent campsite.
Pitch you tent on this 12' X 15' tent pad on the hill off by itself. Cook your meals in our communal outdoor kitchen equipped with sink (cold water only), plenty of counter space, propane stove, earth oven and our fire-brick table. Picnic tables and fire pit in immediate area. Just relax and enjoy nature, you might get to see a quail family or a flock of wild turkeys or some deer wander through the place. Maybe you would like to take a short 7 mile trip to historic Mariposa or 31 miles or just 50 minutes to El Portal entrance into Yosemite Valley along hwy 41.) Return to camp in the evening and enjoy a hot shower before retiring for the night, or do some star gazing as we are far away from city lights.
At Sanctuary of the Oaks we currently have 11 campsites. Sites #2 through #7, and #10 are tent sites. Sites #1 and #8 are group sites that can accommodate two or three tents. Site # 9 is a 12 ft x 14 ft wall tent set up on a wooden floor platform. And the RV1 site can accommodate up to a 20 ft RV, no hook ups. It is possible to park your vehicle in front of, or next to all of the sites. However most of the parking spots are small and not level. So if you are planning to sleep in your vehicle, we would recommend that you book either the RV1 site, or book one of the other sites and park in the ‘extra parking’ area next to the ‘round house.’
- Check in: After 2PM
- Check out: Before 12PM
- Cancellation policy: Moderate
- On arrival: Go straight to camp
- Minimum nights: 1 night
- Accepts bookings: 6 months out Weeknight discount: 40% off
The vibe at Sanctuary Of The Oaks Site # 10
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What a lovely little campsite, and within an hours drive into Yosemite National Park this place was a no brainer. The showers were great, and the hot water was truly hot, always a plus! The tent sites were well spread out and each one had a perfectly flat space to pitch a tent. Probably the biggest plus of this site though was the awesome outdoor kitchen. There was ample counter space to prep food and they had just about every cooking device a camper may need (a propane camp stove, a clay oven, a charcoal grill/smoker, etc.). Additionally they had a compost and recycling available which we always appreciate as environmentally conscious campers. I will say it was definitely a shared campsite feel, and did not have quite the privacy and seclusion of a single tent site, but if you're up for meeting other rad campers, and vibing on the group camp life then this is the place for you!
We loved this spot! I planned a pretty last minute trip to Yosemite NP for my fiancé’s birthday, so all the campgrounds in the park were filled up. I came across Sanctuary of the Oaks and noticed there were several spots to choose from, so I reached out to Jim & Becky and they quickly responded with some suggestion of which to choose. We arrived pretty late the first night, but it was pretty easy to find using Google Maps, and the outdoor cooking area made it super easy for us to throw dinner together. Also, much appreciated were the hot showers and the non-smelly pit toilet. Spot #10 is off on its own on a little hill, and we were able to drive right up to it which made loading and unloading easy (we have a Mazda 3 that did just fine getting up there). The town of Mariposa is a short drive away if you need anything and the drive to/from Yosemite was a little over an hour. Overall this was an awesome place and we are planning on visiting again soon!
My girlfriend and I had an amazing stay at Santuary of the Oaks #10. we fell in love with all the little details that Jim and Becky worked into their campsite. The camp kitchen is very clean and has everything we could think of. (Two stove tops, sink, sponges, ...) Also, there is a nice little fireplace right next to the kitchen. Firewood is provided. We loved it! Restrooms and showers are nice and clean.
It’s an 1h 20min drive to Yosemite valley which is easily doable. Sanctuary of the Oaks is an excellent place to stay for spontaneous Yosemite trips.
We had a wonderful time camping here. The best part was the outdoor kitchen structure, with shade, propane stoves (for making coffee!), electricity, and running potable water and soap. Oh, and the showers! Nice and hot water, wonderful water pressure, two showers with independent heaters so no need to wait your turn.
Nearby Mariposa is a cute town with a historic downtown and free outdoor music from 7-9pm on Fridays and Saturdays.
This place is awesome. So simple, so well designed. We loved the shared outdoor kitchen space and the cute outdoor showers that were oddly comfier than even our shower at home. This has to be one of the better deals available in greater Yosemite. We'll try to make this our basecamp for future visits. :D
A great atmosphere at this camp, with the shared kitchen a place to hang out and meet new campers. We travelled with 2 children (3 and 4.5 yrs) and highly recommend this as a safe and fun camping experience with little ones
If you need a last minute stay in a town outside yosemite, this will fit the bill. Keep in mind you're still 1.5 hours from the visitor center but the site has a lot of pros. It's well kept up and has lots of amenities for car campers. Showers, hot water, gas stove and it's pretty clean (the kitchen trash needed to be dealt with better as there were some bees swarming it) . It was a little strange that we didn't see the hosts while we were there but we had a nice time having the site to ourselves. Only one other site was in use while we were there and they didn't arrive until late.