This is a single tent campsite with a level area to park your vehicle.

Come and enjoy nature in the Sierra foothills while listening to the birds sing. You might get to see a quail family or a flock of wild turkeys come through. Drive right up to your tent site (approx. 16'x16') which is about 200' from communal cooking area, and 50' from the outhouse. Enjoy cooking in our

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This is a single tent campsite with a level area to park your vehicle.

Come and enjoy nature in the Sierra foothills while listening to the birds sing. You might get to see a quail family or a flock of wild turkeys come through. Drive right up to your tent site (approx. 16'x16') which is about 200' from communal cooking area, and 50' from the outhouse. Enjoy cooking in our communal outdoor kitchen equipped with a sink, counter tops, propane stove, and earth oven. Bring your dutch ovens and cook on our special fire brick table. Sit around the fire pit and tell stories or roast marshmallows with friends. Enjoy the enclosed outdoor hot shower before retiring for the night or to start your day. Our donkeys love treats such as banana peals, apple cores, etc. and will thank you with a hardy HeeHaw. Just 31 miles from Yosemite Valley and only 9 miles from historic Mariposa. Fresh eggs and garden produce for sale when available, just ask.

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.’

Campsite area
Bring your own tents, vans
No. of sites
1 bookable site
RV details
Not specified
RV hookups
Park at listing
Group sizes
Up to 6 people per site
Potable water available
Spigot, tap, hose, pump or well
Fires allowed
Firewood provided, fire ring w/ grill, communal...
Toilet available
Pets allowed
On leash
Showers available
Hot water
Bins available
Compost bin, recycling bin, trash bin
Picnic table available
No wifi
  • 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
Hot spring
River, stream or creek
Swimming hole
Horseback riding
Wind sports
Snow sports
Whitewater paddling
Wildlife watching

Places to see near Sanctuary of the Oaks

Yosemite National Park
Yosemite National Park
31 miles way Explore
Sierra National Forest
Sierra National Forest
43 miles way Explore
Stanislaus National Forest
Stanislaus National Forest
54 miles way Explore
Calaveras Big Trees State Park
Calaveras Big Trees State Park
59 miles way Explore
Caswell Memorial State Park
Caswell Memorial State Park
66 miles way Explore
Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest
Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest
73 miles way Explore
Henry W. Coe State Park
Henry W. Coe State Park
86 miles way Explore
Grover Hot Springs State Park
Grover Hot Springs State Park
87 miles way Explore
Pinnacles National Park
Pinnacles National Park
88 miles way Explore
Kings Canyon National Park
Kings Canyon National Park
88 miles way Explore
Fremont Peak State Park
Fremont Peak State Park
94 miles way Explore
Eldorado National Forest
Eldorado National Forest
94 miles way Explore

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Hipcamper Kate
Kate R.
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May 7th, 2018

What a lovely campground -- "Sanctuary" is right! We ended up staying at site #8 instead of numbers 6 and 7 because of a mixup, but Jim and Becky were proactive about contacting us and making it right -- very helpful and communicative. The place was easy to find, even late at night. Great amenities, big outdoor kitchen with a sink (camping dishes have never been so easy!) and plenty of counter space. Didn't have a chance to check out the outdoor showers but Becky and Jim were clearly proud of them, and I'd definitely partake if our trip had been any longer.

This campground is about 60-90 minutes drive from Yosemite Valley. We stayed Friday and Saturday nights, and drove into and back out of the Valley both Saturday and Sunday -- it was a bunch of driving! But, I was able to plan this trip much less in advance than I would have had to if we had tried to get a spot in the Yosemite campgrounds, and the additional driving was worth it for the flexibility to be able to visit Yosemite on ~3 weeks notice! I'll definitely be doing this again!

Hipcamper Irina
Irina B.
recommends this listing.
June 3rd, 2018

Really nice site with everything you might need and more. The shower was a lifesaver and the proximity to Yosemite was very appreciated. Thank you for having us stay at the property!

Hipcamper Carmen
Carmen S.
recommends this listing.
July 9th, 2018

Got in late and left early so didn't spend much time at the site, but was a great place to crash.

Hipcamper Jesse
Jesse H.
recommends this listing.
July 21st, 2018

Jim and Becky were amazing hosts and have gone above and beyond to provide the best experience possible! The campground itself is set up very nice with great amenities. With everything from providing firewood, to the kitchen set up, to the very nice outdoor showers, everything was better than expected. Their directions to the camp are amazing as they saved us because we didn't have service. Conveniently located next to Yosemite, I would absolutely stay again and recommend others do as well!

Hipcamper Allison
Allison S.
recommends this listing.
July 21st, 2018

This was my boyfriend and I’s very first hipcamp experience and I would say that it definitely exceeded expectations. We had to make a total detour to the area because of a wildfire that had broken out near Yosemite West, and with our phones having no service pretty much the entire way, the written out driving instructions once we got close to Mariposa were A TOTAL LIFESAVER, to say the least. The campground was spread out across a plot of land with decently spacious campsites, a shared kitchen, an eating/hangout area, showers, as well as two campsite bathrooms which were both kept very tidy. The kitchen was absolutely amazing, as the hosts have supplied it with almost every form of cooking appliance you could possibly need- it was super nice to not have to lug our propane stove and tanks around for every meal. There’s a sink in the kitchen as well with sponges and soap to clean everything up when you’re all done cooking, which was also nice. The showers were incredible, better than most of the federal run campsite showers we’d been to, with both hot and cold water to your liking. The hosts, Jim and Becky, were absolute sweethearts. Jim greeted us the night we came in and gave us a warm welcoming, and Becky came out in the early morning to alert us on any changes in the wildfire and what was going on in the area that might affect our plans. Both Jim and Becky were extremely friendly and conversational, and offered plenty of advice as to where to hike/what to see/etc. in Yosemite as well as in our next destination at Seqouia/Kings Canyon. You won’t find better hosts anywhere! If we’re back in the area in the future, I would definitely come back to the sanctuary of the oaks for another good stay!

Hipcamper Malin
Malin R.
recommends this listing.
August 15th, 2018

We only stayed for the night but it was perfect!

Sanctuary of the Oaks site # 7
Hipcamper elise
Elise C.
recommends this listing.
September 23rd, 2018

The campground is a little bit difficult to find but when you're arrived there are all the things that you need in a campground (outdoor kitchen, restroom & hot shower). Just one advise: as it's a little bit difficult to find, try to arrive before sunset.

Hipcamper Annie
Annie B.
recommends this listing.
October 26th, 2018

Site was a nice stop along my travels from Yosemite to sequoia national parks! Clean and had some friendly donkeys.

Hipcamper Pavel M.
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September 3rd, 2018
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July 4th, 2018
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May 5th, 2018
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