Hipcamp host Dana S.
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Listen to frogs and owls at night as you sleep aside a small pond and old willow tree.  The pond is really only good for frogs to swim in, but there is a swimming hole nearby and a soaking tub too.  Beautiful views of the property from the Frog Pond Camp Site!

Communal areas include:  

-A small natural cold tub that is great for dipping in on a hot afternoon.

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Listen to frogs and owls at night as you sleep aside a small pond and old willow tree.  The pond is really only good for frogs to swim in, but there is a swimming hole nearby and a soaking tub too.  Beautiful views of the property from the Frog Pond Camp Site!

Communal areas include:  

-A small natural cold tub that is great for dipping in on a hot afternoon. Seats ~8 comfortably, great for sore muscles after a long hike :)  

- Communal outdoor kitchen with dishwashing sink, counter tops, picnic table and mini fridge. BRING YOUR OWN CAMP STOVE PLEASE :)

-1 Bathroom inside the main house, shower and flush toilette- Large group fire pit (when fire ban is not in effect - generally November to April)

-Badminton Game Area

-Natural area, granite rock cave, short pathways, fields, meadows, labyrinth for walking meditation, rocks to scramble on, pond with frogs and more

More Info:

We own seven acres adjacent to Agua Fria Creek below the Guadelupe Mountains.  Golden meadows, big granite rocks, and ancient oak trees. The property is about an hour drive from Yosemite Valley and 10minutes to the town of Mariposa, cute shops, fun bars, and good restaurants. Check out the local farmer's market Wednesdays from 5-6:30pm.

The land we live on has a long history. Gold miners dredged the creeks in search of gold, the property was the site of a stage coach house for travelers, and most noticeable is the multitude of grinding holes and mortars that have been ground into the granite rocks by Native Americans. People have lived here for thousands of years.

A great site to relax and spend the day a few days, or just spend the night on your way into Yosemite. Camp grounds book up early in Yosemite, so many people stay at Sierra Foothill Oasis as a staging ground for their week long vacations in the National Park.

Campsite area
Bring your own tents
No. of sites
1 bookable site
Short walk (1 - 5 mins)
Group sizes
Up to 8 people per site
Potable water available
Spigot, tap, hose, pump or well
No campfires
Toilet available
Flush toilet
No pets
Showers available
Hot water
Pack it out
Picnic table available
No wifi
Have a question? Send Dana a message!
  • Check in: After 1PM
  • Check out: Before 11AM
  • Cancellation policy: Strict
  • On arrival: Go straight to camp
  • Minimum nights: 1 night
  • Accepts bookings: 12 months out
  • Weeknight discount: 10% off


Offered on the Host's property or nearby.

Snow sports
Whitewater paddling
Wildlife watching


Natural features you'll find at Frog Pond in California.

River, stream or ...
Swimming hole

Places to see near Sierra Foothill Oasis

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
72 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
Kings Canyon National Park
Kings Canyon National Park
88 miles way Explore
Pinnacles National Park
Pinnacles National Park
89 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 M.E.
M.E. F.
recommends this listing.
April 17th, 2018

Amazing spot! The natural beauty of the property is great, and the bathroom access is a dream. These are walk-in sites, so be aware of that point -- I came in a camper van and I wished I had just brought a tent!

Hipcamper Emily
Emily S.
recommends this listing.
May 16th, 2018

Such a great place to stay! Everything is exactly as described and the site is easy to navigate thanks to Dana & Eric’s thoughtful instructions. Would definitely recommend to anyone wanting to visit Yosemite.

Hipcamper Alexandra
Alexandra D.
recommends this listing.
June 10th, 2018

We spent 2 nights here and everything was great! The tent site is secluded, but still close to facilities like outside kitchen and bathroom. Bathroom is indoors which is amazing. The hosts were very welcoming. We would definitely stay here again!

Hipcamper Greg
Greg B.
has mixed feelings towards this listing.
August 15th, 2017

Overall, we enjoyed our stay at the Frog Pond site. There are two other sites on the property, but the sites are far enough away that you have as much privacy as you'd like. The house was easy to find and there is a really nice hand drawn map of the property next to the clearly marked Hipcamp Bathroom. It was really nice to have a real bathroom to shower off at the end of the day, so that was definitely a plus for a visit in the heart of the summer.

There are several parking spots that are clearly marked, however all of the spots were filled on both nights that we stayed at the property even though there was only one other group staying there. I believe the owners of the house were having some sort of party and the guests took all of the parking spots, leaving us to park near the gate of the property and lug our gear much further than expected both nights we stayed.

The property is beautiful, the campsites are spread out and spacious, and the amenities are great - My only advice would be to make sure that there are parking spots available for the people with reserved camps!

Hipcamper Mike
Mike C.
recommends this listing.
September 20th, 2017

The best Hipcamp I've stayed at. Amazing property with tons of amenities, and very close to Yosemite.

Hipcamper Shelby
Shelby M.
recommends this listing.
May 24th, 2018

Frog Pond was lovely! The private bathroom with a full shower was very nice. The outdoor sink and cooking area was clean and very necessary with the highly flammable brush at the tent sites. It is about an hour's drive to Yosemite Valley from the site, so great for any Yosemite hikers/campers that want to stay outside the park.

Hipcamper Etan
Etan B.
recommends this listing.
August 6th, 2017

Nice spot! Great amenities and friendly people around. Very hot during day.

Hipcamper Tim
Tim W.
recommends this listing.
July 5th, 2018

We enjoyed staying here for a couple of nights. Dana and Eric are welcoming hosts who then kindly left us to our own devices. The bathroom is exactly what is needed and there is also an outdoor kitchen with a grill, as well as a power outlet, drinking water etc. Set in beautiful and peaceful countryside. Definitely a thumbs up from us.

Hipcamper Jen
Jen S.
recommends this listing.
July 15th, 2018

Beautiful place to stay. After our hike in Yosemite, we really enjoyed having a shower in the indoors bathroom :)
The tent sides are spacious and quiet and not far from the parking spots.

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