Ample space to set up multiple tents in an open field, surrounded by whispering willows. Great for groups planning to stage a hiking trip into Yosemite. Full sun, hot in the day, but at night, you are under the bright stars. There is a swimming hole in the creek just nearby too!
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
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.
- Check in: After 1PM
- Check out: Before 11AM
- Cancellation policy: Strict
- On arrival: Go straight to camp
- Minimum nights: None
- Accepts bookings: 12 months out Weeknight discount: 10% off
The vibe at Golden Field Group Site
If you stayed here and have some insider info for us, let us know!
My partner and I wanted to book a last minute trip to Yosemite. We didn't get to spend a lot of time at the Golden Field group site, because we had < 48 hours to explore the park. However, the time we did spend there was wonderful. I wish we had more time. The check in process is ridiculously easy - with signs every where to help you find your way. We met some cool people who were also camping. It was perfect for our last minute scramble. Thanks Dana!
My roommate and I were planning a last minute weekend trip to Yosemite and this place was close enough for us (about a 2 hour drive to the park). This place is great if you're with people who might need more glampy amenities. You can use the house's restroom, complete with a shower, though it might feel weird for some to enter someone's home. You have access to the backyard kitchen which makes it easier to cook and wash dishes. A mini fridge is also accessible back there. It was the end of September and the weather was still warm during the day so we were hoping to use the cold tub but they had drained it at the beginning of the Fall season. The group site is pretty large. You could probably set up 4 4-person tents comfortably. It was cleared out enough to see the night sky. We brought a telescope for fun but couldn't see much until the moon dipped behind the mountains late at night. If a campfire is a requirement for your trip, don't count on it. This area is highly prone to fires with all of the dry brush.
I camped at Dana's Golden Field Group Site during late October, and it was a blast! I came with a group of 10, and we fit comfortably in 5 tents at the campsite. There's an indoor restroom and outdoor kitchen for HipCampers to use. There were many signs around the property, so everything was easy to find. Dana was a great host. She showed us around and gave us recommendations on places to visit in Mariposa. If you have some time to explore the quaint town, you should hit up the Hideout Saloon. It's a unique little bar full of dollar bills on the wall, and you can play pool for free there. During the night, it got quite cold and Dana helped us start a campfire and we had s'mores. It got real dark at night, which made it perfect for star gazing. During the night that we camped, there was a meteor shower so several of our friends saw shooting stars!
We got to meet Dana's housemates, and we all enjoyed the conversations with them. Everyone was so friendly and easy to talk to. We absolutely loved our trip and couldn't recommend it enough! We just wish we had an extra day so we can lounge around some more and play badminton & other sports equipment that were provided to us. This is definitely a place I'm looking forward to visiting again when it's spring or summertime.