Hipcamp host Dana S.
Hosted by

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

Continue reading...

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

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 12 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 Golden Field Group Site in California.

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

The vibe at Golden Field Group Site

This listing has no reviews yet.
If you stayed here and have some insider info for us, let us know!
Hipcamper Molly
Molly S.
recommends this listing.
August 8th, 2017

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!

Hipcamper Aubrey
Aubrey R.
recommends this listing.
October 2nd, 2017

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.

Hipcamper Thuha
Thuha C.
recommends this listing.
October 29th, 2017

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.

This is the Golden Field site, perfect for large groups. We had 10 people in total and pitched up 5 tents, but a 6th one would fit comfortably too.
Hipcamper Leigh Ann
Leigh Ann C.
recommends this listing.
June 17th, 2018

This site is comfy and perfect for a camp spot outside of Yosemite. I would love to stay there again. Dana was super sweet and helpful, and the property was beautiful!

Hipcamper Laeesha C.
recommends this listing.
September 8th, 2018
Hipcamper Claudia H.
has mixed feelings towards this listing.
July 23rd, 2018
Hipcamper Tara T.
recommends this listing.
June 23rd, 2018
Hipcamper Emma T.
recommends this listing.
June 17th, 2018
Hipcamper Belgin B.
recommends this listing.
June 7th, 2018
Hipcamper Julia B.
recommends this listing.
June 5th, 2018
Hipcamper Julia W.
recommends this listing.
May 27th, 2018
Sierra Foothill Oasis
1 Site