Description

Ladies and gentlemen, the name says it all! This campground is located on a flat of dirt! You in? Dirt Flat campground is nestled on the banks of the Merced River in a growth of oak and pine. This quiet and remote spot in the Sierras is a great place for rafting, fishing, and hiking, and Yosemite National Park is nearby. What do you think? Wanna get dirty?
Campsite area
Bring your own tents
2 sites
Up to 6 guests per site
Park at listing
No ADA access
Essentials
Campfires allowed
Toilet available
Pets allowed
Amenities
Picnic table available

Activities

Offered near the campground.

Biking

Bikers can breeze on the trails in the Bass Lake ranger district and the High Sierra ranger district. In the High Sierra, you c...Read more

Boating

Motorized boating is allowed at Shaver Lake and Redinger Lake, and there are plenty of opportunities for non-motorized boating:...Read more

Fishing

Lakes and reservoirs are generally open year round; freshwater stream fishing is open from late April to mid November. The best...Read more

Hiking

There’s no shortage of incredible hikes here: Nelder Grove is home to some of the finest sequoias, and best of all, there are n...Read more

Horseback riding

Equestrians have so much to explore in the Sierra National Forest! With five wilderness areas, trails, horse camps, and horse r...Read more

Paddling

Paddlers are welcome to explore the lakes in this forest-- many of the rivers are whitewater, so if you are feeling confident a...Read more

OHV

Those looking for some scenic driving have come to the right place. We highly recommend the incredible 100 mile Sierra Vista Sc...Read more

Climbing

Pretty rad rock climbing here-- Tollhouse Rock and Courtright Reservoir both have over a hundred climbs. Check out the list on ...Read more

Snow sports

You can sled/tube in Goat Meadow, cross country ski, snowshoe, and snowmobile over 234 miles of trails. China Peak Ski Area off...Read more

Swimming

Bass, Huntington and Shaver Lakes are perfect for swimming, with designated swim areas. You can also swim in these creeks and c...Read more

Whitewater paddling

Whitewater adventurers often come to the Sierra National Forest for the Kings River and Merced Wild and Scenic River. The Kings...Read more

Wildlife watching

Wildlife includes mule deer, black bears, coyotes, bobcats, foxes, marmots, porcupines, and quail. You can also find trout, bas...Read more

Terrain

Natural features you'll find at Dirt Flat Campground.

Beach
Forest
Hot spring
Lake
Redwoods
River, stream or ...
Swimming hole
Waterfall
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Hipcamper heather
Heather K.
recommends this listing.
March 9th, 2017

My secret spot in the Yosemite area! You used to not need a reservation but now you do... cheaper and higher availability than the traditional Yosemite sites. You can even take the bus into the park from there :)

Hipcamper Vicky
Vicky N.
didn't provide a recommendation.
May 13th, 2018

I camped out there for 4 nights with no issue and slept like a baby. The place is affordable, organized, and right next to the Merced River. It's only 20 minutes from the Yosemite National Park. There is a bubbly host if you need to check in and the site comes with your own bear locker, fire pit, and picnic table. There are also bathrooms but no showers. I went to the Indian RV campground that was 7 minutes away and paid $3 to use their shower. The only thing I would like to mention is that you have to past Incline Road and past the Dry Glutch campground to get to this one. I missed it the first time when I checked in around 10PM.

I camped out there for 4 nights with no issue and slept like a baby. The place is affordable, organized, and right next to the Merced River. It's only 20 minutes from the Yosemite National Park. There is a bubbly host if you need to check in.I camped out there for 4 nights with no issue and slept like a baby. The place is affordable, organized, and right next to the Merced River. It's only 20 minutes from the Yosemite National Park. There is a bubbly host if you need to check in.You have to past Incline Road and Dry Glutch Campground to get this one. I missed it when I checked in at 10PM.
Hipcamper Vicky N.
recommends this listing.
May 13th, 2018
Hipcamper Andrew N.
recommends this listing.
January 26th, 2017
Park
Sierra National Forest
State
California
Phone Number
(559) 297-0706
Directions
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Official Website
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Coordinates
37.671° N, 119.835° W
Unknown price
Tent Only: 2 Sites
(Up to 6 people per site)
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