Hipcamp host Geoff W.
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Yosemite Garden Camp is on 10 acres of grassy meadows, pine and oak trees, and manzanita chaparral in the lower Sierra Nevada mountains, near the town of Groveland, outside Yosemite National Park.

The property includes a large vegetable garden and a small vineyard, and borders Federal Bureau of Land Management land. Most of the property has sweeping views across the Central

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Yosemite Garden Camp is on 10 acres of grassy meadows, pine and oak trees, and manzanita chaparral in the lower Sierra Nevada mountains, near the town of Groveland, outside Yosemite National Park.

The property includes a large vegetable garden and a small vineyard, and borders Federal Bureau of Land Management land. Most of the property has sweeping views across the Central Valley to the Coast Ranges to the west. Sunsets are breathtaking. Yosemite National Park, with endless hiking, backpacking, climbing and swimming, is about 1 hour away by car. Even closer is the Stanislaus National Forest and the Tuolumne River. The town of Groveland has some great bars, cafes and restaurants, and a good grocery store.

There is a bathroom shack in the middle of the property with a flush toilet, a sink, and a hot shower. The water is clean and drinkable. There is also a communal fire pit and a communal picnic table.

You can pull your vehicle right up to this tent site just inside the gate of  Yosemite Garden Camp. While this site does not have as much privacy as the other tent sites, you have the advantage of proximity to your car, shade from trees, and a picnic table in the shade of an old live oak.

Note that Yosemite Garden Camp is on a very rough dirt road, which gets worse every year. A higher clearance vehicle is highly recommended and 4-wheel drive is necessary in winter.

Campsite area
Bring your own tents, vans
1 site
Up to 4 guests per site
Park at listing
No ADA access
Essentials
Campfires allowed
Toilet available
Pets allowed
Max length 20ft
No hookups
Amenities
Potable water available
Kitchen available
Showers available
Picnic table available
No wifi
Pack it out
Have a question? Send Geoff a message!
  • Check in: After 2PM
  • Check out: Before 12PM
  • Cancellation policy: Flexible
  • On arrival: Go straight to camp
  • Minimum nights: 1 night
  • Accepts bookings: 12 months out
  • Weeknight discount: 10% off
  • Response time: Within 6 hours
  • Response rate: 100%

Activities

Offered on the Host's property or nearby.

Biking
Hiking
Climbing
Wildlife watching

Terrain

Natural features you'll find at Shady Oak Car Camping (Site 4) in California.

Forest
Mountainous

The vibe at Shady Oak Car Camping (Site 4)

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Hipcamper Jenny
Jenny L.
recommends this listing.
July 12th, 2018

We were in and out really fast (10 pm to 4am) but we were lucky to catch the host right as she was heading out for dinner and chatted for so long. We had so much in common and she was so friendly in getting us situated even though it was dark.

Hipcamper Connor
Connor B.
recommends this listing.
July 18th, 2018

Geoff was excellent in his communication, very prompt and clear. It definitely made planning the trip easier.

His place is a bit tough to get to, but doable even in a sedan in the summer if you take your time. It is worth it for the views!

Hipcamper Tim
Tim C.
recommends this listing.
October 27th, 2018

Beautiful site. Really close to Yosemite with a great view and nice amenities. Could not have asked for more, far exceeded any expectations

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Hipcamper Jean-Adrien
Jean Adrien D.
recommends this listing.
May 27th, 2019

Very nice place ! If you want to go to Yosemite be carful about the state of the road 120. Everythings were clean and I meet nice people there. I would come back if I can !

Hipcamper Amy T.
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September 13th, 2018
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August 26th, 2018
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July 14th, 2018
Property
Yosemite Garden Camp
State
California
$50/night
1 Site