Hipcamp host Geoff W.
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****Seasonal Note: November-March can be rainy, with night temperatures dropping below freezing. In mid-winter the days can also be freezing, and we do get occasional snow. The road becomes very muddy and slippery after rain. Please be prepared for these conditions if you book during this season.****

Yosemite Garden Camp is on 10 acres of grassy meadows, pine and oak trees, and

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****Seasonal Note: November-March can be rainy, with night temperatures dropping below freezing. In mid-winter the days can also be freezing, and we do get occasional snow. The road becomes very muddy and slippery after rain. Please be prepared for these conditions if you book during this season.****

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. 

Campsite area
Bring your own tents, vans
No. of sites
1 bookable site
RV details
Max length 20ft
RV hookups
None
Access
Park at listing
Group sizes
Up to 4 people per site
Potable water available
Spigot, tap, hose, pump or well
Fires allowed
Firewood provided, fire ring, fire ring w/ gril...
Toilet available
Flush toilet
Pets allowed
Off leash
Showers available
Hot water
Bins available
Compost bin, recycling bin, trash bin
Picnic table available
No wifi
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

Places to see near Yosemite Garden Camp

Stanislaus National Forest
Stanislaus National Forest
30 miles way Explore
Calaveras Big Trees State Park
Calaveras Big Trees State Park
32 miles way Explore
Yosemite National Park
Yosemite National Park
35 miles way Explore
Caswell Memorial State Park
Caswell Memorial State Park
53 miles way Explore
Sierra National Forest
Sierra National Forest
62 miles way Explore
Grover Hot Springs State Park
Grover Hot Springs State Park
64 miles way Explore
Eldorado National Forest
Eldorado National Forest
68 miles way Explore
Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest
Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest
69 miles way Explore
Emerald Bay State Park
Emerald Bay State Park
79 miles way Explore
D.L. Bliss State Park
D.L. Bliss State Park
81 miles way Explore
Henry W. Coe State Park
Henry W. Coe State Park
85 miles way Explore
Sugar Pine Point State Park
Sugar Pine Point State Park
86 miles way Explore
Mount Diablo State Park
Mount Diablo State Park
93 miles way Explore
Eugene O'Neill National Historic Site
Eugene O'Neill National Historic Site
99 miles way Explore

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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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Property
Yosemite Garden Camp
State
California
$50/night
1 Site