Description

Crane Flat is a popular campground northwest of Yosemite Valley. Wake up to the sunlight filtering through the branches, and stop by the amphitheater right across from this huge campground, which might have some events going on!
Campsite area
Bring your own tents, vans, trailers, rv & moto...
No. of sites
161
RV details
Not specified
RV hookups
None
Access
Park at listing
Group sizes
Up to 6 people per site
Potable water available
Fires allowed
Toilet available
Pets allowed
Picnic table available
Forest
Lake
Redwoods
River, stream or creek
Swimming hole
Waterfall
Beach
Cave
Desert
Hot spring
Biking
Fishing
Hiking
Horseback riding
Paddling
Climbing
Snow sports
Swimming
Whitewater paddling
Wildlife watching
Boating
Wind sports
OHV
Surfing
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Hipcamper Backstage
Backstage
didn't provide a recommendation.
June 21st, 2016

Best camping spot is 308 by the meadow. No Showers. Buy solar shower at nearest store for $18 or bring one.

Hipcamper Jeff
Jeff
didn't provide a recommendation.
April 23rd, 2015

Bears feed in the meadows at Crane Flat in the spring, which is late May through early June at this elevation.

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Hipcamper Ivan
Ivan
didn't provide a recommendation.
August 15th, 2015

Got a group campground. best thing we've done so far, the campground is huge and very calm. Didn't encounter any bears.

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Hipcamper Phillip
Phillip
didn't provide a recommendation.
August 26th, 2015

Amazing campground. Right in the middle of huge, towering evergreens. Bathrooms were pretty clean, but they didn't have showers. We drove to Curry Village to shower after hiking around Yosemite.

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Hipcamper Ryan and Danielle
Ryan and Danielle
didn't provide a recommendation.
September 1st, 2015

This is a great campground for exploring various areas in Yosemite. It's a short drive to Yosemite Valley, but far enough away from all the traffic and crowds, which makes it a great spot for relaxing in the evenings. It also makes a good base camp for exploring areas off of Tioga Road. There is also a general store nearby. We camped here in August and did not encounter any bears.

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Hipcamper Andy
Andy
didn't provide a recommendation.
August 22nd, 2017

I love Yosemite - it's my favorite place in the world - not an amazing campground but it's serviceable if there are no other campsites available.

Large campsites with large fire pits. Each campsite has its own bear box, but it's not super large and won't be able to store large coolers and if you have a large group, might be difficult to fit all your supplies in it. Ample wood laying around that if you have an axe, you probably shouldn't have to buy wood. Gas station nearby with food, but closes at 7. No showers and the bathrooms were the dirtiest I've ever seen at any campground. Crane Flat pretty far out on its own and you're looking at nearly an hour drive to most of the best places in the park - even at 2am.

Hipcamper Jenna
Jenna
didn't provide a recommendation.
June 4th, 2017

Really great campground! Highly recommend getting a site along the outer ring. The campground felt large, and our campsite felt somewhat private with our back to a hill and trees. Very helpful rangers!

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Hipcamper Audrey
Audrey
didn't provide a recommendation.
December 14th, 2017

We camped here in early September so that we could hike to Half Dome. We were a group of 6 that went and our campsite was huge! It seemed like it was meant for 2 campsites. The bathroom was semi clean. The sink kept getting clogged. But other than that the place was really nice. There’s also access to water , which is really nice.

Hipcamper Amy
Amy
didn't provide a recommendation.
June 12th, 2018

Some sites are ok, but others feel way too crowded with no privacy. If you are on the 200 loop, go to the far end of the loop. Anything near 205 is far too crowded.

Park
Yosemite National Park
State
California
Phone Number
(209) 372-0200
Directions
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Official Website
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Coordinates
37.748° N, 119.8° W
Unknown price
Tent Only: 70 Sites
(Up to 6 people per site)
Unknown price
RV / Trailer: 17 Sites
(Up to 6 people per site)
Unknown price
Tent / RV / Trailer: 74 Sites
(Up to 6 people per site)