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
Park at listing
Group sizes
Up to 6 people per site
Potable water available
Fires allowed
Toilet available
Pets allowed
Picnic table available
No RV hookup
Horseback riding
Snow sports
Whitewater paddling
Wildlife watching
Wind sports

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

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

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

Hipcamper Phillip
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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.

Hipcamper Ryan and Danielle
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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.

Hipcamper Andy
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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
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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!

Hipcamper Audrey
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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.

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(209) 372-0200
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