About Crane Flat Campground
- Listing type: Public
- No. of sites: 161
- Phone: (209) 372-0200
- Accessibility: Park at listing
- Campsite area: Bring your own Tents, Cars, Vans, Trailers, RV & Motorhomes
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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.
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.
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.