Description

Hodgdon Meadow Campground is definitely a “no-frills" experience. The sites are rather vanilla, a little tight, and privacy is limited. It’s also a bit out of the way from the main attractions, but this is also part of the appeal. If you are hoping to be right in Yosemite Valley, then this isn’t the site for you. With that being said, it tends to be less crowded than some of Continue reading...
Hodgdon Meadow Campground is definitely a “no-frills" experience. The sites are rather vanilla, a little tight, and privacy is limited. It’s also a bit out of the way from the main attractions, but this is also part of the appeal. If you are hoping to be right in Yosemite Valley, then this isn’t the site for you. With that being said, it tends to be less crowded than some of the more popular areas in Yosemite Valley. If you’re coming from San Francisco, then it’s the first campground you hit, which is convenient for some. The countryside surrounding Hodgdon is very green and beautiful. Each site contains a fire ring, picnic table, and a food locker. While Hodgdon might not be your first choice, it’s not a bad choice.
Campsite area
Bring your own tents, vans, trailers, rv & moto...
No. of sites
104
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

Activities

Offered near the campground.

Biking

If you prefer to travel on a two wheeled vehicle, then you’re in luck! why is that? well there are over 12 miles of paved bike ...Read more

Fishing

There is a plethora of fishing options in yosemite and the surrounding areas. the season for stream and river fishing begins on...Read more

Hiking

Yosemite has unbelievable amount of goodness to offer the hiker. just simply walking around the park is one of the best ways to...Read more

Horseback riding

Why not see yosemite... via a mule or on horseback !? guided mule rides, both pack and saddle trips, overnight boarding facili...Read more

Paddling

Within yosemite’s vast natural wonder are many places to go kayaking . visitors can enjoy the park by water on the merced rive...Read more

Climbing

We don’t often use the words “world renowned” unless it is something truly deserving. which brings us the the world renowned cl...Read more

Snow sports

Yosemite can definitely be a winter wonderland. during certain parts of the year, the park is available for a variety of winte...Read more

Swimming

You could go swimming at one of the outdoor pools available during the summer time at curry village and yosemite lodge , howev...Read more

Whitewater paddling

A popular activity is rafting along the merced river. it is a great way to cover a lot of ground in little time and is very rel...Read more

Wildlife watching

Part of what makes yosemite so epic is it’s year round inhabitants of the furry nature . yosemite national park supports more...Read more

Terrain

Natural features you'll find at Hodgdon Meadow Campground.

Forest
Lake
Redwoods
River, stream or ...
Swimming hole
Waterfall
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Hipcamper Paulina
Paulina D.
didn't provide a recommendation.
April 22nd, 2015

Crowded campground, and extremely noisy with campers who leave the city to party in the woods. Close to Tuolumne Grove of Giant Sequoias. Would not recommend if you're looking for a peaceful escape.

Hipcamper Andrew
Andrew P.
didn't provide a recommendation.
October 13th, 2015

Sites are quite close to each other and fairly crowded. After a long drive though it was nice to be very close to the entrance of the park. Not very quiet at night. Fast access to Tioga and the hiking along there.

Hipcamper Joe
Joe F.
didn't provide a recommendation.
October 11th, 2015

Was a very crowded campground, even during the weekdays. Camped next to a family with a dad yelling at his kids the whole time. Even when one kid was sick and throwing up he was still yelling at him! The best part about it was its location, as we stayed there in between our nights in the valley and our backpacking trip in the Yosemite backcountry. It is very conveniently located for that, only a couple of miles from the junction of Tioga Rd and the road into Yosemite Valley. It served its purpose as a place to sleep, but that's about it. Definitely the low point of the Yosemite trip, but the bar there is very high.

Hipcamper Primla
Primla P.
recommends this listing.
June 20th, 2017

When bringing toiletries, bring as much "unscented" or "fragrance free" items as possible. Otherwise you'll have to lock them up in your bear locker. Bring straight up DEET, OFF! & other natural bug sprays won't help.
Also, there are SO MANY "dead & down" trees you can use for firewood so you don't have to bring any or buy in the park. The rangers encourage you to burn it because there's just too much for them to clear out. We were told at the Ranger Station that they'd "appreciate the help." Don't forget wash bins for dishes & water jugs; you can get water there but remember, you're in bear country, so you have to dump dirty dish water in the dump sink.

Hipcamper Xanthe
Xanthe &.
recommends this listing.
February 19th, 2017

The inner loops (closer to the bathrooms) are not great and loo-goers trample through the sites en route to the bathroom. Try to get on the outer loop - the lowest and highest numbered sites straddle the entrance and are a little quieter.

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Hipcamper Katrina
Katrina Y.
recommends this listing.
June 6th, 2017

First come first serve, arrive early!

Hipcamper Kristina
Kristina C.
didn't provide a recommendation.
May 3rd, 2018

This campsite was an absolute GEM!!! Definitely coming back.

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Hipcamper SHILPESH
Shilpesh G.
has mixed feelings towards this listing.
July 29th, 2018

Campground is good, but can be noisy sometimes due to campsites allocated very closely

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Park
Yosemite National Park
State
California
Phone Number
(209) 372-0200
Directions
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Official Website
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Coordinates
37.8° N, 119.874° W
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