Description

This massive campground has 304 spots-- some even for horses and a handful of group and backpacking sites. Here you can find Mountaineering School, and the Grill, Post Office, and Store. The huge Tuolumne River forks off here and there are springs, lakes (Dog Lake, anyone?), and canyons nearby.
Campsite area
Bring your own tents, vans, trailers, rv & moto...
No. of sites
148
RV details
Not specified
RV hookups
None
Access
Park at listing
Group sizes
Up to 30 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 Tuolumne Meadows Campground.

Forest
Lake
Redwoods
River, stream or ...
Swimming hole
Waterfall
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Hipcamper Jacqueline
Jacqueline T.
didn't provide a recommendation.
September 7th, 2015

Camp here and hike up to Lower Cathedral Lake, about 5 miles, for some of the most beautiful sights you will see. Make sure to get up and out early so you can picnic lunch up there, hang out and make it back by sunset.

Lyell Canyon Creek, about 3-5miles outside the Meadows has amazing spots along the creek to put up a hammock and enjoy some reading in the woods.

Hipcamper Cristina
Cristina R.
didn't provide a recommendation.
April 2nd, 2015

Super packed and high traffic. People come and go at all hours of the night! Didn't sleep at all both nights even though I was tired from hiking Mt.Dana, the lakes, etc. When it rains, which it did, a small rivers flows thru, watch where you pitch your tent

Hipcamper Fresh Off
Fresh Off T.
didn't provide a recommendation.
June 6th, 2015

Sites in the A loop give you the easiest access to the river. While it is (freezing) cold throughout the summer, there are some good spots to swim, and depending on the water level, a great natural waterslide.

The A loop of campgrounds are right next to the Tuolumne River.
Hipcamper Sarah
Sarah R.
didn't provide a recommendation.
September 16th, 2015

This is a great car campsite to stay at while visiting and exploring the Tuolumne Meadows and Tioga Road trails. Loop A is closest to the water and really gorgeous, but all the sites in Loop A are very close together. There are some sites in Loop D that are more spread out and while you can still see your neighbors, you won't necessary hear them. Make sure to explore Lyell Canyon (as far as you want to go), the Cathedral Lakes (super impressive 7-8 mile round trip), and Glen Aulin High Sierra camp (12 miles round trip). We've also stayed here as a great first night campsite after driving in and before heading out on various backpacking trips.

Hipcamper Margaret
Margaret C.
recommends this listing.
June 22nd, 2017

You'll probably spot some deer! Try to disturb them as little as possible.

Hipcamper Connie
Connie W.
didn't provide a recommendation.
January 9th, 2016

I don't know why the description has the Bike/Hike option drawn through. TM campground definitely does have a backpacker area.

Hipcamper Emily
Emily S.
didn't provide a recommendation.
November 15th, 2017

Camped here this August, and we had a great time! Sites are a little close together, but I think this is less of a party crowd vs. what you'd find in the Valley, so its a little quieter, despite the size. Our site in Loop A had great access to the General Store and the meadows near Lembert Dome. The hike to Elizabeth Lake also starts in this campground at the back of Loop B, so very easy access to hiking! Overall, I love Tuolumne Meadows and this campground. Definitely consider spending time here if you are visiting Yosemite. Plus, you don't have to reserve ahead of time - 50% of the campsites are first-come, first-served, which is awesome!

Hipcamper Alex
Alex A.
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January 20th, 2018

Very very easy to get permits for half dome if you get them at this ranger station.

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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
37.875° N, 119.353° W
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