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
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 Jacqueline
Jacqueline
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
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
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.

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Hipcamper Sarah
Sarah
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
recommends this listing.
June 22nd, 2017

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

Hipcamper Connie
Connie
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
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
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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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Coordinates
37.875° N, 119.353° W
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