The vibe at Tuolumne Meadows Walk-In Campground
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We love the Tuolumne Meadows backpackers camp before and after our main trek. The walk-in camp is behind the A loop. Family friendly, fun campfire show, quieter sans RVs. Great spot for meeting fellow backpackers. Plus the meadows and the river are beautiful!
During the winter this place is usually snow packed and the roads are shut down. But late spring on is amazing. So pretty, but can be packed. Get there early to grab a spot and just be patient people are always leaving. There is a cool guide around the native area that takes you to see the flora and fauna as well as the native lands. And you are right up the way from the best view of half dome. Seriously. There is a small 1 mile hike on the left of the drive up, you'll know which it is, it isn't far from the campground exit when driving up to the half dome viewing point. Do it. Go to the top of the big rock. And just take it in. Its super beginner but the rock can be slippery so as always dress appropriately!
This flat campground can accommodate a ton of people and was full when I was there in September. There are all kinds of people, some of who are waking up for early adventures so it's best not to bring a rowdy late-night crowd to this campground.
Yosemite in the fall is my favorite. Crowds are lighter & the warmer clors of the park come alive. Everything feels crisper. This campsite has some first come first serve sites so get here early to claim your spot. Not a party campsite.