Description

Next to the Merced River, at an elevation of 4000 ft, and towards the southern end of Yosemite National Park, lies Wawona Campground. Wouldn’t it be nice to camp right next to that babbling brook? Well if river camping is your thing (how can it not be your thing?), then you will surely enjoy Wawona. There are 93 sites in total and the camps are large. They are relatively close Continue reading...

Next to the Merced River, at an elevation of 4000 ft, and towards the southern end of Yosemite National Park, lies Wawona Campground. Wouldn’t it be nice to camp right next to that babbling brook? Well if river camping is your thing (how can it not be your thing?), then you will surely enjoy Wawona. There are 93 sites in total and the camps are large. They are relatively close to each other, however it is usually much more secluded than the campgrounds in Yosemite Valley. Each site is outfitted with a fire ring, picnic table, food locker and near bathrooms (with water). There’s no showers, but for this lovely campground, it’s worth roughing it for a night!

Campsite area
Bring your own tents, cars, vans, tra...
No. of sites
94
Access
Park at listing
Group sizes
Up to 6 people per site
Fires allowed
Potable water available
Toilet available
Pets allowed
Picnic table available
No RV hookup
RV sanitation available
Biking
Fishing
Hiking
Horseback riding
Paddling
Climbing
Snow sports
Swimming
Whitewater paddling
Wildlife watching
Boating
Wind sports
OHV
Surfing

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Hipcamper Alicia

Campsites are packed quite close together, so not the best campground for privacy. Mosquitos can be vicious in the summer as well! Nice view of the Merced river though, and close to some nice hikes like Chilnuala Falls.

Hipcamper Emily

Campsites are a little close together, only Loop A is open during the off season. Chatted with the rangers last weekend, and they're planning on opening Loops B & C this upcoming weekend (April 9th). Must arrive by EARLY Friday morning to get a spot for weekend. Call NPS for availability.
We camped at site 30. We enjoyed it. Definitely the most private camp, and since the gate is locked, we were at the end, and there weren't cars driving by constantly. Plenty of room for 2 tents. Only downside is that the site is not flat anywhere. So you need to be OK with sleeping downhill. Wouldn't recommend this spot with a RV/camper, as the parking space is further from the site than others in the loop. Very close to Merced River, the pups loved it!

Hipcamper Ciera

Camped here the first weekend in November and loved it. Campsites are first come first serve so get there in the morning to secure your spot...they were all full by the time we got back that night. Right next to a river. Some campsites are packed a little tight but we managed to snag campsite number 30 which is a little more private. Not right in Yosemite Valley but the drive is beautiful and not a big deal to drive in. I would definitely recommend!

Hipcamper Edith

This is the campground furthest from the valley. However, its closest to the entrance so leaving will be easier and the line to exit shorter.

Hipcamper Elena

Such as awesome camp. The food at half dome village is forever better than the food at Yosemite village. Save yourself the disgust. We had cabin 7, so we were a 30 second walk from the wifi hub, cafeteria and beer! Pizza was awesome as well. The park is quiet on this side during late winter early spring, and its so worth it if you can catch it on a sunny, preferably not flooding day haha.

Hipcamper Kristin

Hard to get but worth it, nice river sites, not as crowded as the valley.

Park
Yosemite National Park
State
California
Phone Number
(209) 372-0200
Directions
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Coordinates
37.548° N, 119.679° W
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