Hipcamp host Liza D.,
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Come camp at our family-run river rafting company basecamp. We have been in operation for 50 years as a rafting business and we are excited to share the Tuolumne River Canyon views with you during your stay! Ask us about rafting if you're interested in adding on a whitewater trip to your stay. 

This is a convenient site for those staying in a van or camper. Located by


Come camp at our family-run river rafting company basecamp. We have been in operation for 50 years as a rafting business and we are excited to share the Tuolumne River Canyon views with you during your stay! Ask us about rafting if you're interested in adding on a whitewater trip to your stay. 

This is a convenient site for those staying in a van or camper. Located by our bathhouse with easy access to hot showers and flushing toilets, and access to wi-fi, this site has all of the amenities you may need during your stay. This site is only for those staying in a van, camper, or car. There is no spot to pitch a tent around this site, it is van only. This site is perfect for people who prefer to be a very short distance from restrooms and showers and would like to have wi-fi available right at camp. If you are looking to plug in electricity, please let us know so we can make sure we can accommodate you. 

We are located 15 minutes' driving distance from the entrance to Yosemite National Park (note that between May 20 to September 30th you will need a reservation to get into Yosemite) and 15 minutes driving to the historic town of Groveland. Our campsites offer sweeping views of 4 waterfalls, vibrant sunrises and sunsets, three different river canyons, and a classic Sierra Nevada foothills ecosystem. 

We are less than 5 minutes away from Rainbow Pools, a local swimming hole, and 5 minutes away from the Lucky Buck, a tasty diner. We are more than happy to give you suggestions on places to explore around Yosemite, Stanislaus National Forest, and Groveland. 

We have a small dog named Nala who you might see running around and we can be around as much or as little as you'd like!

RV only area
RV site
1 site
Up to 4 guests per site
Up to 1 vehicle
Wheelchair access
RV Information
Caravans, Fifth wheels, Toy haulers, Camper trailers, Motorhomes, Campervans, Class C RVs, Campervans, and Cars allowed
Vehicles under 7 meters allowed
Pull-in site
Surface type: concrete-pad
Surface levelness: flat
Electrical connection available
Doesn't accommodate slideouts
Hookups: No water, sewage, or TV connection
Generators not allowed
Toilet available
Pets allowed
Fire ban in effect
Potable water available
Showers available
Picnic table available
Wifi available
Bins available
No kitchen
Laundry absent
Have a question? Send Liza a message!
  • Check in: After 3PM
  • Check out: Before 10AM
  • Cancellation policy: Moderate
  • On arrival: Go straight to camp
  • Minimum nights: 1 night
  • Accepts bookings: 6 months out
  • Weeknight discount: 10% off

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Whitewater paddling


Natural features you'll find at Clavey Camper Site in California.


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Hipcamper Andi
Andi T.
recommends this listing.
October 25th, 2022

great place to stay for a yosemite trip. great location. The bathrooms were clean new and amazing after a day of hiking.

Hipcamper Stuart

A great base for exploring yosemite

Stuart T.
recommends this listing.
October 13th, 2022

We stayed for two nights in an Escape camper van; the location was perfect for exploring Yosemite Valley. Amazing views from our pitch at the top of the hill. The facilities are amazing; clean flushable toilets and clean, hot showers with towels and soap provided.

We met the owners of the site who were incredibly friendly and gave us some great trips for the rest of our trip.

We would definitely stay here again.

Hipcamper Lee
Lee A.
recommends this listing.
September 30th, 2022

Liza’s HipCamp site was perfect for our family of four traveling in a camper van. It was a luxury to have lovely bathrooms & showers right there, bottle filler water, and wifi. Liza’s directions were very clear and easy to follow and we had a great stay!

Hipcamper David

Clavey camper site

David R.
recommends this listing.
September 26th, 2022

We had a wonderful stay at Clavey Camper Site.
Marty and Tom were so very nice.
Marty let us explore his Museum at the top of the property filled with so many fascinating things to see.
He even has a time machine he’s building.
About a mile away is Rainbow Pools and Falls, a must see. Even in September the falls were going strong, we definitely want to come back in the spring time to see them and the Tuolumne River.
So many things to do nearby. Yosemite, Evergreen Lodge with its restaurant, Gift and coffee shop. The town of Groveland is like a page out of an old magazine.
The bathroom and shower were very nice, our son said they were better than any hotel.
We would definitely recommend Clavey Camper Site.

Our hybrid camper backed into our spot.  Our son enjoying his stayWife and son at sitting at the picnic table before lunchLarge, very clean bathrooms.
Hipcamper Kris

Perfect stay!

Kris K.
recommends this listing.
May 28th, 2022

We were provided with everything we needed and more! A propane fire ring, nice, well-lit seating area, table to put our stuff in and the cleanest shower/bathroom facilities I've ever seen camping. There were plenty of towels, shampoo and soap as well. Do yourself a favor and walk around the property- the view from the back side is amazing. Will stay again if in the area, and would recommend to anyone. Great stay!!

Hipcamper Daniel
Daniel M.
recommends this listing.
May 8th, 2022

Amazing place to stay! The bathrooms and showers are new and very very clean. Easy to access and quiet. It made our day trip to Yosemite National Park a breeze. Would absolutely recommend!

Hipcamper MikeKelly
Mike Kelly R.
recommends this listing.
May 8th, 2022

This site is conveniently close to entrance to Yosemite. The hosts (family owned rafting business) are friendly and considerate. Their communication was exceptional - clear directions and responses to our questions. The restroom/bath-house is modern, roomy and very clean. Not to be overlooked are the amazing views from the property, as well as from the tent sites just above. We would definitely stay again and would recommend this spot to friends/family. One thing to keep in mind when booking - inquire as to electric hookup. We have a 30 amp connection, but the spot doesn't accommodate it. Our host kindly supplied a 120v ~ 15 amp GFCI ~ extension cord which was fine for our stay (weather did not require ac), but inquire/plan accordingly. For us it was a small hiccup that did not affect our stay negatively. Book with confidence👍

Tent site just aboveView from upper tent site spotsBath houseBath house
Hipcamper Myrthe
Myrthe C.
recommends this listing.
April 30th, 2022

Loved our stay at Liza! The spot is quiet, has a clean shower and toilet and a stunning view in the morning! It was a perfect distance to Yosemite Valley, with a big 22-feet van it took us an hour. Ideal place to fill up with fresh water too, would highly recommend!

Hipcamper Brad

Great location, great view

Brad S.
recommends this listing.
April 22nd, 2022

The camp location was perfect. It’s just a short drive to Yosemite and the cute town of Groveland, where you can get anything you need. The hosts were so kind and helpful and gave us great suggestions for hikes and things to do in the area. There is a bathhouse on property that is spotless.

Our Ansel Adams inspired photo from the amazing view on the tent camping side of the property.
Yosemite's Colfax Spring
United States
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