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BaseCampByBo!

95%
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229 reviews
· California
20 acres
4 sites
4 Caravan/Tent
If you are looking for man made and leveled campsites, then this is not your basecamp. This land is a gorgeous 20 acres that means a lot to us.  It's space to find your peace of mind and pitch a tent or hammock, as you would when hiking the backcountry.  Aside from complimentary ice water, potty, shower, soaps, sanitizer, sunscreen, first aid, communal fire pit, wood stove and dishwashing area) this is not "glamping".  If you are  a person who appreciates nature and making due with what the land has provided, then we are a great fit. Guests have 20 acres to find a secluded, or socially distanced spot to pitch camp. This is for people that know how to camp in the backcountry -  Without a trash can, who don’t leave cigarette butts, respect the land and would rather not be sectioned off. Flat areas are all over if you explore, and use your feet to brush aside rocks and twigs, to lay down a tent base, as we do every time we camp in the backcountry. The geography of these mountains is just that, hills and mountains. The vista at the top of the property is gorgeous and easily camps 5 tents spaced out. The property does offer many other great camping areas, and I’m more than happy to point them out. Yosemite is 30 minutes away, Don Pedro lake is 30 minutes, Cherry Lake is 30 minutes, Preston falls and Carlon falls are both 30 min away.  Downtown Groveland Is 7 minutes away, and other historic towns are not too far.  Close to many swimming holes. Rainbow pools is 15 minutes away. 10 min from the local grocery store and other local shops. Base Camp is just off of highway 120. Sonora has a great farmers market on Sunday and is a beautiful 40 min drive away. Thank you for taking time to read this, we look forward to hosting you!  -Best    Jarrett & Bo
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California, United StatesTo respect the Host's privacy, the precise address of this land will be provided after booking
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Hosted by Jarrett H.Joined in June 2020
Response rate: 80%Response time: Within 9 hours
95%
281 Ratings · 229 reviews
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Maegen S.recommends
October 10, 2022
BaseCampByBo!
Camping on Jarrett’s land was awesome! We had the space to ourselves the first couple days, pitched our tent under the trees on top of the hill with a beautiful view of the horizon and full moon. There were some nice amenities, like picnic table with a beautiful view, showers and place to clean dishes, and cold potable water. This was a super chill spot and nearby swimming holes and Yosemite. We would definitely come back.
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Jane S.recommends
September 30, 2022
BaseCampByBo!
Very nice view, very nice host. Utilities were good. We liked it a lot.
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Sophie C.recommends
September 6, 2022
BaseCampByBo!
We stayed for three nights and had the place all to ourselves for most of the time. A beautiful view to enjoy both sunset and sunrise. Jarrett is an amazing host and went above and beyond!
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Justin C.recommends
August 23, 2022
BaseCampByBo!
This was such a great site! Jarrett was an excellent host. He had sunscreen and bug spray for us to borrow, and even lent us a cooler and gave us a bag of ice to keep a ridiculously big chocolate cake we brought camping. He had great advice on local swimming holes, and the site itself has a great view of the distant mountains. A great home base for exploring Yosemite or just hanging out.
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Odie B.recommends
August 19, 2022
BaseCampByBo!
I loved camping at Jarret's land. It is beautiful out there. We saw the host one time. He showed us the camping area, where to use the outdoor restroom, water station, and shower area. He seems friendly person. I recommend staying there.
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Lucas B.doesn't recommend
August 8, 2022
BaseCampByBo!
Bees & Bedrock vs A Hot Shower
The only redeemable quality of this campsite was the hot shower and the host Jarrett. We got increasingly frustrated at the actual campsite. Calling it a campsite is quite honestly a bit gracious, it’s a bedrock hill that is impossible to get a stake into. It’s also got a bee problem, and these things were incessant. As a last minute spot, with every other public option booked, this works. Otherwise, I’d recommend against it.
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Lindsay M.recommends
August 5, 2022
BaseCampByBo!
Jarrett was super responsive even though our group arrived at two different times and he had to meet us both. He was friendly and helpful!
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Daniel V.recommends
July 31, 2022
BaseCampByBo!
Perfect spot outside of Yosemite
We had an incredible time camping at Jarrett’s. Very spacious area with a spot on top of the hill that had a beautiful view of the stars at night. The clean bathroom and warm shower were icing on the cake. Only about a 45 minute drive into the park, which was nice. We always camp with our dog and it was very convenient that this HipCamp is 5 minutes from Big Creek Boarding. So we dropped Riley off in the morning, hit the trails at the park, then came back and enjoyed our camp spot. I cannot recommend this place more. Fantastic host and communicator as well.
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Noortje W.recommends
July 31, 2022
BaseCampByBo!
Beautiful campsite!
We had a great time at Jarrets campground. The view from our tent was amazing, it was nice and quiet and Yosemite national park is only an hour drive away. We had all the facilities we needed and we really enjoyed the outside shower! Jarrett also provided us with lots of places to go in the area.
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Nikki L.recommends
July 27, 2022
BaseCampByBo!
B.Y.Oh My
Perfect spot before heading to Yosemite NP. We saw two shooting stars while looking at the gorgeous night sky! To be honest, I liked it even better than the Yosemite NP campground because it was so secluded and quiet. Jarrett was a great host-communicating how to get there, checking in with us prior to our arrival and getting us cold water!
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Hannah H.recommends
July 14, 2022
BaseCampByBo!
Jarrett has a perfect set up for campers! The shower has hot water, the bathroom is super clean, there is a large sink to do dishes, and he provides ice water in a cooler for everyone. It is not a bad drive to Yosemite and honestly it is probably better than camping inside the park. I would recommend staying on his land to anyone!
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Aaron L.recommends
July 13, 2022
BaseCampByBo!
Great camping close to Yosemite
We had a great time at Jarrett’s! First off, Jarrett is a very nice guy, he was very responsive (answered within minutes), forthcoming and helpful. You can clearly see that he put a lot of effort into his camping site. In the valley (2 mins walking from the camping site) he built an outside shower and washing area which was very clean and pleasant to use!! Up the small hill, the camping spots are located in the middle of nature, with almost 360 degree view of the surrounding forests - it was insanely beautiful, especially the sunsets!! He has multiple hang-out spots scattered over the area with hammocks and chairs to chill and enjoy yourself. Finally, if you’re planning to go hiking in Yosemite, this site is perfect, since it’s only 20-30 minutes away from on of the entrances. We will definitely come back and enjoy Jarrett’s hospitality!!
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Jae Hee H.recommends
July 7, 2022
BaseCampByBo!
This was an exceptional experience. The host was a fast communicator, and was very helpful throughout the whole process. I was having trouble with the HipCamp website, and Jarrett helped me even before anything was booked! My family and I were determined to barbeque, and the hosts set everything up for us so that it would be easier. Overall, this was an incredible camping trip and I would love to stay on Jarrett's land again.
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Emily N.recommends
July 5, 2022
BaseCampByBo!
We enjoyed our stay on Jarrett's property! We found a nice area to set up camp, and we're blown away by the stargazing each night. Nice amenities on site - enjoyed the outdoor shower! Conveniently located to Groveland and 30 min to the Yosemite entrance.
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Paul B.recommends
July 4, 2022
BaseCampByBo!
Beautiful spot in the countryside with a great panoramic view.
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Rebecca L.recommends
July 3, 2022
BaseCampByBo!
Jarrett was SO nice and helpful! Unfortunately we were only able to stay just the one night out of two that we booked, so he offered to help us out with a future stay! Amazing communication, beautiful location, and a very helpful host in all ways. Plus Bo was very welcoming!
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Guenole L.recommends
July 1, 2022
BaseCampByBo!
Excellent location near Yosemite and very convenient base camp. Jarret is also a great host. I would come again
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Joni N.doesn't recommend
June 30, 2022
BaseCampByBo!
Property was beautiful and host was great Although the sites were not level for tents or our camp vehicle . Also the 1 port-a potty was full and was gross to use. It should have been clean on a Monday. We stayed only 1 night for a 3 night stay.
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Yarithza C.recommends
June 29, 2022
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BaseCampByBo was an Amazing! Wash station really comes in handy, also the shower. We camped here because we were visiting Yosemite and it was a great choice not so far just 1 hour from Yosemite Valley. The market was just 10 min away which was perfect incase you forgot something. No light by Shower, bathroom or wash station so make sure you take a headlamp. Def. Staying here again when coming to Yosemite National Park.
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Narella C.recommends
June 27, 2022
BaseCampByBo!
Best spot for sunrise.
Loved it! Nice spots to camp for sunset and sunrise. Shower was awesome. Nice people, cute dogs to welcome you as soon as you get there, doesn’t matter at what time <3. I would come back.
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Ivan S.recommends
June 27, 2022
BaseCampByBo!
Super awesome host! Responded very fast to all questions and inquires. 10/10 would recommend. Fairly short drive to Yosemite.
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Brad W.recommends
June 25, 2022
BaseCampByBo!
Great place to camp near Yosemite! Jarrett is super friendly and helpful
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Frank P.recommends
June 25, 2022
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Would give this 6 stars if I could
Absolutely stunning view, extremely peaceful, about 30 min from the entrance of Yosemite with plenty of hikes around as well. I made a friend for life in Jarrett and his dog Bo. Truly exceptional person and I can’t wait to come back!
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Juliana R.recommends
June 20, 2022
BaseCampByBo!
Very secluded with only a couple of other groups on the property with us! Jarrett has ice water available, as well as an outdoor shower, portapotty, and a sink to wash dishes. Overall, I would definitely camp here again next time I go to Yosemite. Most importantly Jarrett’s dogs were adorable! (-:
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Sarah And Darren H.recommends
June 18, 2022
BaseCampByBo!
Such a great experience camping out here in the wilderness! Jarrett and Bo were awesome and it was a pleasure meeting them! Also the views were stunning and it was only 30 minutes from the Yosemite NP north entrance. Bonus! The only thing to note is if you’re a light sleeper, the cockerel in the distance will be sure to wake you up pretty dang early. Aside from that, everything was pleasant, and we will definitely be back!
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Lennart P.recommends
June 15, 2022
BaseCampByBo!
Awesome space with amazing Star Viewing possibilities. An hour from the valley
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Caroline L.recommends
June 14, 2022
BaseCampByBo!
Camping with amazing views
Jarrett has a beautiful property with amazing views. He is very accommodating, communicative and helpful.
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Bridget B.recommends
June 14, 2022
BaseCampByBo!
Jarrett was the best ! He was super communicative and helpful. The land had great views and was a good proximity to the park entrance. 9/10 would stay there again
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Amy T.recommends
June 12, 2022
BaseCampByBo!
2nd time with Jarrett. The place is great, easy access, close to Grove land and Yosemite, it's well kept and real nice
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Karen F.recommends
June 10, 2022
BaseCampByBo!
It waa peaceful and good as base camp to Yosemite!
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