On a last minute trip to Yosemite and looking for some camping? You might luck out at the first-come, first-served Railroad Flat Campground. These cute sites are located in a shady grove of oak and pine, and super close to the park entrance. What’s more is you’ll get to camp-out right along the Merced River. Life ain’t too shabby for us procrastinators!

Campsite area
Tent or RV sites
9 sites
Up to guests per site
No wheelchair access
Campfires allowed
Toilet available
Pets allowed
Picnic table available


Offered near the campground.


Bikers can breeze on the trails in the Bass Lake ranger district and the High Sierra ranger district. In the High Sierra, you c...Read more


Motorized boating is allowed at Shaver Lake and Redinger Lake, and there are plenty of opportunities for non-motorized boating:...Read more


Lakes and reservoirs are generally open year round; freshwater stream fishing is open from late April to mid November. The best...Read more


There’s no shortage of incredible hikes here: Nelder Grove is home to some of the finest sequoias, and best of all, there are n...Read more

Horseback riding

Equestrians have so much to explore in the Sierra National Forest! With five wilderness areas, trails, horse camps, and horse r...Read more


Paddlers are welcome to explore the lakes in this forest-- many of the rivers are whitewater, so if you are feeling confident a...Read more

Off-roading (OHV)

Those looking for some scenic driving have come to the right place. We highly recommend the incredible 100 mile Sierra Vista Sc...Read more


Pretty rad rock climbing here-- Tollhouse Rock and Courtright Reservoir both have over a hundred climbs. Check out the list on ...Read more

Snow sports

You can sled/tube in Goat Meadow, cross country ski, snowshoe, and snowmobile over 234 miles of trails. China Peak Ski Area off...Read more


Bass, Huntington and Shaver Lakes are perfect for swimming, with designated swim areas. You can also swim in these creeks and c...Read more

Whitewater paddling

Whitewater adventurers often come to the Sierra National Forest for the Kings River and Merced Wild and Scenic River. The Kings...Read more

Wildlife watching

Wildlife includes mule deer, black bears, coyotes, bobcats, foxes, marmots, porcupines, and quail. You can also find trout, bas...Read more


Natural features you'll find at Railroad Flat Campground.

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June 14th, 2019

This is great spot, but it gets crowded and a little rowdy during the busy season. If you have kids or are a light sleeper, I would suggest Willow placer or McCabe flat. That photo is not of the location

Sierra National Forest
United States
Phone Number
Briceburg Visitor Center (209) 379-9414 <br>Mother Lode Field Office (916) 941-3101
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37.618° N, 120.02° W
Tent Only - Hike In: 3 Sites
(Up to people per site)
Tent / RV / Trailer: 6 Sites
(Up to people per site)