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Red Dragonfly Ranch

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· Groveland, California
38 acres
5 sites
5 RV/Tent
In 2020 Red Dragonfly Ranch was opened and named in honor of the previous owners sister who would visit her in a form of a Red Dragonfly. June 2022 Red Dragonfly Ranch was purchased and is now ran by the Goldstein family. We wanted to keep the name to continue to honor her sister and the unique continued presence of red dragonflies on the property. As a family ran campsite you will meet a few of us and we are all here to help in any way. Our goal is to make a Hip Camp that our campers can fully enjoy and have the property be the destination of choice when visiting Yosemite or the gold country of the Sierra’s. The Red Dragonfly Ranch is conveniently located. We are only 30 minutes from the entrance to Yosemite and only minutes away from the beautiful town of Groveland " The Gateway to Yosemite" and all the hidden gems in between. There are chickens who lay eggs daily and we are working on maintaining the many raised beds, our goal is being able to have our campers feel free to pick fresh herbs, fruits and veggies for their pleasure. There is a year round spring fed creek to cool off in and shade is plentiful. Follow us on instagram @red_dragonfly_ranch Please shoot us a message if you have any questions.
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Groveland, 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 Vivian G.Joined in February 2021
Response rate: 100%
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64 ratings · 91 reviews
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Home Life I.recommends
October 16, 2022
The Falls
Yosemite HipCamping
Viviene, Leo, and this HipCamp spot was fantastic! The host was quick on responses when we booked, and was communicative beforehand and on how to enter when we arrived late. The facilities are a perfect HipCamp spot. Simple but very functional. We loved the outdoor cedar shower area and the spots were private. It was the dry season in Cali, but during the rainy season this area would be incredible with the stream nearby flowing. Thank you HipCamp Hosts! Nicely done and this is a wonderful site, especially for those going to Yosemite.
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Natalie N.recommends
September 18, 2022
Creekside 1
Peaceful camp with outdoor shower!
Had a great stay and would definitely return! I stayed two nights during the week and had the whole place to myself. Creekside #1 was in between another site and the communal firepit area, with just a short walk to the bathroom and the outdoor showers. Highly recommend the outdoor shower -- very well made! Adrienne, who lives on-site, was so sweet and I loved meeting her dog, Charlie, who watches over the property.
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Kevin S.recommends
September 5, 2022
Creekside 1
One of our favorites
This was our second time back to this Hipcamp site. We were lucky to get the same site as we did last time. It’s so serene, and peaceful here, you don’t hwar much traffic and car passing by. All the sites are well placed and organized. The host was very accommodating and gave us a lot of space. Even though Yosemite just went through a tough wildfire, we were allowed (responsibly) to have a fire in the communal fire pit.
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Missy S.recommends
August 22, 2022
End of the Line
It was quite and nice a great spot for 5 people had nice walking spots likes the creek area and up the hill and it wasn't that open me and my family had a fun time there
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Monza D.recommends
August 1, 2022
Creekside 2
HIDDEN GEM
We were a group of 15 ppl so when we went we occupied creekside 1, 2 and the falls! Perfect place for a big family like us!
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Monza D.recommends
August 1, 2022
Creekside 1
HIDDEN GEM
This place is a hidden gem. I was hesitant to write a review because i was being selfish and i kinda didn't want people to know about this place. It's perfectly located right outside of the yosemite national park (roughly 30-40 minute drive). The campsites were flat so easy to pitch your tent at and you practically park your car in front of your campsite for the creekside 1, 2 and the falls camp site. We came as a group of 15 and we booked these 3 sites. It was perfect as we were just 10ft away from each other. Charlie the dog is so adorable. But be careful as he is extremely smart so make sure you put away any of your leftovers! Vivian came in every morning during our stay to empty out the trash and just to say hi or just to drop off fresh eggs! Granted the showers didn't really any hot water but it was exactly what we needed after a long hot day. This was our first "real" camping experience and we all absolutely love it! Can't wait to go back again next year!
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Gabriyel B.recommends
July 28, 2022
Creekside 1
Awesome camp!
We got really late, but our host was very friendly and helpful. Even though it’s been dark and about 9:30-10pm, a guy on ATV wait for us to open the gate, and showed a direction to our site. Toilet was very clean, and the campsite itself looked really safe and cozy. Definitely recommend!
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Natasha F.recommends
July 18, 2022
The Falls
Great stop outside Yosemite!
Exactly as described. Friendly, responsive host. Flat parking for our van. Nice shower set-up.
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Anand G.recommends
July 18, 2022
Creek View
Camping near Yosemite!
We loved camping here. It is closeby Yosemite National Park. This place has a number of camping spots. You might need a 4WD for some of them but the listing mentions that as well. There was a water tap too for stuff like doing dishes, etc. The porta potty was clean and regularly maintained. The terrian is a bit rocky so make sure to take some sleeping pads to make it more comfortable. The host was courteous and greeted us when we arrived. Would definitely recommend it!
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Luke C.recommends
July 11, 2022
The Big Roundup
Clean, quiet, and chill. Vivian and company were very friendly and helpful! If campsite requires 4wheel drive, you need it!
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Julio M.recommends
July 11, 2022
Creekside 1
Everything good on Vivian's land, 100% recommendable.
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Yezenia S.recommends
July 6, 2022
Sierra View
Great hosts, awesome place to camp. Very welcoming
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William L.recommends
July 4, 2022
Creekside 2
Great campsite with awesome hosts!
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Brooke S.recommends
July 4, 2022
Creekside 1
Directions were clear, the hosts were welcoming and the outdoor shower was amazing. Thank you!
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Travis B.recommends
July 3, 2022
Overlook
A friendly and spacious campsite
This is a great spot to camp. Vivian and her husband were very friendly, and the property is spacious with useful amenities and some cool places to explore. There are two shower stalls on a small hill, and a useful water spicket in the central area of the camp that we used frequently. There are a dozen or so other camp sites available on the property, and they each have different amounts of space and different views. So it's cool to see where we may choose to stay next time. Be aware that there is a fairly steep dirt path that needs to be climbed in order to get to the higher campsites. So if you have a less than capable vehicle, or if you plan to use the bathroom/showers a lot, that may be noteworthy. Although in our case, the host used his 4x4 to carry our stuff up for us. The other campers were friendly and courteous while we were there. The only possible downside is the hosts dog, Charlie. He helped himself to some food we left on our table and got into the trash before peeing on a chair and getting out of dodge. But if you keep your stuff put up, you'll have a great time. There's a lot of waterfalls within 1 1/2 hours of the campsite, we recommend checking those out while you're there.
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Madeline B.recommends
July 2, 2022
The Falls
Camping close to Yosemite
We loved camping on Vivian’s land. They have a beautiful farm with goats and chickens. We even got fresh eggs for breakfast. The campsites are spread out and very spacious. They have a great outdoor shower and the port-a potty was very clean.
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Grant C.recommends
June 20, 2022
Washout Lane
Austin and Vivian are awesome hosts, very friendly and helpful. I had a great time socializing with them. They are brand new to this and they have the perfect personalities to operate a campground. The camping is a bit rustic but they are working hard to develop the campsites and I think it will be a great campground as they make upgrades and improvements from what the previous owner had done. Charlie, their Great Pyrenees dog is super friendly and very loveable. The property is beautiful and the the nearby town of Groveland is lovely, quaint and has at least 2 very good restaurants. The last 6 - 8 miles to get to the campground is very steep and windy but the road is in very good condition, just be prepared. I very much recommend the Red Dragonfly campground Grant C Castlegar, BC, Canada
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Walter S.recommends
June 18, 2022
Creekside 1
Creekside 1
Wonderful place to camp. Nice large space with firepit.
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Cal M.recommends
June 15, 2022
Creekside 1
The atmosphere is welcoming. Charlie the dog is a dote .
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Vanessa S.recommends
June 12, 2022
Creekside 1
Gateway to Yosemite
This camp site is right outside of Groveland with easy access to Yosemite, Hetch Hetchy, Carlon Falls and so much more. It’s a good base camp while exploring the area. Enjoyed the outdoor shower, clean port-a-potty and star gazing. Careful with the mosquitoes tho they will getcha.
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Signe A.recommends
May 31, 2022
Washout Lane
Great Campsite, there is a cool little creek to explore and beautiful nature all around. Pamela was very helpful
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Kendra O.recommends
May 31, 2022
End of the Line
Great camping spot. Pamela helped us move out camping gear to the site. There are showers available and one porta potty. It's a solid spot since its near a few national parks
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Greg K.recommends
May 31, 2022
Washout Lane
Campervan overnight at Washout Lane
Pamela is terrific! Wonderful stay.
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Jose L.recommends
May 30, 2022
Creekside 1
Excellent location
Great spot next to Yosemite entrance
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Amanda C.recommends
May 30, 2022
Creekside 2
RV camping-beautiful spot
This was a great experience. Pamela was very friendly and helpful and the location was scenic. We were able to fit our 30 ft travel trailer into this spot but most others were tent camping. About an hour and a half to Yosemite valley and very close to some restaurants/brewery and groveland so it was a good location. Definitely recommend checking this place out!
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Joyce R.recommends
May 30, 2022
West Loop
Great!
Ons word: Great!! Friendly people and a nice gard dog, Charlie :-)
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Nikolay T.recommends
May 30, 2022
Creek View
Memorial weekend camping
We had an awesome time staying at the ranch over the memorial weekend. Loved the campsite, was pretty private with a nice view from the hillside. All of the sites are spread out, it felt very nice and quiet, with not too many people around, like in most of camping resorts I've been to. The property is beautiful, has a creek, which you can hike up and down. Amenities look nice and new. Pamela, the host, was very accommodating and helpful. Gave us tips and directions for lakes to do swimming and paddle boarding. The ranch is conveniently located close to Don Pedro reservuar, where you can do water activities, town and stores, and of course, Yosemite national park. Highly recommend!
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Viv S.recommends
May 19, 2022
The Falls
Very peaceful . Good to have a dog around for safety .
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Jacob D.recommends
May 17, 2022
Overlook
Beautiful land!
Pamela’s camp sites were incredible, a truly one of a kind experience!
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Dina B.recommends
May 16, 2022
The Big Roundup
A land for all! Super welcoming <3
My friends and I loved our experience camping on Pamela's land! Pamela was so kind and attentive to our schedule and experience. She was replying very quickly through hipcamp whenever we were running late to get back to her campsite or needed something like a little bit of cooking oil! Her dog Charlie was so welcoming and chill as well. He was not a bother at all and was very calm, and people-friendly. The site itself was quite spacious and we were fortunate to be the only ones on the campground this weekend. There was more than enough wood available to make fire around the designated communal pits. And the showers.. so spacious and refreshing! It was awesome showering after our long day hiking in Yosemite under the moonlight! I would recommend this beautiful place 10/10. Close enough to the west entrance of Yosemite. I would definitely comeback again.
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