Hipcamp host Cassidy A.,
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ALL CAMP SITES REQUIRE 4 WHEEL DRIVE or All-Wheel drive- NO Exceptions

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Campers can enjoy the outdoors safely as all of our 5 campsites are in safe distance from each other.  The following are our expectations for safe camping at OYBC during COVID-19:  1) Maintain social distancing guidelines (6ft apart from other guests), 2) come prepared for your camping tr

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ALL CAMP SITES REQUIRE 4 WHEEL DRIVE or All-Wheel drive- NO Exceptions

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Campers can enjoy the outdoors safely as all of our 5 campsites are in safe distance from each other.  The following are our expectations for safe camping at OYBC during COVID-19:  1) Maintain social distancing guidelines (6ft apart from other guests), 2) come prepared for your camping trip with hand sanitizer, wipes, etc.  

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Hipcampers, come pitch your tent at one of five Old Yosemite Base Camp drive in and walk in sites. OYBC offers over six acres of pine, oak, and bay trees, sprinkled around large granite features that remind you that Half Dome is not far away! Each unique site is equipped with a stone fire ring with cook top and a picnic table accommodating four person dining. Old Yosemite Base Camp is the perfect place to enjoy the sunset and stargaze next to a campfire after an adventurous day in the southern Yosemite region. Yosemite tent camping without all the crowds and tour buses is what you can expect. Backing up to the Sierra National Forest OYBC is conveniently located near HWY 41 just 14 miles from Yosemite’s south gate entrance. The region also offers a large amount of hiking trails where you can find swim holes, waterfalls giant sequoias, lakes, and rivers. Take 15-minute drive to Bass Lake and enjoy water sports and lake view dining.

OYBC offers five camp sites and all wheel drive is required to get to the top of camp. OYBC sites 1, 2, 3, are drive up sites and 4 & 5 are walk in sites that have a separate parking area. All wheel drive is still needed to get to this lot.

Have a large group? Old Yosemite Base Camp offers discounts for larger parties of up to 25 campers. Message OYBC to reserve the whole mountainside to yourselves!

Campsite area
Tent sites
5 sites
Up to 4 guests per site
Up to 2 vehicles
No wheelchair access
Essentials
Campfires allowed
Toilet available
No pets
Amenities
Picnic table available
No potable water
No showers
No wifi
Pack it out
Have a question? Send Cassidy a message!
  • Check in: After 12PM
  • Check out: Before 11AM
  • Cancellation policy: Strict
  • On arrival: Go straight to camp
  • Minimum nights: 1 night
  • Accepts bookings: 6 months out

Activities

Offered on the Host's property or nearby.

Biking
Boating
Fishing
Hiking
Horseback riding
Paddling
Off-roading (OHV)
Climbing
Snow sports
Swimming
Whitewater paddling
Wildlife watching

Terrain

Natural features you'll find at Old Yosemite Base Camp (4x4 ONLY) in California.

Forest
Lake
Mountainous

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Hipcamper Megan

Great spot

Megan W.
recommends this listing.
(Site 2)
September 30th, 2022

A great location to the south Yosemite entrance and very close to bass lake (be sure to rent a canoe, it’s beautiful).

The campsites were all great and the communication was super clear. Would recommend this place to anyone and will stay here again!

Hipcamper Carol

Happy campers!!!

Carol S.
recommends this listing.
(Site 1)
September 25th, 2022

We just LOVE IT HERE!!!
Thank you so much for letting us stay at your beautiful hide away.
We’ve stayed at Site 1 and Site 3. Both are great sites to stay at. Well, all of the sites are great,
Can’t wait till next year to come again.
Thank you for everything

Hipcamper Walther

We had the whole place!

Walther O.
recommends this listing.
(Site 3)
September 19th, 2022

Loved our stay ! Close enough to get up at a reasonable time and head into Yosemite. We had site 3 and enough space for the truck tent and 4 person tent on the ground . A small 3-5 min hike down to the restroom , but we loved not having to deal with the occasional smell we’ve had in other spots . Although they were really clean . Would return here if possible .

Hipcamper Christophe
Christophe W.
recommends this listing.
(Site 1)
September 16th, 2022

Superb place to have a night while staying in Yosemite! You will be around nature in a perfectly arranged place

Hipcamper Johanna
Johanna T.
recommends this listing.
(Site 3)
September 8th, 2022

Cassidy’s land was lovely, clean, and quiet. 4x4 was required to reach the site. The stars and Milky Way were visible at night. The kids were able to spot a shooting star! The campsite is close to the town Oakhurst, Bass Lake which has a nice swimming area with a beach by Willow Creek Trailhead, and Yosemite National Park. Great place to camp, make s’mores and will do it again.

Hipcamper Eunice

Site #2

Eunice G.
recommends this listing.
(Site 2)
September 6th, 2022

Our site is big with lots of shade. Very nice and quiet with beautiful sunset. Its about 30-45mins to get in to Yosemite NP entrance. Will totally recommend.

Old Yosemite Base Camp (4x4 ONLY)Old Yosemite Base Camp (4x4 ONLY)Old Yosemite Base Camp (4x4 ONLY)
Hipcamper Riley

Site #3 labor day stay

Riley D.
recommends this listing.
(Site 3)
September 5th, 2022

OYBC was a great place for a long weekend stay! Site 3 was perfect with a good amount of tree cover. Well maintained fire pits with high quality cooking grates made cooking very easy. You definitely need 4 wheel drive! Loose gravel and potholes on the main drive can be tricky even with a 4 wheel drive. Getting to and from Bass Lake and Yosemite was extremely convenient. Definitely would recommend to anyone who’s looking to check out Yosemite but cant get a site in the park. Would stay here again if I'm in the area. Cassidy was a great host and was quick to respond to all of my questions. Thanks for the stay!

Hipcamper Daniel
Daniel F.
recommends this listing.
(Site 4)
August 22nd, 2022

Cassidy was very easy to coordinate with and has great instructions on how to get there / set-up. We stayed at campsite #4 which was secluded and spacious.

Hipcamper Derek
Derek K.
recommends this listing.
(Site 2)
August 1st, 2022

OYBC was a really cool site! I was the only camper there during my stay so I got to explore all the sites. I'd say site 2 and 3 were the best. 2 has a slightly better (unobstructed) view, the sunset was unreal, but site 3 has more shade. Any site you go with you won't be sorry though. Each side has a fire pit with a cooking top to it, a picnic table and a standard table. Bathrooms were clean and fully stocked when I went.

The driveway is easily tackled with a 4x4 or AWD vehicle regardless of ground clearance. Bring some big spray for sure. Cassidy was super on it with communication and checking in. Definitely recommend this site!

Old Yosemite Base Camp (4x4 ONLY)Old Yosemite Base Camp (4x4 ONLY)
Property
Southgate Summit
State
California
Country
United States
$66/night
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