Hodgdon Meadow Campground is definitely a “no-frills" experience. The sites are rather vanilla, a little tight, and privacy is limited. It’s also a bit out of the way from the main attractions, but this is also part of the appeal.

If you are hoping to be right in Yosemite Valley, then this isn’t the site for you. With that said, it tends to be less crowded than some of the more popular areas like Crane Flat or Big Oak Flat. If you’re coming from San Francisco, then it’s the first campground you hit, which is convenient.

The countryside surrounding Hodgdon is very green and beautiful. Each site contains a fire ring, picnic table, and a food locker. While Hodgdon might not be your first choice, it’s definitely not a bad choice.

Campsite area
Tent or RV sites
104 sites
Up to 6 guests per site
Up to 6 vehicles
No wheelchair access
Campfires allowed
Toilet available
Pets allowed
Potable water available
Picnic table available


Offered near the campground.


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Horseback riding

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Snow sports

Yosemite can definitely be a winter wonderland. During certain parts of the year, the park is available for a variety of winte...Read more


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Whitewater paddling

A popular activity is rafting along the Merced River. It is a great way to cover a lot of ground in little time and is very rel...Read more

Wildlife watching

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Natural features you'll find at Hodgdon Meadow Campground.

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Hipcamper Jaron
Jaron L.
recommends this listing.
December 18th, 2018

Not the most level of campgrounds. In fact, the whole place is on a hill. Better for RVs but flat areas for tents can be found.

Hipcamper SHILPESH
Shilpesh G.
has mixed feelings towards this listing.
July 29th, 2018

Campground is good, but can be noisy sometimes due to campsites allocated very closely

Hipcamper Kristina
Kristina C.
didn't provide a recommendation.
May 3rd, 2018

This campsite was an absolute GEM!!! Definitely coming back.

Hipcamper Primla
Primla P.
recommends this listing.
June 20th, 2017

When bringing toiletries, bring as much "unscented" or "fragrance free" items as possible. Otherwise you'll have to lock them up in your bear locker. Bring straight up DEET, OFF! & other natural bug sprays won't help.
Also, there are SO MANY "dead & down" trees you can use for firewood so you don't have to bring any or buy in the park. The rangers encourage you to burn it because there's just too much for them to clear out. We were told at the Ranger Station that they'd "appreciate the help." Don't forget wash bins for dishes & water jugs; you can get water there but remember, you're in bear country, so you have to dump dirty dish water in the dump sink.

Hipcamper Katrina
Katrina Y.
recommends this listing.
June 6th, 2017

First come first serve, arrive early!

Hipcamper Xanthe
Xanthe &.
recommends this listing.
February 19th, 2017

The inner loops (closer to the bathrooms) are not great and loo-goers trample through the sites en route to the bathroom. Try to get on the outer loop - the lowest and highest numbered sites straddle the entrance and are a little quieter.

Hipcamper Andrew
Andrew P.
didn't provide a recommendation.
October 13th, 2015

Sites are quite close to each other and fairly crowded. After a long drive though it was nice to be very close to the entrance of the park. Not very quiet at night. Fast access to Tioga and the hiking along there.

Hipcamper Joe
Joe F.
didn't provide a recommendation.
October 11th, 2015

Was a very crowded campground, even during the weekdays. Camped next to a family with a dad yelling at his kids the whole time. Even when one kid was sick and throwing up he was still yelling at him! The best part about it was its location, as we stayed there in between our nights in the valley and our backpacking trip in the Yosemite backcountry. It is very conveniently located for that, only a couple of miles from the junction of Tioga Rd and the road into Yosemite Valley. It served its purpose as a place to sleep, but that's about it. Definitely the low point of the Yosemite trip, but the bar there is very high.

Hipcamper Paulina
Paulina D.
didn't provide a recommendation.
April 22nd, 2015

Crowded campground, and extremely noisy with campers who leave the city to party in the woods. Close to Tuolumne Grove of Giant Sequoias. Would not recommend if you're looking for a peaceful escape.

Yosemite National Park
United States
Phone Number
(209) 379-2123 OR (209) 372-8502
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