Hipcamp host Liza D.,
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Come camp at our family-run river rafting company basecamp. We have been in operation for 50 years as a rafting business and we are excited to share the Tuolumne River Canyon views with you during your stay!

We are located 15 minutes' driving distance from the entrance to Yosemite National Park (note that after September 30th you do not need a reservation to get into

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Come camp at our family-run river rafting company basecamp. We have been in operation for 50 years as a rafting business and we are excited to share the Tuolumne River Canyon views with you during your stay!

We are located 15 minutes' driving distance from the entrance to Yosemite National Park (note that after September 30th you do not need a reservation to get into Yosemite, you can go right in) and 15 minutes driving to the historic town of Groveland. Our campsites offer sweeping views of a waterfall, vibrant sunrises and sunsets, three different river canyons, and a classic Sierra Nevada foothills ecosystem. 

Bring your own tent and camping gear, or rent camping gear from us. You are also welcome to camp in your van or car - you can park right at the campsite. We offer a bathhouse just a 2-minute walk from your campsite with flushing toilets, showers with hot water, a water refill station, and wi-fi near the building. Enjoy our lawn games outside of the bathhouse - corn hole, ladder golf, pickle ball, and bocce ball are all available for you and your group!

We are less than 5 minutes away from Rainbow Pools, a local swimming hole, and 5 minutes away from the Lucky Buck, a tasty diner. We are more than happy to give you suggestions on places to explore around Yosemite, Stanislaus National Forest, and Groveland! 

We have a puppy named Nala who you might see running around and we can be around as much or as little as you'd like!

Campsite area
Bring your own tents, vans and truck campers
2 sites
Up to 6 guests per site
Park at listing
No wheelchair access
Essentials
Toilet available
Pets allowed
Fire ban in effect
Amenities
Potable water available
Showers available
Picnic table available
Wifi available
Bins available
No kitchen
Laundry absent
Camping vehicle details
No electrical hookup
No water hookup
No sewage hookup
No TV hookup
Generators not allowed
Pull-in site
Max length 20ft
Surface type: loose gravel
Surface levelness: flat
Doesn't accommodate slideouts
Have a question? Send Liza a message!
  • Check in: After 3PM
  • Check out: Before 10AM
  • Cancellation policy: Moderate
  • On arrival: Go straight to camp
  • Minimum nights: 1 night
  • Accepts bookings: 6 months out
  • Weeknight discount: 10% off

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2 Person Tent

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Activities

Offered on the Host's property or nearby.

Swimming

Rainbow Pools, a popular swim spot, is across the road from the campsite, about a 5 minute drive.

Biking
Boating
Fishing
Hiking
Paddling
Climbing
Whitewater paddling

Terrain

Natural features you'll find at Canyon Ridge Camp in California.

Canyon
Mountainous
Waterfall

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Hipcamper Jenny

Rockstar hosts and gorgeous sites

Jenny F.
recommends this listing.
(Upper Tuolumne Camp)
October 26th, 2021

What a great place! The sites are spacious and very well spaced apart from each other. The views are absolutely breathtaking. We were in our camper and and felt that we had plenary of room to position ourselves. The camping platforms are really cool too-really tempted to tent camp there someday. Liza was very responsive and made sure we knew exactly where we needed to go and that we had everything we needed. Her recommendation of Glacier Point in Yosemite was spot on. Marty was great as well and mentioned the Rainbow Pool which is less than 5 min away as a nice little side excursion. Really quiet and beautiful scenery-another great recommendation. Nice perks at the campsite included fresh spring water provided and a brand new bathhouse available for our use. After port-a-potties at the state parks, real toilets, cleanliness, and hot water is a luxury we really appreciated. We were very happy with this find and look forward to returning for some more camping and hopefully will be able to book a rafting trip too.

Hipcamper Meagan
Meagan B.
recommends this listing.
(Main Tuolumne Camp)
October 26th, 2021

The site is on a beautiful hill clearing overlooking the foothills - gorgeous views! Really convenient access into the park, great bathroom and shower access, and extremely helpful and responsive hosts. Highly recommend!

Hipcamper Sean
Sean P.
recommends this listing.
(Upper Tuolumne Camp)
October 24th, 2021

Liza is a great host, friendly, and responsive. The space is lovely, has wonderful views, and is really convenient. We loved it!

Hipcamper Barry

Comfy scenic site near yosemite

Barry B.
recommends this listing.
(Upper Tuolumne Camp)
October 22nd, 2021

Good proximity to Yosemite, great views from site, nice to have a hot shower available after a day on the trail, and good quality drinking water available on site. Friendly helpful hosts and an adorable puppy! Only thing I would mention that some might not like, upper site was pretty close to power lines, the lower site is a bit further away, not a dealbreaker for us.

Hipcamper Claire
Claire S.
recommends this listing.
(Upper Tuolumne Camp)
October 20th, 2021

This was a perfect stay for us in the middle of our trip. We got to shower for the first time in a while (in the very clean showers!) and it was only a short drive outside of Yosemite. Everyone we talked to was kind and welcoming. The site itself was just open on a hill but the view overlooks the mountains and is lovely to wake up to.

Hipcamper Allison
Allison C.
recommends this listing.
(Main Tuolumne Camp)
October 19th, 2021

Stayed at Liza’s main camp site for two nights with my friend. Liza was super friendly and accommodating. her site was so beautiful and conveniently located by Yosemite’s entrance. The site was situated next to a canyon with scenic views of the mountains and a waterfall. There was a picnic table, a platform for tents, potable water, and modern showers and toilets. Highly recommend this site!

Hipcamper Sarah
Sarah L.
recommends this listing.
(Main Tuolumne Camp)
October 17th, 2021

We loved our stay here! Hosts are super friendly, helpful, and communicative. The views are fantastic and you can see a waterfall from the site. It was a short drive to the east side of Yosemite and there are some cool hikes nearby outside the park as well.

The bathrooms are definitely a nice perk.

*Would recommend making sure you bring a free standing tent that doesn't need to be staked in order to stand up if you can so you can use the platform! I brought my A-frame tent and ended up staking it off to the side.

Hipcamper Melissa

Convenient stay near yosemite

Melissa P.
recommends this listing.
(Upper Tuolumne Camp)
October 17th, 2021

This spot was perfect fit our trip to Yosemite! Close to the park and clean, specious bathrooms. We had a great trip!

Hipcamper Alyssa
Alyssa C.
recommends this listing.
(Upper Tuolumne Camp)
October 17th, 2021

One of the coolest camp sites I’ve ever stayed at! Great location, beautiful views, and the bathrooms were super clean. I would definitely stay here again

Property
Yosemite's Colfax Spring
State
California
Country
United States
$80/night
2 Sites