Hipcamp host Edward L.,
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Granite rocks, night sky, fire ring, Beautiful Nights under the Stars. Hiking, Swimming, Fishing, Biking and  Boating are less than miles away. The Yosemite National Park entrance is 24 miles away with surrounding Lakes closer for most  Activities!  

Campsite area
Tent or RV sites
2 sites
Up to 5 guests per site
Up to 1 vehicle
Wheelchair access
2WD Accessible
RV Information
Class B RVs, Campervans, and Cars allowed
Vehicles under 20 feet allowed
Pull-in site
Surface type: grass-or-field
Surface levelness: requires leveling
No Travel trailers, Fifth wheels, Toy haulers, Pop-up campers, Class A RVs, or Class C RVs
Doesn't accommodate slideouts
Hookups: No electricity, water, sewage, or TV connection
Generators not allowed
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
Have a question? Send Edward a message!
  • Check in: After 12PM
  • Check out: Before 10AM
  • Cancellation policy: Moderate
  • On arrival: Meet and greet
  • Minimum nights: 1 night
  • Accepts bookings: 12 months out
  • Response time: Within 6 hours
  • Response rate: 86%

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19 Reviews

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Hipcamper Brooke

Camping outside yosemite!

Brooke S.
recommends this listing.
(Site 1)
May 10th, 2022

Great camp site, all you could need. About 25 miles from yosemite entrance, 1.5 hours total to yosemite valley. Beautiful spot with shade, bathroom and water. Would highly reccomend thanks to Edward's hospitality!

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Hipcamper Meghan
Meghan M.
has mixed feelings towards this listing.
(Site 1)
April 10th, 2022

We had a great experience during our visit and it is very quiet. Unfortunately the sites are on a hill and very unlevel so we had to use things to prop up our table legs to keep things from sliding off and found that we slid downward in our tent as we slept. The sites are also in a meadow do there were a lot of mosquitos no matter what we did to repel them.

They do have goats on the property so be aware that you will need to put chairs and stuff away when you are leaving or they will climb in them and chew on anything they get their hooves on. They didnt bother us much until the last day when the big one jumped on our table while we were eating and accidentally kicked my daughter and knocked food off and got into everything as we tried to pack up. The owner will put them away if you ask but we didnt bother since we were about to head out anyways and it would have taken longer to get them herded and away anyways. They were very friendly though.

The bathroom is clean and having potable water on site was very handy.

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Hipcamper Emily
Emily G.
recommends this listing.
(Site 2)
October 31st, 2021

Great location, beautiful property and the campsites were very clean as was the bathroom.

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Hipcamper Thomas
Thomas J.
recommends this listing.
(Site 2)
October 21st, 2021

Good campground, the bathroom and water spigot made it above average. The ground is a bit hard, making it difficult to stake your tent. There was some noise in the night, some kids being a tad loud but otherwise the stay was quite pleasant.

Hipcamper Lisa

Drina the goat was my favorite!!

Lisa L.
recommends this listing.
(Site 2)
October 15th, 2021

1.5 hour drive to the Yosemite Valley mind you, so 24 miles is only to the entrance. The one downside was that it was still far.

Upside (a lot): the host wasn’t there to meet us or greet us which I didn’t mind but the neighbors, Inga and Louis were amazing and so friendly and helped us meet and befriend their goats (Drina (the goat milk maker), Cookie, Willow and forgot the other third small dwarf goat’s name. They were a HOOT and became our camp friends over the 3 days we spent. Friendly, hospitable and so peaceful here with the starry night and band of coyotes howling throughout the night.

The toilet was compost and absolutely so clean. Make sure to close the door so Drina the goat doesn’t come and explore and maybe eat your compost leaves haha.

Camp 2 can just fit 2 tents but has lovely shade and more going on than camp 1 which is out in the open. A picnic table at each, potable water by the bathroom.

We had the best unexpected time with our camp friends and the host’s neighbors who we interacted with the most. They were the highlight of our trip outside of Yosemite.

Come here if you want to have a good time with the goats, but it is not close to YNP as it seems. Felt like I was a little deceptive to say “24 miles to the park.”

Easy to follow instructions to get to this Airbnb.

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Hipcamper Chinita

Escape from the crowd.

Chinita V.
recommends this listing.
(Site 1)
October 9th, 2021

Ed’s place is fantastic!
Make sure to read the specific instructions to get to the property provided by Ed to avoid disturbing neighbors (they’re very specific and easy to follow, GPS doesn’t always take you directly there-although very close).
We stayed at site #1, it has a little fire pit and a picnic table with shade. The area on site 1 has a little more flat ground to set up the tents than site 2, but site 2 has more shade.
Ed has a compost toilet, a cold shower, and a running tap water in the back of the bathroom shed great for washing dishes and hands (and the water is great for drinking as well).
Ed greeted us when we got there, and was kind enough to provide us with a map of Yosemite and trail suggestions (which we’re glad we followed). Although his home is very close by, he gives you your space for privacy your entire stay. The stars at night are crazy beautiful here, and you can hear a pack of coyotes howling in the distance at night (so cool!). It’s about a 30 minute drive from Yosemite South entrance. Once you’re in the park, it’s about another hour drive if you want to get to Yosemite Valley area. Although it feels like you’re far from civilization, you have the convenience of major stores ~15 min away from his property (between the park and his place, no detours needed). We’re so happy we found this little gem, thank you Ed for your hospitality!

Hipcamper Chris
Chris L.
recommends this listing.
(Site 1)
October 1st, 2021

Great stay! Location is perfect for yosemite and the bathroom is a great touch. Follow the directions exactly and you’ll be there in no time

Hipcamper Anna

Great site!

Anna W.
recommends this listing.
(Site 2)
September 20th, 2021

Had a nice night at our campsite - only downside was there wasn't a ton of flat areas to pitch a tent on. The bathroom was nice and clean and the property was nestled away and quiet. Also, the directions are pretty hard to follow, especially at night - just go through three to four gates following the main driveway and you'll eventually see the hipcamp sign on the left.

Hipcamper Adrienne

Perfect experience

Adrienne H.
recommends this listing.
(Site 2)
September 13th, 2021

Our stay here was perfect, exactly what we were looking for. Something easy, quiet, and close to Yosemite. The host was very friendly, great with communication and answered all questions I had before booking.

We did a weekend trip with 3 of us and each had a tent. The space (site 2) was just the right size for us. We weren't there during the day but had we been there to take advantage of the full space it would’ve been perfect for hanging around. The toilet was clean and the host kept the toilet paper stocked. We didn’t use the shower but absolutely felt comfortable with it if we had stayed longer.

If you’re considering booking here please go ahead and do it.

Property
Yosemite Sierra Gateway
State
California
Country
United States
$42/night
2 Sites