Explore the mines and hang out on our Groveland, California ranch!
We have 824 acres on a beautiful cattle ranch with two small ponds. On our property you'll find
lots of oak trees, pine trees and stunning views of Yosemite. We're
30 miles from the main gate of Yosemite National Park and
there’s a golf course less than a mile away. We're not far from town either --
in just a few minutes you can drive to our local
grocery store and pizza parlor.
When you come to the ranch it feels like you are hundreds of miles away from civilization
and it's real quiet. This is a great place for someone who wants to escape city life
and enjoy the tranquility of nature.
Much of the ranch is
open wilderness for you to explore, and it's not uncommon to see
deer, frogs, turtles, quail, turkeys, or the other countless species of birds. Diamond Gulch Camp is the perfect place to relax if you’re a photographer, artist, family or a group of friends looking for a place to camp near Yosemite.
A small portion of the
property was used as a gold mine years ago, and you may find remnants of old home sites if you go exploring. We're not far from Wards Ferry Road, Groveland, Lake Don Pedro and other interesting places.
Groveland, California, United StatesTo respect the Host's privacy, the precise address of this land will be provided after booking
Hosted by John B.Joined in April 2021
108 ratings · 92 reviews
October 3, 2022
Diamond Gulch Camp
Awesome place to camp on way to Yosemite!
Alexander S V.recommends
October 2, 2022
Site 2 - Walt’s Mining Camp 1893
Beautiful stay. Simple and straight forward and clean.
September 28, 2022
Site 1 - Walt’s Mining Camp 1893
Wonderful campsite with beautiful views. It was clean and the host was very friendly and hospitable! Short drive from the park but the campsite is a wonderful place to be as well. I hope to visit again!
September 27, 2022
Diamond Gulch Camp
Camping among beautiful hills
We enjoyed car camping at John's ranch. Waking up with the animals together brought a very special feeling to me, and made me feel closer to nature.
Make sure you follow the instructions for getting there that are provided after booking, otherwise, navigation brings you to the middle of nowhere!
Yosemite visitor center is a 1h 25min drive from here.
September 18, 2022
John was a great host! His campground was immaculate! The cleanliness & the extras! To the air mattress pump, camping stove & and toiletries. It was a welcoming and comfortable stay. Thank you John!
September 12, 2022
John was a very gracious host, and greeted me soon after I arrived. We chatted for a while about his beautiful property, and he pointed me in the direction of some good trails to explore. I had to end my trip early due to the excessive heat, and he was kind enough to reach out to Hipcamp to arrange a credit. I will certainly be back to enjoy his fantastic camp site to the fullest (in cooler weather).