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Diamond Gulch

· Groveland, Tuolumne, California
824 acres hosted by John B.
3 lodging sites · 25 RV/tent sites · 2 RV sites · 2 tent sites
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CLOSE TO YOSEMITE! Explore the mines and hang out on our Groveland, California ranch! We are 35 minutes to the main gate of Yosemite National Park. A great place to stay just outside of the park. We have 824 acres on a beautiful cattle ranch with two small ponds. On our property, you'll find frogs, turtles, oak trees, pine trees and stunning views of Yosemite. We have several campsites to choose from including RV camping, tent camping, and a glamping tent. Pets are welcome. Campfires are permitted as long as there is no fire ban. Potable water and toilet are available onsite. There's a golf course less than a mile away. We are also very close to town. In just a few minutes, you can drive to our local grocery store and pizza parlour. We are a 10-minute drive to Pine Mountain Lake. Beautiful Pine Mountain Lake offers golfing, dining, horseback riding, water sports and an airport. When you come to the ranch it feels like you are hundreds of miles away from civilization, but still close to everything you need. It is incredibly peaceful! This is a great place for someone who wants to escape city life and enjoy the tranquillity 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 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.
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Leslie N.recommends
July 21, 2024
Diamond Gulch Camp
We had a very comfortable 2 night stay at Diamond Gulch for our trip to Yosemite. We really appreciated that there were 2 clean outdoor hot showers and 3 porta potties and multiple spigots to access water. ALL of the guests were very respectful of each other's space and observed quiet times. This was my first time using HIPCAMP and we arrived by 8 :00 PM as posted, but we were unsure if there was more to the check in process. A guest informed me that the owner comes by on a tractor from time to time to check on things. My apologies to the owner if I missed an instruction to text that we had arrived.
Rene C.recommends
July 19, 2024
Walt’s Mining Camp 5
Decent space at campsites, and helpful amenities. The included firewood was a great addition!
Clare S.recommends
July 12, 2024
Walt’s Mining Camp 5
Walt’s Mining Camp 5
John’s land was not too far from Yosemite in a cozy little town. Directions were clear, other campers were cordial, and having a shower was nice. Host was friendly and answered any questions. Firewood was supplied!!! Be prepared for bees when cooking during late June.
Tania H.recommends
July 11, 2024
Group Tent site camping (10 guests)
I had a wonderful time camping on John’s land. The weather was very hot but the accommodations were great. Even though there was head and there are portable restrooms, the restrooms never stank and they were always fully stocked. I really enjoyed the outdoor shower’s because we were able to control the temperature. John was very attentive and willing to help where needed. We’re definitely come back again. Oh yes and Yosemite is only allot a 30 minute drive from there.
Harry B.recommends
July 9, 2024
Walt’s Mining Camp 5
Camping from England!
5 stars! The best location to get into Yosemite. 35 min drive to the entrance. John was fantastic. Checked in with us each night and stayed for a few beers and a chat. Great guy. Will be coming back!
Malik B.recommends
July 8, 2024
Diamond Gulch Camp
Nice and quiet
The site was nice and quiet. People were very friendly. As it says on the post it is a country side type with animals and everything else. I was comfortable leaving my stuffs and generator at reached while visiting Yosemite park so i would say it was very safe. We met with John and be was very pleasant to talk to and has share many tips and advice as first time campers out there. The only hiccup was the 3 digit excessive heat period we have attended but will definitely make it up in springs and fall. This site keeps getting improved so can’t wait for my next one.
Groveland, Tuolumne, California, United StatesTraditional, ancestral territory of Miwok and Me-Wuk (Central Sierra Miwok) First Nations according to To respect the Host's privacy, the precise address of this land will be provided after booking

Hosted by John B.

Joined in April 2021
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