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El Captain’s View 4x4 Only

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· El Portal, Mariposa, California
80 acres hosted by Freya P.
1 RV site
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Off-leash friendly
Pets can be off-leash at this Hipcamp.
Primitive camping
Best for self-contained campers. There are no toilets, showers, or potable water at this Hipcamp.
80 majestic acres of mountain top with a bird's eye view of El Capitan in Yosemite! No frills, no extras, just you and nature. 4x4 access only. Surrounded by over 400,000 acres of land owned by the U.S. Forest Service, there are no houses or stores (45 Minute drive). Far below in elevation is the Merced River and its many swimming and fishing holes (45 Minute drive). Look to the west to see the coastal mountains. Gaze across the Yosemite Valley to the East at iconic El Capitan in the distance. Take a drive into the Yosemite National Park (1 hour drive). Escape the hustle and bustle and federal laws of Yosemite at night (420 friendly). Inclusive. Views in every direction. Breathtaking sunsets. Incredible wildlife. Freedom. America!This campsite is on the ridge top with beautiful forest views all the way to El Capitan in the distance. It is just off the main dirt road, on a connected firebreak dirt road. The road is not often traveled, is very rough and rugged and should be accessed with 4 Wheel Drive. This is recommended for experienced off road drivers only. Campers can park the RV in the camp spot or pitch a tent and enjoy the far off view of El Capitan in the distance. There is a fire pit for use in the winter only (due to CA fire conditions). Access to the small trickle of a creek a short hike below, as well as shooting site, available upon request. Cars, trucks and off road vehicles can be parked just below the campsite, between the fire break and the main road. Nearby Native Americans used to trade and some stone formations exist. Every star in the sky (and some maybe not stars?) are easy to see with no light pollution for miles.
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Per L.recommends
September 15, 2023
4x4 EL CAP RV #3
Great views
Great, private place with awesome views. Fun drive to get to the spot. Once there you are one with nature
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Michael C.recommends
August 5, 2023
4x4 EL CAP RV #3
Great experience. Panoramic views of the mountains and very remote. Getting there is no joke, the easiest route is full of trenches so I’d highly recommend 4WD. The fire was nice and there was a somewhat flat area to pitch a tent. A lot of deer in the area. Bring an umbrella or easy-up if it’s not because there is pretty much no shade. Close proximity to Yosemite gates, would highly recommend this land if you want a truly remote camping experience
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El Portal, Mariposa, California, United StatesTraditional, ancestral territory of Me-Wuk (Southern Sierra Miwok) and Miwok First Nations according to To respect the Host's privacy, the precise address of this land will be provided after booking
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Hosted by Freya P.Joined in July 2023
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