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Red Tail Ranch at Yosemite

· Groveland, Tuolumne, California
90 acres hosted by Robb H.
4 RV/tent sites · 2 RV sites · 2 tent sites
Creature comforts
Enjoy the comforts of home—including flush toilets, showers, and a kitchen.
Full RV hookups
Electrical, water, and sewage hookups are available at select sites.
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Only 25 minutes from Yosemite's entrance gate, come stay at stunning Red Tail Ranch and avoid the crowds of the big campgrounds. With fast wifi, abundant hot water for showers, clean/flush toilets and inside space for cooking with a commercial sink for dishes, all the necessities for a comfortable stay are on site. Use Red Tail Ranch as an ideal launching off point for Yosemite or stay on the property and enjoy all that it has to offer. Welcome to Red Tail Ranch, a beautiful 90 acre property in the Sierra Nevada foothills, just 25 minutes from the Yosemite entrance gate. Among the oak woodlands, meadows and coniferous forest, there are numerous trails to explore the property and direct riding access to a developed mountain biking area nearby. Great birding, botanizing and wildlife watching opportunities abound. We have RV sites with hookups, a four site drive-in campground and two walk-in campsites- all with clean, flush toilet bathrooms, hot outdoor showers, indoor camp kitchen and gathering space. Whether your pitching a tent, parking a campervan or rv, there are opportunities for everyone. We are 10 minutes from the small town of Groveland with a market and restaurants and just down the road from the put in for rafting on the Tuolumne river. Our pricing is a little higher than other places nearby and this is due to the property's great locations, incredible beauty, and all of the amenities added for a great experience. If wanting more information about Yosemite or the surroundings, host Robb Hirsch is a biologist and professional nature photographer with 25 years of experience in the area. He also is connected with all the local guides for any outdoor adventure referrals. Concerned about getting into Yosemite with the new summer reservation requirements? We know all the details, including how to navigate and get through or around the system. Stay with us and we will show you how to access the park with or without reservations.
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103 ratings · 83 reviews
Tanya G.recommends
June 5, 2024
Headwaters RV #1
Camping outside Yosemite
Red Tail Ranch is an absolute gem! We toured Yosemite several days and we were so grateful for a peaceful spot to land each night. It is clean, quiet, close to nature, amazing night sky + a hot shower and a tidy flushing potty. Shady spots are abundant, doggos are welcome, host is top notch. Pick this spot as your base camp and you will not regret it.
Dina S.recommends
June 2, 2024
Headwaters RV #1
Great for family Yosemite Trip
It’s a beautiful and peaceful site. Our family got in there with a smooth checkin. It wasn’t difficult to find. Robb was a very communicative and a great host. He stopped by to say hi and made sure we’re settled in well. There’s plenty of amenities from hot showers, bathrooms, and kitchen wear. We have an EV (Rivian) and the 50 amps was great for charging up. Plus there was sewage and water for our airstream. Our family of 4 plus newborn enjoyed our 2 day stay there and was able to easily visit Yosemite. Robb helped us navigate the Yosemite reservation situation. This is a great place for families and group travelers. We look forward to going back there on our next family Yosemite trip.
Joseph N.recommends
May 22, 2024
Headwaters RV #2
Groovin' at Red Tail Ranch HipCamp!
Robb keeps his Yosemite property raw and natural. The site was great and had power and water. The next site over had a sewage dump connection, thereby allowing us a trip home without carrying a lot of extra weight in our Lance trailer. Red Tail Ranch is very peaceful with a great deal of wildlife to see, daily. The ranch features a kitchen, outdoor showers, really nice (and clean) side by side permanent flush type porta-potties which are well-vented and private...earth daddies and mamas will appreciate all of these amenities which really complement the whole outdoor Yosemite experience. Robb is also a photographer and author who has a beautiful book showing the absolute wonders of Yosemite. We had a group of three different families and purchased four of his books, and are hoping to have him sign them, next year. This HipCamp is a wondrous place so give it a whirl... J.J. Nokes
Alicia C.recommends
May 20, 2024
Headwaters RV #1
Excellent host… very detailed instructions… which was very helpful. Full hook-ups as advertised… no issues, everything worked great. Clean toilet, fun outdoor shower, easy access to the RV site. The property is beautiful and quiet. No road noise. Lots of wildlife ( deer, squirrels, lots of birds, turkeys). We would stay again !!!! 👍
Amelia B.recommends
May 18, 2024
Pine Siskin camp
Red Tail Ranch was a very peaceful place to stay. The kitchen, bathrooms and showers were very clean and everything was as described. It was a perfect, quiet place to stay after the busy national park campgrounds. Very highly recommend!
Janet O.recommends
May 18, 2024
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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 Robb H.Joined in February 2023
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