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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.
Amazing views
Hipcampers say this spot has amazing views.
Near Yosemite National Park
Within a 60-minute drive from the Big Oak Flat Entrance.
Full RV hookups
Electrical, water, and sewage hookups are available at select sites.
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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130 ratings · 106 reviews
María Dolores A.recommends
July 16, 2024
Great Gray Owl Camp
We had a great time at the ranch. It was very hot and Robb made sure we didn't miss anything and were comfortable. The shower and bathrooms are very good, there is a common area with several plugs, sofas and Wi-Fi, which is appreciated after days of hiking. We would repeat without a doubt
Erin P.recommends
July 14, 2024
Headwaters RV #1
We had a wonderful time staying at Red Tail Ranch! We stayed at Headwaters RV #1 (full hookup) for our fist trip to Yosemite. Robb’s land is beautiful! We did not use the outdoor showers, but they looked very nice. The stars were amazing! Robb was very responsive to questions and seems like a great guy. He is a nature photographer and he’s spent a lot of time in Yosemite, so he gave us some recommendations on what to do. This was our first hipcamp experience and it was fantastic! Will try and stay here again when we come back this way.
Jessica L.recommends
July 13, 2024
Headwaters RV #1
Just as described!
Great place to stay for the night after exploring Yosemite. The outdoor showers felt INCREDIBLE after a hottttt day.
Harold C.recommends
July 12, 2024
Headwaters RV #2
Great, Quiet Place to Camp!
We thoroughly enjoyed our camping at Headwaters RV spot on Robbs land, Red Tail Ranch. Great place to park the RV, great showers and rest rooms and amenities such as a place to sit and gather with friends (or new friends) while enjoying the peaceful atmosphere. Would gladly return for another stay if we ever are back that way.
Richard B.recommends
July 9, 2024
Headwaters RV #1
A Great Place to Be
Robb and his wife were terrific hosts. They are attentive to guests needs, but also respect their privacy. The property has a rustic ranch feel with improvements suited for both tent campers and RV campers alike. It is a peaceful atmosphere within a 30 minute drive of the Oak Flats entrance to Yosemite. In and of itself, this is a place to visit.
Brandi M.recommends
July 7, 2024
Cooper's Hawk Camp
Family camping adventures
My family had a great time camping at Red Tail Ranch. There are so many fun things to do around the property. Of course we went to Yosemite one day. And it was awesome because we didn’t have reservations, so we booked tickets on the Yarts bus that stops conveniently in Groveland. But we also went mountain biking at the Ferretti non motorized bike trail system. That was super fun! We brought up 2 bikes and also rented from Trail Less Traveled in town. The trails were only 2 miles away from the campground, so we rode out from there. That was super convenient! We also went white water rafting from here. It’s a great spot for adventures and an awesome home base. I love the outdoor showers. Everything was super clean. The bathrooms were immaculate. The campsites were spaced nicely-not too close. And the fact that there is a kitchen right by the campsite available to cut up things, wash dishes, and put my cooler (when it was 100+ degrees out), was a super bonus. The stars at night were amazing and Robb was resourceful. I highly recommend staying here!!
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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