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Yosemite's Colfax Spring

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169 reviews
· Groveland, California
15 acres
6 sites
5 RV/Tent
1 RV
Welcome to Yosemite's Colfax Spring! Home to a basecamp for river rafting trips during the summertime, we are located 15 minutes driving distance to the entrance to Yosemite National Park. If you are staying with us between May - September and want to come rafting, ask us about our river trips! Our camp sits on a ridge with views down into the Tuolumne River Canyon. The Tuolumne River begins at 13,000 feet of elevation in the High Country of Tuolumne Meadows and provides drinking water for over 2.7 million people in San Francisco. With cedar and pine trees, manzanita bushes, and wildflowers in the spring, enjoy the Sierras' flora and fauna. Our family has been operating our river rafting company for nearly 50 years, the last 11 of those years being here at Colfax Spring. Conveniently located off Highway 120, we are in close proximity to countless swimming holes, hikes, and more. Enjoy the privacy of our campsite and getting world-class views to yourself, with all of the amenities (flushing toilets, wi-fi, showers.)
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Groveland, California, United StatesTo respect the Host's privacy, the precise address of this land will be provided after booking
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Hosted by Liza D.Joined in August 2021
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196 ratings · 169 reviews
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Christie M.recommends
November 19, 2022
Tenaya Camp
Lovely views!
I loved this campsite! The views were lovely and there were convenient platforms for tents and water coolers set up at each site. The showers looked newly renovated and were very clean. Camping in November meant the wind was pretty strong up on the gorgeous cliff but I imagine this breeze would be nice in the warmer weather
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Grey M.recommends
November 13, 2022
Main Tuolumne Camp
Beautiful views 🏕️
Loved tent camping. Beautiful views to wake up to every morning. Liza was very communicative and helped us with all our needs. We went during the cold season so the hot showers were a big plus. Definitely coming back here in the spring/summer months!
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Amir K.recommends
November 6, 2022
Tenaya Camp
Loved it, had a great time , Liza was very helpful and responsive. Make sure to catch sunrise and sunset there !
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Kristine U.recommends
November 6, 2022
Main Tuolumne Camp
We loved camping here! Everything was great and peaceful. The fire ring we requested was there before we arrived and the view was amazing. Bathrooms were clean and they gave us a cooler with water which was awesome. I highly recommended camping here and we can’t wait to come back!
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Mina C.recommends
October 27, 2022
Main Tuolumne Camp
The better KOA!
This was such an amazing camping site! The views were to die for and the amenities were perfect, easy to use, extremely accessible. Extremely close and BOOKABLE camping for Yosemite visitors (I literally want no one know of this place because it’s a true diamond in the rough). The sites were spaced out enough to feel that quiet solitude of the wilderness, without feeling totally alone and unsafe. Finally, while these are absolutely necessary for safety and ease, the platform was a bit uncomfortable to sleep over. SO, just bring an extra sleeping pad and tons of extra blankets and you’ll be fine. I 100% intend to camp here again!
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George S.recommends
October 26, 2022
Upper Tuolumne Camp
Great option near Yosemite.
Awesome Campground. Great views, very clean bathrooms and showers, nice setup with tables and a small deck. Only 18 min from the Yosemite entry. The communication with Liza was nice and easy. Super recommended!
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Andi T.recommends
October 25, 2022
Clavey Camper Site
great place to stay for a yosemite trip. great location. The bathrooms were clean new and amazing after a day of hiking.
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Loquen J.recommends
October 18, 2022
Merced Camp: Tents/Small Vans
Great platforms with some nice views, the bathroom/shower situation is also really nice. It is right off 120 so can be a bit loud at times. The neighbors across the valley were also partying a couple of the nights. You can get in to the the park in about 30 minutes and it's another 30 to the main valley area. Really convenient base to explore the wonders of Yosemite!
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Stuart T.recommends
October 13, 2022
Clavey Camper Site
A great base for exploring Yosemite
We stayed for two nights in an Escape camper van; the location was perfect for exploring Yosemite Valley. Amazing views from our pitch at the top of the hill. The facilities are amazing; clean flushable toilets and clean, hot showers with towels and soap provided. We met the owners of the site who were incredibly friendly and gave us some great trips for the rest of our trip. We would definitely stay here again.
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Jacqueline R.recommends
October 10, 2022
Merced Camp: Tents/Small Vans
Liza was great! Quick responses and great help throughout our trip. Nice private campsite with mountains views. Very clean bathrooms and showers.
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Kevin S.recommends
October 8, 2022
Upper Tuolumne Camp
Waterfall Views!
Amazing valley view including a waterfall! This site was wonderfully located with excellent amenities AND it is super close to the park entrance. The hot showers were clutch after a long day of hiking they were clean and well stocked and I loved that they provided towels because I didn’t have to use mine and then pack it wet. Also, each site had a platform for the tent which we didn’t use since we were in a van but it was perfect for star gazing. Marty was an excellent host and we would definitely stay again!
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Clayton L.recommends
October 5, 2022
Upper Tuolumne Camp
Loved our stay here. Easy to access right outside Yosemite. Great facilities. Girlfriend said it was the best shower she has ever taken. Excellent communication from host. Will definitely recommend to others and be back!
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Yana W.
October 3, 2022
Merced Camp: Tents/Small Vans
This campsite was very comfortable and had all the amenities listed, but the sites were a bit close together. Also, there are huge powerlines stretching right overhead, so you can hear some noise from those as well as noise from the freeway nearby. It wasn't as quiet and remote as I hoped it would be. Nevertheless, the views were beautiful. The host was very helpful and responsive too.
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Weigang Y.recommends
October 2, 2022
Main Tuolumne Camp
Very nice amenity and view.
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Tyler A.recommends
October 2, 2022
Tenaya Camp
Camping with animals!
Liza and Tom were excellent hosts, the view was incredible - recommend making sure you get there before sunset to really enjoy it!
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Brooke S.recommends
September 30, 2022
Upper Tuolumne Camp
Very nice amenities. Beautifully clean. Bathrooms and showers were great. Also enjoyed the propane campfire.
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Lee A.recommends
September 30, 2022
Clavey Camper Site
Liza’s HipCamp site was perfect for our family of four traveling in a camper van. It was a luxury to have lovely bathrooms & showers right there, bottle filler water, and wifi. Liza’s directions were very clear and easy to follow and we had a great stay!
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David W.recommends
September 28, 2022
Upper Tuolumne Camp
we had the upper touloume site…. views were great…. bathrooms and showers were very clean and tom was helpful and kind full of local information certainly would highly recommend this site and will try and be back
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Alex M.recommends
September 28, 2022
Tenaya Camp
Incredible views !
Loved it so much I was back the same month! Stayed at the upper tuolume campsite which had incredible views of the hills and nearby water fall. Was still very private. Platform was very big and acted as a great side table ! Tom and Liza were super friendly as always and I’ll definitely be coming back again soon!
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George S.recommends
September 26, 2022
Main Tuolumne Camp
Fantastic location close to Yosemite entrance. Amazing sites with great views, picnic tables, and platforms. The gas fire pits were really nice at night! The bathrooms and showers were very clean with fresh towels everyday. Highly recommend!
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David R.recommends
September 26, 2022
Clavey Camper Site
Clavey Camper Site
We had a wonderful stay at Clavey Camper Site. Marty and Tom were so very nice. Marty let us explore his Museum at the top of the property filled with so many fascinating things to see. He even has a time machine he’s building. About a mile away is Rainbow Pools and Falls, a must see. Even in September the falls were going strong, we definitely want to come back in the spring time to see them and the Tuolumne River. So many things to do nearby. Yosemite, Evergreen Lodge with its restaurant, Gift and coffee shop. The town of Groveland is like a page out of an old magazine. The bathroom and shower were very nice, our son said they were better than any hotel. We would definitely recommend Clavey Camper Site.
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Celeste L.recommends
September 25, 2022
Tioga Camp: Vans Only
My stay was perfect, exactly what I needed for a getaway to star gaze, watch the sunset and sunrise, read a book and meditate. =) The Host had great communication from the moment I booked to which I greatly appreciate. I’m looking forward to going back.
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Alex M.recommends
September 24, 2022
Upper Tuolumne Camp
Second time back!
Second time back in a month! This is one of the best camping spots around. The views into the nearby hills and valley are unbeatable and it’s super close to Yosemite and there’s also another town nearby. Stayed at the upper Tuolomme campsite, very private with a spectacular view of the waterfalls and the hills. Platform was big and sturdy. Liza is always very welcoming and friendly! Will definitely be coming back soon
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Elie A.recommends
September 23, 2022
Main Tuolumne Camp
The place was easy to find, no fuss, nice area to park your car with great views. The best is the facilities, impecable shower and bathrooms. Great value for money and close to Yosemite. Would stay again.
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Alex M.recommends
September 20, 2022
Tioga Camp: Vans Only
10/10 - camping with views
Fantastic camping site outside of Yosemite! I was in the tenaya site and it had some incredible views. Liza was very welcoming and communicative and responded whenever I had questions. The site came with a picnic table and there’s was a cooler set up with water nearby which was a nice touch. Another camper was at the site over but our cars were between us so it was very private. Bathrooms and shower were very clean and only a short walk away. Wifi was a good option to have to look up nearby hikes. Yosemite requires reservations from 6-4, this site was only 15 minutes away from entrance so I woke up early and got there before 6 then took a nap on the road :) Things to note: - the Yosemite valley is about an hour away but that’s pretty standard if you’re staying anywhere outside of the valley - You do hear the cars from the nearby road but again this is standard for any site outside Yosemite, it does quiet down at night Overall would definitely recommend and will def be back !!
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Christine W.recommends
September 20, 2022
Tioga Camp: Vans Only
We Love Nala puppy!!!
Liza is a wonderfully welcoming host. Quick to greet and give suggestions on things to do in the area. Specifically Yosemite (gate is 15 min away) . But don’t skip the rainbow pool down the road. Perfect dip after long drive and only minutes away. ($8 to park, bring cash) The shower/bathroom was best campground bathroom I’ve been at. All private rooms and LAVENDER SOAP! Depending on where your site is at you may have beautiful view of the surrounding hills. 10/10 recommend.
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Christophe W.recommends
September 16, 2022
Merced Camp: Tents/Small Vans
Perfect stay in a very well equipped place: wide and clean showers, towels, sink… Beautiful view. We were on the « Merced » site which happens to be our choice as the other ones, while having a better view, may hear the sound of the electrical lines.
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Mia W.recommends
September 5, 2022
Main Tuolumne Camp
Camping at Sierra Mac!
My boyfriend and I had a great time camping on Liza’s property. Our spot was private and the views were lovely, especially at sunrise, sunset, and the late night view of the stars. Liza was really easy to communicate with as well. Not too far from Yosemite. The location was perfect for us. I would definitely go back again and try rafting next time!
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Erica D.recommends
September 5, 2022
Upper Tuolumne Camp
This place was great! Prime location right off road and a 5 mins drive to Rainbow pools. The weather was so nice so we slept on the platform with just our sleeping bags and watched shooting stars. Bathroom and showers are clean with toiletries/towels provided.
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Yunzhou S.recommends
August 24, 2022
Upper Tuolumne Camp
The campsite is great! Bathroom and showers are very clean and nicely decorated. If you are deciding between the lower and upper campsite, I think the upper has better views but lower has more space to fit a larger party
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