Located near the Tioga Pass entrance of Yosemite National Park, Junction Campground is at the junction of Highway 120 and Saddlebag Lake Road. Set among pines at 9,600 ft. elevation, most of the 13 campsites have shade. Sites 1-5 can accommodate RV’s or multiple vehicles with a maxim parking length of 40 ft. Sites 6-13 are suitable for single vehicles that do not exceed 18ft. The narrow gravel campground road is not recommended for trailers or large vehicles beyond site 5.
Each site has a table, fire ring, and a food storage locker. There are no water spigots, bring your own water. Dirt paths lead to vault toilets located near sites 3 and 10.
Maximum of 6 people per site. 14 day limit.
Not a great campsite, but not the worst. Vault toilet, bear boxes, but little cover from weather. Have to pay attention due to the elevation
This camp ground is smaller relative to some of the other camping options in the area, but still well maintained. It is close to the road but still quiet. Each site has a table, fire ring, and a food storage locker. There are two vault toilets. Bring your own water. You cannot reserve sites ahead of time.
If you want to experience the Yosemite area with your dog, camping in the Inyo National Forest is a great option, because dogs are allowed to join you anywhere you go in the area, as long as they are leashed or well trained to verbal commands. Since the Yosemite NPS does not allow dogs on trails, these national forest campgrounds are a better pet-friendly alternative.
If you like fishing, there are great fishing spots at the nearby stream and lake.
Because this campground is actually a part of the national forest, you can stay here for up to two weeks, in addition to the two week maximum enforced for camping within the NPS limits. So in total you could can stay in "Yosemite" for a month by combining camping at this site (or other nearby national forest sites) with camping inside the park, which is why we stayed here for a long rock climbing trip.