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214 Reviews of 48 Ahwahnee Campgrounds

david G.The Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Jan. 24, 2022

The Hideout

Have stayed here a few times now on our way arriving early/late to the park. Nice lowkey spot with trash, plenty of parking & an awesome night sky of stars! Will definitely continue to come back!

Siteparking lot
Month of VisitSeptember
LosAngeles F.
Reviewed Jan. 13, 2022

Nice in winter months

Gets hot in summer, spots are close by to each other but usually respectful neighbors, sometimes idiots come by leaving trash and making noise at odd hours but closes at 7pm so you won't get people coming in the middle of the night. 5 dollars day pass, 25 total for camping. Nice huge area, can go…

Month of VisitFebruary
Savannah M.The Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Jan. 9, 2022


This is a very back in the woods setting. We didn’t stay here because when we got out of the car for a bathroom trip, a coyote was 20 feet from the car. Needless to say I almost peed myself 🤣. We went to a different site. This one is super secluded and no one else was there at all when we were…

Month of VisitFebruary
Arturo C.
Reviewed Jan. 9, 2022

Beautiful even if it’s 100 degrees

Beautiful campground. I’ve been camping here for a few years now while rafting the Merced river. On this particular trip the weather was over 100 degrees but we had the river right next to us to cool dow. The campsite and the bathrooms were really clean. It was nice to occasionally see the ranger…

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SiteMcCabe flat
Month of VisitSeptember
CThe Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Nov. 27, 2021

Survived Creek Fire but Damaged

A lot of trees survived in the creek but the surrounding area was decimated. There are hazard trees and other damage that will have to be repaired. I don't expect it to open in 2022.

Month of VisitSeptember
CThe Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Nov. 27, 2021

Isolated Campground with Lots to Explore

There are a lot of backroads to explore in the area. The campground was on the edge of the 2020 Creek Fire. It was closed in 2021 and hazard trees were removed. I would expect it to open in 2022 but recommend calling the Bass Lake Ranger Station.

Month of VisitNovember
Amy B.The Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Nov. 24, 2021

Perfect for car camping

The site is right outside Yosemite National park. It is perfect for car camping as it is a large parking lot. There is a dumpster and it’s fantastic for viewing the stars.

Month of VisitDecember
JThe Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Nov. 17, 2021

Autumn Getaway

Great level area overlooking rolling hills dotted with old oaks and granite outcroppings. James is great and accommodating. It was quiet and the views were incredible.

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Month of VisitDecember
BThe Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Nov. 10, 2021

Amazing off grid Location, Quiet, RV access

After accidentally driving to this location following the directions of another reviewer for the “Yosemite Boondocks” campground across 41 (which we never found) we were very happy with this location.

First, to tell you how to properly get here and find all the spots, drive to the end of the road…

Site2nd big loop
Month of VisitDecember
BThe Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Nov. 10, 2021

Couldn’t find, Hannah gives wrong location

Note: drove to “end of Mt Raymond Rd / Goat Meadow Ttailhead” following Hannah’s review as the directions. That is not the directions to this campground. It’s the directions to the Meadow campground across the 41. So, unfortunately never found this location. Leaving proper review of Meadow…

Month of VisitDecember
Reviewed Nov. 9, 2021

Easy access to popular Mist Trail

We typically choose to stay in traditional camp grounds and haul in our own gear and pitch tents but this time we had permits to hike up Half Dome and chose to stay here due to the location of being able to park, sleep and wake up early to start our day hike.

This is great access to start the…

  • Inside of Canvas tent
Month of VisitOctober
RThe Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Oct. 17, 2021

Quiet Yosemite jewel

Booked Loop B site 36 - on-line said it wouldn't take a trailer larger than 12'.  1st - it isn't a 'back-in site.  You pull in along the roadside bounded by boulders for your site.  I pulled in with my 19' trailer, towed by a large SUV without a problem.

We were here six nights and never had more…

SiteLoop B Site 36
Month of VisitNovember
HThe Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Oct. 11, 2021

Great Location

Located at the end of Mt Raymond Road at the Goat Meadow Trailhead & Snow Play. Plenty of spaces available, including a parking lot. I hate to admit it's suitable for big rigs because these generators are driving me nuts. I had to ask someone at 10pm to please turn it off because it was so…

Month of VisitNovember
sThe Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Oct. 4, 2021

Easy getaway

A few miles out of town, store close by. Usually mostly empty and good privacy

Month of VisitNovember

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