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Camping in Cortez


Cortez, California

Recent Walk-In Reviews Near Cortez, California

113 Reviews of 38 Cortez, California Campgrounds

Reviewed Jun. 23, 2021

Great option if Yosemite’s full

Great option if your looking for full rv hookups. If you’re tent camping, this might not be the best place. Bathrooms were very unclean but the park gets the job done as a place to sleep while visiting Yosemite. No Verizon or T-Mobile coverage. Wifi available for purchase.

  • pool area
  • partial hookup spot
Month of VisitJuly
Julia M.
Reviewed Jun. 16, 2021

Good stop over

It was a great overnight stop for us on our way to Yosemite. No AT&T cell service. Can get 1 hr of free wifi every 24hrs or pay for more wifi. The park is huge with a lot to do and different camping accommodations for all types. Easy asphalt roads throughout campground in the pines. Sites are…

Month of VisitJune
Reviewed Jun. 16, 2021

Spring and fall

It’s best in the spring and fall. It’s nice and quiet and the spots are not too close to each other. Staff is nice and grounds are clean.

Sitedon’t remember
Month of VisitOctober
Jovani M.
Reviewed Jun. 15, 2021

Acorn Campground

My experience has always been good ones for the few times I’ve been there. Always a good time with friends and also the rangers checking. Clean bathrooms and also the spots to camp.

  • Full moon at the lake was beautiful and the weather perfect. no mosquitoes too
  • My camping set up.
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Site92 and 87
Month of VisitJuly
Reviewed May. 27, 2021

Many years at Hogan

Our family has been here many times because it’s tradition since my husband was a kid. It’s gorgeous if we’ve had a year of rain. Usually pretty quiet but bathrooms are always a disaster.

Month of VisitJune
Reviewed May. 24, 2021

Very windy

I don’t know how often it happens but the night was very windy. We might have been unlucky but I saw so many trees lean the same angle, meaning the valley could be the path of wind and tend to blow strong. If you plan to camp, not RV, watch out!

Month of VisitJune
Sotnos B.The Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed May. 15, 2021

Convenient, shady respite

Easy on/off from Hwy. 99. Nice management. Spaces large and lots of shade coverage. Close to hwy but far enough that road noise isn't onerous. Train passes through once at night time, bring earplugs. Clean, tidy, well kept campground.

Month of VisitJune
Toni  K.The Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed May. 13, 2021

Camping is not allowed

Beautiful day use area. Very close to the sweet water camp ground. Nice waterfall and swimming area.

Remember to pack out trash. There was a lot of trash when there is trash cans right in the parking lot)-:

Month of VisitJune
Toni  K.The Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed May. 13, 2021

Right outside of west exist of Yosemite

Very close to the national park. Does not take reservations so you might have to get there early. The camp host was very sweet. Camp ground was $24 a night. Large sites for tents. Only thing I would complain about is it’s very close to the highway. Ask really cool watering hole about 5 mins down…

Month of VisitJune
BThe Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Apr. 28, 2021

Everything you could want!

We visited on a Tuesday in late April and there was only one other couple on the opposite end of the campground. There's also a very nice attendant who lives on site who wen saw the next morning and recommended a hike that is accessible from the camp that hike is very nice but not very shaded. I…

  • river a 2 min walk from camp site
  • wildflowers in the spring
  • checking out how far we can walk along the river
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Month of VisitMay
Reviewed Apr. 19, 2021

Great dry-camping place

There are no hookups or water supply offered. However, for those that are self-sufficient, this is a really nice place. It gets busy, so go early. Also, there is a narrow bridge(see pictures) before the campgrounds that limits vehicle size. It is not advisable for trailers over 18 feet in length.…

  • bridge on access road
  • geese with goslings
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Month of VisitMay
Jeanie P.The Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Apr. 17, 2021

Close to Yosemite on the cheep

Close to Yosemite, 45ish minutes to Yosemite Village. Campsites are super accessible for all vehicles. Sites are close together. We were there in early April no trash service or water and only one pit toilet open for all the campsites. Midweek lots of sites available. There are some fun…

Month of VisitMay
Kayla M.
Reviewed Apr. 11, 2021

Beautiful spot

Came here for a spontaneous family trip and was one of the only campgrounds with any availability. Though my bar was low, the campsite exceeded my expectations. The view was gorgeous, and there were a lot of hiking trails to choose from. The only setback was the closeness of the sites and some…

Erin A.The Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Apr. 7, 2021

O’Neil Forebay Waterfront

We stayed in site 6 which was right on the water. Beautiful views and plenty of space between sites. Pretty busy on weekends but that’s typical this time of year. Water/Electric hook ups. No showers (we are self contained so it was perfectly fine for our 7 night stay) camp host was very nice and…

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Lori T.The Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Apr. 6, 2021

Five stars for Springtime Visit!

Hardly anyone here at the moment. We pulled in on Easter Sunday to a near empty campground. The campground is quiet and the scenery is amazing this time of year. There are easily accessible hiking trails that were a great help in wearing out the pups. We loved site 106 in the Big Oak campground,…

  • #106
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Site#106 and #142
Month of VisitMay

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