Loved this campground. At first, when booking, I was upset I wasn't able to get a site in the Valley area. After arriving to Yosemite I couldn't be more thrilled to have stayed at Wawona.
Yes, it is a bit of a drive to get to the valley but the drive is beautiful when it is not jammed packed with cars.
I booked site 34 located in loop B. It's a small site and it is slopped but there is a nice level spot for a smaller tent.
Had decent trees to break up the space between campsites. With 34 you only have one campsite next to you. The river is in clear view and a very short walk to get to it.
If you have seen any of my other reviews you will see, I'm all about the fishing so most of my sites, if possible, will be along rivers/streams/creeks.
Each site had a bear box, picnic table and fire ring. Flush toilets and running water to fill up your containers.
Even though the campground was filled, you wouldn't have known it. Very quiet and peaceful. Some sites are closer to the road and I'm sure have road noise. 34 the only noise was the babbling river.
Be prepared for a long bumpy ride but it's well worth it!
There are several areas/loops to camp. Driving in you will cross over a bridge and just up and off to your right you will see the parking area for the hot springs.
To the left just after crossing the bridge is a road you can pull off on and there is excellent fishing.
I grabbed campsite #28. There are fire rings and picnic tables. 28 also is close to one of the pit toilets and also has a path down to the river. It's a bit of a steep grade down to the river but worth it for the solitude while fishing.
Was super quiet even though there were a few campers close by.
Great shade from the trees.
Don't confuse Lundy Canyon campground for Lundy Lakes Campground.
You will actually pass these sites if you head to Lundy Lakes Campground.
This location was suggested to me by a local who told me to just skip on past June Lake campground and some of the more popular ones and I can't even begin to tell you how glad I was to pass those up to come here.
The roads within the campground can be a bit rough,muddy,rocky so if taking a car just take it slow.
I was able to snag a great site, actually it was a double site but luckily no one claimed the joined site. Was right on the Mill creek which made for some super fun fly fishing for wild brown trout.
Sites have picnic tables, bear boxes and fire rings. There are pit toilets, did not see any water but there could be and I missed them.
Aspen groves were glorious, the owls at night were beautiful to listen to.
A great, relaxing, pretty unknown campground.
Nice drive good place for hard core campers lots of hiking trails to hike up and down lots of places to explore in the falls are really cool good cold water coming off the mountain this is my new spot to camp in until I find another one ! THE SEARCH CONTINUES ! 😎
Being able to sleep under the stars in Yosemite Valley is a dream come true. The campground is crowded but the scenery makes up for it. Everywhere you look is an Ansel Adams portrait. Lots of trails leave from the surrounding area. Bathrooms are clean but its a trek to the showers. Have fun.
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This campground is absolutely gorgeous. Their restrooms are clean, the Host go beyond to make your stay comfortable. Aaron and Solice are two of the camp host who were cleaning up before they close for the season, they offered us free firewood. They wanted to make sure we were settled in and were able to stay warm for the night. The grounds are kept very clean. They have easy access to clean water for your campsite. The bear storage boxes are large and able to hold a large marine cooler as well as several other items. You have easy access to the lake and the location is just perfect.
North Pines is one of three campgrounds on the floor of Yosemite Valley. Across the Merced River from the other two campgrounds and adjacent to the horse stables, it is relatively isolated with no major roads running by it. Nevertheless, it is well connected to the rest of the valley amenities, with a quick walk to the bus station, a longer walk (1 mi) to the visitor center via the Valley Loop Trail, or a drive (if you don't mind braving traffic and searching for parking spaces).
The sites are not well defined. You have a place to park and besides that, it is a little of a free-for-all with the adjacent sites as to where you set up your gear. Despite that, we had plenty of room to set up our large 10 person tent, without feeling crowded or that we were overspilling our space. We were there the last weekend it was open (Oct 26/27) and all sites were booked. There are no hook-ups, and the comfort stations only have toliets and sinks (no showers), a fresh water faucet, and a disposal "toliet" for dish water. All dishes must be washed at camp. The facilities were fairly clean, though the disposal toilet often backed up. Being late October, I was expecting very cold conditions. But the weather was great! 70s during the day and 40s at night. Clear skies. Absolutely beautiful.
Our site was located right next to the comfort station, and in hindsight I wish we had found a place a little farther away. But besides the proximity, our site was nice with a fire pit and picnic table. Quiet hours are from 1000-0600, and we had to remind our neighbor campers who came back drunk at midnight to shut it, but that seems to be more the normal than abnormal these days. There were mostly tents in the campground, with a few small RVs and trailers. Generators are allowed during limited hours, but the noise wasn't overwhelming, since they were few and far between.
As a Ranger for The Dyrt, I get products to test from time to time. This weekend I got to test the Wenzel Great Basin 10 tent (https://wenzelco.com/great-basin-10/). Overall, my impression of this tent is that it is a solid and reliable tent. Yes, it has a few design items that could be improved for ease of use, but overall it served us well and I look forward to using it again. The tent is a domed center-opening design, with two side "rooms" that can be separated by zipped curtains, making three interior spaces total. My husband and I filled up on room with two large cots facing length wise (we had them oriented along center line and still had enough room to move along the sides). The other side has more than ample room for my daughter's small cot, which ran the width of the tent along the side window. Very comfortable for three people.
Yes, this is a huge tent. Can it be set up by one person? Probably, if that person is patient and tenacious. Two people work much better. A few design items we found annoying were the pole connections, which would frequently catch on the tent pole sleeves and center strap. Also, the zipper flap on the tent's door would frequently get caught in the zipper, making it almost a necessity to use two hands to open and close the tent. Besides these two small inconveniences, the tent worked great. The rain fly fits snug against the tent roof. The construction felt sturdy and we liked the design of the three interior rooms.
Overall, we had a fun two nights in Yosemite. We might make a tradition out of going for the closing weekend each year.
Cool camping site. But, dont listen to the weather app. It said it was going to be 35 to 40. But, actually was 20 degrees. So, pack smart. Bring extra water and firewood. Store is not near.
It’s a small campground just next to the lake so the place is nice. But spots are very small so you don’t have a lot of space and you live with your neighbors, no choice. Impossible to find the host and we had to go to another campground to pay! Flush toilets, drinkin water, pet allowed, nothing for your dish, No showers. Nice but not one of the best place to stay
It’s a good place to stay when you are in Yosemite because it’s central and close to popular hikes. But spots are small and sanitary are old and not very clean. Hosts are kind and helpful. It’s full all days and it’s a huge campground so there is a lot of people but still quite. Good enough but not the best campground!
What can I say- I LOVE convict lake. I’ve been coming here for 20+ years with my family for reunions. We always camp but have stayed in the cabins years ago. Used to go over Labor Day weekend but changed to June but the weather is always wonderfully warm during the day and brisk-chilly at night. There are some sites that have a great locations to the bridge that connects to the road for easy access to the general store. Some shady sites and others are exposed to the direct sun. Great fishing in the creek- it is stocked. You can find some quiet spots around the lake to relax, read, and soak up the sun if you aren’t into fishing. Bathrooms and sites are very well kept. I always stop here for a quick view even when driving home from mammoth. Worth it every time.
We boondocked in Inyo National Forest just last weekend, September 27-29, and it felt like we had the place to ourselves. The location was incredible, there were fellow boondockers around, but not too close, and it felt like we had the place to ourselves. There is no water on site that we found, but we knew that going in. Our rig was 58' long and we had no issues getting in or out. We enjoyed Jeeping on the trails in Inyo National Forest, and we enjoyed the peace and quiet. We will be back.
This campground is for those that love being deep in the woods and away from people. There is a one lane road in and out, no camp host, with no service or available restrooms for those looking for a campground with those amenities. Sites are small and very woodsy (some nestled within the mountain rocks) but have plenty of distance and privacy between other sites. No one was here when we arrived, so it is a rather desolate place in the Fall/Winter season but I imagine in Summer it’s a perfectly shady campground to stay cool. My favorite site was by the creek, it was roomy with access to a beautiful meadow, views of surrounding mountains, and a creek running through it. For those that love fishing this was a trout hot spot, so many fish in this area and wasn’t crowded like many of the surrounding fishing areas.
Sabrina Campground is the closest to Lake Sabrina without the feel of tourism. This campground is just off the main road and quaint. It is moments away from Lake Sabrina, North Lake, a short drive to South Lake, and about 15-20mins to the closest city Bishop. This campground is so beautiful, perfectly situated next to a creek, and saturated with Aspen trees that are a beauty to see in the Fall season. Every campsite is well maintained, restrooms are kept tidy, and the trash dumping area is well taken care of. Campsites are all first come, first serve. $28 a night for sites and available firewood for purchase with the campground host. There is no store at this campground, so all necessities should be purchased before arriving. This is the perfect getaway for those that love clean mountain air, lake views, waterfalls, fishing, mountain hikes to glacier lakes, and relaxation. With absolutely no cell service it’s just you and nature. It is the perfect getaway.
I really enjoyed this spot. We were the only ones there so we had everything to ourselves. There is a ranger on site that has firewood for sale but he also informs you that you can use any wood that is on the ground. Too many trees to count surround you and create a shady spot to hang. There are trails nearby including one that takes you to Chilkoot Creek where there is a natural showering spot.
We loved this cute family owned and operated RV Park! They have tent sites as well as full and partial hookup sites for RVs. Showers, restrooms and laundry were Immaculate. Property is beautiful and well manicured. This is a fantastic campground if you plan on visiting Yosemite as it is only 12 miles from the main entrance and about 1 mike from HWY 120. Staff were very helpful and friendly and make you feel so welcome. Thank you Beaver Family! So fun to see all of the travelers come in on foot or in their RVs from all over the World. The only reason this gets a 4 star review is site size and no wood fires. You are very close together with minimal room outside your trailer.
Was here the weekend after Labor Day and it was practically empty. Intended on staying at Rock Creek but since they were full, I swung in here and was pleasantly surprised. Snagged a spot with a great view of the mountains and had the surrounding area and bathroom all to myself. Sites are nice, bathrooms well kept, and it’s an easy location to get to all trailheads.
We've been coming to the Mammoth Lakes area for years with our travel trailer. This time we left it at home and took the tent. We've never stayed in this area before and we were definitely surprised how nice this campground is. We stay here on a Saturday night after doing some hiking int he Rock Creek area. This place had everything we needed for an overnighter. The campsites a spacious and there are quite a few near the creeks on either side of the campground. I would recommend this place to anybody looking for a nice place to stay while visiting the area. We will definitely be back.
Decent campground close to everything you could imagine for the outdoors adventure. Only stayed for one night to stage for a hike up into Little Lakes Valley the next day. Has the basic essentials (picnic table, bear locker, water and bathrooms) nearby. The sites are relatively private. We arrived on a Thursday night and there were plenty of open sites to choose from. Will definitely keep this place in mind for future visits.