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Railroad Flat Campground

3 Reviews

About This Campground

Bureau of Land Management

Remember your OUTDOOR ETHICS when enjoying your public lands. Please RECREATE RESPONSIBLY. ### Overview At the end of Briceburg River Road and 4.5 miles from the suspension bridge within the BLM, Merced River…

Fee Info

$10.00 per site per night, 8 people per site maximum. Senior Pass fee is $5.00/night.

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  • Drive-In
    Park next to your site
  • Walk-In
    Park in a lot, walk to your site.
  • Boat-In
    Sites accessible by watercraft.

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  • WiFi
  • Verizon
  • AT&T
  • T-Mobile

Site Types

  • Tent Sites
  • Standard (Tent/RV)


For Campers

  • Trash
  • Picnic Table
  • Drinking Water
  • Toilets
  • Alcohol
  • Pets
  • Fires

For Vehicles

  • Pull-Through Sites


3 Reviews of Railroad Flat Campground

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Reviewed Jun. 15, 2022

Beautiful Campground

Railroad Flat is the last of three campgrounds along this dirt road that was once the railroad route to Yosemite. Set along the banks of the Merced River it’s especially beautiful during spring wildflower season, and in the fall. In the summer it can be hot. There is a nice walk just beyond the…

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Month of VisitMay
Meg R.
Reviewed Nov. 10, 2020

First Rain of the Season

I visited in November, on the first days of rain after a long dry season. I arrived after dark and was unfamiliar with the layout, so I stayed at a pull-out near the McCabe Flat campground. The next morning I checked out Willow Placer campground and continued to the end of the road to claim the…

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Mollie M.
Reviewed May. 8, 2020

Great for swimming, expect to see others.

Great day use spot, used by lots of locals for swimming. Dogs are supposed to be leashed but I have seen them off leash many times here so be prepared, most are friendly. It gets very busy on the weekends and hot days, so you will have daytime noise from swimming/river activities. During the…

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Month of VisitAugust


Railroad Flat Campground is located in California


From the city of Merced, located on U.S. Highway 99, travel 40 miles east on State Highway 140 to the town of Mariposa. Then travel another 15 miles along Highway 140 to the Briceburg Visitor Center at the Wild & Scenic Merced River. There are three developed BLM campgrounds along the Merced River between Briceburg and Bagby. The campgrounds are accessed by crossing the suspension bridge just past the Briceburg Visitor Center and heading down river along Briceburg River Road (old Yosemite Valley Railroad Grade). Trailers over 18 feet and large RV's are not recommended crossing the suspension bridge.


37.61823092 N
120.01967028 W

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