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Dry Gulch Campground

Incline Rd, El Portal, CA
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  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    3 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014

Dry Gultch campground proved to be a great place to stay. You have to travel down a very narrow road and two single lane bridges to get there. Conveniently located just outside Yosemite National Park El Portal entrance and on the banks of the picturesque Merced river. We picked the last site of the four. Very private and a great... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2014

So, I'm not suppose to be writing this review per the consensus of my fellow campers. But Dry Gulch is pretty awesome, and a secret that cannot be kept. Located only 5.2 miles outside the Yosemite park entrance sits 4 campsites along the Merced River. (I think thats its name) After staying the first night in House Keeping Camp inside... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2014

While in line waiting for a campsite in Yosemite Valley, a man approached us & said he had a FREE campsite at Dry Gulch right by the river. We hadn't made any reservations prior & since the whole Yosemite Valley was full, we took it. We arrived at the campsite to find site one available as we were promised. So... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2013

We were unable to stay at Dry Gulch because when we arrived our campsite was occupied. The hostess moved us instead to another small campground down the road called Dirt Flat. Despite being across the river from the highway, there was still significant road noise all night. Most creepily, when we arrived, the hostess showed us a shovel and told... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2012

My boyfriend and I stayed here last summer in the midst of a huge road trip we took throughout California and Oregon. We were in the spot farthest to the right (if facing the river), which is the one I would recommend the most as it is the most private and is farthest away from the bathrooms. It was AMAZING... More 

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