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Hodgdon Meadow Campground

Just past south entrance off Highway 120, Yosemite National Park, CA 95389
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Palmer, Alaska
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2015

Was surprised at the layout of this campground, it is one of the worst I have seen. The campground is built on a hill so most of the sites are on moderate to steep grades. Many of the pull-in sites are very steep and very close together. Even the very pleasant host I met admitted it was hard telling what... More 

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Auckland, New Zealand
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21 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2015

A 32" RV backed in to #36 means you're sloping like boat in a storm. But we didn't care a jot. We loved it. 3 days here was outdoor paradise. With the valley less than an hour away this place is an ideal overflow if you can't get in to the cramped valley camp-grounds. The water is cold, the toilets... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2015 via mobile

My friends and I recently stayed at Hodgdon in yosemite for a few nights and we were very pleased! Our favorite was the bathrooms and running water. The water was also drinkable, which was awesome and much needed due to weather. The campsite was very family friendly and there were never any disturbances while we were there. They did have... More 

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Grenoble, France
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015

We visited this campground in August for 3 nights (tent camping) - Campground was very noisy at night (we were on site 80 which is in the middle - it is preferable to go on sites near site 1 or 2 which are more isolated and close to the river) - The location is quite remote from Yosemite Valley (about... More 

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California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2015

I've been to Yosemite several times before, so I have definitely experienced staying in the Valley. Although the view is much better over there, sites are tiny. Hodgdon Meadows is a great place for groups and it is pleasantly different! We had plenty of space to spread out and met a few friendly neighbors. The meadow is a short walk... More 

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Mission, Kansas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

We had a "walk-in" campsite which wasn't too far from the car. However, it was down a hill. Given they were very clear about not leaving coolers or any food in the car, it took some effort to haul everything down the hill to store in the bear box. Do pay attention when they tell you squirrels will get in... More 

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West New York, New Jersey, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

We did camping on the 4th of July and were pleasantly surprised how peaceful it was compared to other camping sites. It's a little far from the valley and visitor's center, but so worth it! We were lucky to book a spot that was a away from everybody so we can rest after all the hiking trips. The spot comes... More 

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

I thought we had missed out when we couldn't get a campsite in the valley. Boy was I wrong!!! I drove through Upper/Lower Pines campgrounds, and it was hot and LOUD. Hodgdon Meadow was perfectly placed to head anywhere without having to backtrack to other roads. It was around 7000 feet elevation, so it still got cool in the evenings... More 

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Vail, Colorado
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015

At least in the C loop, 2 or 3 sites will share the same area. Groups of sites are separated by signs saying "Site boundary". This might be fine if you want to camp as a group, but is not so awesome if you just want to do your own thing.

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Grenoble, France
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

Perfect campground for sightseeing the valley before going on Tioga road. Its 30-minutes-drive from the valley itself makes it less crowded than the other lodging. Spots are kind of secluded, in the shade of trees and never too far from restrooms or dumpsters. We stayed in spot #36 which is not very flat but far from the entrance so pretty... More 

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