We stayed for 2 nights & were pleased that we got a flat site with lots of room. We had read about how crowded the other campgrounds can get, & were glad we chose this one. We made sure to be on the park website, signed in, and ready to submit our request exactly when the sites become available (4 months in advance) b/c they did sell out in 5 minutes and we were lucky to get this spot.
Unfortunately, a group of campers came in at 3 am, being loud & flashing their lights all over the place for the hour that it took them to set up. I realize that’s not the park’s fault, but maybe there should be some sort of rule about checking in that late.
Be warned…it gets down in the 30s or 40s at night in July, so bring lots of layers/blankets for sleeping. I wore multiple layers & was still FREEZING. We also brought in a portable shower so that we could rinse off after hiking. There was a faucet near our site, and bathrooms were nearby, although they weren’t very clean (Wawona’s are much nicer). We went hiking the first day nearby (Lambert Dome, Dog Dome, and Dog Lake) and to Yosemite Valley (about a 1.5 hour drive) the next day. Once we saw how crowded, busy, and overrun by children & very touristy-type people the valley was, we were again glad we booked at Tuolumne Meadows.
We did not see any bears, which I had been hoping we would. We would stay here again.
- Also Known As:
- Tuolumne Meadows Campground Hotel Yosemite National Park