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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our campsite was very large (Loop C) and quiet. The campground is about an hour away from the valley (when there is no traffic), but close to the Wawona entrance. We preferred this over camping in the valley as this provided us the ability to go to Oakhurst for a greater food variety and lower price than what is found... More 

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Fort Worth, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

First the good... We stayed at Wawona the end of August (our very first time in Yosemite, and first time in years since me or my boyfriend have camped in tents). The park rangers were super friendly and informative as we checked in. Wawona campground is lovely, but it's also very dry and dusty due to the drought. The dirt... More 

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San Mateo, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was our 6th visit to Yosemite. We have camped in Camp4, the backcountry, upper pines and stayed at the Ahwahnee (sorry I just can't use the new names). Wawona is for sure my last choice of all the places. If you go pick Loop C. We stayed in Loop A and you can hear the road traffic late into... More 

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San Diego, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2016

My group of 6 and I were pleasantly surprised driving into loop C. Our campsite was 52 and right by the river. The river is very loud during the night and is wonderful white noise. The campgrounds are very large and are generously spaced apart. This was very helpful as we had 3 two-person tents, 2 hammocks, and a table... More 

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Bogota, Colombia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2016

Wawona is the first campground reaching yosemite from Frenso. If you look for a quiet place to stay...without all the crowd and nice hike-ways...it's the right place...the camping is big...but no refill-water and the restrooms are solala....take a lot of water with you! and...it's very cold in the night...so even if you travel in summer time...you need warm night-cloths ....... More 

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San Diego, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2016

This was our 5th consecutive summer camping trip to Yosemite but our first at Wawona. The truth was this is the spot we got when reserved, it wasn't the spot I wanted. That said... it turned out great! If possible, I'd recommend staying in the loops as far back in the campground as you can go and as close to... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2016

The younger members of our family group that visited Yosemite for a week stayed at Wawona. A popular choice with campers that own tents and or R.V's. The provided fire pits are well thought out and extremely handy for cooking or that essential ambiance for evening gatherings / storytelling /singsongs. The river adds a very picturesque touch and is your... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2016 via mobile

We lucked up with a great spot, #62, which was spacious, level for our 11-person tent, right on the river, and very friendly neighbors that we enjoyed talking to and trading hiking tips and stories with. You can't choose your neighbors, and, as in most reservable campgrounds in Yosemite, you can't usually choose your spot. However, the patrons here were... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2016

We stayed here for a week in June 2016 in the 'C' loop. The 'A' loop looked awful - bathrooms were out of order (replaced with port-a-potties) and I would imagine you could hear the road from all sites. B loop looked nice. I wish we had been on the outside of 'C' loop, either on the river or the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2016

Great campground for your stay in Yosemite. I would recommend the B or C sites as they are more wooded than the A sites. Much more peaceful and more nature than valley sites. Book early this is all reserved and fills up. Wawona store about 1 mile down the road is all stocked and has everything you need. If you... More 

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Address: Yosemite National Park, Yosemite National Park, CA
Location: United States > California > Yosemite National Park
Number of rooms: 93
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