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Reviewed December 31, 2016

Stayed there for one night while visiting Yosemite. the area we got was great, clean, close to the restrooms (which had no light, so make sure you have flashlights). great location, we woke up to see the sunrise at Glacier point.

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Los Angeles, California
Reviewed December 2, 2016

This campground is in the park, but not in the Yosemite Valley. It's just off the road between the road and the river. I am going to assume that there is not a lot of hiking originating from this campground. It's closer to the Wawona (Big Trees) hotel and the Mariposa grove (closed). I think if you camp here when...

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Canada
Reviewed September 13, 2016

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...

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Dallas, Texas
Reviewed September 8, 2016

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...

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2Thank Angela T
San Mateo, California
Reviewed August 28, 2016

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...

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San Diego, California
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...

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Bogota, Colombia
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 .......

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San Diego, California
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...

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Mackay, Australia
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...

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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...

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Address: Yosemite National Park, Yosemite National Park, CA
Location: United States > California > Yosemite National Park
Price Range: $335 - $381 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 93
Also Known As:
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“Choose Loop C sites closest to river for the best views.”
  • View of the Merced River from our camp
 of 5 bubbles angeljtodaro, Sep 8, 2016 | Read review
“Pick Loop C”
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“take campground from 40 up!”
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“B or C Loop”
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