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    Dry Gulch Campground

    Incline Rd, El Portal, CA
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    1 - 5 of 6 reviews

    Reviewed 28 July 2017 via mobile

    If you get the two campsites on the ends (one or four), then you have a great site. You cannot reserve specific sites, though, because the hostess keeps number 4 "reserved" so she and her friends can use the best access to the river. Apparently,...More

    Thank Leah L
    Reviewed 15 June 2014 via mobile

    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...More

    8  Thank bdawgg
    Reviewed 22 May 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....More

    6  Thank rob r
    Reviewed 21 May 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....More

    7  Thank Rose V
    Reviewed 22 July 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...More

    3  Thank Ski_meister1
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    • Number of rooms
    • 4
    • Location
    • United States >
    • California >
    • El Portal
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    Questions & Answers
    Kristian A
    14 September 2015|
    Response from Leah L | Reviewed this property |
    no. parking is close
    Alyssa C
    26 July 2015|
    Response from Leah L | Reviewed this property |
    yes. each site has its own
    Alyssa C
    23 May 2015|
    Response from Sanoj A |
    No. Entrance fee to Yosemite NP is valid for 7 days.
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