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Los Angeles, California
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86 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

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... More 

Thank GoMolly
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16 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 13 September 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... More 

Thank Ellger
Fort Worth, Texas
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28 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 September 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... More 

1 Thank Angela T
San Mateo, California
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79 reviews
20 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 August 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... More 

1 Thank Roger E
San Diego, California
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5 reviews
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Reviewed 23 August 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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84 reviews
18 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 August 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 

Thank hosi27ch
San Diego, California
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62 reviews
27 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 July 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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Mackay, Australia
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128 reviews
20 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 July 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 

Thank dave22362
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36 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 June 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 

1 Thank OBXerNc
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9 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 June 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 

1 Thank Katherine F

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Address: Yosemite National Park, Yosemite National Park, CA
Region: United States > California > Yosemite National Park
Price Range: ₹ 22,092 - ₹ 24,485 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 93
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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, 8 Sep 2016 | Read review
“Pick Loop C”
 of 5 bubbles RogerE517, 28 Aug 2016 | Read review
“take campground from 40 up!”
 of 5 bubbles hosi27ch, 17 Aug 2016 | Read review
“B or C Loop”
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