Wawona Campground, Yosemite Camping

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Wawona Campground

Wawona Campground, in the southern part of Yosemite National Park, offers a quiet place to camp out, a number of amenities and time to enjoy many nearby sights and attractions. Book Online.

  • Wawona Campground is situated in the southern part of Yosemite National Park
  • This campground is open all year
  • Camping fees are $26 per night
  • To make reservations call 877-444-6777
  • Visit the Pioneer Yosemite History Center to see some historic buildings
  • The Mariposa Grove is a must-see when in the area

Overview

Wawona Campground Yosemite is open year-round, giving campers an up-close and personal experience in Yosemite’s beauty. You’ll have a picnic table, fire pit and drinking water. A small stream runs close by with its bubbling sound lulling you to sleep at night.

Location

Wawona Campground Yosemite National Park is close to Wawona off Highway 41. From the southern entrance, drive one mile past Wawona to the access road and turn left to the campground.

Reservations

During April through October, reservations are required for Wawona camping. The rest of the year, sites are on a first-come, first-served basis. To make reservations, call 877-444-6777 or Book Online.

Specifics for 2017

  • Open – All year
  • Fee - $26 per night
  • # of Sites - 93
  • Elevation - 4,000 feet
  • Toilet Facilities - Flush toilets
  • Showers and Laundry – Showers in Yosemite Valley at Curry Village and Housekeeping Camp, Laundry in Curry Village
  • Are generators permitted? Yes, sparingly during daytime hours
  • RV sites available? Yes
  • Is there a dump station? In the summer one is available on Forest Drive east of the Wawona.

Nearby Activities & Attractions

Yosemite Wawona Campground is close to a number of attractions and activities that will be enjoyed by the whole family.

  • Pioneer Yosemite History Center
    The scenery of Yosemite is impressive in itself, but how many people actually know the history of the park? The Pioneer Yosemite History Center provides a unique look at historic structures from different eras, preserving these buildings for generations to come. Among other structures, you can view John Muir’s cabin and Cedar Cottage (built in 1859 and the oldest structure in the park).
  • Mariposa Grove
    From Wawona, you can ride the shuttle to the Mariposa Grove. Here you’ll see Giant Sequoias, towering above. Take a walk through the largest grove in the park to view the walk-through California Tree and the Grizzly Giant that is at least 1900 years old and the 25th largest tree in the world.
  • Hiking
    When staying at the Wawona Campground, you’ll find a number of hiking trails in close proximity, giving you access to special reaches of the beautiful wilderness in Yosemite. An easy 3.5-mile loop is the Wawona Meadow Loop, taking you on both paved and unpaved roads around the meadow. The Swinging Bridge Loop is another easy trek, 4.8 miles of lovely views. Another moderate 6-mile hike will take you from the Wawona Hotel to the Mariposa Grove.

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