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Hodgdon Meadow, California Campground Photos, Directions & Reservations

Hodgdon Meadow Campground Photos

Hodgdon Meadow Campground Photos
Hodgdon Meadow Campground Photos
Hodgdon Meadow Campground Photos
Hodgdon Meadow Campground Photos


Hodgdon Meadow Campground is currently closed due to extreme snow levels.

Hodgdon Meadow campground is located in breathtaking Yosemite National Park in Central California’s rugged Sierra Nevada Mountain Range. The site is 25 miles from Yosemite Valley at an elevation of 4,875 feet. Within Yosemite, visitors can gaze upon waterfalls, sheer granite cliffs, deep valleys, grand meadows, ancient giant sequoias, vast wilderness areas and much more.
Yosemite National Park’s reservable campsites are available up to five months in advance on the 15th of each month at 7:00 a.m. (PT) or 10:00 a.m. (ET). For example, on January 15, the time period May 15 to June 14 becomes available to reserve, and therefore, the full booking window would be from January 16 to June 14.

Reservation Tips! Campsites in Yosemite are extremely popular and typically sell out in minutes. Login to your account or create a new account before the 7:00 a.m. (PST) release time. You may only add reservations to your cart and proceed with your reservation if you are logged into your account. The call center does NOT have access to additional sites or additional information beyond what is published on


Hodgdon Meadow Campground offers family and group sites. Roads and parking spurs are paved, and flush toilets and drinking water are provided. Each campsite contains a picnic table, fire ring and a food storage locker. A gas station and small general store are eight miles away at Crane Flat.

Natural Features

The area is forested with mixed stands of Red fir, incense-cedar, Ponderosa pine and Lodgepole pine, offering a pleasant combination of sun and shade. Vibrant wildflowers fill the open meadows each summer.


Yosemite’s trails, cliffs, roads and rivers provide endless recreational activities for any kind of visitor. Hiking, biking, rock climbing, fishing, horseback riding, rafting, auto touring, cross-country skiing and photography are all very popular activities within the park.

Hiking the 2.5 to 3-mile roundtrip trails to the Tuolumne and Merced Groves of Giant Sequoias are a popular activity at Hodgdon Meadow. The White Wolf area on Tioga Road also offers many hiking opportunities.

Recreation Sites

  • Hike To
  • Standard Nonelectric
  • Group Tent Only Area Nonelectric
  • Walk To
  • Overnight




  • Food Locker
  • Picnic Table
  • Fire Pit

Nearby Attractions

Just 45 minutes away is Yosemite Valley, an awe-inspiring landscape containing many of the famous features for which Yosemite National Park is known. Hiking trails and bike paths are abundant in the valley. Rafting the Merced River is a fun way to cool down on a summer day when water levels are sufficient. Yosemite Valley also offers numerous guided bus tours, educational programs, museums, ranger-led activities, and an art center with workshops. The Tioga Road offers a 39-mile scenic drive past forests, meadows, lakes and granite domes. Tuolumne Meadows embodies the high-country of the Sierra Nevada, with its broad sub-alpine meadows and granite domes and peaks. Other sites of interest include the beautiful Hetch Hetchy Reservoir. It’s home to spectacular scenery and numerous wilderness trailheads. Glacier Point has sweeping views of Yosemite Valley, Little Yosemite Valley, Half Dome, Vernal and Nevada Falls and Clouds Rest, among other notable landmarks. Wawona and the Pioneer Yosemite History Center is like stepping back in time.

Directions and Contact Information

Take Highway 41 north from Fresno, Highway 140 east from Merced, or Highway 120 east from Manteca into Yosemite National Park. Hodgdon Meadow Campground is located 1/2 mile from the Big Oak Flat Entrance Station (Hwy 120 from the west), and is 25 miles (45 minutes) northwest of Yosemite Valley.

Need to Know

You are responsible for reading the site alerts and booking a site that will accommodate your equipment.

If arriving one or more days late, call (209) 379-2123; your reservation will be cancelled if we do not hear from you within 24 hours of your arrival date.

Bear Habitat! Food and toiletries must be stored 24 hours/day
Food storage lockers are provided in all campsites (45x18x33)
Absolutely NO food stored in vehicles
Dispose of garbage immediately in bear-proof dumpsters

Pets are not permitted in group campsites, but are allowed in standard sites.

Group sites are tent-only; no sleeping in vehicles.

There are no electric, water, or sewer hook-ups at this facility; however, a dump station is located in Yosemite Valley.

Resale or auction of advance reservations is prohibited.

For additional park information, call (209)372-0200 or visit 

Don’t Move Firewood: Help protect our forests! Prevent the spread of tree-killing pests by obtaining firewood at or near your destination and burning it on-site. Visit to learn more.

Help Yosemite be a Zero Landfill park! Leave excess packaging at home. Use refillable water bottles, food containers and travel mugs. Place all of your recyclable waste in designated recycling containers. For more information go to:
There is no cell phone coverage or public phone at Hodgdon Meadow Campground

Location Map

Latitude : 37° 47′ 56.0000″ N
Longitude: 119° 51′ 56.9999″ W

Mailing Address

PO BOX 577
Yosemite National Park, CA 95389

Phone Number

(209) 379-2123 OR (209) 372-8502

Additional Information

Yosemite Park Lodging
California State Tourism
California State Road Conditions

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