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Wawona Campground, California Campground Photos, Directions & Reservations

Wawona Campground Photos

Wawona Campground Photos
Wawona Campground Photos
Wawona Campground Photos
Wawona Campground Photos
Wawona Campground Photos


Wawona campground sites in A loop are now first come, first served for the winter season. The Group site is open but remains on reservation. B and C loops and Horse camp are closed.


Wawona Campground offers family, group, and horse campsites; reservations required.

Natural Features

The area is forested with a diverse mix of ponderosa pine, incense-cedar, white fir, and whiteleaf manzanita, which offers a pleasant combination of sun and shade. The gentle South Fork of the Merced River flows alongside the campground.


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, and photography are all very popular activities within the park.

The Pioneer Yosemite History Center is like stepping back in time. A visit to the Mariposa Grove of Giant Sequoias, just four miles away, is a must-do. A network of hiking trails within the grove leads to stately trees with names like Grizzly Giant, Faithful Couple, and California Tunnel Tree.

Wawona offers several additional hiking trails, including the Wawona Meadow Loop, Swinging Bridge Loop, Alder Creek and Chilnualna Falls.

Recreation Sites

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




  • Amphitheater
  • Accessibility
  • Accessible Occupant Message

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.

A scenic 45-minute drive leads to Glacier Point, with its sweeping views of Yosemite Valley, Little Yosemite Valley, Half Dome, Vernal and Nevada Falls, and Clouds Rest, among other notable landmarks. The Tioga Road, in the central region of the park, 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. Beautiful Hetch Hetchy Reservoir is home to spectacular scenery and numerous wilderness trailheads.

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. Follow signs to Wawona. The campground is located 8 miles north of the South Entrance station on Highway 41, and 27 miles south of Yosemite Valley.

Need to Know

You are responsible for reading the following information and booking a site that will accommodate your equipment
If arriving one or more days late, call (209) 375-9535; your reservation will be forfeited if we do not hear from you within 24 hours of your arrival date

Horse site reservations may only be booked online. If you arrive without a horse, your reservation will be forfeited and you will be asked to leave.

Bear Habitat! Food and toiletries must be stored in provided food lockers (35″Dx43″Wx28″H) 24 hours a day. Absolutely NO food or scented items stored in vehicles. Dispose of garbage immediately in bear-proof dumpsters.

Potable water at the dump station (located one mile south of the campground) is only available during summer months.

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. Moving firewood is illegal in some states. 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:

Location Map

Latitude : 37° 34′ 23.0002″ N
Longitude: 119° 39′ 54.0000″ W

Mailing Address

PO BOX 577
Yosemite National Park , CA 95389

Phone Number


Additional Information

Yosemite Park Lodging
California State Tourism
California State Road Conditions

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