Hodgdon Meadow Campground

Yosemite National Park

Half Dome, Yosemite

Hodgdon Meadow Campground, Yosemite National Park

Hodgdon Meadow Campground

Yosemite National Park
Attractions and Activities

For those camping at Hodgdon Meadow Campground there are many wondrous sites to enjoy only a short drive away. Once visitors reach Yosemite Valley they can take advantage of the free shuttle to deliver them to almost all the favorite attractions in the valley.

  • Glacier Point offers spectacular views of Half Dome and Yosemite Valley.
  • Visit Happy Isles with a Nature Center and trails to Vernal and Nevada falls,
  • Take the short hike to Mirror Lake with close-up views of Half Dome,
  • Tour the Valley Visitor and Wilderness centers.
  • Enjoy easy scenic trails all around the valley and along the Merced River, connecting to viewpoints and picnic areas.
  • Experience Nature and History Programs - nature and photography walks, history tours, art classes, children's programs, and more. Most free, some with modest fees.
  • Join in Outdoor Adventures - nature and photography walks, history tours, art classes, children's programs, and more. Fees.

Key Hogdon Meadow Campground Regulations

  1. Bears: Store all food and similar items in bear-proof lockers, not in vehicles.
  2. Generators may only be operated from 7 AM to 9 AM, Noon to 2 PM, and 5 PM to 7 PM.

Hodgdon Meadow Campground

Hodgdon Meadow Campground is situated along Big Oak Flat Road (Highway 120) at the Big Oak Flat Entrance Station to Yosemite National Park. The campground is 25 miles from Yosemite Valley.

Hodgdon Meadow Campground has standard tent and RV campsites along with group campsites. Sixty-six campsites are designated for tents only. In all camps, food must be stored in bear-proof lockers, not in vehicles.

Not all sites will accommodate the maximum trailer and RV lengths shown below. Read vehicle limitations on the reservation site carefully before making a reservation.

Campground Basics
Hodgdon Meadow Campground Location: Big Oak Flat Road (Hwy. 120), Yosemite
Elevation: 4,900 feet
Distance & Driving Time from major city: 95 miles east of Stockton - 1:55
Number of Sites: 104
Open - Closed: Open year-round
Max. People per Site: 6 (including children)
Vehicles per Site: 2
Pets: On leash, always attended
Information: (209) 372-0200

Reservations required: early April through mid-October
Booking Window: Reservations can be made from 2 days up to 5 months in advance of arrival date. New dates are released in 1-month blocks on the 15th of each month at 7:00 AM Pacific time.
Camping Limit: 14 nights from May 1 to September 15
Max. RV/Trailer Length: 40 feet and 30 feet
Accessible Sites: None designated
Reservations: Hodgdon Meadow Campground
Fees: $26 per night, low season $18
Check-in, check-out: Noon

Hodgdon Meadow Campground Amenities
Campsites: Picnic table, food locker, fire ring
Campground: restrooms with flush toilets, tap water
Showers: Showers are available in Yosemite Valley at Half Dome (Curry) Village or Housekeeping Camp.
Dump station: Dump stations are available in Yosemite Valley at Upper Pines Campground.
Campground Map: Hodgdon Campground Map
Attractions near Hogdon Meadow Campground: South Fork Tuolumne River, hiking trails

General Camping Information for Yosemite

Opening and closing dates of campgrounds are only estimates, usually dependent on snow conditions. Not all campsites can accommodate trailers or RVs of all lengths. Check carefully on the website when you make your reservation to be sure your vehicle will fit your campsite.

Accessible Sites

Designated Accessible sites are reserved for people with disabilities who have a vehicle displaying an accessible parking placard or license plate For visitors who are temporarily disabled or do not have their permanent accessible parking placard with them, pick up a temporary placard at the entrance station or a visitor center.

Information for Hodgdon Meadow Campground

"If you arrive at the campground with different equipment than what you booked for, you will likely not fit, and will be turned away."

"The Primary Occupant of the site will be required to show photo ID upon check-in at the campground."

Bring adequate equipment with you to level your motorhome or trailer. All RV sites at Hodgdon Meadow Campground will require some degree of leveling.

Hodgdon Meadow Group Camp

Hodgdon Meadow Group Camp has four hike-in sites open from early July through Labor Day. Reservations are required and available from late April through mid-September: Hodgdon Meadow Group Camp. Each site will accommodate from 13 to 30 people. A maximum of 5 vehicles are permitted to park at each site. No RVs, trailers or pets are allowed in the group sites.
Fee: $50 per night


Reservations Tips

Reservations open in blocks of one month at a time, 5 months in advance on the 15th of each month at 7:00 AM Pacific Time.

Prime reservations fill within minutes. To improve your chances of obtaining a reservation, be poised online, already on the reservation website (linked above) at precisely 7:00 AM. Begin filling in the form before 7:00 AM. If you have 6 or fewer in your party, leave the Occupants space blank. You may only make 2 reservations per call or online visit. For more reservations, call or link again.

Yosemite makes these suggestions: "Another approach is to try to get different campsites each night (rather than one campsite for your entire stay). To do this, change the arrival date to your first desired night, the departure date to the next day, and specify that you're flexible for the next two weeks. With this method, you can search campgrounds in and near Yosemite all at once. Once you've chosen a specific campground, click on the date range availability choice to see if some of your nights are available. If you don't find availability using these methods, it's worth checking back as often as possible: cancellations will appear on the website immediately."

Phone reservations: (877) 444-6777, or (877) 833-6777 for TDD, or (518) 885-3639 from outside the US & Canada.

Recorded campground availability message: (209) 372-0266

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