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24 RV Parks near Mariposa, California
Sep 2018 - $15.00
Like most COE campgrounds, this one is well off the beaten path. Twenty miles from Chowchilla. Avenue 26 out of town is very rough. Have to run slow! We stayed 8 days over the Labor Day weekend and the place was packed till Monday then we were one of only two people there. It was wonderful! Our site was hard to level the unit but a lot of them were more level. Big site with awning over the big picnic table. Nice fire ring. Our cell service (Verizon) and hotspot worked well. The Volunteers were GREAT! We saw them patrol the park regularly and very friendly. The park is also patrolled by the Sheriffs department. (I was stopped and warned for not using my seat belt.) Morgan, the park Ranger was more then helpful. He spent more then 30 minutes standing in the hot sun telling us about how the water level fluctuates more than 40 feet during the year. No sewer but the dump station was convenient and easy to use. My only complaint is the big scratches down the side of my unit. My RV is 13ft tall and the branches are only 12ft off the ground. Make sure you have all the supplies you need. It is twenty miles to town. - Roamer on wheels
Aug 2018 - $30.00
This campground is well kept. It has some 50 amp sites which is helpful when you stay there in the middle of summer like we did (testing out a new motorhome). There are a few sites with full hook ups. - Mark 5252
Apr 2016 - $15.00
This is a beautiful park indeed IF you want to get away from the city and enjoy the great outdoors. Facilities were spotless. All hookups were fine. The price is great. Dump station is easy to use. There is plenty of hiking, walking and fishing to keep you busy. Be prepared for: rough roads going out to the park, no wifi, very sketchy wireless service and active rattlesnakes. Just be prepared. We stayed here for 8 days and enjoyed everyday knowing that you must be vigilant and watch the trail or road in front of you. This campground would be a 10 if the roads were a bit better getting there. Its worth the trip!! - Beech35p
Sep 2012 - $20.00
OK campground. No hookups or dump station. Need to go into the valley to dump (45 min drive). Very unlevel. 3 tires off the ground and still not completely level. Had a difficult time getting into the space as did most folks. Good location for seeing the Northern sections of the park. - JimSC
Aug 2012 - $20.00
The main benefits of this site were being in the park and the beautiful surroundings. You are about 15 miles from the main Yosemite Valley. It is not really set up for a large 31ft RV. The pitches are nowhere near level although the access was OK. We had a firepit, bear locker and picnic table which were great. The bathroom wasn't that clean by the end of the day and there were no lights at night! However, we enjoyed the peace of the site after being in the Valley all day. - Treetop
Aug 2009 - $20.00
This is a wilderness type campground in a beautiful, quiet area of Yosemite. 50% of the sites are reservable, the rest first come/first serve. We enjoyed camping here even with the primitive nature of the campground. There is water available in the park, just not at every campsite. There is a waste water disposal drain next to the restrooms for Grey water. There are adequate numbers of restroom facilities with flush toilets. I don't think the toilets are cleaned very often which is kind of unfortunate given the heavy use that the campground has in the summer months. Showers available 17 miles away in Yosemite Valley. Food storage restrictions enforced because of bears. We did actually see a bear, too. We would return to this campground. - benidew
Sites: 274 | Recent Rate: $$$$ | 44 Reviews
May 2018 - $52.00
This is a large park set on the side of a hill, so some of the access roads, though paved, are a bit tight of a large motorhome. Our grassy site was level but a bit narrow and just long enough for our 38' MH and car. Water, sewer, and electric hookups were convenient. WiFi was reliable and had pretty good thruput. We didn't use the bathrooms. The laundry was neat, clean, and reasonably priced. We thought the price was slightly high for this level of amenities, especially since we also had to pay for an Escapee membership to reserve a spot. - DaveInOhio
Feb 2018 - $10.00
We loved everything about this park - from the welcoming people to the nice neighbors we had. Other than tricky roads in some loops, everything is great here! The entrance to Yosemite NP is 30 minute away with plenty to do at the campground or around. Wifi worked well, great activities, beautiful grounds. I could have spent a week just birding behind the clubhouse! - chantalcnrobw
Jul 2017 - $26.00
Just finished a week at this park and thoroughly enjoyed our time here. It is an Escapees SKP park, so you have to be an Escapees member or guest to stay here. The rate we paid includes electricity. We could have paid $16 and had them read the meter and paid for electric seperate. It was our choice. VERY peaceful and quiet. Our site was large and shaded. No satellite access due to trees, but the cable was fine as well as local stations from Fresno. Utilities were properly placed and worked well.
This is an Escapees coop park so the sites are owned by members and they rent out empty ones while the owner is gone. Some have a lot of improvements, others not so much. Everyone pitches in on maintenance and upkeep. Huge clubhouse with big laundry and large clean bathrooms. Everyone, from the folks in the office to the residents you meet on the street are friendly and welcoming. Good central location for access to golf and sightseeing (Yosemite). It is NOT fancy, but it works very well. We will return again. - FireFlyer
May 2014 - $10.00
Even though we weren't in the valley, we enjoyed our stay at Hodgdon Meadow. There are about 4 sites that can take a larger trailer/motorhome, the rest are tent or small trailer sites. It is a 45 minute drive to the valley, but there are also some nice areas to visit nearby--Hetch Hetchy, Merced Grove and Tioga Road. The 2013 Rim fire burned all around this campground, but the immediate area is still beautiful. - MrSunshine
Jul 2011 - $20.00
Please beware that it is next to impossible to tow a trailer up Tioga Pass: we only made it to 9000 ft. It was a very intimidating tow, and physically impossible for our Expedition to tow our 18 ft trailer up the Mountain Pass. We tried to phone and cancel, but there are no phone signals in the area, plus they give you a run-around on the phones. They do not return phone calls, and don't expect to get any refunds. Also, we received an email about a burn off. We tried to call, left messages, with no replies. Frustrating to try and get information, and cancel with no response. Yet, we were charged for being a no show. - acadiandave
Jul 2010 - $20.00
Managed to reserve a tent site here for 2 nights on recreation.gov about a week ahead of time. Clean restrooms with cold water only and no showers. Close to the entrance to Yosemite, about a 40 minute drive to Yosemite Valley. Lots of big big trees and not too dusty. Only complaint is nearest store is a 20-minute drive to Crane Flat. We would stay here again. - User1443
Aug 2015 - $16.00
Campground, is in the Sierra National Forest, on Bass Lake, We only stayed here because we couldn't get a site IN Yosemite
While we made a reservation on Recreation.gov, we checked in to find that the site we had reserved on line, was already occupied and we possibly would not fit into anyways. We were told to go in & find a site, then come back to register, this actually turned out much better for us. Sites are fully wooded with paved parking pads, there are no hookups, but there is a dump station & water fill.
Our site was sort of level, and narrow, strangely laid out as there was a drop off on one side and the road on the other side, the picnic table and fire ring were near the front of the site. Site was well separated from each other.
Bathrooms with flush toilets were clean, but there are no showers.
The campground is laid out on a side hill withing walking distance from the Lake.
Due to the driving distance to Yosemite, I doubt we would stay here again. - bukhrn
Aug 2012 - $39.00
Nice state campground off Bass Lake. Walking distance to lake from sites and nearby Forks store and restaurant. Clean site and flush toilets. No showers. Only downside is there are limited water faucets accessible and no hookups. Stayed in sites 20 and 21 and were great for 2 families and secluded. Would stay here again. Cell phone reception was pretty decent. - JLBL
May 2017 - $112.00
Unfortunately, the ratings and photographs posted on other sites do not match the current situation of this campground. It is cluttered, messy, and downright unsafe for children. The roads are difficult to navigate even with just an SUV not towing any form of trailer. The staff are unfriendly and unable to assist you in contacting anyone. Which is important to note given the fact that there is no cell reception and the "wifi" provided by the front office isn't operational. - Apcamper
Oct 2016 - $25.00
This is a campground, not an RV park. Interior roads used to be paved, many years ago. Now rough potholed broken pavement, dirt, and some gravel. Campground is on a hillside with nothing really level. Some sites are ok, some hard to get level. All RV sites have full hookups. It has its charm, lots of trees, grassy area for tents and picnics, a large community fire pit with provided fire on Saturday nights. Sadly, many of the pine trees in the campground are dead from the whatever it is that is killing pines in California. The manager told us they have cut down about 100 so far and have another 30 to cut down this year. While there are some big rigs in here, the place overall is old style, smallish sites with tight clearances. Most of the RVs are smallish to fit in well. This campground clearly caters to the "extended stay" folk. Many of the rigs look like they have not moved in a very long time. The bathrooms are small (just one fixture per gender) and old, but, everything works and is satisfactorily clean. Overall, this is an ok place to stay if your RV is mid size or under and you are not looking for a sparkling RV park with lots of amenities. I would not pay their listed price of $50 per night. I would speculate that this is actually a marketing fiction to allow their real price of $25 per night with advertised 50% off (Escapees and Passport America). There is no cell service in this area. The campground has WiFi that is slow, but, functional for light use. The campground has no services. I would stay here again if I had a reason to be in this area, or, needed an inexpensive place to hang out for a short time. - Keager
Jun 2016 - $45.00
If you're tent camping, this is probably a really great stay. It's close to Yosemite, has nice grassy areas for tent camping, and reasonable (if somewhat dirty and outdated) bathrooms. However, if you're in an RV, you better hope it's less than 30' long. We stayed here in a 35' travel trailer and had fits getting into a site -- and we've stayed at nearly 40 parks in the past 2 years. This was the closest I've come to giving up and leaving. That's not a judgement on the park, which is ok. It's just the reality of the size of the sites compared to the size of my RV. We ended up getting into the 2nd site we were offered (first back-in site wasn't happening, ever). So, here's the bad: tight sites, hard to get into, unlevel, no cell reception. Also, there is no good way to get in or out of Coulterville if you have a bigger RV. Every road in/out of town is going to feel perilous in a large RV. Here's the good: the manager and owner were both great people. Friendly, welcoming, and helpful. There's a very nice shared greenspace in the middle of the park with a communal fire pit. Makes it easy to make friends with the neighbors. We'd stay again, but I'd be in a constant state of dread it until we got there, got one of the larger sites, and were set up. - JPen365
Jul 2007 - $31.00
Pretty dusty in July. We stayed in loop K with several friends and took up the whole loop. Several people had boats and the nearby parking lot worked out well. Slide your fifth wheel hitch before you turn off the main road and onto the K loop road. Not a sharp turn, but the incline will get you (I found out the hard way). Stay away from the swimming pond, I was told the water is pumped in at the beginning of summer and pretty much stays there all summer long. Watch for rattlesnakes, I did not see any, but they're around. If you don't want to tow your boat back to your site and can rent a slip at the marina for $20 or $30 a night. Don't forget to check out the enormous carp swimming around the marina near the hamburger stand. - tnhnunes
Jun 2007 - $25.00
We camped here with about 10 other RVers over a 2 night period in June. We had f/h sites in the C Loop (C-14) which was up a steep hill and tight for some large rigs. Backing up was not easy, and some spots were hard to get into. The K Loop would be our first choice for f/h sites. This loop is also adjacent to the lagoon which is great for the kids. Being in the C loop, we had to drive to the lagoon, quite a trek if w/out vehicle. Of course the main attraction is the lake, just OK if you aren't going to use the lake. I would probably go to Horseshoe Bend (where we stayed last summer) again before back to Barrett Cover. It's much flatter, has a swimming lagoon and some beautiful spots overlooking the lake. - User325
Jun 2006 - $36.00
Electric hook-up hardly worked, no sewer hookup despite having been told this was a full hookup site. Otherwise, nice area, some spots hard to get into for larger RVs. - morganhillers
Oct 2017 - $14.00
Park is being worked on. Many trees removed and new vegitatian planted. The park is in good overall shape. Interior roads are paved and pretty well marked. The park is on a hill side and the interior roads are steep. If you are in the winter season: a small snowfall and you will be stuck! The park is quiet and does not have a view or easy lake access. Park wifi was junk. Verizon cell 3 bars and ok. Easy satellite set up. - BrianStacifulltimers
Jul 2017 - $15.00
Nice wooded park. There are pull-throughs if you desire easy access, back-ins amongst the trees if you are looking for a more rustic experience. All hook-ups worked well, including cable tv. Clean but small swimming pool, clubhouse, and kids game rooms. Park offers some meals (extra cost but very reasonable) during busy times. Good wifi in certain places within the park, Verizon cell service fair. Certainly not the parks fault, but they did have to cut down a number of dead trees due to the drought years which just ended. - morganhillers1
Nov 2016 - $180.00
This is an amazing park! We stayed in a 3 bedroom cabin with ALL the amenities (kitchen, living room, dining room, washer/dryer, cable tv, 2 bathrooms (including a garden tub which my wife loved), and a fenced yard!) Staff was friendly and welcoming. Clubhouse(s) were warm and inviting (the kid's clubhouse kept the garndkids busy for hours! Roads are narrow but show me mountains that don't have narrow winding roads...it adds to the charm (you just have to know how to drive and drive for your conditions)! RV sites seem very easy to get into as the roads around them are very wide with plenty of room to back in or pull through. I have a 40' motorhome and would not hesitate to bring it next time (and I DEFINITELY will come back!) The RV sites are gravel but that doesn't bother me...I AM camping after all...if I wanted a concrete pad and manicured lawns I would stay @ home. I agree the speed bumps are big but they are there to keep the speed down and everyone safe...they work! Unfortunately, the beetles have invaded millions of trees in the area (to no fault of any land owners) and hundreds of trees are lost daily. This is part of nature and more will grow in the place of those lost. This resort is better than staying in crowded Yosemite (which for us was only 1/2 hour drive in the snow!) I can't say enough about this place and am looking forward to making happy memories for my grandchildren here...I just wish I found it when my kids were little. - Camper Craig
Sites: 100 | 0 Reviews
Mar 2015 - $23.00
This is a National Forest Service government campground. We camped off-season in March, and all nearby NFS campgrounds were closed, except for a small part of Lupine (a large campground). The reservation link incorrectly listed it as closed.
We had a level site in an area with large trees - very attractive. Most other sites in the loop were deep and reasonably level. Our truck-trailer total length is 39 feet and we fit with some room to spare. We have an 18' travel trailer, and larger RVs may have difficulty finding a space to park their truck or towed vehicle. Logs and very low fences prevent off-road parking. Rest rooms were clean with flush toilets. The camp hosts were friendly and helpful.
Bass Lake (March, 2015) was very low, with maybe a hundred feet of dry land between docks of lakeside homes and water. The host said water may be added to the lake later, but was not sure because of the drought.
First timers: Be careful to go to the South side of the lake. The North side (Road 274) has only one RV campground (per RVParkReviews), and there are few places for RVs with a large turning radius to turn around. Go to the Visitor Info kiosk in Oakhurst and get a Yosemite Sierra Visitors Bureau Visitors Guide for a local map. One approach is to drive East on Road 426 from Oakhurst, veering left at the 426/223 intersection, and then veering right at the 426/222 intersection. Road 222 and adjacent roads were not displayed on our late model top-of-the-line Garmin GPS.
We spent one night at this campground, and would stay again. There were no hookups, but there was a nearby water faucet. I don't remember if we had a picnic table or fire ring as we arrived late and left early, but assume both are available. Cost was about $23. I forgot the exact amount. A tax was added, so the cost is not an even dollar. Bring change with you. - Jim22
Jun 2010 - $12.00
I was a member here for a couple years. Read all the reviews. Agree with most. Our take is Bass Lake offers a lot of activities. A lot to do: trails, fishing, take the boat out, Pines Village. If you have a car go to Oakhurst and Coarsgold, and Yosemite. The campground can be noisy and what the other member said, the staff can be really rude. They really try to sell you a membership if you are not a current member. Wish they would spend the due money on improvements. It is true sites can be hard to back into. Lots of trees and a small hike, but it's scenic. The manager can be rude and direct at times. You have to come right back at him. It is a nice campground and we would go back. Gets real crowded during the holidays, but what campground doesn't. Have to book way in advance. - tobieollie
May 2009 - $20.00
Excellent campground - spacious sites, many with a good view of the lake. - IanS