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Group Camping - advice needed

Discussion of camping and road-accessible campgrounds in and near Yosemite National Park

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What is the best campground for children ages 1 to 12 years old?

Hodgdon Meadow
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Bridalveil Creek
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Tuoloumne Meadows
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Group Camping - advice needed

Postby mchantha77 » Wed Dec 16, 2009 11:28 am


We plan to camp in Yosemite for the first time in August 2010 with a group 15 to 20 people. There will be children ages 1 to 12 years old. We love to go fishing and hiking. I looked at the yosemite website and it looks like we have three options for group camping: Hodgdon Meadow, Bridalveil Creek, and Tuolumne Meadows Campgrounds. Which one would you recommend? and what are some activities we should do while we are there.

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Postby Hikin Mike » Wed Dec 16, 2009 2:12 pm

I think Wawona has a group campground too, but it's right by the river....not very toddler friendly. I would say Tuolumne Meadows only because I've camped there with our church group and I love Tuolumne Meadows.

At that time our two daughters were ~18 months and 4. We took them to Dog Lake. My oldest complained because she was tired, but she did make it.
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Re: Group Camping - advice needed

Postby dan » Wed Dec 16, 2009 2:21 pm

Some group campgrounds
Hodgdon Meadow--in a forest, a meadow nearby. Not much to do around it.
Bridalveil Creek--close to a meadow (mosquitos in early summer). Hiking trail to South rim.
Tuolumne Meadows--mosquitos too, but not as many as Bridalveil Creek. Most beautiful of the campgrounds in High Sierra country. Many trails start here, a few creeks. It's the coldest campground too. I recommend this one.
Wawona Campground--warmest of the campgrounds. Next to a creek. Not many mosquitos, usually. Nearby (multiple miles) is Wawona Grove of Giant Sequoias.
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