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HODGDON MEADOW, CA

part ofYosemite National Park, National Park Service
Photo: HODGDON MEADOW
Status: Open through Wed Dec 31 2014   Season Dates
 

Overview

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.

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.

Recreation:

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.

Facilities:

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.

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, just 15 miles from Crane Flat. 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.

Near Wawona, the Mariposa Grove of Giant Sequoias has a guided bus tour (tickets must be purchased) and a network of free hiking trails that lead to stately trees with names like Grizzly Giant, Faithful Couple, and California Tunnel Tree.

Activities and Amenities

Within Facility
  • Campfire Rings
  • Drinking Water
  • Flush Toilets
  • Food Storage Locker
  • Host
  • Pets Allowed
Know Before You Go
  • There is no cell phone coverage or public phone at Hodgdon Meadow Campground

  • Bear Habitat!
    • Food and toiletries must be stored 24 hours/day
    • Food lockers are provided in all campsites (45x18x33)
    • Absolutely NO food stored in vehicles
    • Dispose of garbage immediately in bear-proof dumpsters
    • These rules are strictly enforced!
  • Pets are not permitted in group campsites, but are allowed in family 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, as are coin showers

  • 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 forfeited if we do not hear from you within 24 hours of your arrival date

  • Resale or auction of advance reservations is prohibited

  • For additional park information, call (209)372-0200 or visit www.nps.gov/yose

Getting There:

GPS Info. (Latitude, Longitude):
37.79889, -119.86583
37°47'56"N, 119°51'57"W

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. Highway 120 over Tioga Pass from Lee Vining and the Glacier Point Road are closed seasonally.

Contact Information:

Mailing Address:

HODGDON MEADOW
PO BOX 577
Yosemite National Park  CA  95389

Phone Number:

Information:  (209) 372-0200
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