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part ofStanislaus National Forest, US Forest Service
Status: Open through Sun Sep 13 2015   Season Dates


Lost Claim attracts families and friends with its convenient location, just 15 miles from the northwest Yosemite National Park boundary in northern California. Deemed as an ideal base camp, visitors can explore not only Yosemite, but also the fantastic wilderness areas of the Stanislaus National Forest.

Natural Features:

At 3,100 feet in elevation, the tranquil campground sits in a mixed conifer forest with ample shade at each campsite. Nearby is the Tuolumne River, which flows for 150 miles from the central Sierra Nevadas to the San Joaquin River.


Hike the Little Golden Forest Trail, a half-mile interpretive loop with the option for a longer two-mile loop. A short drive takes visitors to the Tuolumne River for wading and fishing.


The 10 camping sites are all suited for tents. Sites 1, 7, and 8 would also accommodate tent trailers. The roads and spurs are gravel. Each site has a picnic table and campfire ring. Drinking water and vault toilets are available.

Nearby Attractions:

Take a scenic drive through Yosemite and explore its legendary waterfalls. Enjoy world class fishing on the Tuolumne River or at one of the many lakes in this western Sierra Nevada location. Go hiking on one of the many nearby trails. The town of Groveland boasts many shopping and tourist activities; check with the Tuolumne County Visitors Bureau for more information.

Activities and Amenities

Within Facility
  • Accessible Campsites
  • Biking
  • Broom & Dust Pan
  • Bucket & Shovel
  • Campfire Rings
  • Creek Access
  • Drinking Water (Hand Pump)
  • Event Area
  • Firewood Vendor
  • First Aid Kit
  • Fishing
  • Host
  • Pets Allowed
  • Shade
  • Star Gazing
  • Tent sites
  • Trash Collection
  • Vault Toilets
  • Wildlife Viewing
Within 10 Miles
  • ATM
  • Auto Repair Shop
  • Backpacking
  • Campfire Programs
  • General Store
  • Hiking
Know Before You Go
1. Be bear aware: keep all food out of site in approved containers or locked inside your vehicle and remove all food from your area after eating.
2. Firewood restrictions are in effect to prevent the spread of invasive insects and disease. Click here for more information
3. There are no electric hook ups at this facility.
4. This campground has first-come, first-serve campsites.
5. A fee will be charged for additional vehicles.
6. This campground is operated by American Land & Leisure
  • Don't Move Firewood: Protect California's forests from tree-killing pests by buying your firewood locally and burning it on-site. For more information visit firewood.ca.gov.

Getting There:

GPS Info. (Latitude, Longitude):
37.82111, -120.04861
37°49'16"N, 120°2'55"W

From Groveland, Take State Highway 120 east for 12 miles. The campground is just east of the Groveland Ranger District Office.

Contact Information:

Mailing Address:

34660 Evergreed Road, Dimond O' CG #36
Groveland  CA  95321

Phone Number:

Information:  (209)379-2258
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