Activities and Amenities
Attention: Before visiting Yosemite National Park for safety information click on this link: http://www.nps.gov/yose/planyourvisit/yoursafety.htm. For safety information specifically regarding hantavirus, go to http://www.nps.gov/public_health/zed/hanta/hanta_camp.htm.
Attention: Important safety message regarding your upcoming Yosemite Camping trip: Bears have become extremely active once again in Yosemite. You can help bears stay healthy and wild by storing your food in the locker provided at each campsite. ''Food'' includes cans and bottles, drinks, toiletries, and ice chests. The lockers are 45 inches long, 18 inches high, and 33 inches deep. Please plan ahead before arriving to ensure all your food will fit. Improper food storage may result in impoundment of your food or car, a fine of up to $5000, and/or revocation of your camping permit. Any questions? Visit www.nps.gov/yose or call (209)372-8502.
part ofYosemite National Park, National Park Service
Status: Open year round. Season Dates
OverviewWawona Campground is located in breathtaking Yosemite National Park in Central California's rugged Sierra Nevada Mountain Range. The site is situated at the southern end of the park, 27 miles and 45 minutes from Yosemite Valley, at an elevation of 4000 feet.
Wawona was home to the park's headquarters in 1904 and historic structures still stand today. The majestic Mariposa Grove of Giant Sequoias is just a quick free shuttle ride away. Within Yosemite, visitors gaze upon waterfalls, sheer granite cliffs, deep valleys, grand meadows, ancient giant sequoias, a vast wilderness area and much more.
The area is forested with a diverse mix of ponderosa pine, incense-cedar, white fir and whiteleaf manzanita, which offers a pleasant combination of sun and shade. The gentle South Fork of the Merced River flows alongside the campground.
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, and photography are all very popular activities within the park.
Wawona Campground offers family, group and horse campsites. Paved roads and parking spurs, flush toilets, vault toilets and drinking water are provided. Each campsite contains a picnic table, fire ring and a food storage locker. A general store and gas station are located near the Wawona Hotel.
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.
Activities and Amenities
Know Before You Go
Getting There:GPS Info. (Latitude, Longitude):
Take Highway 41 north from Fresno, Highway 140 east from Merced, or Highway 120 east from Manteca into Yosemite National Park. Follow signs to Wawona. The campground is located 8 miles inside the park on Highway 41, and 27 miles from Yosemite Valley.
PO BOX 577
Yosemite National Park CA 95389
Phone Number:Information: (209)375-9535