We felt that we lucked out with many different factors with this campground. We blindly chose a campsite from the website shortly after they opened the reservations for our time period. Which, I'm glad we did, because the campground was sold out by the time we were getting things ready for our trip.
Our site was one of the tent sites, back from the road. It seems the camper sites are along the road and the tent sites are behind them, so you have to park your car along the road and walk a little bit to get to your site. One of the reasons we lucked out, was that we had some trees and bushes which created nice privacy for our tent. We also lucked out to have a pretty level area for our tent. MANY of these campsites have VERY unlevel ground. I felt bad for the people who had to pitch their tent on a slope. Even though the description of our site on the reservation website said "unlevel," we has one place that was perfect for our tent.
The bathroom was also a trek to get to. Uphill with no clear path, everyone walking everywhere and ankle breaking hills. It didn't bother us too much, but I could see people with very young kids having more trouble.
It is a park campground, so the sites are very close to each other. You will get to know your neighbors. Another reason we lucked out, the first night the site next to us remained empty over night and the whole next day. The next night our neighbors arrived after we had went to sleep and were very quiet setting up their tent.
The drive into the Valley, wasn't bad at all. It is a beautiful drive, went by quickly and we appreciated being outside of the madness of the Valley.
- Also Known As:
- Hodgdon Meadow Campground Hotel Yosemite National Park