Wawona, Yosemite National Park, California

Wawona is one of several campgrounds you will find in Yosemite National Park. It is located at 4000 feet in elevation along Highway 41, the southern entrance into the park. Wawona is not close to Curry Village, which is the "hub" of the park located in the valley of Yosemite where crowds and all the action is. At Wawona you will find a simple, primitive campground set along a creek that flows year round. Wawona is open all four seasons, but without hookups, winters here can be chilly. Reservations during the winter are not accepted, and sites are available first come. We visited in the winter, and noticed that only a
handful of rigs settled in each evening, even during the holiday season. The valley floor of Yosemite is nearly an hour from Wawona. A shuttle during the summer months can transport you to the valley floor, otherwise plan on driving a fairly windy, mountain road. Sites are mostly pull off sites from the paved interior roads, so big rigs with several slides might find a tight fit here. Site pads are paved and each site offers pretty views of the creek and surrounding area, along with a bear box, picnic table and fire ring. There is potable water and flushable toilets within the campground. Even though far from the center of the park, Wawona does fill early in the booking window period, so plan on obtaining a reservation early.

Good Sites: 1-4, 9, 11, 17, 22-23, 26, 45-47, 50-53, 55, 61-63, 65, 71-2, 74-75, 77
Poor Sites: None
Hookups: None
Potable Water: Yes
Dump Within Facility: No