Family Camp at Yosemite is an all-inclusive camp where you can fish, hike, swim, take part in organized programs, or relax.
Camp is open to anyone who loves camping. Camp is near Yosemite National Park, east of Groveland, California. It's a great experience the whole family will enjoy, so join us this summer and reserve your tent today!
Camp provides three meals a day to campers, along with a variety of activities. There are 65 wood-framed canvas tents, some with electricity and ADA access. Each tent cabin can sleep up to six people and has cots with mattresses. Private groups are welcome to rent out the entire camp before and after the summer season.
The Camp store offers a variety of supplies and snacks. California Department of Fish and Wildlife stocks trout in the camp grounds river, be sure to buy your license before arrival. Anyone over the age of 16 must have their license while fishing.
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Family Camp Donations can be made by calling (408) 893-PARK, through the San José Parks Foundation or by mail:
San José Parks Foundation
P.O. Box 53481
San José, CA 95153
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Volunteers must fill out the
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Is Family Camp at Yosemite open to just San José residents?
No, Family Camp is open to anyone who is interested in the camping experience.
Where is Family Camp at Yosemite located?
Camp is located just off Highway 120 near the west gate of Yosemite National Park. The camp address is 11401 Cherry Lake Road, Groveland, CA 95321.
Are there cabins or do I need to bring my own tent?
There are 65 wood-framed, canvas tent cabins scattered among the pines and oaks throughout camp. Each tent cabin can sleep up to six (6) individuals and has a deck, small table, two small benches, cots with mattresses and a bookcase. No personal tents are permitted.
Are there wheelchair-accessible tents?
Yes, there are a limited number of wheelchair-accessible tents that can be reserved. Advance reservations for these are recommended.
Are there tents with electricity?
Yes, there are a limited number of tents with electricity. They are available for an additional fee per tent, per night.
Can I drive into camp with a mobile camper?
No recreational vehicles (RVs) are permitted.
What if I forget my toothbrush or other supplies?
Camp has a store that offers a variety of amenities, such as ice, ice cream, cold drinks, snacks, fishing supplies, sundries and souvenirs.
What kind of meals does Family Camp serve?
Meals are prepared by Camp Chefs and served cafeteria-style in the Dining Hall. Meals range from hamburgers and hot dogs, to barbecue chicken and tri-tip. Vegetarian meals are available upon request. Please notify the Camp Office of your special needs upon check-in. Sack lunches are also available for those planning out-of-camp excursions at an additional cost of $8.00 per lunch. Please sign-up for a sack lunch at the Camp Office during dinner time the night prior to your out-of-camp excursion.
What kind of weather can I expect?
The weather at Family Camp will be great! You and any guests can look forward to many clear days and fair skies. That being said, be sure to check the Yosemite area forecast before you leave for camp. Early mornings and evenings can be cool. It’s a good idea to bring an assortment of clothes you can 'layer'.
If I plan to fish, will I need a license?
In the State of California, anyone over the age of 16 is required to have a valid fishing license. All California fishing regulations must be followed. The California Department of Fish and Game regularly stocks the river in and near Camp according to current river conditions.
Can I buy a fishing license at Family Camp?
No, Family Camp does not sell fishing licenses. You can purchase a fishing license before arriving to camp at a variety of sporting goods stores. Groveland, 10-minute drive from camp, is the nearest town where a fishing license can be purchased.
What type of bait do I need?
Trout bait. The Tuolumne River is stocked with both brown and rainbow.
What time is check in and check out?
Check in is 2 pm, check out is 10 am.