This campground is reserved for the folks -- and their pups -- who have a little ruggedness and adventure in mind for their camping outings. This equestrian area is a primitive campground situated within Central California's Sierra Nevada Mountain Range. With an elevation of about 7,200 feet and a location about 26 miles away from Yosemite Valley, this secluded campground isn't for the faint of heart! Ensure that you, your pup, and your crew are well-versed in wilderness safety before staying at this campground.
You'll be able to choose from an equestrian site or a family site, but know that you're only allowed to reserve a horse site if you have a horse with you. As neat as this is, you don't have to have a horse to enjoy these absolutely stunning views -- simply look to snag a family campground site (not an equestrian site). These sites are all first-come, first-served, so be sure to get there early!
As far as amenities go, each campsite features a picnic table, a fire ring, and a food storage locker (because in this area you need to be incredibly bear-aware!). The campground has flush toilets (a luxury for a primitive site like this), drinking water, and even parking spurs for the horses. The surrounding area is truly the reason to visit this campground. On every side, you'll see giant sequoias, vast wilderness, granite cliffs, waterfalls, and valleys.
There are truly endless opportunities for hiking, exploring, and adventuring, but keep in mind that pups aren't allowed on many of the trails in Yosemite -- it's best to look up the routes before you go. If you choose to bring your pup along, know that there's no listed leash policy. That being said, you're in bear country, and if your pup isn't strictly off-leash trained with voice commands, it's likely best to keep your dog on their leash at all times for safety purposes.