If you've got family and furry friends that are looking to fill their vacation with unforgettable forested adventures, then you'd have to be barking mad to skip Hodgdon Meadow campground! You'll find this splendid spot in Yosemite National Park, just a short drive from Yosemite Valley, and to put it simply, this part of central California is heaven on earth for any nature-lover! In this picture-perfect place, you and your family can amble among ancient giant Sequoias, explore deep ravines and valleys, and trek tremendous trails through the breathtaking landscape. There are gushing waterfalls that resemble something from your favorite fairytale, magical meadows full of vibrant wildflowers, and awe-inspiring views of the stunning Sierra Nevada Mountains everywhere you turn!
Whether you're a hiker, biker, swimmer, or rock-climber, Yosemite is the place for you. When you're not trying your hand at fishing or taking a boat out on the rivers, why not take a guided bus tour or visit a museum in Yosemite Valley? There's something for everyone here! While your precious pooch can't join you on the trails and tours of Yosemite National Park and Yosemite Valley, this doesn't mean they have to be left behind. As long as you keep your happy hound leashed and you've packed puppy poop packaging, they can walk with you on fully paved roads and bicycle paths, and can join the family feast in the picnic areas! If you do want a tyke-friendly track, you can take your dog on the Old Big Oak Flat Road from the campground up to Tuolumne Grove parking lot!
Back at Hodgdon Meadow, you'll have access to clean drinking water to keep you hydrated on those hikes, and there are campfire rings on every site to keep you warm. Prices for campsites start at $26 a night. If you're in need of some sugary snacks, just remember to lock all food and scented products in the storage lockers provided just so you're not attracting bears. While staying at Hodgdon Meadows, you can spend your nights relaxing under the stars and your days on exciting excursions, all the while making memories to last a lifetime!