Camp on the doorsteps of Yosemite National Park at Summerdale Campground. This facility accommodates tents and RVs or trailers up to 25 feet long. There are pit toilets and running water here but no hookups. You'll be camping by a meadow that's painted with wildflowers. The sites have adequate shade from the mixture of cedars, cottonwoods, and fir trees around here. You must make advanced reservations for this heavily used property. Fees start at $32 a night with an additional $2 charge on holidays.
One highlight of the area is the beaver population that calls Big Creek home. This stream runs by the campground and offers a furrific spot to fish for rainbow trout and other coldwater species. The High Sierra climate provides refreshingly cool summer temperatures. Up here, you'll be able to enjoy puptacular views of the mountains and surrounding forest. There are hiking and OHV trails in the area. Connect to the Lewis Creek National Recreation Trail that's nearby. Look for wildlife like bald eagles, martens, and gray foxes. Back in camp, you can grill your catch and relax at the picnic table. Enjoy a campfire in the designated fire rings. Check with the area ranger about any alerts or burn restrictions before you come here.
Up to two dogs per campsite can join you here. Make sure they're always attended, and leash them whenever they're outside. Keep pets with you in your tent, camper, or vehicle at night. Bring some waste bags with you to clean up after them.
Summerdale Campground in the western Sierra National Forest is a much-loved destination. Come here to enjoy the beauty of the alpine forest. Explore the area on one of the forest trails or roads. This section of the forest includes giant sequoias. Come early in the camping season to get a chance to view blooming wildflowers like popcorn flower, fiddleneck, and poppies.