Dry Gulch Campground

Area Status: Closed

Situated on the north side of the Merced River, Dry Gulch Campground is a small camp that features walk-in tent sites on the river. Most sites are on the river or have river access. The remote location of the site makes for a quiet and peaceful camping experienceand is located close to Yosemite National Park. Oak and pine trees provide shade along the Merced River. The campsites at Dry Gulch meet accessibility standards and offer picnic tables, grills and fire rings. No drinking water is provided at this campground, but vault toilets are available. Road access is paved and sites are accessible. This is a Pack it in, Pack it out facility.

Site manager is concessionaire - California Land Management.  Host is on site.


At a Glance

Current Conditions: CLOSED BY FOREST ORDER
Reservations: Through the National Recreation Reservation Service (NRRS) @ 1-877-444-6777 or www.recreation.gov.
Area Amenities: Tent camping, Fee charged for some activities, Picnic tables, Toilets, Drinking water, Parking
Fees: $30.00 per night
Additional vehicles = $10.00 per vehicle
Open Season: Open all year
Usage: Light
Restrictions: Maximum length of stay is 14 days
Maximum group size is 6 people per site
Water: No
Restroom: Vault Toilet
Operated By: Concessionaire: California Land Management (CLM)
Information Center: Concessionaire: California Land Mangement (CLM) www.clm-services.com District Office: 559-642-3819 Bass Lake Office: 559-642-3212. Closest Ranger: Station Bass Lake Ranger District
57003 Road 225
North Fork, CA 93643 (559) 877-2218 Hearing Impaired
California Relay Service 711   
Open: Monday-Friday 
Hours:  8:00am-4:30pm  
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General Information


From Mariposa travel north 26 miles on Highway 140 to Foresta Road, turn left, travel 1/10 mile, turn left again onto Incline Road, travel 1.3 miles to campground.

General Notes:

This is Bear Country. Please use food storage boxes and don’t feed the bears. Bring mosquito repellant. Watch out for rattlesnakes and poison oak.

This is a Pack it in, Pack it out facility. Please remove your garbage when you leave.

Recreation Map

Map showing recreational areas. Map Information


Campground Camping


Boating - Non-Motorized

During the spring and early summer, the Merced River is a popular location for white water rafting and kayaking. Several private companies offer guided rafting trips.


Picnic tables:
Tent camping: Total sites = 4; Handicap Accessible
Fee charged for some activities:
Toilets: Vault, Handicap Accessible
Drinking water:

Recreation Areas

Recreation Activities


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1,600 feet