Sweetwater Campground

Area Status: Open
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Sweetwater Campground is located on a mixed conifer forested site adjacent to Highway 120, in close proximity to Yosemite National Park. Sites offer camping furniture (picnic tables, bear box, and campfire pit with grill). Accessible vault toilets are available and potable water is available over the summer season (May – Sep).

Please use caution while in the
Rim Fire Burned Area.
Potential hazards include loose and falling rocks, flash floods, and debris flows.
Trees may have been weakened from fire damage and ongoing drought and may fall at any time.
Stay on designated roads and trails and within opened areas.
Be alert for falling objects and do not linger around large trees.
Avoid the area during high winds or heavy rain.
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At a Glance

Current Conditions: Groveland Ranger District (HWY 120)
Reservations: No reservations: first come - first served.
Fees: Camping fee is $26.00 for a single-family site. American Land & Leisure operates this campground under a special use permit administered by the Forest Service. The fees paid by concessionaires finance the refurbishment of facilities in the campgrounds they operate
Restrictions: Camp in designated sites only. The number of people allowed in a single campsite is 6. The maximum length of stay in any campground is 14 days. Campfire permits are not required in developed campgrounds. Do not burn plastic or metal. Please leave the area in as good (or better) condition than you found it. Often, locations destroyed by thoughtless campers must be closed to restore the area's natural health. Help ensure your favorite area remains open.
Closest Towns: Communities along Highway 120 with gas and groceries:
  • Groveland
  • Big Oak Flat
  • Buck Meadows
  • Yosemite Lakes
Additionally, Crane Flat Station in Yosemite National Park has gas and a convenience store. The nearest hospital is in Sonora.
Water: Water is not available during the winter season (Oct – April)
Restroom: Accessible vault toilets are available at the campground. No RV dump station available.
Operated By: American Land and Leisure between May – Sept and by Groveland Ranger District between Oct - Apr

General Information

Directions: 15 miles east of Groveland on Highway 120.

Recreation Map

Map showing recreational areas. Map Information


Campground Camping

Tent and RV camping is permitted. The maximum number of people allowed in a single campsite is six.

RV Camping

Maximum RV/trailer length is 32 feet. No RV hookups available. Sweetwater Campground has drinking water, but filling of RVs is not allowed. The nearest fill up locations are in Groveland. Sweetwater Campground does not have a dump station.

Recreation Areas

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