Outbound Collective logo

Mc Cabe Flat Campground

Briceburg Road

Book this listing through our partner Recreation Gov

About Mc Cabe Flat Campground

The first of three BLM campgrounds within the Merced River Recreation Management Area is McCabe Flat. The campground is located 2.3 miles west (downstream) from the Briceburg suspension bridge along the Wild & Scenic Merced River.

The Briceburg River Road runs along the historic Yosemite Valley Railroad grade that follows the Merced River. It is an unpaved, dirt & gravel rough road with many potholes, but can easily be navigated with ordinary passenger vehicles traveling within the 15 miles per hour speed limit. Turn-outs are located all along the road. Loop turnarounds are provided in each of the three campgrounds.

McCabe Flat Campground hosts one of the biggest sandy beaches in the area. There is a designated swimming area and no dogs are allowed on the beach. All other areas of the Merced River Recreation Area allow dogs on leash.

Facilities in McCabe Flat Campground (11 sites total):
8 Walk-in camp sites
3 drive-up camp sites
2 vault toilets
1 Port-o-let toilet (seasonal near site 10 and 11)
Trash collection cans
Recycling collection cans
Main parking lot
Overflow parking lot
Drive-thru turn-around
Designated swimming beach
Self-pay Iron Ranger fee system
There are picnic tables, fire grills, and food storage lockers at all camp sites.
All campsites are within 200 feet of the river

Permits, Fees, Limitations:
Camping is allowed only in designated, numbered camp sites.
Maximum 8 people and two vehicles per site.
Camping is first come, first served. No reservations available.
Camp fee is $10/night. America the Beautiful Pass fee is $5.00/night.
Pay camp fee within 30 minutes of occupying site.
A campsite is rented ONLY once it has been paid in full, pay-stub is properly completed and attached to campsite post, and site is occupied by campers.
No person shall leave any property unattended for more than 24 hours.
Fires are allowed only in provided metal fire rings. (Additional fire restriction may apply, typically no fires or charcoal briquettes allowed by mid-summer).
No person shall enter a developed campground between 10:00 pm and 6:00 am, unless that person is a registered camper.
Dogs must be on a leash at all times. No dogs allowed at McCabe Flat swimming beach.
No glass bottles allowed within 1/4 mile of the Merced River.

No lifeguard on duty. Swimming is dangerous any time of year, but especially during spring and early summer. The Merced River is un-damned and the flow changes dramatically from year to year and season to season.

SWIMMING IS ONLY RECOMMENDED BELOW 700 CFS. River flow is posted on-line at: www.dreamflows.com

Potable water is available across the Briceburg Bridge as you head towards the campground facilities. Look for the faucet near the information kiosk. Bring your own water for camping purposes. Potable water is not available at the campground sites.

PLEASE NOTE: Trailers over 18 feet and large RV's are not recommended crossing the suspension bridge. The old Yosemite railroad grade is accessible by vehicles up to the Railroad Flat Campground. Only equestrian, pedestrians, and bicycles are permitted beyond the Railroad Flat Campground. Commercial lodging is available in the town of Mariposa.

Merced River Recreation Management Area

Briceburg Visitor Center

Mc Cabe Flat Campground Reviews

Have you stayed here? Be the first to leave a review!

Top Spots in or near Midpines

Merced Grove

Mariposa County, California
3.32 mi / 600 ft gain

Rainbow Pool

Groveland, California

Camp at Crane Flat Campground

Mariposa County, California

Tuolumne Grove of Giant Sequoias

Tuolumne County, California
2.67 mi / 653 ft gain

Hike Old Big Oak Flat Road

Mariposa County, California
4.1 mi / 1070 ft gain

Drive the Yosemite Valley Loop

Groveland, California

Camping and Lodging in Midpines

Willow Placer Campground
Briceburg Road

Willow Placer Campground

Railroad Flat Campground
Briceburg Road

Railroad Flat Campground

AutoCamp Yosemite
Mariposa, California

AutoCamp Yosemite

From $159 / night

Dirt Flat
El Portal, California

Dirt Flat

Dry Gulch
El Portal, California

Dry Gulch

Crane Flat
Groveland, California

Crane Flat

Unfortunately, we don't have up-to date pricing data for this listing, but you can check pricing through Recreation Gov.

Book Now

Add your business today to reach The Outbound's audience of adventurous travelers.