The Willow Placer Campground is strategically placed on the Merced River. There is a host of activities to enjoy and fresh mountain air to breathe.

Willow Placer Campground is conveniently near to Yosemite's Wawona entrance, Mono Hot Springs, and a wide trail system in Sierra National Forest.

The campground is open year round, and operates on a first-come first-serve basis. The campground is owned by Bureau of Land Management. There is a $10/night fee. The maximum group size is 8. Each camp site is equipped with a grill and a picnic table. The campsite is ADA accessible. There are vault toilets, but the campground does not offer a potable water source. The closest water is near Briceburg Bridge. Watch for rattlesnakes and poison oak! 

Pack List

  • Sun protection (hat, sunscreen)
  • Water / water filtration
  • Hiking boots, hiking socks (wool), trekking poles
  • Snacks, food and cookware
  • Backpack, sleeping bag, sleeping pad
  • Medications / first aid kit
  • Headlamp
  • Camera
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Elevation Gain 1067 Feet
Activities Stand Up Paddle, Cycling, Chillin, Camping, Fishing, Photography, Yoga, Swimming, Snowshoeing, Backpacking, Hiking, Rock Climbing
Skill Level Beginner
Season Year Round
Dog Friendly
Easy Parking
Family Friendly
Picnic Area
Swimming Hole


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