• Activities:

    Stand Up Paddle, Cycling, Chillin, Camping, Fishing, Photography, Yoga, Swimming, Snowshoeing, Backpacking, Hiking, Rock Climbing

  • Skill Level:


  • Season:

    Year Round

  • Elevation Gain:

    1067 Feet

Dog Friendly
Easy Parking
Family Friendly
Picnic Area
Swimming Hole

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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