Mariposa, California

Mariposa Fairgrounds

Mariposa, California

Mariposa, California
Phone: (209) 966-2432

Sites: 30
Recent Rate: $30 12/2015

Latitude: 37.464673901977
Longitude: -119.945983886719

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Campground Overview
  • Pull-thru Sites Pull-thru Sites no
  • Big Rig Access Big Rig Access yes
  • Tent Camping Tent Camping yes
  • Restrooms (Plumbed) Restrooms (Plumbed) ?
  • Pit Toilets Pit Toilets ?
  • Showers Showers ?
  • $0.00 Shower Fee Shower Fee 0.00
  • Laundry Facilities Laundry Facilities ?
  • $0.00 Laundry Fee Laundry Fee 0.00
  • Dump Station Dump Station ?
  • $0.00 Dump Station Fee Dump Station Fee 0.00
  • Propane Available Propane Available ?
  • Firewood Available Firewood Available ?
  • Cabins / Cottages / Yurts Cabins / Cottages / Yurts ?
  • Water Spigot Water Spigot ?
  • Picnic Shelter Picnic Shelter ?
  • RV Wash RV Wash ?
  • $0.00 RV Wash Fee RV Wash Fee 0.00
  • Corral Corral ?
  • Landing Strip Landing Strip ?
  • Overflow Parking Overflow Parking ?
Hookups & Connectivity
  • Electric (30 AMP) Electric (30 AMP) yes
  • Electric (50 AMP) Electric (50 AMP) no
  • Water Water yes
  • Sewer Sewer no
  • WiFi WiFi yes
  • $0.00 WiFi Fee WiFi Fee 0.00
  • Cellular Phone Service Cellular Phone Service ?
  • Cellular Phone Providers Cellular Phone Providers
  • Cable or Satellite TV Hookup Cable or Satellite TV Hookup no
  • Phone Phone no
  • Central Modem Central Modem no
  • Pets Allowed Pets Allowed yes
  • 0 Maximum Pet Size (lbs.) Maximum Pet Size (lbs.) 0
  • Pool Access Pool Access no
  • Family Friendly Family Friendly yes
  • Playground Playground ?
  • Pet Area Pet Area ?
  • Waterfront Waterfront no
  • Clubhouse Clubhouse ?
  • Camp Store Camp Store ?
  • Cafe / Snack Bar Cafe / Snack Bar ?
  • Business Center Business Center ?
  • Group Camping Group Camping ?
  • Meeting Rooms Meeting Rooms ?
  • Group Kitchen Group Kitchen ?
  • Banquet Facilities Banquet Facilities ?
  • Concierge Services Concierge Services ?
  • Walking Trail(s) Walking Trail(s) ?
  • Recreation Room Recreation Room ?
  • Gym/Workout Facilities Gym/Workout Facilities ?
  • Beach Access Beach Access ?
  • Boat Ramp Boat Ramp ?
  • Marina Marina ?
  • Boat Rentals Boat Rentals ?
  • Fishing Fishing ?
  • Golfing Golfing ?
  • Bike Path(s) Bike Path(s) ?
  • Bike Rentals Bike Rentals ?
  • Hiking Hiking ?
  • Spa Spa ?
  • Horseshoe Pit Horseshoe Pit ?
  • Volley Ball Volley Ball ?
  • Sports Field Sports Field ?
  • Arcade Games Arcade Games ?
  • Live Entertainment Live Entertainment ?
  • Amphitheatre Amphitheatre ?
  • Putt Putt Mini-Golf Putt Putt Mini-Golf ?
  • Billiards Billiards ?
  • Ping Pong Ping Pong ?
  • Lake Lake ?
  • Pond Pond ?
  • River River ?
  • Creek Creek ?
  • Ocean Ocean ?
  • Water Park Water Park ?
  • Casino Casino ?

Review Details

Ratings overview

12 Reviews

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Review Count: 141
States Visited: 33
Helpful Reviews: 11

Date of Stay: December, 2015 - $30.00
Overall Rating:      

We stayed in RV lots 1 and 2, which are on the grass next to Hwy 49. It was early December and had the place to ourselves. The problem with this lot is that there are not very many flat sites and road noise. I have slept through Cat. 3 hurricanes so it doesn't bother me. Lot 5 which is on the East side of the track is gravel and away from the highway. The showers were clean with pretty good hot water and OK pressure. Verizon MiFi worked fine. They have free Wi-Fi in lots 1 and 2 but it was on and off. That may have been due to the Christmas Craft Show going on here. We'd stay here again if in the area. They don't take credit cards so it's cash or check. We camped at Mariposa Fairgrounds in a Motorhome.

Tips for other Campers:

This is a pretty good place to stay and visit Yosemite NP; it's only about an hour away. Another real bonus is that the tasting room for the local micro brewery just opened up across the parking lot of the Fair Grounds.




Clean Restrooms

Clean Showers

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Review Count: 12
States Visited: 6
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: November, 2013 - $25.00
Overall Rating:      

The KOA up the road was closed for the season, so we crashed here at the last minute. Perfectly adequate in most respects. We stayed in the most desirable area on the grass in the front of the fairgrounds. Very nice setting other than the road noise, which is constant except in the middle of the night. Wi-Fi and Sprint phone were great. Restrooms clean and nice, but we had to go to the other side of the fairgrounds for hot water. We dumped upon departure, and were surprised by the lack of water at dump site (probably a temporary condition), as the grounds are generally well kept. Wouldn't hesitate to crash here again while in transit. We camped at Mariposa Fairgrounds in a Motorhome.

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Frank Fish

Review Count: 11
States Visited: 4
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: May, 2012 - $30.00
Overall Rating:      

Previous reviews give a good overview. One added note is that there is a large gazebo at lots 1&2 that houses at least 100 bird nests under its roof. If you park near it, you will find that the birds enjoy target practice on your vehicle. The road noise is considerable at all hours. We camped at Mariposa Fairgrounds in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 93
States Visited: 18
Helpful Reviews: 5

Date of Stay: September, 2011 - $30.00
Overall Rating:      

We stayed here to visit Yosemite which was about 50 miles away. We found it to be a decent fairground park. The lower RV area [1&2] has Wi-Fi and sites are on grass, the upper area [5] has sewer and are on gravel, all the rest have only water and electric 30 amp. All require a lot of leveling. Only a couple of sites have shade which are in area 4 which has grass and asphalt. Self check in, no OTA TV or cable. Areas 1 & 2 are close to the highway, the rest are quiet and the town center is a couple of miles away. All in all it served the purpose but seemed a little overpriced for what you get. We camped at Mariposa Fairgrounds in a Fifth Wheel.

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Review Count: 84
States Visited: 20
Helpful Reviews: 3

Date of Stay: April, 2011 - $25.00
Overall Rating:      

We stayed in Area 5, which had short tight spaces that were not well defined. We did have to level. Good showers, no laundry. Would be difficult to back in if busy. We camped at Mariposa Fairgrounds in a Travel Trailer.

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Review Count: 18
States Visited: 7
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: April, 2011 - $30.00
Overall Rating:      

Considering that you get nothing but hookups, $15 would be a reasonable price to stay here. It is the only park in town. Many sites in lot 3 are very short. Big rigs will have better space in 1 or 2 (the lawn). We parked in 4 because of an event taking place on the lawn. The sites in lot 4 are small and difficult to park a 38' RV. The whole fairground is on about a 2% grade, so it requires significant leveling. The park host is friendly but incredibly persistent with his interference and criticism. He insisted we park in a space far too narrow until we refused to. Then he tried to micro-manage every step of our set-up despite clear requests to stop. Just be prepared. On our next Yosemite visit, we will not stay here. We camped at Mariposa Fairgrounds in a Fifth Wheel.

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Minnesota Irish Rovers

Review Count: 21
States Visited: 9
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: June, 2010 - $25.00
Overall Rating:      

Good inexpensive place to base from, to tour Yosemite if you don't want to drive on steep mountain roads. It is 36 miles from Arch Rock entrance. The RV Area 1&2 is in a wide open nice grassy field. It has water and electric only, and road noise, but we didn't have a problem sleeping. We tried parking in RV Area 3, but it was too much of a leveling problem. Area 5 has full hookups but is basically on a dirt driveway. The dump station is at the far end of RV Area 5. No office: just grab an envelope and write a check. (There are no space numbers, so grab any envelope. The envelopes have numbers on them so they can figure out who paid for which RV. There is a 'receipt' inside the envelope to put on your vehicle). Plan on at least a 40 minute drive to the entrance of the park and lots of driving once inside. It is beautiful though: well worth it. It would be nice to camp inside the park since it is a lot of driving to and from each am/pm. We camped at Mariposa Fairgrounds in a Fifth Wheel.

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Review Count: 201
States Visited: 49
Helpful Reviews: 11

Date of Stay: June, 2010 - $25.00
Overall Rating:      

This place has a real mixed bag of sites depending on which area you choose. The best is the grass field, but it is right next to the highway. Be prepared to do some leveling. The highway quiets down quite a bit at night. The unexpected bonus was the free, and fast, WiFi. There is a somewhat over friendly host who tried to insist that we take an unwanted spot. He wanted to give parking directions until told the he could direct all he wanted, the only person I take directions from is the DW since she and I are liable for any mistakes. Given the size of our rig and the difficulty in finding spots in non-reservable CGs in the area, we would return again. We camped at Mariposa Fairgrounds in a Fifth Wheel.

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Review Count: 2
States Visited: 1
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: May, 2010 - $25.00
Overall Rating:      

Can reserve an area for club camp outs with a refundable deposit. Extra charge for a room for 'clubhouse'. No charge for non use. We camped at Mariposa Fairgrounds in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 68
States Visited: 23
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: May, 2010 - $25.00
Overall Rating:      

Lot 5 has back-in sites with attendant. Sites are very tight. When we put our 4-slides out it eliminated use of sites on both sides. There is NO broadband service in the area. You can snag a Wi-Fi in town 2 miles away. Had to use many boards to level coach. There are other areas as another has noted but these areas are likely going to be used for groups. If in the area we would use the park. It is a good location to visit Yosemite Park. Don't recommend using Hwy. 49 coming in from the north with a large RV - hills, winding with tight curves. We camped at Mariposa Fairgrounds in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 152
States Visited: 42
Helpful Reviews: 5

Date of Stay: May, 2009 - $25.00
Overall Rating:      

We had stayed at a fairground in Indiana, which was a good experience. So we thought we'd try another one. Big mistake! I don't think the people who run this place really want RV campers. Here is our story. The good: in this area, $25 is a really cheap rate. The park offers reasonable access to Yosemite, and the town of Mariposa is cute and interesting. The bad: We were there Sunday p.m. through Friday a.m. The grime and dirt in the men's bathroom sink and showers that was there on Sunday was still here Friday a.m. when we left. These facilities were not touched during our 5 day stay. Disgusting! Then there is the issue of what campsites are really available. There are 5 camping areas. When we arrived, all but #4 were open. #s 1,2, and 3, are grass sites with a few trees. #5 is a dirt parking lot, with an ugly fence as a backdrop. We settled in #3, on the lawn, under a tree. The weekend attendant came to collect our fee and said nothing about the appropriateness of our site selection. He was very nice; we talked about what to see in Yosemite. On Monday, a sign appeared on the check-in bulletin board saying lot #3 was Closed (even though we had just checked in the day before). On Tuesday, a second sign appeared saying NO CAMPING ON THE GRASS. This was posted even though at least 3/4 of their sites are grassy; and in their description in Travel Life, they present themselves as "mostly grassy sites." We stayed put, and on Thursday a.m. the manager came by to ask: "When will you be leaving?" When I responded tomorrow morning, his response was, "Well, good!" Boy: didn't that make me feel welcome. What a credit he and this park are to Mariposa and California tourism! We would never stay here again. And then there is the issue of power outages and surges that we experienced here: but I won't go into that. In my opinion, this is a place to avoid. We camped at Mariposa Fairgrounds in a Fifth Wheel.

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Review Count: 57
States Visited: 4
Helpful Reviews: 7

Date of Stay: April, 2009 - $25.00
Overall Rating:      

Pretty spot in an open field on the Fairgrounds; about 30 miles to Yosemite. No frills, but picnic tables close to the sites. Individual campers use the self-registration procedure for payment of camping fees and check in. You stop at entrance to the Fairgrounds and complete a registration card, deposit it with payment into a drop box, and pick your site in the field. Just outside the quaint town of Mariposa. We camped at Mariposa Fairgrounds in a Motorhome.

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