Mariposa Fairgrounds

     


Mariposa, California
Phone: (209) 966-2432

Sites: 30
Recent Rate: $25 11/2013


Latitude: 37.464673901977
Longitude: -119.945983886719

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Campground Overview
  • Pull-thru Sites
  • Big Rig Access
  • Tent Camping
  • Restrooms (Plumbed)
  • Pit Toilets
  • Showers
  • $0.00 Shower Fee
  • Laundry Facilities
  • $0.00 Laundry Fee
  • Dump Station
  • $0.00 Dump Station Fee
  • Propane Available
  • Firewood Available
  • Cabins / Cottages / Yurts
  • Water Spigot
  • Picnic Shelter
  • RV Wash
  • $0.00 RV Wash Fee
  • Corral
  • Landing Strip
  • Overflow Parking
Hookups & Connectivity
  • Electric (30 AMP)
  • Electric (50 AMP)
  • Water
  • Sewer
  • WiFi
  • $0.00 WiFi Fee
  • Cellular Phone Service
  • Cellular Phone Providers
  • Cable or Satellite TV Hookup
  • Phone
  • Central Modem
Amenities
  • Pets Allowed
  • 0 Maximum Pet Size (lbs.)
  • Pool Access
  • Family Friendly
  • Playground
  • Pet Area
  • Waterfront
  • Clubhouse
  • Camp Store
  • Cafe / Snack Bar
  • Business Center
  • Group Camping
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Group Kitchen
  • Banquet Facilities
  • Concierge Services
Recreation
  • Walking Trail(s)
  • Recreation Room
  • Gym/Workout Facilities
  • Beach Access
  • Boat Ramp
  • Marina
  • Boat Rentals
  • Fishing
  • Golfing
  • Bike Path(s)
  • Bike Rentals
  • Hiking
  • Spa
  • Horseshoe Pit
  • Volley Ball
  • Sports Field
  • Arcade Games
  • Live Entertainment
  • Amphitheatre
  • Putt Putt Mini-Golf
  • Billiards
  • Ping Pong
  • Lake
  • Pond
  • River
  • Creek
  • Ocean
  • Water Park
  • Casino

Review Details

Ratings overview

11 Reviews

These reviews are the opinion of an RVParkReviews’ member and not the views of RVParkReviews.com

Phx24J

Review Count: 10
States Visited: 5
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: - $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: - $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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yachtjockey

Review Count: 93
States Visited: 18
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $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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Nillawilla

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

Date of Stay: - $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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paxton

Review Count: 84
States Visited: 20
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $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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Veebyes

Review Count: 192
States Visited: 49
Helpful Reviews: 3

Date of Stay: - $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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Minnesota Irish Rovers

Review Count: 21
States Visited: 9
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $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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Mariposa_Jake

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

Date of Stay: - $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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Workamper04

Review Count: 65
States Visited: 24
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $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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MaineDon

Review Count: 151
States Visited: 41
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $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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Hics

Review Count: 57
States Visited: 4
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: - $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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