Midpines, California

Yosemite West Mariposa KOA

Midpines, California



Midpines, California
Phone: (209) 966-2201

Sites: 93
Recent Rate: $60 9/2015

Latitude: 37.5438967838409
Longitude: -119.920406341553

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Campground Overview
  • Pull-thru Sites Pull-thru Sites yes
  • 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 yes
  • $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) yes
  • Water Water yes
  • Sewer Sewer yes
  • 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 yes
  • Phone Phone no
  • Central Modem Central Modem no
Amenities
  • Pets Allowed Pets Allowed yes
  • 0 Maximum Pet Size (lbs.) Maximum Pet Size (lbs.) 0
  • Pool Access Pool Access yes
  • Family Friendly Family Friendly yes
  • Playground Playground ?
  • Pet Area Pet Area yes
  • 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 ?
Recreation
  • 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

60 Reviews

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CO2RV

Review Count: 24
States Visited: 11
Helpful Reviews: 3

Date of Stay: September, 2015 - $59.00
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While another overpriced KOA, this one is the nicest/best value we've stayed. Sites are gravel, well-placed and level. Service/staff was good, and as previously mentioned, the entrance is a bit quirky - uphill, circle right around a tree, and back downhill to your RV site. WiFi worked well, albeit slow in the evenings; but that seems to be the norm at most parks. If you have a big rig and plan to visit Yosemite, this campground is a good option, as you will unlikely find anything suitable in the NP. KOA to Yosemite Village is 37 miles -- about an hour. We camped at Yosemite West Mariposa KOA in a Fifth Wheel.

Tips for other Campers:

26 miles to Yosemite west entrance. Pioneer Market in Mariposa is pretty awesome. Highly recommend this grocery if one needs to stock up on anything/everything.

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User2398

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

Date of Stay: September, 2015 - $73.00
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Sites are very close together as the park is laid out on the side of a hill. Overall, a nice park and close to Yosemite. Wifi was Tengo Internet and was out most of the time we were there. We camped at Yosemite West Mariposa KOA in a Motorhome.

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OldeJohn

Review Count: 96
States Visited: 26
Helpful Reviews: 6

Date of Stay: September, 2015 - $60.00
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Good KOA with sites cut into a hill side giving a spacious feel to your camp site. The Wi-Fi is usable and all other utilities function good. The restroom and laundry are very clean. There is a nice dog run. Less than a hour from Yosemite this KOA is high priced but a fair value giving its location. We would stay here again. We camped at Yosemite West Mariposa KOA in a Motorhome.

Tips for other Campers:

In Mariposa, check out the Happy Burger Diner for breakfast and Castillo's for some great Mexican foods. Also in Mariposa, Prospectors Brewing has some super good and flavorful brews.

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Kid911

Review Count: 7
States Visited: 4
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: July, 2015 - $70.00
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The dense, pull-thru sites are terraced down a hill from the office. We had just enough room for our 30' airstream and crew cab truck. The site was level, no cable, satellite was blocked by trees. From what saw, this is the closest big-rig park to Yosemite's southwest entrance. All utilities worked fine. Pretty campground. Dog friendly. There are permanent bbq grills at each site. Our neighbor's grill was so close to our camper that I had to put in one of my awnings for fear that it would catch fire. We camped at Yosemite West Mariposa KOA in a Travel Trailer.

Tips for other Campers:

Gas and food available at Mariposa about 10 minutes away. The Yosemite valley park entrance is approximately 1 hour away on a well-paved but twisty road. This road was beautiful but challenging in a 3/4 ton crew cab truck after a long day of walking/hiking through Yosemite.

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tomnnva

Review Count: 11
States Visited: 8
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: June, 2015 - $65.00
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Our rig is 43', we barely fit, this is a tight campground, not a lot of big rig sites, but worth the effort. The owners were excellent, I asked them to cut a few big limbs from close by trees, they did it without question. They serve excellent ice cream and have pizza available. We camped at Yosemite West Mariposa KOA in a Motorhome.

Tips for other Campers:

A good restaurant in Marisopa is "Savoury's", only open for dinners.

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lyzzards

Review Count: 63
States Visited: 14
Helpful Reviews: 8

Date of Stay: June, 2015 - $62.00
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Stayed here for 2 nites to experience Yosemite Park. The RV sites were terraced up a hill to the office at the top. You must make a u-turn at the office and back down the hill to your site. Sites were level and all utilities worked fine including the free wifi. It was a little pricey but closest park to Yosemite entrance. Large shade trees. Beautiful quiet location. Would stay again. We camped at Yosemite West Mariposa KOA in a Fifth Wheel.

Tips for other Campers:

Check out Hetch Hetchy. It is part of Yosemite but has separate entrance and is day use only. There is a large man made lake with a waterfall. There is an easy 1.5 mile walk to the base of the waterfall. This area of the park is almost free of tourists.

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SoonerMom

Review Count: 25
States Visited: 13
Helpful Reviews: 4

Date of Stay: June, 2015 - $63.00
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One night before heading into Yosemite. Beautiful setting. Steep driveways but negotiable. Check-in was easy. No shared hook-ups. No cell phone service with AT&T. Tengo internet provided. Cable TV with 22 channels. Made to order pizza available. Nice store. Laundry had enough machines, $2 to wash and $.25 for 7 minutes to dry. Even though the store was still open until 8:30, laundry hours were 9AM to 6PM. We camped at Yosemite West Mariposa KOA in a Motorhome.

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Nbert

Review Count: 21
States Visited: 9
Helpful Reviews: 4

Date of Stay: May, 2015 - $65.00
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Closest park to Yosemite - although it is still a long winding drive, with no access to Yosemite for rigs over 45'. The sites are a little tight, but not too bad. Park is big white gravel, sites are stepped up the hill so they are mainly level, although the gravel makes footing a little difficult. Roads are narrow, but navigable. Note: sites have sewer hookups, but are septic-tank based, so you can only dump if you are using a specific type of tank chemicals - Eco-save, Pure Power, or Piranha, otherwise you have to use the dump station at the bottom of the hill. The KOA website did not mention that fact, although the information was on our e-mailed reservation confirmation. We camped at Yosemite West Mariposa KOA in a Motorhome.

Tips for other Campers:

We enjoyed Happy Burger Diner, down the road in Mariposa.

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Dreaming

Review Count: 80
States Visited: 20
Helpful Reviews: 10

Date of Stay: October, 2014 - $1.00
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Clean grounds with an awkward entrance road going straight uphill. Sites are treed and graveled. Our site had a steep, slippery hill side on the utility side and our picnic table just fit between the hill next to us and our motorhome. There is a small, fenced dog park at the bottom of the hill. The campground has free wifi which worked well but no cell phone connectivity. There are numerous camping cabins, nice, flat tent sites and several multi-room tents for rent. We camped at Yosemite West Mariposa KOA in a Motorhome.

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34ssJayco

Review Count: 33
States Visited: 8
Helpful Reviews: 4

Date of Stay: September, 2014 - $45.00
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A lot of work went in to carving out this campground on a hill between trees. The entry road is narrow and a 180 degree turn has to be made at the office. Access to the pull-through sites is back down another very narrow road. The sites are terraced as they step down the hill. To be close to level at the rear of the site I needed to unload the car and disconnect the dolly, as the front of the site dropped off. This is a no phone zone but the Wi-Fi was OK. For the TV cable to connect bring a female/female gender changer as the cable end is male. The friends we met here were in a tent and this park had the combination of sites for all needs. A nice park on a hill in the trees and as long as you are ready for tight and narrow even big rigs can fit in. We camped at Yosemite West Mariposa KOA in a Motorhome.

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frmOregon

Review Count: 130
States Visited: 10
Helpful Reviews: 13

Date of Stay: September, 2014 - $50.00
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Price quoted was for W/E only. Very narrow roads, with the office at the top of the hill. Limited cable and a small fenced dog area. Friendly staff and lots of shade. Just 23 miles from Yosemite NP entrance. We camped at Yosemite West Mariposa KOA in a Motorhome.

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Phx24J

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

Date of Stay: June, 2014 - $65.00
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The park has a wonderful setting, and enjoys close proximity to Yosemite. It is well maintained, and seems to have all the amenities one would look for. We stayed for 4 nights, and enjoyed the other guests (mostly European) and the beautiful setting. Not surprisingly, there is little phone signal (actually none for Sprint). The Wi-Fi hooks up and works beautifully at 5 AM when there are few other users. At other hours of the day, we found the Wi-Fiunableto be of any assistance. The office people explained that the service was being provided by Tengo and, after all, we were up in the mountains. The lovely and clean bathrooms had 3 showers, and are likely capable of keeping up with the customer demand. Problem is, the showers sometimes don't work. The office people explained they were well aware of the problem and you just need to move a lever up at the shower head (they had no idea why customers insisted on turning them off up there). As I am still employed, I won't be able to stay at the Midpines KOA in the foreseeable future. I must have a decent phone signal OR functional Wi-Fi so that i can field and reply to customers. Lovely physical setting, though. We camped at Yosemite West Mariposa KOA in a Motorhome.

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User2396

Review Count: 83
States Visited: 35
Helpful Reviews: 3

Date of Stay: May, 2014 - $54.00
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Rate is KOA discount and as usual high for what you get. The road in is about 15 ft wide. It serves as the entrance road and the road to your site. Thank goodness we didn't meet anyone going to our site. It is so tight in the park, we had to disconnect our 40 ft and tow at the office to make the turn back. Site was level and gravel and utilities were good. We did have to provide our own coupler for the cable connection. Site was rather short for a pull thru which was difficult to get car out of the road. Sites were extremely tight. With cars having to park sideways in front of their RVs, you either have to back out and up the hill to exit or ask a neighbor to move their vehicle. The staff was not pleasant. It was a "take it or leave it" attitude. If back in the Yosemite area, we look elsewhere. We camped at Yosemite West Mariposa KOA in a Motorhome.

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Seb

Review Count: 18
States Visited: 11
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: May, 2014 - $52.00
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Nice park overall. In the trees and nicely shaded. Larger 50A sites were in the middle and reasonably easy to get in and out. Our site was level gravel with lots of room side to side. Closest decent park to Yosemite. 30 min to front gate, about an hour to Yosemite Village. With our 37' rig, staying in the park wasn't an option. Bathrooms were very clean, especially the ones closest to the park entrance. Good variety in the store, but not inexpensive. We'd stay here again. We camped at Yosemite West Mariposa KOA in a Motorhome.

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Pennylee

Review Count: 44
States Visited: 21
Helpful Reviews: 9

Date of Stay: April, 2014 - $58.00
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Park is situated in a beautiful area. Lots are stone. Park was nearly empty so we didn't have anyone next to us but if we had it would have been very close. If coming from 99 and east on 140 you do not encounter the rock slide as mentioned in another post. If coming west on 140 be aware that the length limit is 45 ft. not 65 as in the previous post. Only 11 sites to accommodate 50 ft. Our Sprint cell didn't work or our WiFi Verizon hot spot. WiFi here was okay. The cable went out mid-afternoon yesterday and has not been restored. Our neighbors told them, as did we, and we were told they'd send someone down. Never happened. If you need milk or ice purchase before arriving. 1/2 gal. milk is $4.59 and a very small bag of ice is $2.50. Price is steep since we couldn't use the pool and no TV, but they have you because this is the only spot close to Yosemite on this route. We camped at Yosemite West Mariposa KOA in a Motorhome.

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