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Wakaluu Hep Yoo Campground

Yosemite + Central Sierra, California

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  • Wakaluu Hep Yoo (Wild River) Campground.- Wakaluu Hep Yoo Campground
  • The campground sits on the North Fork of Stanislaus River. - Wakaluu Hep Yoo Campground
  • North Fork Stanislaus River.- Wakaluu Hep Yoo Campground
  • Campsites are spread out in a conifer and oak forest.- Wakaluu Hep Yoo Campground
  • The canyon in which the campground lies is an important heritage site for the Miwuk people.- Wakaluu Hep Yoo Campground
  • Western red bud (Cercis occidentalis) in Wakaluu Hep Yoo Campground.- Wakaluu Hep Yoo Campground
  • Wakaluu Hep Yoo Campground.- Wakaluu Hep Yoo Campground
  • Restroom facility.- Wakaluu Hep Yoo Campground
  • - Wakaluu Hep Yoo Campground
Overview + Weather
Pros: 
Scenic riverside camping in a mature forest. Decent fishing.
Cons: 
Closed by mid-October.
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Region:
Yosemite + Central Sierra, CA
Managed by: 
Forest Service
Pets allowed: 
Yes
Parking Pass: 
Not Required
Preferable Season(s):
Spring, Summer, Fall
Reservations possible: 
No
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Campground Description

Campground Description

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Wakaluu is the Miwuk word for river, and Hep Yoo speaks to a wild force in nature. The Wakaluu Hep Yoo, or Wild River, Campground represents the wild forces of the western slope of the Sierra well. Situated on the banks of the rugged North Fork of the Stanislaus River, the campground remains an important cultural site for the Miwuk, who seasonally occupied the river canyon for over 2,000 years. 

Today the campground is part of the Sourgrass Recreation Area, which includes a day use picnic area located across the river. Closed between early-October until Memorial Day, Wakaluu Hep Yoo’s main draw are river recreation activities that include fishing and whitewater rafting. The North Fork of the Stanislaus has good trout fishing for both planted and wild trout, and there is a put-in here for whitewater downstream.

Sitting at 3,900 feet in elevation, the riverside campground is shaded by a forest of ponderosa pine, black oak, and incense cedar. Restrooms with showers are provided. All campsites are on a first-come, first-served basis and can accommodate vehicles up to 50 feet. Campfires are permitted with a free fire permit only.

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