This large campground can feel crowded, but it can be a friendly place. Some sites are located on the Merced River, but most are tucked away under trees. This is the only campground in the valley open during winter. If you come in winter, expect freezing temperatures and prepare accordingly. Both tents and recreational vehicles are allowed here, but there are no hookups. Sites have firepits and water. The maximum stay is seven days, and pets are allowed during winter only. The campground is open all year.