The largest campground in Yosemite National Park is receiving a major overhaul with funding from the Great American Outdoors Act (GAOA), according to the RV Industry Association‘s News & Insights report.
The $20 million project will rehabilitate and modernize Tuolumne Meadows Campground, which hosts more than 150,000 campers per year.
The campground was established by the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) in the 1930s and expanded during the 60s to 140 acres. The location’s high elevation gives direct access to the Tuolumne Wild and Scenic River, the John Muir Trail, and iconic views of the alpine landscape.
Other features to be renovated include walk-in, drive-in, and fully accessible sites designed for RV, tent, backpacker, group, and equestrian use.
The project will upgrade campground facilities and utilities, expand the number of camping options, and give visitors an affordable and unique way to spend their time in the park.
The project will improve the experience for visitors, repair damaged structures from heavy snowfalls, and fix old, inefficient infrastructure.
The project is anticipated to start in summer this year and will be completed by summer 2024. The campground will be closed during this period.