Wakalu Hep Yo Campground

Arnold, California 95223

Wakalu Hep Yo Campground

Wakalu Hep Yo Campground Professional Guide

Detailed Trail Description from our Guidebook

"Constructed in 1999, this well-planned campground is nestled in woods above the Stanislaus River.

Wakalu Hep Yo (sometimes spelled Wakaluu Hepyoo) means “wild river” in the American Indian dialect Miwuk. The campground sits on a sloping bank above the Stanislaus River, in woods where the Miwuk people lived seasonally for more than 2,000 years. Wakalu Hep Yo hosts incredibly nice camping yet still preserves historic Miwuk features, including grinding stones and middens. It’s a great cultural experience, accentuated by campground signs in both English and Miwuk."

Wakalu Hep Yo Campground Trip Reports

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it is a beautiful campground. Post season; no host, no running water, no showers. The biggest problem was that the North Fork of the Stanislaus was running high and cold: there is power generation upstream and the river is posted as dangerous and swimming not recommended. This late in a drought year, I was expecting to swim and dry fly fish: no luck there.

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Trail Information

Nearby City
June–October, weather permitting
Boating, Fishing, Hiking, Mountain Biking, ATV/OHV
Additional Use
Local Contacts
Fees per Night
Picnic table, fire ring. Flush and vault toilets, hot showers, drinking water.

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