Wa Ka Luu Hep Yoo Campground

Dorrington, California

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Wa Ka Luu Hep Yoo (sometimes spelled Wakaluu Hepyoo) means “wild river” in the Native American 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. Wa Ka Luu Hep Yoo 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.

Wa Ka Luu Hep Yoo Campground Professional Review and Guide

"Wa Ka Luu Hep Yoo (sometimes spelled Wakaluu Hepyoo) means “wild river” in the Native American 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. Wa Ka Luu Hep Yoo 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."

Activity Type: Campgrounds
Nearby City: Dorrington
Season: June–October
Accessibility: Dog-friendly
Local Contacts: Calaveras Big Trees State Park
Driving Directions: Directions to Wa Ka Luu Hep Yoo Campground

Recent Trail Reviews

10/15/2014
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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.


9/28/2007
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We got snowed out never made it to the campsite or trainhead! Be prepared for freak storms at that altitude (8300'+/-). Looking forward to a return trip in JUNE.



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May 2018