merced river trips
BLM Camp Area – On the River – First Come First Serve!
The BLM camp area is located right on the river in a primitive setting and is about 10-15 minutes from our meeting area.
Directions to BLM Camp Area:
- From the WWE meeting area drive east on Hwy 140
- Continue down the winding section of the highway and at the bottom just before you cross the bridge, turn left at Briceburg (BLM Brick Building Field Office is on your left – Do NOT continue on Hwy 140 heading east up the Merced River).
- Cross the old suspension bridge and follow the dirt road that follows the Merced River.
- The first camp area is called McCabe Flat, a very nice and large area near Split Rock rapid. The second camp is a bit further down, called Railroad Flat.
- Reservations should be made in advance due to the close proximity to Yosemite National Park.
- Yosemite Resorts (209)379-2681
- Mariposa Lodge – (209) 966-3607 (800) 341-8000
- Mother Lode Lodge – (209) 966-2521 (800) 396-9770
- Miners Inn Motel – (209) 742-7777 (800) 237-7277
- Comfort Inn – (209) 966-4344 (800) 321-5261
- Best Western – (209) 966-7545 (800) 321-5261
- Yosemite Motels – a series of 6 great motels in the Yosemite area.
Restaurants are located in the nearby town of Mariposa from fast food to fine dining.
Our area can experience extreme changes in weather especially in the months of April, May and June, so please check the weather (www.weather.com) for Midpines, CA prior to your trip.
Average Area Air and Water Temperatures
Air (Day) °F April 65-73 / May 73-83 / June 82-90
Driving Times / Distances
San Francisco: 180 mi/ 3.5 hrs
San Jose: 165 mi/ 3 hrs
Sacramento: 150 mi/ 3 hrs
Los Angeles: 310 mi/ 5.5 hrs
Merced: 50 mi/ 1 hr
Mariposa: 7 mi/ 10 min
Yosemite National Park: 35 mi/ 45 min