Crane Flat is a pleasant forest and meadow area located 16 miles (30 minutes) from Yosemite Valley.
Nearby are the Tuolumne and Merced Groves of Giant Sequoias, which are only accessible by foot.
Crane Flat is accessible by car all year.
Crane Flat Campground
Location: On the Big Oak Flat Road (Highway 120) at Crane Flat, about 30 minutes northwest of Yosemite Valley
Elevation: 6,200 ft (1,900 m)
Open: July through September (approximately)
Reservations: Required and available online via Recreation.gov, see link below.