• Rainbow over Half Dome

    Yosemite

    National Park California

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  • Road Closures Due to El Portal Fire

    The Big Oak Flat Road between Crane Flat and the El Portal Road is temporarily closed. There is no access to Yosemite Valley via the Big Oak Flat Road or Highway 120. Tioga Road is open and accessible via Big Oak Flat and Tioga Pass Entrances. More »

  • Campground Closures Due to Fire

    Crane Flat, Bridalveil Creek, and Yosemite Creek Campgrounds are temporarily closed. More »

  • Yosemite National Park is Open

    Yosemite Valley, Glacier Point, and Wawona/Mariposa Grove areas are open and accessible via Highways 140 and 41. Tioga Road is not accessible via Highways 140 and 41 due to a fire.

Camping in Yosemite

Campground reservations
Campground reservations can be very difficult to get, so be sure to get the details on campground reservations and look over frequently asked questions and tips for making reservations.

Camping without a reservation (first-come, first-served camping)

First-come, first-served campgrounds are available all year, especially July through September (but it's very hard to find a first-come, first-served campsite in April, May, and June).

Information about campgrounds and campsites

We have details about the thirteen campgrounds in Yosemite, information about RV camping, and campground regulations.

Did You Know?

Cars and campers in a meadow in Yosemite Valley.

Unrestricted camping is no longer allowed in Yosemite Valley because of damage it causes. The placement of campgrounds and campsites has changed over the past 75 years in response to a growing understanding of river dynamics, geologic hazards, and the park's natural and cultural resources.