• Rainbow over Half Dome

    Yosemite

    National Park California

Campground & Campsite Information

Below is information about each of the campgrounds in Yosemite. Additional information is available for each campground by clicking on the campground name.

Some important notes:

  • Campground opening and closing dates in the "Open approx." column are tentative and can vary from year to year. View historical campground opening and closing dates.
  • Reservations: campgrounds requiring reservations are usually full from around April through September. You should make a reservation as early as possible. If you don't have reservations, find out more about camping without reservations.
  • Tap water and creek water: Campgrounds listed as having creek water have vault toilets (not regular restrooms). Campgrounds listed as having tap water have regular restrooms.
  • Showers are only available in Yosemite Valley at Curry Village and Housekeeping Camp. Showers are not available elsewhere.
  • Dump stations are available at Upper Pines Campground (all year), near Wawona Campground (summer only), and near Tuolumne Meadows Campground (summer only). No campsites in Yosemite have hook-ups of any kind.
  • RV campsites are available in most campgrounds.
  • Group campsites are available all year at Wawona Campground, and during summer at Hodgdon Meadow, Bridalveil Creek, and Tuolumne Meadows Campgrounds.
  • Horse campsites are available during summer at Wawona, Bridalveil Creek, and Tuolumne Meadows Campgrounds. Reservations are available only by calling 877/444-6777.
  • Read Yosemite's campground regulations.
 
How quickly campgrounds open depends on a variety of factors.

* Tamarack Flat Campground will be closed June 13-23 for an American Indian event.

Campground

Open
approx.
(2014)
Max.
RV
Length

Max.
Trailer
Length

Reserve? Daily
Fee
Sites Pets Water
Yosemite Valley






Upper Pines All year
35 ft 24 ft Mar 19-
Dec 1
$20 238 Yes Tap
Lower Pines Mar 26-
Oct 27
40 ft 35 ft Yes $20 60 Yes Tap
North Pines Apr 2 -
Nov 3
40 ft 35 ft Yes $20 81 Yes Tap
Camp 4 All year No RVs/trailers First-come,
first-served
$5/
pers.
35 No Tap

South of Yosemite Valley






Wawona All
year
35 ft 35 ft Apr 14-
Oct 6
$20 93 Yes Tap
Bridalveil Creek Jun 13-
Sep 8
35 ft 24 ft First-come,
first-served
$14 110 Yes Tap

North of Yosemite Valley






Hodgdon Meadow All
year
40 ft 30 ft Apr 14-
Oct 14
$20 105 Yes Tap
Crane Flat May 23 -Oct 14 40 ft 30 ft Yes
$20 166 Yes Tap
Tamarack Flat May 23* - Oct 1
No RVs/trailers First-come,
first-served
$10 52 Yes Creek
(boil)
White Wolf May 30 - Sep 15 27 ft 24 ft First-come,
first-served
$14 74 Yes Tap
Yosemite Creek Jun 13 - Sep 8
No RVs/trailers First-come,
first-served
$10 75 Yes Creek
(boil)
Porcupine Flat Jun 13 -
Oct 15
24 ft
(limited)
20 ft First-come,
first-served
$10 52 Yes Creek
(boil)
Tuolumne Meadows Jun 8 -
Sep 28
35 ft 35 ft 50% $20 304 Yes Tap

(Closing dates refer to the day the campground closes; the night before that is the last night to camp.)


Backcountry campgrounds at Little Yosemite Valley and near the High Sierra Camps (Glen Aulin, May Lake, Sunrise, Merced Lake, and Vogelsang) are not part of the campground reservation system. A wilderness permit is required to stay at these campgrounds.

Housekeeping Camp is a lodging facility managed by DNC Parks & Resorts at Yosemite.

 
Map of Yosemite National Park

Did You Know?

Train traveling along the Merced River to Yosemite National Park.

Starting in 1907, the Yosemite Valley Railroad brought passengers bound for Yosemite Valley up the Merced River canyon to El Portal. From there, they would take stagecoaches to the Valley. Some of the old train cars are now on display in El Portal.