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:
Tamarack Flat, Crane Flat, and Tuolumne Meadows Campgrounds were each closed for five days in order to treat rodent burrows with an insecticide to kill fleas. Rodents from the campgrounds tested positive for plague. Plague is caused by the bacteria Yersinia pestis, which is carried by fleas that usually live on rodents, especially ground squirrels and chipmunks. Yosemite National Park staff worked with California Department of Public Health officials to treat the burrows with deltamethrin, a chemical commonly used to treat fleas on pets, livestock, and as an ingredient in shampoo to kill lice. Deltamethrin rapidly degrades in the environment. This action was taken out of an abundance of caution to reduce what public health authorities still consider a low risk of contracting plague. You can avoid plague by taking simple precautions with clothing and activities. Plague is a non-native disease that is now endemic in much of California, including the Sierra Nevada Mountains and foothills. If diagnosed early, it is treatable with antibiotics.
You can find more information about plague and get answers to frequently asked questions about plague.
How quickly campgrounds open in spring or early summer depends on a variety of factors.
(Closing dates refer to the day the campground closes; the night before that is the last night to camp.)