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.
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.




Reserve? Daily
Sites Pets Water
Yosemite Valley

Upper Pines All year
35 ft 24 ft Mar 23-
Nov 30
$26 238 Yes Tap
Lower Pines Apr 6-
Nov 2
40 ft 35 ft Yes $26 60 Yes Tap
North Pines Mar 30-
Nov 2
40 ft 35 ft Yes $26 81 Yes Tap
Camp 4 All year No RVs/trailers First-come,
35 No Tap

South of Yosemite Valley

Wawona All
35 ft 35 ft Apr 13-
Oct 13
$26 93 Yes Tap
Bridalveil Creek June 12-
Sep 21
35 ft 24 ft First-come,
$18 110 Yes Tap

North of Yosemite Valley

Hodgdon Meadow All
40 ft 30 ft Apr 13
Oct 13
$26 105 Yes Tap
Crane Flat May 22-
Oct 13
40 ft 30 ft Yes
$26 166 Yes Tap
Tamarack Flat May 20-
Oct 15
No RVs/trailers First-come,
$12 52 Yes Creek
White Wolf Jun 12-
Sep 9
27 ft 24 ft First-come,
$18 74 Yes Tap
Yosemite Creek Jun 5-
Sep 8
No RVs/trailers First-come,
$12 75 Yes Creek
Porcupine Flat Jun 5-
Oct 15
24 ft
20 ft First-come,
$12 52 Yes Creek
Tuolumne Meadows May 30-
Sep 27
35 ft 35 ft 50% $26 304 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 amps (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.

High Sierra Camps themselves and Housekeeping Camp are lodging facilities managed by Delaware North at Yosemite.

Map of Yosemite National Park   Wawona Campground  Bridalveil Creek Campground  Hodgdon Meadow Campground  Crane Flat Campground  Tamarack Flat Campground  White Wolf Campground  Porcupine Flat Campground  Tuolumne Meadows Campground  Yosemite Creek Campground  Pines Campgrounds  Camp 4

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