• View of Half Dome and Washington Column in Yosemite Valley

    Yosemite

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  • Tioga Road is Closed for the Winter

    The Tioga Road (Highway 120 through the park) is closed due to snow; it usually reopens in late May or June. The Glacier Point Road opens on Monday, April 14, at noon. You can check on current road conditions by calling 209/372-0200 (press 1 then 1). More »

Campground Reservations

Yosemite National Park has 13 popular campgrounds, of which up to seven are on a reservation system. From April through September, reservations are essential and even the first-come, first-served campgrounds often fill by noon from May through September.


Campground Reservations

Reservations are required from about March 15 through November for Yosemite Valley's car campgrounds and summer through fall for Hodgdon Meadow, Crane Flat, Wawona, and half of Tuolumne Meadows. Campground reservations are available in blocks of one month at a time, up to five months in advance, on the 15th of each month at 7 am Pacific time. Be aware that nearly all reservations for the months of May through September and for some other weekends are filled the first day they become available, usually within seconds or minutes after 7 am! For your best chance of getting a reservation, be sure your clock is set accurately and start the first few steps of the reservation process at www.recreation.gov before 7 am Pacific time.

Arrival date First day
to make reservations
(7 am PT)
March 15 through April 14 November 15
April 15 through May 14 December 15
May 15 through June 14 January 15
June 15 through July 14 February 15
July 15 through August 14 March 15
August 15 through September 14 April 15
September 15 through October 14 May 15
October 15 through November 14 June 15
November 15 through December 14
July 15
Wawona Group site only:
December 15 through January 14
January 15 through February 14
February 15 through March 14

August 15
September 15
October 15

Make a campground reservation

  • Visit www.recreation.gov (recommended)
  • 877/444-6777
    (or 877/833-6777 for TDD)
    (or 518/885-3639 from outside the US & Canada)
  • Reservations are not available by mail

Hours:
7 am to 7 pm Pacific time (November through February)
7 am to 9 pm Pacific time (March through October)

Note:
You may only make two reservations per phone call or website visit (you can call again or start over again to make additional reservations).

If you're unable to get a campground reservation, you may want to try a first-come, first-served campground.

 

The video below provides an overview of camping in Yosemite.
 

Did You Know?

Peaks in Huangshan

Yosemite and Huangshan are sister parks. Huangshan, which protects over 77 magnificent granite peaks 3,000 feet (1,000 m) or higher, is one of China's most famous and sacred scenic areas. Countless poems and writings dating back 2,200 years attest to its beauty. More...