• View of Half Dome and Washington Column in Yosemite Valley


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

How to Make a Reservation

Before making a campground reservation, visit the campground reservations page for information about when to make your reservation. Recreation.gov also has tips for making a reservation.

To make a reservation, visit Recreation.gov and follow the instructions below.

1. Type in Yosemite and choose “YOSEMITE  NATIONAL PARK.” You will receive more options if you search for Yosemite National Park instead of a specific campground (but you can limit your search to a specific campground).

2. Change “Interested in” to “Camping & Lodging”

3. Change “Looking for” to the type of campsite you’re looking for.

4. Enter your arrival date. If you have flexibility in your dates, choose one of the flexible options. Being flexible increases your chances of success.

5. Enter how many nights you want to camp.

6. Check if you need a wheelchair accessible campsite.

7. Check if you will have a pet. (All reservable campgrounds in Yosemite allow pets, except group and horse sites.)

8. Search!

If you have trouble finding a reservation, try looking for just one night at a time. You can do this by changing the length of stay to one night and then clicking on the date range availability choice (see below) once you have chosen a specific campground. You may be able to get different campsites each night (rather than one campsite for your entire stay).

Facility details - Facility map - Site list - Date range availability [highlighted]

It's common for no reservations to be available from spring through fall. If you are unable to find a reservation, information is available about camping without a reservation.

Did You Know?

Tuolumne River

In 1984, 83 miles of the Tuolumne River were added to the Wild and Scenic Rivers System by Congress with an amendment to the Wild and Scenic Rivers Act. This included 54 miles of the river within Yosemite National Park.