• Rainbow over Half Dome

    Yosemite

    National Park California

RV Camping

Yosemite has 10 campgrounds that can accommodate RVs and trailers (including fifth wheels) of varying lengths. (If you plan to spend the night in your RV, you must be in a designated campsite--you can't park in a parking lot or along the side of the road.)

  • 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.
  • Electrical, water, and sewer hookups are not available in Yosemite, although dump stations (with fresh water) are available at Upper Pines Campground (all year), near Wawona Campground (summer only), and near Tuolumne Meadows Campground (summer only). Generator use is allowed, but only between 7 am and 9 am, noon and 2 pm, and 5 pm to 7 pm. Generator use is not allowed at other times.
  • Maximum RV/trailer lengths: In Yosemite Valley, the maximum RV length is 40 feet and maximum trailer length is 35 feet, however, only a total of 12 sites of this size are available (six sites each in Lower Pines and North Pines, which are open spring through fall). Many more sites exist in Yosemite Valley and elsewhere in Yosemite that can take RVs up to 35 feet or trailers up to 24 feet.
  • RV length and trailer length are not the same! Please note that many campsites have different maximum lengths for RVs and trailers. This is because many of the campsites are back-in sites with limited turning radius. We do not enforce the length limits as long as the RV or trailer can fit on the parking pad in the site. However, if you reserve a site for equipment other than what you bring, and the site can't accommodate your RV or trailer, we will not be able to find a different campsite for you.
  • Food storage: You may store food in hard-sided RVs and trailers, as long the food is out of sight, and windows, doors, and vents are closed when you're not in your campsite. Food may not be stored in pop-up or tent trailers, or other soft-sided campers.

 
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.

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