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    Yosemite

    National Park California

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  • Road Closures Due to El Portal Fire

    The Big Oak Flat Road between Crane Flat and the El Portal Road is temporarily closed. There is no access to Yosemite Valley via the Big Oak Flat Road or Highway 120. Tioga Road is open and accessible via Big Oak Flat and Tioga Pass Entrances. More »

  • Campground Closures Due to Fire

    Crane Flat, Bridalveil Creek, and Yosemite Creek Campgrounds are temporarily closed. More »

  • Yosemite National Park is Open

    Yosemite Valley, Glacier Point, and Wawona/Mariposa Grove areas are open and accessible via Highways 140 and 41. Tioga Road is not accessible via Highways 140 and 41 due to a fire.

Tamarack Flat Campground

Location: On the Tioga Road (Highway 120), about 45 minutes north of Yosemite Valley
Elevation: 6,300 ft (1,900 m)

Open: Late June through September (approximately) (check for this year's estimated opening and closing dates)
Reservations: No
Cost: $10/night for each campsite (maximum 6 people per site)
Number of sites: 52
RV length: RVs not recommended
Trailer length: Trailers not recommended

Dump station: Yosemite Valley (Upper Pines Campground) or Tuolumne Meadows Campground
Groceries: Small grocery store at Crane Flat, about 15 minutes away
Showers: Yosemite Valley (Curry Village and Housekeeping Camp)
Pets: Permitted (learn more about pet regulations)

Each campsite contains a fire ring, picnic table, and food locker [33"(D)x45"(W)x18"(H)], and is near a vault toilet. Stream water must be treated (by boiling, using a filter, or using iodine). No potable water available.

 
You are required to store food properly in order to protect Yosemite's bears. Learn more about bears, proper food storage, and food lockers.
 
Tamarack Flat Campground

Did You Know?

Train traveling along the Merced River to Yosemite National Park.

Starting in 1907, the Yosemite Valley Railroad brought passengers bound for Yosemite Valley up the Merced River canyon to El Portal. From there, they would take stagecoaches to the Valley. Some of the old train cars are now on display in El Portal.