• Rainbow over Half Dome

    Yosemite

    National Park California

Tuolumne Meadows Campground

Location: On the Tioga Road at Tuolumne Meadows, about 1.5 hours northeast of Yosemite Valley
Elevation: 8,600 ft (2,600 m)

Open: July through late September (approximately); office open from 8:30 am to 5 pm (may open at 8 am beginning mid-summer) (check for this year's estimated opening and closing dates)
Reservations: Reservations are available online for half of all campsites. The other half of the campsites are available on a first-come, first-served basis. Group site reservations are required and available online.
Horse site reservations are required and available only by calling 877/444-6777.
Cost: $20/night for each campsite (maximum 6 people per site). $40/night for the group campsite (13-30 people per site). $25/night for the horse sites (maximum six horses and six people per site).
Number of sites: 304 (plus seven group sites and four horse sites)
RV length: up to 35 ft (no RVs in group sites)
Trailer length: up to 35 ft (no trailers in group sites; 27 ft trailer limit in horse sites)

Dump station: Nearby, just west of the campground
Groceries: Nearby, at Tuolumne Meadows store
Showers: Yosemite Valley (Curry Village and Housekeeping Camp), about 1.5 hours away, or outside the park, at Lee Vining.
Pets: Permitted (except in group and horse sites; 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 bathroom with potable water and flushing toilets.

Each group campsite contains five food lockers.

 
You are required to store food properly in order to protect Yosemite's bears. Learn more about bears, proper food storage, and food lockers.
 
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Did You Know?

American Indians use traditional ignition methods on a prescribed fire project

The indigenous people of Yosemite Valley have used fire as a tool for thousands of years. Fire was used to encourage the growth of plants used for basket making and to promote the growth of the black oak--a sun loving species--and a staple food source for American Indians from this region.