Staying Overnight in Yosemite
Lodging options in Yosemite National Park range from simple tent cabins to deluxe rooms at The Ahwahnee. Visit the DNC Parks & Resorts at Yosemite web site for full descriptions, prices, and online reservations. You can also find information about High Sierra Camps. Reservations are available 366 days in advance and are strongly recommended, especially for the busy summer months!
Yosemite.com provides information about lodging on private land within Yosemite and in communities surrounding Yosemite.
Camping is an extraordinarily popular way of spending the night in Yosemite National Park. For those campgrounds that do accept reservations, don't expect to find a site without a reservation from April through September. The camping section contains information, prices, and online reservations. (Note: The High Sierra Camps are considered lodging units and are managed by DNC.)
Yosemite.com provides information about camping in communities surrounding Yosemite.
Please note that sleeping in your car or RV is not permitted within Yosemite except in individual campsites.
Overnight Hiking in Wilderness
Nearly 95% of Yosemite National Park is designated Wilderness. Visit our wilderness section for more information about required wilderness permits, places to go, and other backpacking tips.
Did You Know?
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.