Campgrounds

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Below is information about each of the campgrounds in Yosemite. Additional information is available for each campground by clicking on the campground name.

Important Notes

  • Campground opening and closing dates in the "Open approx." column are tentative and can vary from year to year. View historical campground opening and closing dates.
  • Reservations: campgrounds requiring reservations are full from around April through September. You should make a reservation as early as possible. If you don't have a reservation, you can try for a reservation one day in advance at Camp 4 (tents only/no RVs or trailers). First-come, first-served camping is not available in 2021.

 
  • Tap water and creek water: Campgrounds listed as having creek water have vault toilets (not regular restrooms). Campgrounds listed as having tap water have regular restrooms.
  • Showers are not available. In normal circumstances, they are only available in Yosemite Valley at Curry Village and Housekeeping Camp. Showers are not available elsewhere.
  • Dump stations are available at Upper Pines Campground (all year), near Wawona Campground (summer only), and near Tuolumne Meadows Campground (summer only). No campsites in Yosemite have hook-ups of any kind.
  • RV campsites are available in most campgrounds.
  • Group campsites are not available in 2021, but are normally available all year at Wawona Campground, and during summer at Hodgdon Meadow, Bridalveil Creek, and Tuolumne Meadows Campgrounds.
  • Horse campsites are available during summer at Wawona, Bridalveil Creek, and Tuolumne Meadows Campgrounds. Reservations are available only by calling 209/375-9535.
  • Wood smoke: Emissions from campfires can degrade air quality in and near campgrounds. This is especially true at night and in early morning, when inversions trap and concentrate fine particles from those campfires near the ground, creating local conditions that are potentially unhealthy for sensitive individuals.
  • Read Yosemite's campground regulations.
 

Opening, Closing, and Reservation Updates

How quickly campgrounds open in spring or early summer depends on a variety of factors. Dates are tentative and subject to change.

Campground opening and closing dates are tentative, and subject to change.

Additional Notes

Showers for campers are not available in Yosemite National Park (except for registered Camp 4 campers).

North Pines Campground: We are piloting a lottery system for North Pines Campground reservations for arrival dates from July 21 through September 14. Successful lottery applicants will have an opportunity to make a reservation for campsites in North Pines Campground during an early access period.

Camp 4: The lottery will continue in 2022 (spring to fall).

Wawona Campground: Campground opening depends on completion of utility work

Tuolumne Meadows Campground is undergoing a major rehabilitation project and will remain closed in 2022 and 2023 (and possibly 2024, depending on weather/length of construction season).

Bridalveil Creek and Crane Flat Campgrounds will be closed in 2022 for rehabilitation.

Campground Details

Campground

Open

tentatively
in 2022

Elevation

Maximum
RV Length/
Trailer Length

Reserve?

Daily
Fee

Sites

normal
operations
(in 2021)

Accessible Sites

for people with disabilities

Water

Notes

Yosemite Valley

Upper Pines

All year

4000 ft/1200 m

35 ft/24 ft

Yes

$36

238
(137)

10

Tap

Lower Pines

Apr 14–Oct 23

4000 ft/1200 m

40 ft/35 ft

Yes

$36

60
(64)

5

Tap

North Pines

Apr 11–Oct 23

4000 ft/1200 m

40 ft/35 ft

Yes

$36

81
(58)

5

Tap

Camp 4

All year

4000 ft/1200 m

No RVs/trailers

??

$10/
pers.

61

0

Tap

Pets not allowed


South of Yosemite Valley

Wawona

??

4000 ft/1200 m

35 ft/35 ft

Jun 15–Oct 25

$36

93
(72)

2

Tap

Bridalveil Creek

Closed until 2023

7200 ft/2200 m

35 ft/24 ft

Yes

$36

110
(83)

0

Tap


North of Yosemite Valley

Hodgdon Meadow

Apr 11–

4900 ft/1500 m

35 ft/30 ft

Apr 11–Oct 23

$36

105
(0)

0

Tap

Crane Flat

Closed until 2023

6200 ft/1900 m

35 ft/35 ft

Yes, but closed in 2021

$36

166
(0)

2

Tap

Tamarack Flat

June?–Oct?

6300 ft/1900 m

RVs/trailers not recommended

Closed in 2021

$20

52
(0)

5

Creek
(boil)

White Wolf

Jul?–Sep?

8000 ft/2400 m

27 ft/24 ft

Closed in 2021

$26

74
(0)

0

Tap

Yosemite Creek

Jul?–Sep ?

7700 ft/2300 m

RVs/trailers not recommended

Closed in 2021

$20

75
(0)

2

Creek
(boil)

Porcupine Flat

Jul?–Oct?

8100 ft/2500 m

RVs/trailers not recommended

Closed in 2021

$20

52
(0)

4

Creek
(boil)

Tuolumne Meadows

Closed until 2024 or 2025

8600 ft/2600 m

35 ft/35 ft

Normally 50% (100% in 2021)

$36

304
(137)

7

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.

High Sierra Camps themselves and Housekeeping Camp are lodging facilities managed by Yosemite Hospitality.

 
Map of Yosemite National Park Wawona Campground Bridalveil Creek Campground Hodgdon Meadow Campground Crane Flat Campground Tamarack Flat Campground White Wolf Campground Porcupine Flat Campground Tuolumne Meadows Campground Yosemite Creek Campground Pines Campgrounds Camp 4
 
 
 
 

Last updated: December 3, 2021

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