Campgrounds

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

Some 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 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.
  • 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 only available in Yosemite Valley at Half Dome Village (formerly 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 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 877/444-6777.
  • 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.

  • Reservations will not be available until further notice for Tuolumne Meadows and Bridalveil Creek Campgrounds for dates prior to July 15.
  • Crane Flat Campground is open on a first-come, first-served basis ($18/night) through the morning of Wednesday, May 30. Reservations are required beginning the night of May 30. Reservations at Crane Flat Campground for May 30 through July 15 will become available at recreation.gov on Monday, May 28, at 10 am Pacific time.

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Campground Details

Campground

Open

tentatively
in 2018

Elevation

Max.
RV
Length

Max.
Trailer
Length

Reserve?

Daily
Fee

Sites

Pets

Water

Yosemite Valley

Upper Pines

All year

4000 ft/1200 m

35 ft

24 ft

All year

$26

238

Yes

Tap

Lower Pines

Mar 30–
Nov 30

4000 ft/1200 m

40 ft

35 ft

Yes

$26

60

Yes

Tap

North Pines

Mar 26–Nov 5

4000 ft/1200 m

40 ft

35 ft

Yes

$26

81

Yes

Tap

Camp 4

All year

4000 ft/1200 m

No RVs/trailers

First-come, first-served

$6/
pers.

35

No

Tap


South of Yosemite Valley

Wawona

All year

4000 ft/1200 m

35 ft

35 ft

Apr 9–Oct 15

$26

93

Yes

Tap

Bridalveil Creek

Jul 1?–Sep 17

7200 ft/2200 m

35 ft

24 ft

First-come, first-served

$18

110

Yes

Tap


North of Yosemite Valley

Hodgdon Meadow

All year

4900 ft/1500 m

35 ft

30 ft

Apr 9–Oct 15

$26

105

Yes

Tap

Crane Flat

May 25
Oct 15

6200 ft/1900 m

35 ft

30 ft

Yes

$26

166

Yes

Tap

Tamarack Flat

June??
Oct 15
Closed June 8-18

6300 ft/1900 m

RVs/trailers not recommended

First-come, first-served

$12

52

Yes

Creek
(boil)

White Wolf

Jun 15?–
Oct 1

8000 ft/2400 m

27 ft

24 ft

First-come, first-served

$18

74

Yes

Tap

Yosemite Creek

Jul 1?–
Sep 4

7700 ft/2300 m

RVs/trailers not recommended

First-come, first-served

$12

75

Yes

Creek
(boil)

Porcupine Flat

Jul 6?–
Oct 15

8100 ft/2500 m

RVs/trailers not recommended

First-come, first-served

$12

52

Yes

Creek
(boil)

Tuolumne Meadows

Early Jun?–
Sep 24

8600 ft/2600 m

35 ft

35 ft

50%

$26

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.

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

 
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Last updated: May 25, 2018

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