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.

Yosemite National Park Campground Status for 2021

Yosemite National Park will open additional campgrounds during the 2021 summer camping season, with social distancing measures in place. All open campgrounds will require reservations. First-come, first-served camping will not be available in 2021. These modifications are temporary and are a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Yosemite Valley

Upper Pines Campground: In 2021, 137 sites are open. The following sites are closed in 2021: 004, 008, 012, 016, 020, 038, 040, 056, 058, 060, 063, 065, 070, 079, 081, 084, 094, 097, 101, 107, 115, 118, 122, 123, 127, 130, 131, 134, 138, 148, 149, 152, 157, 160, 161, 164, 165, 166, 168, 169, 173, 174, 177, 180, 181, 183, 188–240.

Lower Pines Campground: In 2021, 64 sites are open. The following sites are closed in 2021: 022, 032, 046, 047, 056, 057, 064, 066, 074, 075.

North Pines Campground: In 2021, 58 sites are open. The following sites are closed in 2021: 103, 107, 115, 201, 206, 210, 217, 301, 303, 308, 311, 312, 318, 321, 322, 400, 404, 503, 507, 513, 517, 525, 529.

Camp 4 will open on May 21 with 25 sites. Reservations are required and available one day in advance by lottery. While the usual practice is for sites to be shared, each site will be assigned to a single group (of up to six people). The new part of Camp 4 (east of the parking lot) will open on May 21 and showers will be available only to Camp 4 campers using a token system.

Outside Yosemite Valley

Bridalveil Creek Campground: In 2021, 83 sites (and three horse sites) are open with reservations required. The following sites are closed in 2021: Group sites, 005, 014, 015, 025, 034, 035, 037, 039, 047, 050, 057, 062, 065, 067, 073, 076, 078, 083, 089, 098, 105, 108. The group sites are not open in 2021.

Tuolumne Meadows Campground: In 2021, 137 sites (and four horse sites) are open. The group sites are not open in 2021. Tuolumne Meadows Campground will open on Monday, June 21, by reservation only. Reservations for arrival dates from June 21 through July 14 will be released on Tuesday, June 15, at 7 am PDT at https://www.recreation.gov/camping/campgrounds/232448. Reservations for July 15 through September 19 were released earlier this year during regular booking windows.

Wawona Campground: In 2021, 47 sites (and two horse sites) are open. Campers must have an RV or trailer with toilets only (no restrooms or water available). The following sites are closed in 2021: Group, 1, 2, 3, 4, 8, 13, 14, 20, 27, 28, 30, 31, 33, 34, 35, 39, 40, 41, 42, 44, 46, 47, 48, 49, 50, 51, 56, 62, 71, 77, 78, 79, 80, 81, 82, 83, 84, 85, 86, 88, 90, 92, 93, 94, 95, 96, 97, 98, 99.

Hodgdon Meadow, Crane Flat, Tamarack Flat, White Wolf, Yosemite Creek, and Porcupine Flat Campgrounds will not open in 2021.

Additional Notes

Showers for campers are not available in Yosemite National Park in 2021 (except for registered Camp 4 campers).

Campground dates are subject to change based on conditions. Group campsites are not available in 2021.

Campground Details

Campground

Open

tentatively
in 2021

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

$26

238
(137)

10

Tap

Lower Pines

Apr 19–Oct 25

4000 ft/1200 m

40 ft/35 ft

Yes

$26

60
(64)

5

Tap

North Pines

Apr 15–Oct 25

4000 ft/1200 m

40 ft/35 ft

Yes

$26

81
(58)

5

Tap

Camp 4

Late May

4000 ft/1200 m

No RVs/trailers

Late May–early Sep

$6/
pers.

61
(25)

0

Tap

Pets not allowed


South of Yosemite Valley

Wawona

Jun 15–Oct 25

4000 ft/1200 m

35 ft/35 ft

Jun 15–Oct 25

$26

93
(72)

2

Tap

Bridalveil Creek

Jul 15–Sep 6

7200 ft/2200 m

35 ft/24 ft

Yes

$26

110
(83)

0

Tap


North of Yosemite Valley

Hodgdon Meadow

Closed in 2021

4900 ft/1500 m

35 ft/30 ft

Yes, but closed in 2021

$26

105
(0)

0

Tap

Crane Flat

Closed in 2021

6200 ft/1900 m

35 ft/35 ft

Yes, but closed in 2021

$26

166
(0)

2

Tap

Tamarack Flat

Closed in 2021

6300 ft/1900 m

RVs/trailers not recommended

Closed in 2021

$12

52
(0)

5

Creek
(boil)

White Wolf

Closed in 2021

8000 ft/2400 m

27 ft/24 ft

Closed in 2021

$18

74
(0)

0

Tap

Yosemite Creek

Closed in 2021

7700 ft/2300 m

RVs/trailers not recommended

Closed in 2021

$12

75
(0)

2

Creek
(boil)

Porcupine Flat

Closed in 2021

8100 ft/2500 m

RVs/trailers not recommended

Closed in 2021

$12

52
(0)

4

Creek
(boil)

Tuolumne Meadows

June 21–Sep 20

8600 ft/2600 m

35 ft/35 ft

Normally 50% (100% in 2021)

$26

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: June 25, 2021

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