Camping Reservations

 

Yosemite National Park has 13 popular campgrounds, all of which are on a reservation system from April through October. During winter, Camp 4, Wawona, and Hodgdon Meadow are first-come, first-served campgrounds, but can fill during holidays and weekends.

Reservations are available at different times depending on the campground. All non-lottery reservations are released at 7 am Pacific time and sell out within minutes.

For your best chance of getting a reservation, be sure your clock is set accurately. Log in and be ready to go at Recreation.gov before 7 am Pacific time. You can find more help making reservations and other frequently asked questions.

 

When to Make a Reservation

Only Upper Pines Campground is on reservations all year. View opening dates and reservation seasons for all campgrounds.

Five Months in Advance

Upper Pines, Lower Pines, North Pines, Wawona, and Hodgdon Meadow campground reservations are released five months in advance on the 15th of each month.

Two Weeks in Advance

Bridalveil Creek, Crane Flat, Tamarack Flat, White Wolf, Yosemite Creek, and Porcupine Flat campground reservations are released two weeks in advance on a rolling daily window (i.e., 14 days in advance of arrival date).

One Week in Advance

Camp 4 reservations are released one week in advance on a rolling daily window (i.e., 7 days in advance of arrival date). Reservations required April 13 through October 27.

 

Make a Campground Reservation

  • Visit www.recreation.gov (recommended)
  • 877/444-6777
    (or 877/833-6777 for TDD)
    (or 518/885-3639 from outside the US & Canada)

You may only make two reservations per website visit or phone call (you can start over again or call again to make additional reservations, up to the camping limit).

If you're unable to get a campground reservation, you may want to try a first-come, first-served campground (fall through spring) or keep checking for cancellations. Sleeping in a vehicle is not allowed in Yosemite unless you are in a campsite you have registered for.

Arrival date

First day to make reservations
five months in advance

7 am PT

January 15 through February 14

September 15

February 15 through March 14

October 15

March 15 through April 14

November 15

April 15 through May 14

December 15

May 15 through June 14

January 15

June 15 through July 14

February 15

July 15 through August 14

March 15

August 15 through September 14

April 15

September 15 through October 14

May 15

October 15 through November 14

June 15

November 15 through December 14

July 15

December 15 through January 14

August 15

Last updated: February 26, 2024

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