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 Months in Advance
Crane Flat and Bridalveil Creek campground reservations are released two months in advance on the 15th of each month.
Half of Tamarack Flat and White Wolf campground reservations are released two months in advance on a rolling daily window.
Two Weeks in Advance
Yosemite Creek, Porcupine Flat, and half of Tamarack Flat and White Wolf 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 May 21 through September 30, 2023.
Make a Campground Reservation
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 or keep checking for cancellations.
Last updated: May 18, 2023