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
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
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.
Last updated: February 26, 2024