Yosemite National Park has 13 popular campgrounds, of which up to seven are on a reservation system. From April through September, reservations are essential and even the first-come, first-served campgrounds usually fill by noon (often earlier) from April through September.
Reservations are required all year for Yosemite Valley's car campgrounds and summer through fall for Hodgdon Meadow, Crane Flat, Wawona, and half of Tuolumne Meadows. Campground reservations are available in blocks of one month at a time, up to five months in advance, on the 15th of each month at 7 am Pacific time. Be aware that nearly all reservations for the months of May through September and for some other weekends are filled the first day they become available, usually within seconds or minutes after 7 am! For your best chance of getting a reservation, be sure your clock is set accurately and start the first few steps of the reservation process at www.recreation.gov before 7 am Pacific time. You can find more help making reservations and other frequently asked questions.
|Arrival date||First day
to make reservations
(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|
Make a Campground Reservation
- Visit www.recreation.gov (recommended)
(or 877/833-6777 for TDD)
(or 518/885-3639 from outside the US & Canada)
You may only make two reservations per phone call or website visit (you can call again or start over again to make additional reservations).
If you're unable to get a campground reservation, you may want to try a first-come, first-served campground.