Camping Reservations

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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.

Campground Reservations

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.

From late May through early September, space at Camp 4 is available only by daily lottery one day in advance.

 

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)
  • 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 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 or keep checking for cancellations.

 

The video below provides an overview of camping in Yosemite.
 

Last updated: September 30, 2021

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