Food Lockers

Metal food lockers are available in every campsite, most trailhead parking areas, and at lodging areas with tent cabins (Curry Village; White Wolf; and Tuolumne Meadows). Lockers are also available at Little Yosemite Valley and High Sierra Camp backpacker campgrounds.

While a bear can smell food in a locker, the bear can't get into the locker if it's closed and latched properly. Be sure to keep your locker closed and latched at all times, even if you are in your campsite.


Bridalveil Creek, Hodgdon Meadow, Tamarack Flat, Yosemite Creek, and Porcupine Flat Campgrounds, and Housekeeping Camp, Tuolumne Meadows Lodge, and Trailhead Parking Areas

Food locker measuring 33 inches deep by 45 inches wide by 18 inches tall

Campgrounds: Each campsite has one locker (except those at Camp 4, where each site contains four lockers).

Housekeeping Camp: Each unit has one of these lockers, plus a smaller one (measuring 17 inches by 49 inches by 17 inches). Lockers are being replaced with the larger ones below, but most units still have these lockers.

Tuolumne Meadows Lodge: Lockers are available in the parking lot. Additionally, small lockers measuring 12 inches by 12 inches are available at restrooms.

Trailheads: Most trailheads in Yosemite have several lockers available. (View a list of trailheads; the notes indicate if lockers are not available.)

Please ensure that all your ice chests and food, drinks, and toiletries will fit in this locker; all these items must be stored in a locker.

New Lockers at all Yosemite Valley Campgrounds, and Crane Flat, White Wolf, Tuolumne Meadows, and Wawona Campgrounds

Image of a food locker showing interior dimensions of 35 inches deep, 43 inches wide, 28 inches tall

All campsites in these campgrounds have these lockers, measuring 35 inches deep, 43 inches wide, and 28 inches high (88 cm x 109 cm x 71 cm) (internally).


Curry Village

Each tent cabin at Curry Village has a locker; locker size depends on tent cabin size. If three or fewer people are staying in one tent cabin, the locker size is 20½ inches deep by 35½ inches wide by 23 inches high (52 cm x 90 cm x 58 cm). If four or five are people staying in one tent cabin, the locker size is 20½ inches deep by 47½ inches wide by 23 inches high (52 cm x 120 cm x 58 cm). Be sure to keep your locker completely closed, even while you're in or around your tent cabin: a bear may try to get food from the locker even in your presence.

White Wolf Lodge and Backpacker Campgrounds at Little Yosemite Valley and High Sierra Camps

Shared food lockers are available at each of these locations. The lockers measure 17 inches deep by 49 inches wide by 17 inches high (43 cm x 124 cm x 43 cm). Be sure to keep the locker closed and clipped: a bear may enter your campsite even in your presence.

Last updated: May 27, 2024

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