How to Make a Reservation

Before making a campground reservation, visit the campground reservations page for information about when to make your reservation. Recreation.gov also has tips for making a reservation.

To make a reservation, visit Recreation.gov and follow the instructions below.

 

1. Search for Yosemite National Park.

 
Search window on recreation.gov
 

2. Enter the dates you want to camp.

If you're having difficulty finding space, consider looking for a reservation for fewer nights.

 
Date field on recreation.gov
 

3. Click on "filters" so you can improve search results.

 
Filter button on recreation.gov
 

4. Enter "group size" and check "reservable online."

Most Yosemite campsites have a size limit of six people. If your group is larger, you can stil enter six (or leave this blank), but you will need more than one campsite. If you enter a group size of more than six, the search results will only include double and group campsites.

 
group size field
 

5. Select "camping" to limit your search to campground reservations.

 
Use type (camping)
 

6. Select the type(s) of equipment you have.

Both RVs and tents are allowed in standard campsites. Tent sites don't have space for RVs; RV sites don't have space for tents.
 
Equipment type (tent, RV)
 

7. If you have an RV or trailer, enter vehicle length.

The search results will be correct for RVs, but will usually be incorrect for trailers. Please check the campsite description for site(s) you're interested in to see the maximum trailer length.
 
equipment length field
 

 
sort by distance

8. Sort by distance so Yosemite National Park campsites show up.

Search results will include campgrounds far from Yosemite, so be sure to choose a campground in or near Yosemite National Park.

Still Having Trouble Finding a Reservation?

Another approach is to try to get different campsites each night (rather than one campsite for your entire stay). To do this, change the arrival date to your first desired night, the departure date to the next day, and specify that you're flexible for the next two weeks. With this method, you can search campgrounds in and near Yosemite all at once. Once you've chosen a specific campground, click on the date range availability choice (see below) to see if some of your nights are available. If you don't find availability using these methods, it's worth checking back as often as possible: cancellations will appear on the website immediately.

It's common for no reservations to be available from spring through fall. If you are unable to find a reservation, you can try camping without a reservation.

Last updated: October 31, 2018

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PO Box 577
Yosemite National Park, CA 95389

Phone:

(209) 372-0200

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