Picnic areas are available throughout Yosemite on a first-come, first-served basis (reservations are not available) from dawn to dusk.Unless otherwise noted, all picnic areas in Yosemite have picnic tables, vault toilets, and trash and recycling receptacles.
Grills: All picnic areas have grills except Lower Yosemite Fall, Yosemite Creek, and Lembert Dome.
Potable water: Picnic areas do not have potable water, except Lower Yosemite Fall and Church Bowl (which have both potable water and flush toilets).
Mariposa Grove Road (limited to vehicles displaying a disability placard)
Tioga Road and Tuolumne Meadows
Yosemite Creek (no grills)
Keep Wildlife Wild
Yosemite is home to black bears, mule deer, mountain lions, and hundreds of other species. Bears are quick learners, have a powerful sense of smell, and seek out food where it can easily be found. If a bear obtains human food, it may learn to return for more.
Last updated: September 18, 2020