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; not wheelchair accessible)
Tioga Road and Tuolumne Meadows
Yosemite Creek (no grills; not wheelchair accessible)
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: March 24, 2021