Where Can Stock Go?
Except where otherwise posted or listed below, all designated trails in the park are open to stock use. Trails open to stock on the floor of Yosemite Valley are signed as bridle paths.
Trails Closed to Stock Use
Check wilderness permit stations for current trail conditions and any temporary closures. Stock use in any part of the park may be limited or prohibited when such action is necessary to protect park values or safety of park visitors. Any such closure will be published and posted.
Prepare Your Stock
Overnight boarding facilities, spot packing, and day rides are available from Yosemite Hospitality whose liveries are located within Yosemite National Park. Horse owners are responsible for making advance arrangements for overnight use and reservations are suggested for all services. Information may be obtained by calling Yosemite Hospitality at 209/372-4386, or by visiting Yosemite Hospitality's website.
Several commercial pack stations are authorized to provide certain services in Yosemite. If using trailheads within Yosemite, please use Yosemite Hospitality. If you are starting outside the park at a US Forest Service trailhead, contact the pack station in the appropriate area.
Frontcountry Stock Camps
In the front country, privately owned stock may be kept overnight only in campgrounds with designated stock sites.
The Wawona and Bridalveil Creek horse camps have two sites each; the Tuolumne Meadows horse camp has four sites. Each site can accommodate up to six people and six head of stock. There is a limit of two vehicles and two stock trailers per parking area.
Commercial Use Authorizations
Wilderness Stock Camps
Please follow Leave No Trace camping guidelines while camping with stock.
Each map is a PDF of about 3 MB
Benson Lake - 67 (closure in effect)
Benson Lake Trail Camp - 95 (closure in effect)
Crescent Lake - 27 (closures in effect)
Hook Lake-North - 97 (closures in effect)
Isberg Lake-West - 13 (closures in effect)
Isberg Lake-East - 142 (closures in effect)
Kerrick Canyon-Upper Kerrick Meadow-South - 138 (closures in effect)
Miller Lake - 96 (closures in effect)
Rodgers Lake - 93 (closures in effect)
Turner Meadow - 118 (closures in effect)
Virginia Canyon-Castle Camp - 39 (closures in effect)
Last updated: August 25, 2023