Campgrounds

 

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Below is information about each of the campgrounds in Yosemite. Additional information is available for each campground by clicking on the campground name.

Important Notes

 
  • Tap water and creek water: Campgrounds listed as having creek water have vault toilets (not regular restrooms). Campgrounds listed as having tap water have regular restrooms.
  • Showers are available at the Curry Village pool showerhouse. Showers are not available elsewhere in the park.
  • Dump stations are available at Upper Pines Campground (all year), near Wawona Campground (summer only), and near Tuolumne Meadows Campground (summer only). No campsites in Yosemite have hook-ups of any kind.
  • RV campsites are available in most campgrounds.
  • Group campsites are normally available all year at Wawona Campground, and during summer at Hodgdon Meadow, Bridalveil Creek (not in 2022), and Tuolumne Meadows (not in 2022) Campgrounds. Reservations are required.
  • Horse campsites are available during summer at Wawona, Bridalveil Creek (not in 2022), and Tuolumne Meadows (not in 2022) Campgrounds. Reservations are required.
  • Wood smoke: Emissions from campfires can degrade air quality in and near campgrounds. This is especially true at night and in early morning, when inversions trap and concentrate fine particles from those campfires near the ground, creating local conditions that are potentially unhealthy for sensitive individuals.
  • Read Yosemite's campground regulations.
 

Opening, Closing, and Reservation Updates

How quickly campgrounds open in spring or early summer depends on a variety of factors. Dates are tentative and subject to change.

Tioga Road Corridor Campgrounds

Tamarack Flat Campground

Tamarack Flat Campground opened on June 20 and will close on October 15.

Reservations for 50% of campsites are available up to two months before arrival date on the 15th of each month. For example, reservations for August 15 through September 14 arrival dates will become available on July 15 at 7 am PDT on Recreation.gov.

The remaining 50% of reservations are available on a two-week rolling window on Recreation.gov. For example, reservations for August 15 arrivals will become available on August 1 at 7 am PDT.

Camp 4

Camp 4 will remain on reservations at least through October 31 due to high demand. All reservations through October 31 have already been released on Recreation.gov.

Additional Notes

No first-come, first-served camping will be available from May 20 through October 11, 2022. All open campgrounds will require reservations.

Tuolumne Meadows Campground is undergoing a major rehabilitation project and will remain closed in 2022 and 2023 (and possibly 2024, depending on weather/length of construction season).

Bridalveil Creek and Crane Flat Campgrounds will be closed in 2022 for rehabilitation. Porcupine Flat Campground will also be closed.

Campground Details

Campground

Open

tentatively
in 2022

Elevation

Maximum
RV Length/
Trailer Length

Reserve?

Daily
Fee

Sites

Accessible Sites

for people with disabilities

Water

Notes

Yosemite Valley

Upper Pines

All year

4000 ft/1200 m

35 ft/24 ft

Yes

$36

238

10

Tap

Lower Pines

Apr 14–Oct 12

4000 ft/1200 m

40 ft/35 ft

Yes

$36

60

5

Tap

North Pines

Apr 11–Oct 12

4000 ft/1200 m

40 ft/35 ft

Yes

$36

81

5

Tap

Camp 4

All year

4000 ft/1200 m

No RVs/trailers

May 20–Oct 31

$10/
pers.

61

0

Tap

Pets not allowed


South of Yosemite Valley

Wawona

All year

4000 ft/1200 m

35 ft/35 ft

Apr 28–Oct 11

$36

93

2

Tap

Bridalveil Creek

Closed until 2023

7200 ft/2200 m

35 ft/24 ft

Yes, but closed in 2022

$36

110

0

Tap


North of Yosemite Valley

Hodgdon Meadow

All year

4900 ft/1500 m

35 ft/30 ft

Apr 11–Oct 11

$36

105

0

Tap

Crane Flat

Closed until 2023

6200 ft/1900 m

35 ft/35 ft

Yes, but closed in 2022

$36

166

2

Tap

Tamarack Flat

Jun 20–Oct 15

6300 ft/1900 m

RVs/trailers not recommended

Yes

$24

52

5

Creek
(boil)

White Wolf

Jul 19–Sep 5

8000 ft/2400 m

27 ft/24 ft

Yes

$30

74

0

Tap

Yosemite Creek

Jul 15–Sep 15

7700 ft/2300 m

RVs/trailers not recommended

Yes

$24

75

2

Creek
(boil)

Porcupine Flat

Closed until 2023

8100 ft/2500 m

RVs/trailers not recommended

No

$20

52

4

Creek
(boil)

Tuolumne Meadows

Closed until 2024 or 2025

8600 ft/2600 m

35 ft/35 ft

Closed 2022-2023

$36

304

7

Tap

(Closing dates refer to the day the campground closes; the night before that is the last night to camp.)

Backcountry campgrounds at Little Yosemite Valley and near the High Sierra camps (Glen Aulin, May Lake, Sunrise, Merced Lake, and Vogelsang) are not part of the campground reservation system. A wilderness permit is required to stay at these campgrounds.

High Sierra Camps themselves and Housekeeping Camp are lodging facilities managed by Yosemite Hospitality.

 
Map of Yosemite National Park Wawona Campground Bridalveil Creek Campground Hodgdon Meadow Campground Crane Flat Campground Tamarack Flat Campground White Wolf Campground Porcupine Flat Campground Tuolumne Meadows Campground Yosemite Creek Campground Pines Campgrounds Camp 4
 
 
 
 

Last updated: September 30, 2022

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