Campgrounds In Yosemite National Park

There are 13 developed campgrounds inside Yosemite Park. Here is a brief overview.

Yosemite Campground Facilities

Campground Sites Toilets Group RV H
Yosemite Valley Campgrounds
Upper Pines* 238 Flush   Yes  
Lower Pines* 60 Flush   Yes  
North Pines* 81 Flush   Yes  
Camp 4 35 Flush      
South Campgrounds
Wawona* 93 Flush Yes Yes Yes
Bridalveil Creek 110 Flush Yes Yes Yes
North Campgrounds
Hodgdon Meadow* 105 Flush Yes Yes  
Crane Flat* 166 Flush   Yes  
Tamarack Flat 52 Vault      
White Wolf 74 Flush   Yes  
Yosemite Creek 75 Vault   Yes  
Porcupine Flat 52 Vault   Yes  
Tuolumne Meadows* 304 Flush Yes Yes Yes

Key:
* = Reservations recommended – www.recreation.gov
Sites = Number of campsites in campground
Toilets = Type of toilet facilities
Group = Group sites available
RV = Sites available for RVs
H = Horse Camp Sites Available

Approximate 2016 Open Dates for Yosemite Campgrounds

Weather permitting

Campground 2016 Fee
Upper Pines All Year $26
Lower Pines Mar 28-Nov 1 $26
North Pines Apr 4-Nov 7 $26
Camp 4 All Year $6
Wawona All Year $26
Bridalveil Creek July??-Sep 19 $18
Hodgdon Meadow All Year $26
Crane Flat Jun 10-Oct 10 $26
Tamarack Flat May 27-Oct 15 $12
White Wolf Jul??-Sep 26 $18
Yosemite Creek Jul??-Sep 5 $12
Porcupine Flat Jul??-Oct 15 $12
Tuolumne Meadows Jul 15-Sep 26 $26

Yosemite Campground Map

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Upper Pines Campground

Location: Yosemite Valley, near Half Dome Village (previously Curry Village)
Elevation: 4,000 ft (1,200 m)
Open: All year
Reservations Required and available online from March 15 through November. From December through March 15, campsites are available on a first-come, first-served basis.
Number of sites: 238 (see a list of sites sorted by RV length here).
RV length: up to 35 ft
Trailer length: up to 24 ft
Dump station: Yes
Groceries: Nearby (Yosemite Village and Curry Village)
Showers: Nearby (Curry Village and Housekeeping Camp)
Pets: Permitted

Each campsite contains a fire ring, picnic table, and food locker [33″(D)x45″(W)x18″(H)], and is near a bathroom with potable water and flushing toilets; Campsites 21, 27, and 42 are suitable for wheelchairs. Picnic tables at these sites have extended tops. These campsites are limited to people with disabilities.
You are required to store food properly in order to protect Yosemite’s bears. Learn more about bears, proper food storage, and food lockers.

Lower Pines Campground

Location: Yosemite Valley, near Half Dome Village (previously Curry Village)
Elevation: 4,000 ft (1,200 m)
Open: March through October (approximately).
Reservations: Required and available online up to about five months in advance
Cost: $20/night for each campsite (maximum 6 people per site)
Number of sites: 60 (see a list of sites sorted by RV length)
RV length: up to 40 ft
Trailer length: up to 35 ft
Dump station: Yes
Groceries: Nearby (Yosemite Village and Half Dome Village)
Showers: Nearby (Half Dome Village and Housekeeping Camp)
Pets: Permitted

Each campsite contains a fire ring, picnic table, and food locker [33″(D)x45″(W)x18″(H)], and is near a bathroom with potable water and flushing toilets. In addition, there are two small group campsites (sites 10 (“Dbl2”) and 11 (“Dbl3”) that can accommodate seven to 12 people each, and one double campsite (“Dbl1,” shown as sites 6 and 8 on the map), that can accommodate up to 12 people (total). The cost for each group campsite or for the double campsite is $30.
Campsites 7, 13, 14, 18, 20 are suitable for wheelchairs. Picnic tables at these sites have extended tops. These campsites are limited to people with disabilities.

North Pines Campground

Location: Yosemite Valley, near Half Dome Village
Elevation: 4,000 ft (1,200 m)
Open: April through September (approximately)
Reservations: Required and available online up to about five months in advance
Cost: $20/night for each campsite (maximum 6 people per site)
Number of sites: 81 (see a list of sites sorted by RV length (link to http://www.nps.gov/yose/planyourvisit/npsites.htm ))
RV length: up to 40 ft
Trailer length: up to 35 ft
Dump station: Yes
Groceries: Nearby (Yosemite Village and Half Dome Village)
Showers: Nearby (Half Dome Village and Housekeeping Camp)
Pets: Permitted

Each campsite contains a fire ring, picnic table, and food locker [33″(D)x45″(W)x18″(H)], and is near a bathroom with potable water and flushing toilets. Campsites 111, 113, and 119 are suitable for wheelchairs. Picnic tables at these sites have extended tops. These campsites are limited to people with disabilities.
You are required to store food properly in order to protect Yosemite’s bears. Learn more about bears, proper food storage, and food lockers.

Camp 4

Location: Yosemite Valley, near Yosemite Lodge
Elevation: 4,000 ft (1,200 m)
Open: All year
Reservations: No, but the campground fills early most mornings from spring through fall.
Cost: $5/night per person (a total of six people will be assigned to each campsite)
Number of sites: 35
RV length: Not permitted
Trailer length: Not permitted
Parking: Parking is available adjacent to the campground. A parking permit is required from spring through fall. You will receive a free parking permit upon registering. Sleeping in vehicles is not permitted.
Groceries: Nearby (Yosemite Lodge, Yosemite Village)
Showers: Nearby (Curry Village and Housekeeping Camp)
Pets: Not permitted (learn more about pet regulations)

Each campsite contains a fire pit (no grill), picnic table, and four shared food lockers [33″(D)x45″(W)x18″(H)], and is near a bathroom with potable water and flushing toilets. Camp 4 is listed on the National Register of Historic Places because of its nationally significant role in the development of rock climbing as a sport.

How to register at Camp 4:
From spring through fall, a campground ranger staffs Camp 4 each day. You must register with the ranger in order to stay at Camp 4. The ranger arrives at the campground kiosk around 8:30 am, although, a line has often formed well before then and the campground may fill before everyone in line is registered. Space is available on a per-person basis and each person wishing to register must be present. Six people will be assigned to each campsite; people in one group may be assigned to different campsites.

You are required to store food properly in order to protect Yosemite’s bears. Learn more about bears, proper food storage, and food lockers.

Wawona Campground

Location: One mile north of Wawona
Elevation: 4,000 ft (1,200 m)
Open: All year (horse sites open approximately April through October)
Reservations: Required and available online from approximately May through September. From October through April, campsites are available on a first-come, first-served basis.
Horse site reservations are required and availably only by calling 877-444-6777.
Cost: $20/night for each campsite (maximum 6 people per site); $14 per night from October through April. $40/night for the group campsite (13-30 people per site).
Number of sites: 93 (plus one group site and two horse sites)
RV length: up to 35 ft (no RVs in group sites)
Trailer length: up to 35 ft (no trailers in group sites; 27 ft trailer limit in the horse sites)
Dump station: Nearby, on Forest Drive east of the Wawona (summer only)
Groceries: Nearby (small grocery store in Wawona)
Showers: Yosemite Valley (Curry Village and Housekeeping Camp)
Pets: Permitted (except in group and horse sites; learn more about pet regulations)

Each campsite contains a fire ring, picnic table, and food locker [33″(D)x45″(W)x18″(H)], and is near a bathroom with potable water and flushing toilets.
The group site contains six food lockers.
You are required to store food properly in order to protect Yosemite’s bears. Learn more about bears, proper food storage, and food lockers.

Bridalveil Creek Campground

Location: Glacier Point Road, about 8 miles east of its intersection of the Wawona Road (Highway 41), and about 45 minutes south of Yosemite Valley
Elevation: 7,200 ft (2,200 m)
Open: July through early September (approximately)
Reservations: No. Sites available on a first-come, first-served basis. Group site reservations (link to ) are required and available online.
Horse site reservations are required and availably only by calling 877-444-6777.
Cost: $14/night for each campsite (maximum 6 people per site). $40/night for the group campsite (13-30 people per site). $25/night for the horse sites (maximum six horses and six people per site).
Number of sites: 110 (plus two group sites and three horse sites)
RV length: up to 35 ft (no RVs in group sites)
Trailer length: up to 24 ft (no trailers in group sites; 24 ft limit in horse sites)
Dump station: Wawona (on Forest Drive east of the Wawona Store) and Yosemite Valley (in Upper Pines Campground)
Groceries: Yosemite Valley or small grocery store in Wawona
Showers: Yosemite Valley (Curry Village and Housekeeping Camp)
Pets: Permitted (except in group and horse sites; learn more about pet regulations)

Each campsite contains a fire ring, picnic table, and food locker [33″(D)x45″(W)x18″(H)], and is near a bathroom with potable water and flushing toilets.
You are required to store food properly in order to protect Yosemite’s bears. Learn more about bears, proper food storage, and food lockers.

Hodgdon Meadow Campground

Location: On the Big Oak Flat Road (Highway 120), about 45 minutes northwest of Yosemite Valley and adjacent to the Big Oak Flat Entrance Station
Elevation: 4,900 ft (1,500 m)
Open: All year
Reservations: Required and available online from approximately mid-April through mid-October. From mid-October through mid-April, campsites are available on a first-come, first-served basis.
Cost: $20/night for each campsite (maximum 6 people per site); $14/night mid-October through mid-April; $40/night for each group campsite (13-30 people per site)
Number of sites: 105 (plus 4 group sites, open only mid April through mid October)
RV length: up to 35 ft
Trailer length: up to 27 ft
Dump station: Yosemite Valley (Upper Pines Campground) or Tuolumne Meadows Campground (summer only)
Groceries: Nearby (small grocery store at Crane Flat)
Showers: Yosemite Valley (Curry Village and Housekeeping Camp)
Pets: Permitted (except in group sites; learn more about pet regulations)

Each campsite contains a fire ring, picnic table, and food locker [33″(D)x45″(W)x18″(H)], and is near a bathroom with potable water and flushing toilets.
Each group site contains four food lockers
You are required to store food properly in order to protect Yosemite’s bears. Learn more about bears, proper food storage, and food lockers.

Crane Flat Campground

Location: On the Big Oak Flat Road (Highway 120) at Crane Flat, about 30 minutes northwest of Yosemite Valley
Elevation: 6,200 ft (1,900 m)
Open: July through September (approximately)
Reservations: Reservations are available online for half of all campsites. The other half of the campsites are available on a first-come, first-served basis.
Cost: $20/night for each campsite (maximum 6 people per site)
Number of sites: 166
RV length: up to 35 ft
Trailer length: up to 27 ft
Dump station: Yosemite Valley (Upper Pines Campground) or Tuolumne Meadows Campground
Groceries: Nearby (small grocery store at Crane Flat)
Showers: Yosemite Valley (Curry Village and Housekeeping Camp)
Pets: Permitted (learn more about pet regulations)

Each campsite contains a fire ring, picnic table, and food locker [33″(D)x45″(W)x18″(H)], and is near a bathroom with potable water and flushing toilets.
You are required to store food properly in order to protect Yosemite’s bears. Learn more about bears, proper food storage, and food lockers.

Tamarack Flat Campground

Location: On the Tioga Road (Highway 120), about 45 minutes north of Yosemite Valley
Elevation: 6,300 ft (1,900 m)
Open: Late June through September (approximately)
Reservations: No
Cost: $10/night for each campsite (maximum 6 people per site)
Number of sites: 52
RV length: RVs not recommended
Trailer length: Trailers not recommended
Dump station: Yosemite Valley (Upper Pines Campground) or Tuolumne Meadows Campground
Groceries: Small grocery store at Crane Flat, about 15 minutes away
Showers: Yosemite Valley (Curry Village and Housekeeping Camp)
Pets: Not permitted (learn more about pet regulations)

Each campsite contains a fire ring, picnic table, and food locker [33″(D)x45″(W)x18″(H)], and is near a vault toilet. Stream water must be treated (by boiling, using a filter, or using iodine). No potable water available.

You are required to store food properly in order to protect Yosemite’s bears. Learn more about bears, proper food storage, and food lockers.

White Wolf Campground

Location: On the Tioga Road (Highway 120) about one hour north of Yosemite Valley
Elevation: 8,000 ft (2,400 m)
Open: July through early September (approximately)
Reservations: No
Cost: $14/night for each campsite (maximum 6 people per site)
Number of sites: 74
RV length: up to 27 ft
Trailer length: up to 24 ft
Dump station: Yosemite Valley (Upper Pines Campground) or Tuolumne Meadows Campground
Groceries: Small grocery store at Crane Flat or Tuolumne meadows (about 30 minutes away)
Showers: Yosemite Valley (Curry Village and Housekeeping Camp)
Pets: Permitted (learn more about pet regulations)

Each campsite contains a fire ring, picnic table, and food locker [33″(D)x45″(W)x18″(H)], and is near a bathroom with potable water and flushing toilets.
You are required to store food properly in order to protect Yosemite’s bears. Learn more about bears, proper food storage, and food lockers.

Yosemite Creek Campground

Location: On the Tioga Road (Highway 120), about one hour north of Yosemite Valley
Elevation: 7,700 ft (2,300 m)
Open: July through early September (approximately)
Reservations: No
Cost: $10/night for each campsite (maximum 6 people per site)
Number of sites: 40
RV length: RVs not recommended
Trailer length: Trailers not recommended
Dump station: Yosemite Valley (Upper Pines Campground) or Tuolumne Meadows Campground (about 30 minutes away)
Groceries: Small grocery store at Crane Flat or Tuolumne Meadows (about 30 minutes away)
Showers: Yosemite Valley (Curry Village and Housekeeping Camp)
Pets: Permitted (learn more about pet regulations)

Each campsite contains a fire ring, picnic table, and food locker [33″(D)x45″(W)x18″(H)], and is near a vault toilet. Stream water must be treated (by boiling, using a filter, or using iodine). No potable water available.

You are required to store food properly in order to protect Yosemite’s bears. Learn more about bears, proper food storage, and food lockers.

Porcupine Flat Campground

Location: On the Tioga Road (Highway 120), about one hour and fifteen minutes north of Yosemite Valley
Elevation: 8,100 ft (2,500 m)
Open: July through October 15 (approximately)
Reservations: No
Cost: $10/night for each campsite (maximum 6 people per site)
Number of sites: 52
RV length: Up to 24 ft (first loop only/limited number of sites)
Trailer length: Up to 20 ft (first loop only/limited number of sites)
Dump station: Yosemite Valley (Upper Pines Campground) or Tuolumne Meadows Campground (about 30 minutes away)
Groceries: Small grocery store at Crane Flat or Tuolumne Meadows (about 30 minutes away)
Showers: Yosemite Valley (Curry Village and Housekeeping Camp)
Pets: Not permitted (learn more about pet regulations)

Each campsite contains a fire ring, picnic table, and food locker [33″(D)x45″(W)x18″(H)], and is near a vault toilet. Stream water must be treated (by boiling, using a filter, or using iodine). No potable water available.

You are required to store food properly in order to protect Yosemite’s bears. Learn more about bears, proper food storage, and food lockers.

Tuolumne Meadows Campground

Location: On the Tioga Road at Tuolumne Meadows, about 1.5 hours northeast of Yosemite Valley
Elevation: 8,600 ft (2,600 m)
Open: July through late September (approximately); office open from 8:30 am to 5 pm (may open at 8 am beginning mid-summer)
Reservations: Reservations are available online for half of all campsites. The other half of the campsites are available on a first-come, first-served basis. Group site reservations  are required and available online.
Horse site reservations are required and availably only by calling 877/444-6777.
Cost: $20/night for each campsite (maximum 6 people per site). $40/night for the group campsite (13-30 people per site). $25/night for the horse sites (maximum six horses and six people per site).
Number of sites: 304 (plus seven group sites and four horse sites)
RV length: up to 35 ft (no RVs in group sites)
Trailer length: up to 35 ft (no trailers in group sites;  27 ft trailer limit in horse sites)
Dump station: Nearby, just west of the campground
Groceries: Nearby, at Tuolumne Meadows store
Showers: Yosemite Valley (Curry Village and Housekeeping Camp), about 1.5 hours away, or outside the park, at Lee Vining.

Each campsite contains a fire ring, picnic table, and food locker [33″(D)x45″(W)x18″(H)], and is near a bathroom with potable water and flushing toilets. Each group campsite contains five food lockers.

Camping Regulations in Yosemite

These are some of the camping regulations that apply throughout the park. Additional regulations may apply at each campground. Violation of these regulations may result in a fine and/or revocation of your camping permit.

Food Storage

You must keep your food properly stored from bears 24 hours per day. Find out more about bears and food storage. (Click here for Bears and Food Storage information.

Campfires

In Yosemite Valley, campfires are permitted only between 5 pm and 10 pm between May 1 and October 1. At other times of the year and in out-of-Valley campgrounds, fires are permitted at any time. Fires must always be attended and put out completely with water when not attended (do not let them smolder). Firewood collection (including pine cones and pine needles) is not permitted in Yosemite Valley; you can purchase firewood at stores near the campgrounds.

Sleeping in Vehicles Only Permitted in Designated Campsites

Camping or sleeping in vehicles is permitted only in designated campsites. Sleeping in vehicles is not permitted anywhere else in Yosemite.

Maxiumum Number of People Permitted per Campsite

A maximum of six people (including children) and two vehicles are allowed per campsite. Both vehicles must be parked on the parking pad.

Camping Time Limit

There is a 30-day camping limit within Yosemite National Park in a calendar year; however, May 1 – September 15, the camping limit in Yosemite is 14 days, and only seven of those days can be in Yosemite Valley or Wawona.

Pets in Campgrounds

Pets are permitted in all developed campgrounds except Camp 4, Tamarack Flat, Porcupine Flat, and all group campsites. Pets must be on a leash and should not be left unattended. Find out more about pet regulations. See Pet Regulations.

Quiet Hours

Quiet hours are from 10 pm to 6 am; generators may be used sparingly during daylight hours.

Waste

Camp wastewater must be disposed of in designated utility drains. Sewage must be disposed of at designated dump stations (Yosemite Valley, Wawona, and Tuolumne Meadows).

Additional Regulations

Electrical extension cords may not be connected to campground restroom outlets.