Camping and RV Parks

Nothing beats sleeping under the stars in Yosemite National Park, especially if you’re looking for a little family togetherness. Developed campgrounds scattered throughout the park are a perfect place to introduce your kids to the joys of tent camping, or alternatively to park your RV for a few nights or a week.


Backcountry Camping in Yosemite

Take a backcountry camping trip to explore Yosemite's vast wilderness first hand. Nearly 95 percent of Yosemite National Park is designated wilderness.


Backpacking the Yosemite Region

The possibilities for backpacking trips are practically unlimited throughout the Sierra Nevada, not just in Yosemite but also in Sequoia and Kings Canyon


Eastern Sierra Nevada Camping

Camping on the east side of the Sierra Nevada range lets you stay reasonably close to Yosemite National Park. National forest and other public lands let your family get back to nature at rustic campsites set beside pretty alpine lakes and in the Sierra Nevada foothills.

Backcountry tent at night in Yosemite

Winter Camping in Yosemite Country

Solitude and stunning snowy terrain await for hardy winter visitors. You'll need backcountry travel experience and avalanche know-how to winter camp.

Tents at Yosemite's Bridalveil Campground. Photo by Grant Ordelheide

Yosemite Camping Basics

Some park campgrounds are available by reservation, while others are first-come, first served, especially during the off-season.