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.

A park visitor walks the boardwalk beside a giant felled tree at Calaveras Big Trees State Park in California. Photo by Dave Krause

6 California State Parks Near Yosemite

Did you know that California has 280 state parks? Deserts, beaches, mountains, redwoods, and historic places. There are 6 State Parks near Yosemite.

A luxury RV in Yosemite Valley

9 RV-Friendly Campgrounds in Yosemite

We’ve rounded up all the information you need to know on RV-friendly campgrounds in Yosemite National Park.


Amazing Backpacking Trips in Yosemite National Park

Yosemite region offers many backpacking opportunities.


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

Bearproof food storage lockers in Yosemite. Photo by Grant Ordelheide

Bearproof Your Food and Smelly Things

Sharing a habitat with Yosemite’s bruins means taking care to keep these wild animals wild. Follow these precautions while in bear country.


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.

Friends camping in an RV courtesy of Outdoorsy

Rent an RV and Get Outdoorsy

Explore the country’s best national parks in style in a camper van, trailer or RV.

RV on Tioga Road in Yosemite

6 RV Tips for Yosemite National Park

Choose your route and be prepared for mountain roads, plus 5 more tips for RV'ers headed to the park.

Road to Lake Sabrina near Bishop, Calif.

Try Your Luck and Fuel Up at Paiute Palace Casino

Test fate at the slots, poker, and more. Not a gambler? Fill your tank at the lowest-priced gas pumps in Bishop before you head to Yosemite.

Conestoga Wagons

Unleash Your Inner Pioneer by ‘Glamping’ in a Conestoga Wagon

Conestoga wagons, cabins, yurts, classic trailes and RV/tent sites are just 30-minutes from Yosemite. On-site pool and petting zoo.

Kids bike in Yosemite's Upper Pines Campground

Where Should I Camp in Yosemite National Park?

A personalized guide to help you decide where to spend the night, from car camping paradise and remote backcountry sites to RV heaven.

Under Canvas deluxe tent at Yellowstone

Why Glamping is Great for Families

Elevate your national park vacation when you and your family spend the night at a glamping camp.

Interior of a tent at Under Canvas Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Why Glamping near National Parks is Great for Non-Campers

Want to sleep under the stars but prefer to skip sleeping bags, dirt and pit toilets? Try glamping near national parks across America.

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.