Winter Camping in Yosemite Country - My Yosemite Park

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.
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Backcountry tent at night in Yosemite

Backcountry tent at night in Yosemite

Winter Camping At Yosemite

Solitude and stunning snowy terrain await for hardy winter travelers in the park. You'll need backcountry travel experience and avalanche know-how to travel Yosemite's winter trails safely, but the rewards are worth it.

Most winter trips start from Glacier Point Road; for a super-scenic tent site, snag the spots near Dewey Point or Glacier Point. Free wilderness permit required; self-register at Badger Pass Ranger Station, Big Oak Flat, Yosemite Valley Visitor Center, Wawona Visitor Center, or Hetch Hetchy Entrance Station.

Winter Camping in the Yosemite Region

Prefer to keep your car close on your winter camping trip? Head to a year-round national forest frontcountry campground (keep in mind that services like water may shut down in winter). Top picks: Bitterbrush Campground near Bishop and Dirt Flat Campground on the Merced River in the Sierra National Forest.