Photo by Carolyn
On the Tioga Road (Highway 120), about one hour and fifteen minutes north of Yosemite Valley, at 8,100 feet (2,500 m)
All campsites: approximately July through October 15 (view this year’s estimated opening and closing dates)
No reservations are available; the campground operates on a first-come, first-served basis. $12/night
Tent sites: 52 sites (RVs and trailers are not recommended)
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. The group sites have six food lockers.
Dump station: No, but available summer only near Tuolumne Meadows Campground and all year in Yosemite Valley (in Upper Pines Campground)
Groceries: Yosemite Valley (Yosemite Village Store; Half Dome Village Store, formerly Curry Village Store; Yosemite Valley Lodge Store, formerly Yosemite Lodge Store) and small grocery store at Crane Flat
Showers: Yosemite Valley (Half Dome Village, formerly Curry Village and Housekeeping Camp)
The following campsites are suitable for wheelchairs and include picnic tables with extended tops. The closest restrooms to these campsites are also wheelchair accessible. These campsites are limited to people with disabilities.
Sites 15, 16, 17, and 33
Pets: Permitted (except in group and horse sites; must be on a leash at all times)
Fires: Wood and charcoal fires are permitted.
People per site: A maximum of six people (including children) are allowed per campsite, except for the group site, which requires 13 to 30 people. There is no limit on the number of tents (as long as they all fit into the campsite).
Additional campground regulations apply, as well.
You are required to store food properly in order to protect Yosemite’s bears. Learn more about bears, proper food storage, and food lockers.