Yosemite National Park

Yosemite National Park

Camping in Yosemite

There are 13 campgrounds in the park, four of which are in Yosemite Valley. A seven-day camping limit is in effect in Yosemite Valley and Wawona from May 1 to September 15, and a 14-day limit outside of the Valley. For the rest of the calendar year, the limit is 30 days. A maximum of six people and two automobiles may stay in a campsite. The campground rules and regulations are located on the park's website at www.nps.gov/yose/planyourvisit/camping.htm.

Yosemite Valley Campground checkout is 10 a.m. Checkout at other campgrounds is noon. There are no hookups. Pets are allowed in some campgrounds. All food must be stored properly in bearproof lockers.

Campground reservations are managed by the National Recreation Reservation System. Reservation centers in the park are located in the parking area at Curry Village (shuttle bus stop #14), the Tuolumne Meadows Campground entrance, in Wawona off Chilnualna Falls Road, and at the Big Oak Flat Entrance Station. For campground reservations, call (877) 444-6777 or TTY (877) 833-6777. Visit www.recreation.gov.

Reservations are required year-round for campsites in Yosemite Valley's auto campgrounds; and from the summer through the fall for Hodgdon Meadow, Crane Flat, Wawona and half of the Tuolumne Meadows Campground. All other campgrounds, except group and stock sites, are open on a first-come, first-served basis. Camping reservations are available six months in advance, on the 15th of each month, and are accepted in blocks of a month at a time. For more information, call the National Park Service at (209) 372-0200 or visit www.nps.gov/yose/trip/camping.htm.