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Yosemite Camping

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Camping in Yosemite Valley is truly a magnificent experience. Whether by RV, tent, or backcountry, Yosemite offers some of the most stunning landscapes in the United States, and much of it is accessible to visitors. There are 13 campgrounds in Yosemite, offering 1,445 campsites on any given night. That works out to be 527,425 camping nights available but who’s counting?!? And get this, 13% of all visitors to Yosemite spend at least one night camping here.

Of the 13 proper campgrounds within the Parks 760,000 acres, 10 of those provide amenities for RVs. However, Yosemite is the third most popular National Park in the United States, and camping opportunities become limited if not impossible during the summer months. Camping in parking spots or on the side of the road is not available, so reservations are recommended.

Yosemite campers should also be aware of animals, both big and small, which are attracted to improperly stored food. Bears will raid food bags, but the more common rodents are the true pests. Take care to properly store food at all times. Any camping in the backcountry requires a permit, available at any ranger station.

Before camping in Yosemite, check weather and campground availability.

Yosemite Campgrounds

Campground Toilets? Drinking Water? RV Sites? Campsites Tent Fees Opens Closes
Upper Pines Campground Yes Yes Yes 238 $20.00 All Year N/A
Lower Pines Campground Yes Yes Yes 60 $20.00 March October
North Pines Campground Yes Yes Yes 81 $20.00 April November
Camp 4 Campground Yes Yes No 35 $5.00 All Year N/A
Wawona Campground Yes Yes Yes 93 $20.00 All Year N/A
Bridalveil Creek Campground Yes Yes Yes 110 $14.00 July September
Hodgdon Meadow Campground Yes Yes Yes 105 $20.00 All Year N/A
Crane Flat Campground Yes Yes Yes 166 $20.00 July October
Tamarack Flat Campground Pit Toilet No No 52 $10.00 July September
White Wolf Campground Yes Yes Yes 74 $14.00 July September
Yosemite Creek Campground Pit Toilet No No 75 $10.00 July September
Porcupine Flat Campground Pit Toilet No Yes 52 $10.00 July October
Tuolumne Meadows Campground Yes Yes Yes 304 $20.00 July September
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