Yosemite Campsite Information
If you can't get a campsite in Yosemite....
We can help! We offer exclusive access for our guests at a private RV resort at beautiful Bass Lake, which is located just 13 miles from the southern Yosemite entrance. Bass Lake RV Resort offers full RV hookups and loads of amenities such as a pool, laundry, clubhouses, playground and much more. Ask us about this great place to camp!
Campsites inside Yosemite, especially in Yosemite Valley, are in enormous demand in the summer months. Campground reservations open 5 months ahead of time at 7:00 a.m. Pacific Time on the 15th of the month and can sell out within minutes. We recommend that you plan to be online at www.recreation.gov before 7 a.m. to login to your account. Have several campsites already researched and picked out beforehand. It helps to have as many people as you can recruit to try for a campsite simultaneously, to increase your chances. Below is a chart of the dates that reservations open for each month.
|Desired Dates ||Reservations Open |
|January to March 15||Walk Up|
|March 15 to April 14||November 15|
|April 15 to May 14||December 15|
|May 15 to June 14||January 15|
|June 15 to July 14||February 15|
|July 15 to August 14||March 15|
|August 15 to September 14||April 15|
|September 15 to October 14||May 15|
|October 15 to November 14||June 15|
|November 15 to December 14||July 15|
|December 15 to January 14||August 15|
The most popular RV campgrounds in Yosemite Valley are Upper Pines, Lower Pines and North Pines, located close to Half Dome Village. Other campgrounds outside the valley include Wawona, Crane Flat, Tuolumne Meadows, Hodgdon Meadows and Bridalveil Creek.