Yosemite camping in Yosemite Nat Park or its surrounding areas requires you to make your reservations early! Reservations are required year round. May through September are the busiest months and therefore the hardest months to get a tent or RV spot for camping in Yosemite National Park.
There are several choices for you to choose where to pitch your tent, park your RV or fifth wheel.
A lot of people go camping because it makes for an affordable family vacation. All all campsites will give you a metal bear locker to store your food in. Bears are more often found in campsites because of the food. Some campsites are only for tents. Others are set up for RV's and trailers.
IN YOSEMITE VALLEY
SOUTH OF YOSEMITE VALLEY
NORTH OF YOSEMITE VALLEY
Hook ups are not available at sites for RV's and 5th wheels. Dump stations are nearby. RV's cannot be longer than 40 feet. Fifth wheels cannot be longer than 35 feet.
Here is a visual map of all thecampgrounds that are mentioned above:
If you would like to sleep in the wilderness of Yosemite National Forest, then you need a permit.
Yosemite camping will get you a fine if you do not have a permit.
There is over 1,100 square miles for to choose where to pitch your tent!
Remember that what you pack in you need to pack out. Please be aware of
safety before you go. Bear proof lockers to hold your food are only
available in designated areas of Little Yosemite Valley and the
surrounding area. I recommend that you carry canisters because bear
lockers may be full when a lot of people are visiting Yosemite. Food
lockers are for everyone to use. Personal locks are not allowed and will
be cut off if found.
Tips and advice about the RV lifestyle.
My friend, Vern has had his RV in Yosemite. Take a look at his site for
details about bringing your RV to Yosemite National Park.
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