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Camping in Yosemite

Camping at Yosemite

Camping Yosemite can be a great way to explore the park. During the winter months, camping Yosemite is only possible for those with a four-season tent since snow is common throughout the park. During the springtime, camping is possible although early spring can be cold and rainy. The best time to camp in Yosemite National Park is during the summer and early autumn.

There are five campgrounds within the Yosemite Valley with about 415 campsites and over fifteen campgrounds throughout the park. The majority of the campsites in Yosemite are booked well in advance, sometimes almost a year. There are other Yosemite campsites that are available on a first-come first-served basis but these are limited and at times have a two night maximum stay.

Yosemite camping is also possible in Curry Village which offers canvas tents. By camping in Yosemite at Curry village, one needs not be as prepared since the tents have cots and there are cooking facilities on the grounds.

Note: Yosemite Tours do not take reservations for Camping.

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