Located off of the Tioga Road the Porcupine Flat Campground in Yosemite National Park is a first come first serve campground only open for a few months out of the year.
The campground normally opens by July depending on the snowpack and weather.
Porcupine Flat Campground - Yosemite National Park
The campground is off a dirt road. You will need to boil all the water in the campground. The sites are pretty shaded with bear boxes, fire rings, picnic tables.
Season: approximately July through October 15
Number of Sites: 52 sites
Location in the park: On the Tioga Road (Highway 120), about one hour and fifteen minutes north of Yosemite Valley
Campsite Cost: $12/night
Reservations: No, All sites are first come first serve
Latitude/Longitude: 37.8085° N, 119.5664° W
Elevation: 8,100 feet (2,500 m)
Accessible Sites: Sites 15, 16, 17, and 33
Pets Allowed: Permitted (must be on a leash at all times)
Are campground Reservations Available? No
First Come, First Served? YES
Flush Toilets: No, Vault toilets
Is wifi Available? No
Is cellular Phone Service Available? No
Is camp host available on site?
Is firewood available for purchase? No
Amenities at each campsite:
Fire pit in the site? Yes
Picnic Table in the site? Yes
Bear Box in site/area? Yes,
Potable Water? No, Water must be boiled.
RV Camping at Campground
RVs and trailers are not recommended
How to get to Campground
On the Tioga Road (Highway 120), about one hour and fifteen minutes north of Yosemite Valley
Important Dates for Campground
The maximum number of people in a campsite: a maximum of six people (including children) are allowed per campsite.
The number of cars per campsite: A maximum of two motor vehicles are allowed per campsite.
Checkout time: checkout time is noon
Quiet Hours: Quiet hours are from 10 pm to 6 am.
Maximum Stay: 30-night camping limit within Yosemite National Park in a calendar year; however, May 1 to September 15, the camping limit in Yosemite is 14 nights, and only seven of those nights can be in Yosemite Valley or Wawona.
Porcupine Flat Campground Map
Photos of Campground
Additional Yosemite Resources
Yosemite Camping Guide - Check out all of the campgrounds in Yosemite.
Yosemite Lodging Guide - Check out all of the lodges in Yosemite
Yosemite Falls - Complete guide to hiking and exploring Yosemite Falls
Yosemite Valley Lodge - Room photo and tours of the Yosemite Valley Lodge.
Top things to do in Yosemite - All of the epic things you do not want to miss during your trip to the park.
Devils Postpile National Monument - Located near Mammoth this is a great park to visit near Yosemite and the Tioga Road.
Sierra Vista Scenic Byway - Explore the road less traveled near the park. Less crowds and gorgeous views you don't want to miss.
Housekeeping Camp - A great option for staying in the Yosemite Valley.
Bass Lake Camping - Camp near the southern entrance to the park on a gorgeous lake!