Yosemite Creek Campground is a smaller campground off of the Tioga Road. You will need to drive down a narrow windy road to reach the campground.
The park does not allow any trailers or RVs into the campground which makes sense when you traverse down the windy road.
The road is partly paved and then dirt towards the campground. You will want to be careful on the drive. We found people all over the place driving a bit crazy on the dirt road.
When choosing a site you will want to know the clearance under your vehicle. Some sites have large rocks as you drive into the sites.
You will want to make sure that you arrive during the daylight to traverse through the rocks and safely park in the campground.
Yosemite Creek Campground
Season: approximately July through early September
Number of Sites: 75
Location in the park: On the Tioga Road (Highway 120), about one hour north of Yosemite Valley
Campsite Cost: $12/night
Payments accepted: Cash or check
Reservations: No, first come first served
Latitude/Longitude: 37.8264° N, 119.5957° W
Elevation: 7,700 feet (2,300 m) elevation
Accessible Sites: Sites 47 and 49.
Pets Allowed: Pets are allowed but they must be on a leash less than 6 feet long.
Pets are not allowed inside park buildings or on specific trails.
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? Yes
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,
You are required to store food properly in order to protect Yosemite's bears. Bear storage lockers are provided in all campsites 35"(D)x43"(W)x28"(H)
Potable Water? No, All water must be boiled
RV Camping at Yosemite Creek Campground
No RV's or trailers are allowed in the campground
How to get to Campground
Located on the Tioga Road (Highway 120), about one hour 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. There is no limit on the number of tents (as long as they all fit into the campsite).
The number of cars per campsite: Two motorized vehicles per campsite. A valid campground car pass must be displayed.
Checkout time: 12 noon
Quiet Hours: Quiet hours are from 10 pm to 6 am
Maximum Stay: 7-day maximum stay limit.
Yosemite Creek Campground Map
Photos of Yosemite Creek Campground
Sites 22 - 25 really close together, would be really tight in a truck or SUV
Site 39 - barely any shade
Site 42 - right on the creek
Site 43 - close to the vault toilet
Additional Yosemite Resources
Yosemite Camping Guide - Check out all of the campgrounds 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!