Camping Near Yosemite National Park

Camping Near Yosemite's Tioga Pass

Camping near Yosemite is your best option if all the campgrounds in Yosemite National Park are full. This often happens during peak season in June, July and August, and on weekends from May through September.

Fortunately, there are some terrific public campgrounds in the national forests just outside the park. There are also several private campgrounds near the park that offer restrooms and hot showers.

In my opinion, the best campgrounds near Yosemite are located near Tioga Pass. There are also some great campgrounds near Yosemite’s Arch Rock Entrance.

See also: Camping in Yosemite National Park

Map of Yosemite’s Four Entrances

Yosemite Map

Camping Near Yosemite’s Entrances

Camping Near Yosemite National Park

Tioga Pass Camping

Located at Yosemite’s eastern boundary, Tioga Pass is the gateway to Tuolumne Meadows and the High Sierra.

Camping Near Yosemite National Park's Arch Rock Entrance

Arch Rock Camping

Located on the banks of the Merced River, Arch Rock Entrance is the closest entrance to Yosemite Valley.

Camping near Yosemite National Park's Big Oak Flat Entrance

Big Oak Flat Camping

There are several great campgrounds near Big Oak Flat, the closest Yosemite entrance from San Francisco.

Camping Near Yosemite National Park South Entrance

South Entrance Camping

South Entrance, located near Wawona and the Mariposa Grove of Giant Sequoias, is the most popular entrance for visitors arriving from southern California.

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