White Wolf Campground Overview
White Wolf Campground has closed for the 2022 season. The campground typically opens mid-July and closes mid to late September, depending on the opening of the Tioga Road and related seasonal facility and road work.
White Wolf Campground is located off the Tioga Road between Tuolumne Meadows and Crane Flat, approximately an hour from Yosemite Valley at 8,000 feet (2,400 m). The campground is tucked into the forest about a mile from Tioga Road near White Wolf Lodge. Trailheads nearby lead to Lukens and Harden Lakes and the area is popular for those accessing other wilderness destinations. Minimal services may be available at White Wolf Lodge (if open). There are no other visitor services close to the campground.
Yosemite's trails, cliffs, roads and rivers provide endless recreational activities for any kind of visitor. Hiking, biking, rock climbing, fishing, horseback riding, rafting, auto touring, and photography are all very popular activities within the park. The White Wolf area has hiking and backpacking opportunities that begin near the campground, such as Lukens Lake, Harden Lake and the Grand Canyon of the Tuolumne. The Crane Flat area, 23 miles west, offers many other hiking opportunities such as Tuolumne and Merced Groves of Giant Sequoias, both of which require a 2.5 to 3-mile roundtrip hike to view. Tuolumne Meadows and all it's High Sierra wonder lie 25 miles to the east, where many beautiful day and overnight excursions await.
Seasonal facilities include potable water, flush toilets, trash/recycling collection, food storage lockers, fire rings, picnic tables, staff/host on-site, and an amphitheater.
Wood and charcoal fires are permitted when the campground is in open.
There is no cell phone reception, no internet connectivity, no camp store, no ice or firewood for sale, no laundry facilities, no dump station and no showers.
Yosemite National Park covers nearly 1,200 square miles (3,100 square km) in the Sierra Nevada, with elevations ranging from about 2,000 feet (600 m) to 13,000 ft (4,000 m). Yosemite receives 95% of its precipitation between October and May (and over 75% between November and March). Most of Yosemite is blanketed in snow from about November through May. (The Valley can be rainy or snowy in any given winter storm.)
Groceries: Yosemite Valley (Yosemite Village Store; Curry Village Store; Yosemite Valley Lodge Store), Crane Flat ( a small grocery store in the gas station ), and Tuolumne Meadows ( Store and Grill ).
Restaurants: Yosemite Valley ( Yosemite Valley Lodge; Degnan's Deli; Awahnee Hotel; Curry Village Pizza Deck )
Post Office: Yosemite Valley, Tuolumne Meadows
Showers: Yosemite Valley at Curry Village and Housekeeping Camp
Dump Station: Available in summer only near Tuolumne Meadows Campground and all year in Yosemite Valley in Upper Pines Campground.
Charges & Cancellations
Cancelling your reservation more than 48 hours ahead of your arrival date will result in a refund, less a $10 service fee. If the cancellation is within 48 hours of the arrival date, the first night's fee will also be charged. Cancellations for a single night’s use within 48 hours will not receive a refund, but will not be assessed an additional service fee.
No-shows will be charged a $20 service fee and the first night's fee.
Directions to Campground
White Wolf Campground is located off the Tioga Road 24 miles west from Tioga Pass, the park’s east entrance (45 minutes). From Yosemite Valley, take the Big Oak Flat Road and Tioga Road 31 miles (approximately 1 hour). From Hwy. 120 west/Big Oak Flat Road, take the Big Oak Flat Road and Tioga Road 31 miles (35 minutes). You’ll find the campground north of the Tioga Road.