Yosemite Creek Campground Overview
Yosemite Creek Campground will be available by reservation only in 2022. No first come, first serve sites are available.
Tucked away among the pines is the hidden gem of Yosemite Creek campground. Accessing this campground is an adventure down a 5-mile, single-lane dirt road. Motorhomes and trailers are NOT allowed.
Your adventure awaits! Hiking, swimming, bouldering, napping (some of us are tired!), bird watching; the possibilities are as great as your imagination. Be sure to bring bug spray and sunscreen, plenty of water, and dress in layers as the weather can rapidly change at this elevation.
Yosemite Creek campground is a primitive campground with vault toilets and no drinking water. A seasonal creek runs through the campground but water must be boiled and/or treated before drinking. Do not rely on creek water being available; bring water!
Granite boulders abound and the peaceful Yosemite Creek meanders through the campground on its way to Yosemite Valley. Bring your comfy chairs and hammocks and let the sounds of nature whisk you away from the busyness of day-to-day life.
Head to Tuolumne Meadows for breathtaking views and a multitude of day hiking opportunities. Tenaya Lake is a great place to relax and swim or canoe. Yosemite Valley offers restaurants, museums, bike paths, day hikes and world-famous climbing. Don't forget about the Pioneer History center in Wawona, and of course, the Mariposa Grove of giant sequoias. Be prepared to make your own fun here-take delight in the quiet and give your screens a rest.
Directions to Campground
From Lee Vining, take Hwy 120 west to the Tioga Pass entrance of Yosemite National Park (YNP). Continue onto the Tioga Pass Road for approximately 30 miles, and the entrance to Yosemite Creek campground will be on your left. From Manteca, take Hwy 120 east to the Big Oak Flat entrance of YNP. Continue onto the Big Oak Flat Road for approximately 8 miles to Crane Flat, where you will make a left-hand turn onto the Tioga Pass Road. Continue on the Tioga Pass Road for approxmately 14 miles, and the entrance to the campground will be on your right. From Yosemite Valley, follow the signs for Manteca/Hwy 120 until you reach Crane Flat, where you will make a right-hand turn onto the Tioga Pass Road. Continue on the Tioga Pass Road for approxmately 14 miles, and the entrance to the campground will be on your right. From Mariposa, take Hwy 140 east to the Arch Rock entrance of YNP. Continue onto the El Portal Road for approximately 4 miles until you reach the first available left-hand turn onto the Big Oak Flat Road (watch for signs to Manteca/Hwy 120). Continue on the Big Oak Flat Road until you reach Crane Flat, where you will make a right-hand turn onto the Tioga Pass Road. Continue on the Tioga Pass Road for approxmately 14 miles, and the entrance to the campground will be on your right.