Big Bend Campground
Big Bend Campground is set deep in Lee Vining Canyon along meandering Lee Vining Creek. Only a mile upstream the creek cascades through a series of falls 1,700 feet down a gorge from Ellery Lake. Around Big Bend Campground the creek has slowed to a gentle flow through a meadow. Views of the peaks to the west are wonderful. The campground itself is in a mature conifer forest.
Big Bend Campground has 17 sites which are first-come, first-served. In the peak of summer when Tuolumne Meadows is crowded, visitors to Yosemite head down Lee Vining Canyon in search of a campsite. The campground is 3 miles up Poole Power Plant Road off Highway 120, nine miles east of Yosemite's eastern entrance station at Tioga Pass. Campsites are fairly well spaced out along a single road. Tents must be pitched on the provided pads.
General Camping Information
Not all campsites can accommodate trailers or RVs of all lengths. Check carefully on the reservation site when you make your reservation to be sure your vehicle will fit your campsite. Purchase firewood locally to avoid spreading pests.
Designated Accessible sites are usually reserved for people with disabilities who have a vehicle displaying an accessible parking placard or license plate