For those camping at Bridalveil Creek Campground there are many wondrous sites to enjoy only a short drive away. Once visitors reach Yosemite Valley they can take advantage of the free shuttle to deliver them to almost all the favorite attractions in the valley.
Glacier Point offers spectacular views of Half Dome and Yosemite Valley.
Visit Happy Isles with a Nature Center and trails to Vernal and Nevada falls,
Take the short hike to Mirror Lake with close-up views of Half Dome,
Tour the Valley Visitor and Wilderness centers.
Enjoy easy scenic trails all around the valley and along the Merced River, connecting to viewpoints and picnic areas.
Experience Nature and History Programs - nature and photography walks, history tours, art classes, children's programs, and more. Most free, some with modest fees.
Join in Outdoor Adventures - nature and photography walks, history tours, art classes, children's programs, and more. Fees.
Key Bridalveil Creek Campground Regulations
Bears: Store all food and similar items in bear-proof lockers, not in vehicles.
Generators may only be operated from 7 AM to 9 AM, Noon to 2 PM, and 5 PM to 7 PM.
Bridalveil Creek Campground is located on Glacier Point Road, about 8 miles from Highway 41 and about 45 minutes from either Yosemite Valley or Wawona. The campsites in Bridalveil Creek Campground are well spaced out in inviting settings, offering a lot more privacy than in most other campgrounds in the park.
The campground has 110 first-come, first-served, standard tent and RV campsites along with a group camp and a horse camp. Reservations are not available for standard sites. However, sites in the group and horse camps at Bridalveil Creek Campground must be reserved ahead of time. In all camps, food (including horse and other pet food) must be stored in bear-proof lockers, not in vehicles.
Glacier Point, hike to Sentinel Dome or Taft Point for view of valley
General Camping Information for Yosemite
Opening and closing dates of campgrounds are only estimates, usually dependent on snow conditions.
Not all campsites can accommodate trailers or RVs of all lengths. Check carefully on the website when you make your reservation to be sure your vehicle will fit your campsite.
Designated Accessible sites are reserved for people with disabilities who have a vehicle displaying an accessible parking placard or license plate. For visitors who are temporarily disabled or do not have their permanent accessible parking placard with them, pick up a temporary placard at the entrance station or a visitor center.
Bridalveil Creek Group Camp
Bridalveil Creek Group Camp has 2 sites open from early July through Labor Day. Each site can accommodate up to 30 people. A maximum of 5 vehicles are permitted to park at the site. No RVs, trailers or pets are allowed in the group sites. Reservations are required: Bridalveil Creek Group Camp Reservations.
Fee: $50 per night
Bridalveil Creek Horse Camp
The Bridalveil Creek Horse Camp has 3 sites open from early July through Labor Day. Each of its 3 campsites can accommodate 2 vehicles, 2 stock trailers up to 35 feet, 6 people, and 6 head of stock. Campers should bring plenty of large sacks for disposal of horse manure. Reservations are required: Bridalveil Horse Camp Reservations Fee: $30 per night
Many good riding trails are available in the Glacier Point area.
Half Dome, Vernal Falls, and Nevada Falls
Recorded campground availability message: (209) 372-0266
Regarding First Come, First Served Campsite in Summer
Previous campers suggest arriving by 8 AM or earlier in order to have the best chance of getting a campsite at Bridalveil Creek Campground during busy times.