Bridalveil Creek Campground

Yosemite National Park

Half Dome, Yosemite

Bridalveil Creek Campground, Yosemite National Park

Bridalveil Creek Campground

Yosemite National Park
Attractions and Activities

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

  1. Bears: Store all food and similar items in bear-proof lockers, not in vehicles.
  2. Generators may only be operated from 7 AM to 9 AM, Noon to 2 PM, and 5 PM to 7 PM.

Bridalveil Creek Campground

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.

Campground Basics
Bridalveil Creek Campground Location: Glacier Point Road, Yosemite
Elevation: 7,200 feet
Distance & Driving Time from major cities: 139 miles east of Stockton - 3:07
87 miles north of Fresno - 2:01
Number of Sites: 110 sites in 3 loops
Open - Closed: June or early-July to September
Max. People per Site: 6 (including children)
Vehicles per Site: 2

No Reservations: First come, first served
Camping Limit: 14 nights from May 1 to September 15
Max. RV/Trailer Length: 35 feet and 24 feet
Wheelchair Accessible Sites: None designated
Favorite Campsites: #22, 23, 24, 54, 56, 58
Fees: $18
Check-in, check-out: Noon
Pets: On leash, always attended

Bridalveil Creek Campground Amenities
Campsites: Picnic table, food locker, fire ring
Campground: Restrooms with flush toilets, tap water, amphitheater
Showers: Available in Yosemite Valley at Half Dome (Curry) Village or Housekeeping Camp
Dump station: Summer only on Forest Dr., east of Wawona
Campground Map Bridalveil Creek Campground Map
Attractions near Bridalveil Creek Campground: 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

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 Done, Vernal and Nevada falls, from view near Bridalveil Creek Campground, Yosemite National Park

Half Dome, Vernal Falls, and Nevada Falls

Campground Availability

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.


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