Crane Flat Campground
Crane Flat Campground is located on Big Oak Flat Road (Highway 120), just west of the Tioga Road junction. The forested campground is 17 miles from Yosemite Valley. Sites are fairly well spaced out.
Crane Flat Campground has 166 campsites. Seventeen are designated for RVs or trailers only and another 70 are for tents only. The remainder can accommodate RVs, trailers, and tents. Not all sites will accommodate the maximum lengths for RVs and trailers shown below. Some campsites are on slopes, making it difficult to locate a level tent site. Read vehicle limitations on the reservation site carefully before making a reservation.
Bear-proof food storage lockers are provided for all food and scented items.
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.
Reservations open in blocks of one month at a time, 5 months in advance on the 15th of each month at 7:00 AM Pacific Time.
Prime reservations fill within minutes. To improve your chances of obtaining a reservation, be poised online, already on the reservation website (linked above) at precisely 7:00 AM. Begin filling in the form before 7:00 AM. If you have 6 or fewer in your party, leave the Occupants space blank. You may only make 2 reservations per call or online visit. For more reservations, call or link again.
Yosemite makes these suggestions: "Another approach is to try to get different campsites each night (rather than one campsite for your entire stay). To do this, change the arrival date to your first desired night, the departure date to the next day, and specify that you're flexible for the next two weeks. With this method, you can search campgrounds in and near Yosemite all at once. Once you've chosen a specific campground, click on the date range availability choice to see if some of your nights are available. If you don't find availability using these methods, it's worth checking back as often as possible: cancellations will appear on the website immediately."
Phone reservations: (877) 444-6777, or (877) 833-6777 for TDD, or (518) 885-3639 from outside the US & Canada.
Recorded campground availability message: (209) 372-0266
Advice for Campers at Crane Flat Campground
"If you arrive at the campground with different equipment than what you booked for, you will likely not fit, and will be turned away."
"The Primary Occupant of the site will be required to show photo ID upon check-in at the campground."