Porcupine Flat Campground

Yosemite National Park

Tuolumne Meadows, Yosemite

Porcupine Flat Campground, Yosemite National Park

Porcupine Flat Campground

Yosemite National Park
Attractions and Activities

For those camping at Porcupine Flat 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 Porcupine Flat 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.

Porcupine Flat Campground

Porcupine Flat Campground is off Tioga Road (Highway 120), about a half hour west of Tuolumne Meadows and more than an hour's drive from Yosemite Valley.

Most of the 52 campsites at Porcupine Flat Campground are close to pretty little Porcupine Creek. A section of the campground across the creek is not recommended for RVs or trailers. Sites are well spaced out and have plenty of shade.

No tap water is available at the campground. Visitors should filter, treat, or boil creek water before use. Be sure to store all food items in the bear-proof lockers, not in cars.

Campground Basics
Porcupine Flat Campground Location: Off Tioga Road, Yosemite
Elevation: 8,100' feet
Distance & Driving Time from gateway cities: Mariposa - 65 miles, 1:40
Stockton - 110 miles, 2:37
Number of Sites: 52
Open - Closed: June or early July to October
Max. People per Site: 6 (including children)
Vehicles per Site: 2
Max. RV/trailer size: 24 feet and 20 feet

NO Reservations: first come, first served
Camping Limit: 14 nights from May 1 to September 15
Accessible Sites: 15, 16, 17, 33
Fees: $12
Check-in, check-out: Noon
Pets: On leash, always attended
Note: No tap water, treat or filter creek water

Porcupine Flat Campground Amenities
Campsites: Picnic table, food locker, fire ring
Campground: restrooms with vault toilets
no potable water
Showers: Showers are available in Yosemite Valley at Half Dome (Curry) Village or Housekeeping Camp.
Dump station: Dump stations are available near Tuolumne Meadows Campground or in Yosemite Valley at Upper Pines Campground.
Attractions near Porcupine Flat Campground: Porcupine Creek, hiking trails, Tuolumne Meadows

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.

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.

Porcupine Flat Campground Map, Yosemite National Park
map of campground locations on Tioga Road, including Porcupine Flat Campground, Yosemite National Park


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