White Wolf Campground

Yosemite National Park

Half Dome, Yosemite

White Wolf Campground, Yosemite National Park

White Wolf Campground

Yosemite National Park
Attractions and Activities

For those camping at White Wolf 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 White Wolf 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.

White Wolf Campground

White Wolf Campground is located 1 mile off Tioga Road (Highway 120), about 1 hour from Yosemite Valley and 28 miles from Tuolumne Meadows. The campground is a popular base for hikers who like to explore the nearby wilderness areas. The Middle Tuolumne River flows past the campground.

White Wolf Campground has standard tent and RV campsites along with a Backpackers' Camp and some tent cabins. Many campsites are designated for tents only. In all camps food must be stored in bear-proof lockers, not in vehicles.

Not all sites will accommodate the maximum trailer and RV lengths shown below.

Campground Basics
White Wolf Campground Location: Tioga Road (Hwy. 120), Yosemite
Elevation: 8,000 feet
Distance & Driving Time
from gateway cities:
Stockton -118 miles, 2:25
Fresno - 126 miles, 2:52
Number of Sites: 74
Open - Closed: May-June 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: 27 feet and 24 feet
Accessible Sites: None designated
Favorite Campsites: #19, 21, 23, 26, 28
Fees: $18
Check-in, check-out: Noon
Pets: On leash, always attended

White Wolf Campground Amenities
Campsites: Picnic table, food locker, fire ring
Campground: restrooms with flush toilets, tap water
Showers: Showers are available in Yosemite Valley at Half Dome (Curry) Village or Housekeeping Camp
Dump station: A dump station is available near Tuolumne Meadows Campground or in Yosemite Valley at Upper Pines Campground.
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Nearby attractions: Middle Fork Tuolumne River, hiking trails to Luken's Lake and Harden Lake, Tuolumne Meadows

White Wolf Backpackers' Camp

White Wolf Backpackers Camp is located at the back of the White Wolf Campground. The sites are usually open from July through mid-September.

Backpackers' campgrounds are available for wilderness permit holders to spend one night before and one night after a wilderness trip. Camping is limited to one night at a time. Reservations are not required, but a valid wilderness permit is required to stay at the campground.
Fee: $6 per person (pay using envelopes at the campground)

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.

TIPS for Finding First Come, First Served Campsites

Recorded campground availability message: (209) 372-0266

Previous campers suggest arriving by 8 or 9 AM in order to get a campsite at White Wolf Campground during busy times of the year.

map of campground locations on Tioga Road, including White Wolf Campground, Yosemite National Park


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