Group Camps are set aside for nearly any kind of group, whether Boy Scouts, a church group, or a photography club. The campsites are for between 13 and 30 people and must be reserved ahead of time.
Horse Camps are provided for campers with horses. The camps are placed well apart from the main campground. Corrals and other horse-related amenities may be provided.
Backpackers' Camps are for hikers with wilderness permits who need a place to spend a single night either just before they set off into the wilderness or immediately after a trip.
Yosemite National Park Campgrounds
Camping in Yosemite National Park is a great way to immerse yourself in the wondrous beauty of this magnificent place. While Yosemite Valley is the most popular camping destination, for those seeking a little more privacy and quiet, there are a number of campgrounds outside the valley. Some of them have all the common amenities while others are more primitive.
Three campgrounds are tents-only: Camp 4, Tamarack Flat, and Yosemite Creek. All the rest have spaces for RVs, trailers and tents. Some of them have specialty camps attached to them: Group Camps, Horse Camps, and Backpackers' Camps.
Specially Designated Camps in Yosemite
Besides campsites designated for tents, Rvs, and trailers, these campgrounds also have specialty camps attached to them, often set apart from the main campground.
Group Camps: Tuolumne Meadows, Hodgdon Meadow, Bridalveil Creek, Wawona
Horse Camps: Tuolumne Meadows, Bridalveil Creek, Wawona
Backpackers' Camps: Tuolumne Meadows, White Wolf, North Pines