Activities and Amenities
Attention Yosemite Campers : Important information regarding fire in Yosemite National Park:
Yosemite Valley, Glacier Point, and Wawona/Mariposa Grove areas are open and accessible via Highways 140 and 41. Tioga Road is not accessible via Highways 140 and 41 due to a fire.
Road Closures Due to El Portal Fire:
The Big Oak Flat Road between Crane Flat and the El Portal Road is temporarily closed. There is no access to Yosemite Valley via the Big Oak Flat Road or Highway 120. Tioga Road is open and accessible via Big Oak Flat and Tioga Pass Entrances.
More Campground Closures Due to Fire:
Crane Flat, Bridalveil Creek, and Yosemite Creek Campgrounds are temporarily closed.
For more information, go to www.nps.gov/yose or call (209)372-0327 or (209)372-8502.
Attention: Before visiting Yosemite National Park for safety information click on this link: http://www.nps.gov/yose/planyourvisit/yoursafety.htm. For safety information specifically regarding hantavirus, go to http://www.nps.gov/public_health/zed/hanta/hanta_camp.htm.
Attention: Important safety message regarding your upcoming Yosemite Camping trip: Bears have become extremely active once again in Yosemite. You can help bears stay healthy and wild by storing your food in the locker provided at each campsite. ''Food'' includes cans and bottles, drinks, toiletries, and ice chests. The lockers are 45 inches long, 18 inches high, and 33 inches deep. Please plan ahead before arriving to ensure all your food will fit. Improper food storage may result in impoundment of your food or car, a fine of up to $5000, and/or revocation of your camping permit. Any questions? Visit www.nps.gov/yose or call (209)372-8502.
TUOLUMNE MEADOWS, CA
part ofYosemite National Park, National Park Service
Status: Open through Sat Sep 27 2014 Season Dates
OverviewTuolumne Meadows Campground is located in breathtaking Yosemite National Park in Central California's rugged Sierra Nevada Mountain Range at an elevation of 8,600 feet.
The site is situated along the scenic Tioga Road just five miles from the Tioga Pass Entrance Station. Within Yosemite, visitors can gaze upon waterfalls, sheer granite cliffs, deep valleys, grand meadows, ancient giant sequoias, vast wilderness areas, and so much more.
Tuolumne Meadows embodies the high-country of the Sierra Nevada, with its broad sub-alpine meadows and granite domes and peaks. The gentle Tuolumne River, Lyell For, and Dana Fork flow through the vast, colorful meadows bursting with seasonal wildflowers. The meadows are surrounded by stands of Western White pine, Mountain hemlock, and Lodgepole pine.
Popular activities in the area include hiking, rock climbing, backpacking and fishing. The 4.8-mile roundtrip trail to Elizabeth Lake begins in the campground and climbs to a glacier-carved lake at the base of Unicorn Peak.
This large, popular campground contains family, horse and group camp sites with picnic tables, fire rings, and a food storage lockers. Flush toilets, drinking water, and an amphitheater are provided.
Yosemite Valley, an awe-inspiring landscape containing many of the famous features for which Yosemite National Park is known, is 55 miles and two hours from Tuolumne Meadows. Hiking trails and bike paths are abundant in the valley. Rafting the Merced River is a fun way to cool down on a summer day when water levels are sufficient. Yosemite Valley also offers numerous guided bus tours, educational programs, museums, ranger-led activities, and an art center with workshops.
Activities and Amenities
Know Before You Go
Getting There:GPS Info. (Latitude, Longitude):
Take Highway 41 north from Fresno, Highway 140 east from Merced, Highway 120 east from Manteca or west from Lee Vining (State Route 395) into Yosemite National Park. Tuolumne Meadows Campground is located 5 miles from the Tioga Pass Entrance station (Hwy 120 from the east), and is 55 miles (2 hours) from Yosemite Valley.
Mailing Address:TUOLUMNE MEADOWS
PO BOX 577
Yosemite National Park CA 95389
Phone Number:Information: (209)372-4025