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BRIDALVEIL CREEK GROUP AND HORSE CAMP, CA

part ofYosemite National Park, National Park Service
Photo: BRIDALVEIL CREEK GROUP AND HORSE CAMP
Status: Closed through Tue Sep 16 2014   Season Dates
 

Overview

Bridalveil Creek Campground is located in breathtaking Yosemite National Park in Central California's rugged Sierra Nevada Mountain Range. The site is situated on Glacier Point Road at an elevation of 7,200 feet, 26 miles from Yosemite Valley.

Within Yosemite, visitors can gaze upon waterfalls, sheer granite cliffs, deep valleys, grand meadows, ancient giant sequoias, vast wilderness areas and so much more.

Natural Features:

The area is forested with pure stands of Red fir and Lodgepole pine, offering a pleasant combination of sun and shade. Vanilla-scented Jeffrey pine and picturesque western Juniper dot the landscape. Through the trees, Yosemite's craggy granite peaks are visible, and the gentle, refreshing Bridalveil Creek flows near the site.

Recreation:

Yosemite's trails, cliffs, roads and rivers provide endless recreational activities for any kind of visitor. Hiking, biking, rock climbing, fishing, horseback riding, rafting, auto touring and photography are all very popular activities within the park.

Hiking trails near Bridalveil Creek Campground are plentiful, ranging in length from a half-mile to nearly 13 miles. Popular hikes include the 4-Mile Trail, Panorama Trail, Taft Point, Sentinel Dome and Ostrander Lake.

Facilities:

Bridalveil Creek Campground offers group and horse campsites that are available by advanced reservations. Family sites are available on a first come, first served basis and do fill nightly.

Paved roads and parking spurs, flush toilets and drinking water are provided. Each campsite contains a picnic table, fire ring and a food storage locker.

Nearby Attractions:

A scenic, 7-mile drive leads to Glacier Point, with sweeping views of Yosemite Valley, Little Yosemite Valley, Half Dome, Vernal and Nevada Falls and Clouds Rest, among other notable landmarks.

Near Wawona, the Mariposa Grove of Giant Sequoias is a must-see. A guided bus tour (tickets must be purchased) and a network of hiking trails leads to the stately trees with names like Grizzly Giant, Faithful Couple, and California Tunnel Tree.

Just 45 minutes away is Yosemite Valley, an awe-inspiring landscape containing many of the famous features for which Yosemite National Park is known. 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.

The Tioga Road offers a 39-mile scenic drive past forests, meadows, lakes and granite domes. Tuolumne Meadows embodies the high-country of the Sierra Nevada, with its broad sub-alpine meadows and granite domes and peaks. Beautiful Hetch Hetchy Reservoir is home to spectacular scenery and numerous wilderness trailheads.

Activities and Amenities

Within Facility
  • Campfire Rings
  • Drinking Water
  • Equestrian Sites
  • Flush Toilets
  • Food Storage Locker
  • Group Camping
  • Host
Know Before You Go
  • Horse sites available by phone reservation only at (877)444-6777; online reservations not accepted for horse sites

  • You must have a horse with you to camp in horse sites, no exceptions

  • Group tent site accommodates 13-30 people

  • Family sites are first come, first served only

  • Bear habitat!
    • Food and toiletries must be stored 24 hours/day
    • Food storage lockers are provided in all campsites (45x18x33")
    • Absolutely no food stored in vehicles
    • Dispose of garbage immediately in bear-proof dumpsters
    • These rules are strictly enforced!

  • If arriving one or more days late, call (209)375-9535; your reservation will be forfeited if we do not hear from you within 24 hours of your arrival date
  • Road conditions can change at any time; before arrival, please call (209)372-0200 for road and weather conditions inside Yosemite, and 1-800-427-ROAD for conditions outside the park

  • Highway 120 over Tioga Pass from Lee Vining and the Glacier Point Road are closed seasonally

  • Resale or auction of advance reservations is prohibited

  • For additional park information, call (209)372-0200 or visit www.nps.gov/yose

Getting There:

GPS Info. (Latitude, Longitude):
37.66222, -119.61972
37°39'44"N, 119°37'11"W

Take Highway 41 north from Fresno, Highway 140 east from Merced, or Highway 120 east from Manteca into Yosemite National Park. Follow signs to Glacier Point Road (located off Highway 41). The campground is located 9 miles up the Glacier Point Road, and 26 miles from Yosemite Valley.

Contact Information:

Mailing Address:

BRIDALVEIL CREEK GROUP AND HORSE CAMP
PO BOX 577
Yosemite National Park   CA  95389

Phone Number:

Information:  (209)375-9535
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