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. Yosemite National Park's reservable campsites are available up to five months in advance on the 15th of each month at 7:00 a.m. (PT) or 10:00 a.m. (ET). For example, on January 15, the time period May 15 to June 14 becomes available to reserve, and therefore, the full booking window would be from January 16 to June 14.Yosemite National Park Campground Reservation Dates
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Charges & Cancellations
Cancellation of an equestrian site reservation will be charged a $10 service fee. If the cancellation is within 48 hours of the arrival date, the first night's fee will also be charged. Cancellation of a group site reservation will incur a $10.00 service fee plus the first night’s use fee when the reservation is cancelled within 14 days of the scheduled arrival date. Cancellations for a single night’s use will not be assessed a service fee. No-shows for any type of reservation will be charged a $20 service fee and the first night's fee.
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Where do you start with Yosemite. We have been fortunate to visit and camp at Yosemite on multiple occasions. The approach to the valley is simply magnificent even with stopping with heavy traffic. The valley is incredible and probably one of the best experiences at any National Park. The best time is during the spring melt when all of the waterfalls are working their magic. It’s not uncommon for the waterfalls to dry up in the summer season. We like to come in the late Fall when the crowds have died down. The summer time at Yosemite, like many other National Parks is overcrowded with traffic jams and overrun facilities. Getting a reservation here is a bit like winning the lottery. We have tent camped at all the large valley camps. The camps are on top of each other, noisy, and overcrowded with families and students. Your best bet is to visit the valley and camp outside the Park or in locations outside the valley. The granite cliffs and waterfalls are something to treasure. They have a huge grocery store and gift shop in the village. We’ve attached some of our favorite videos and photos from our last camping trip which was in the Spring and early summer.
Just off the road that takes you to Glacier Point. Reservations not needed, but tough to get on weekends. Get up early and go to Glacier Pount for the sunrise overlooking Half Dome, the Head back towards camp but stop at Sentinel Dome parking. It’s only 2.5 miles round trip to Sentinel Dome and the view is stunning, you’re higher up than Half Dome on one side and El Capitan on the other. We spent very little time in the campground as we were out hiking so much. Get up before dawn if you want to have a parking spot anywhere you want to hike.
These sites are first come, first serve which is good and bad. Doesn't fill up like some of the year round sites right by half dome and it's really not that far if you want to get some awesome views.
Good space for tents and you're semi secluded from other campers and not as many RVs/Trailers as some of the other campgrounds.
Decent access to drinking water and each site has tables and fire rings, no RV hookups (another reason you have more "campers" and it's less noisy at night).
site: decent space. decent privacy a bit more wooded than other campground in the park. some shaded sites. amenities: cleaned daily. attractions: 25 minute drive to the main attractions in the Valley. I would go camping here, but be warned it’s first come, first served (just drove through checking out the campground).