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About Bridalveil Creek Group and Horse Camp
Bridalveil Creek Campground is located in breathtaking Yosemite National Park in Central Californias 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, Yosemites craggy granite peaks are visible, and the gentle, refreshing Bridalveil Creek flows near the site. Recreation: Yosemites 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. 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.
Access
Drive In
Operator
National Park Service
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ADA Accessible
Alcohol Allowed
Drinking Water
Fires Allowed
Pets Allowed
No Phone Service
Picnic Table
Reservable
Showers
Toilets
Trash Available
No WiFi
Location
Bridalveil Creek Group and Horse Camp is located in California
Latitude
37.662 N
Longitude
-119.62 W
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Directions
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.
3 Reviews of Bridalveil Creek Group and Horse Camp
Great Campground

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.

Not just group and horse camps

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).

First to Review
almost private (individual site)

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).