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Porcupine Flat Campground

Capacity: 312 People
Elevation: 8,100 Feet (2524.9 Meters)
Length of Stay: 7 Days in Yosemite Valley between 5/1 and 9/15; 30 day park limit/calendar year
Number of Sites: 52 Campsites
Recommended Season: Summer
Reservation Status: Not Accepted
Usage: Heavy

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General Description

The Porcupine Flat Campground lies along Tioga Road west of Tuolumne Meadows and 38 miles from Yosemite Valley. The facility is located at an elevation of 8,100 feet and is open with full services from early July through early September, specific dates depending on snowpack. There are 52 individual sites available at Porcupine Flats on a first come, first served basis. Most of the camping sites accommodate tents only. A few RV accessible sites are available in the front portion of the campground.

This facility provides access to hiking, backpacking, fishing and scenic driving. Each site includes a picnic table and fire pit. Pit toilets are available for all campsites. Individuals who use this facility should bring water or be prepared to boil all water available on site. Pets are not allowed at the Porcupine Flat Campground.

Directions from Arch Rock Entrance: Follow the Merced River along Highway 140 into the park. Turn left on to Big Oak Flat Road and travel 9.5 miles to Tioga Road. Turn right on to Tioga Road and travel 24 miles to Porcupine Flat Campground.

Seasonal Information:
Normally Open: July through Early September (NOTE: Opening and closing date may vary depending on weather conditions.) .

Fee Information
Type Price Remarks
campsite, single unit/night Call for Current Fee Amenities include pit toilets,

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Recreation Opportunities
Activity Remarks On Site
ICON Camping Porcupine Flat Campground
ICON Hiking & Walking Porcupine Flat Campground - various trails
ICON Mountain Climbing Porcupine Flat Campground - various trails surrounding Tuolumne Meadows and Yosemite Valley
ICON General Information Tuolumne Meadows Visitor Center
ICON Rock Climbing Porcupine Flat Campground - various trails surrounding Tuolumne Meadows and Yosemite Valley
ICON Scenic Driving Porcupine Flat Campground - Tioga Road

Related Activities
Tioga Road - This paved highway, maintained from June through November, leads 45 miles through the northern portion of Yosemite National Park.

More Information

Visitor Information:

Yosemite National Park, P.O. Box 577 , Yosemite, CA, 95389, Phone: 209-372-0200, Fax: 209-372-0220, TTY: 209-372-4726


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