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Porcupine Flat Campground is located along the Tioga Road about 1.5 hours from Yosemite Valley at an elevation of 8100 feet.
Porcupine Flat's season runs from Late June or Early July to Early September (weather dependant).
There are 52 campsites at Porcupine Flat on a first come first served basis that can handle RV's up to 24 feet and trailers up to 20 feet. Dump stations are in Yosemite Valley at Upper Pines Campground or 20 minutes to the east at Tuolumne Meadows. Groceries are at Tuolumne Meadows or west about 40 minutes at Crane Flat.
Pets are not permitted at the campground.
There is no potable water, any water that you obtain from pocupine creek needs to be treated (by boiling, filter or iodine).
Overnight backpacking into Yosemite's wilderness requires a Wilderness Permit.
Vault style toilets are available.
Cost per night is $10 per night per campsite. Maximum of 6 people per campsite.
Each campsite includes a fire pit, a table and a bear proof food locker [33"(D)x45"(W)x18"(H)]. Storing all of your food items, toiletries and coolers is required for the protection of the bears in the area. DO NOT LEAVE FOOD IN YOUR CAR OR RV. Please dispose of all trash immediatly in the bear proof trash cans located around the campground. Restrooms are vault type and are located throughout the campground.
Showers are in Yosemite Valley at Half Dome Village or Housekeeping Camp. See details below.
Yosemite Valley Information
About an hour away, Yosemite Village boasts several restaurants.
Degnan's Cafe - features smoothies, coffee, baked goods and an internet kiosk. The cafe is usually open from April to September.
Degnan's Deli - sells deli sandwiches, salads, vegetarian and gourmet food, snacks, lattes and other beverages. The deli is open daily from 7am to 5pm.
Degnan's Loft - This Yosemite Village restaurant features pizza, salads, soups and appetizers - all served in this family-style loft restaurant located above Degnan's Deli. Wine and beer are also available. Open Spring to Fall. Open 5 to 9 pm Mon-Fri and
Village Grill - serves an excellent variety of grilled items, such as cheeseburgers, grilled chicken, veggie and salmon burgers. Don't pass on one of the Milkshakes. Open 11 am to 5 pm daily.
The country store at Yosemite Village is well stocked with groceries and has an excellent gift shop.
As with all of the campgrounds in Yosemite Valley, space is cramped and campsites are very close to each other.
Camp 4 is at an elevation of 4000', and is located near many of the features that make Yosemite Famous including Half Dome, El Capitan, Mirror Lake , Yosemite Falls , the Mist Trail , Nevada and Vernal Falls.
Half Dome Village (click for a fantastic map from the National park Service), a bit farther east, offers several restaurants including a Pizza Deck (some of the best Pizza I have ever had and should be a stop on everyone's trip to Yosemite), Ice cream shop/ coffee bar, A Taqueria, a Dining Pavilion (Buffet style), A small bar that serves an excellent local draft selection located next to the Pizza Deck. Also at Half Dome Village is a mountaineering shop and mountaineering school, a store and gift shop, an amphiteather, a public pool, showers and a Lounge that has open WIFI access.
Raft and Bicycle rentals are next to Half Dome Village at the Half Dome Village Recreation Center get off at Shuttle Stop 13a.
Road conditions can change at any time. Please check road and weather before arriving at (209)372-0200 for 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.
Entrance Fee to the park is $20 per private vehicle.
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