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Bridalveil Creek Campground Yosemite


Bridalveil Creek Campground in Yosemite is located in a wooded area along the Bridalveil Creek. The campground itself accommodates 110 tent campsites, as well as three horse sites and two group sites. One of the main draws to the Bridalveil Creek Campground is its location to several excellent trails, as well as its closeness to the glacier point overlook.

One of the closest trails is the McGurk Meadow Trail. The trail begins a quarter of a mile west from the campground turnoff. It is an easy hike of approximately 2 miles that leads to an old log cabin belonging to one of the original pioneers.

The Meadow itself is beautiful and often covered in dozens of varieties of wild flowers. If you visit in June or July you’re likely to see a lush green meadow with tons of flowers. The hike itself should only take you 30 to 60 minutes.

Another popular hiking trip from Bridalveil Creek is Ostrander Lake Trail. This trail is approximately 12.7 miles round trip. The the trail begins approximately 1 1/2 miles east of the Campground. It leads to an alpine Lake with views of the Yosemite Valley Mountains.

Glacier point is about 6 miles north east of Bridalveil Creek Campground and is an excellent place to take in the beautiful views of Yosemite. From the Outlook you can see a panoramic view of many of Yosemite’s domes and a view of Yosemite Valley.


Bridalveil Creek Campground
Number of Campsites: 110 tent, 2 group, and 3 horse sites
Location: From Wawona Road (Highway 41) drive approx 8 miles east on Glacier Point Road. It is about a 45 minute drive going south from Yosemite Valley
Elevation: 7200 ft
Max People Per Site: 6
Facilities: Picnic table, fire ring, and bear locker
Bathrooms: Yes
Potable Water Yes
Dump station: No, Nearest are in Wawona or Yosemite Valley
Grocery Store: No, Nearest are in Wawona or Yosemite Valley
Showers: No
Pets: Yes
Wheelchair Access: Call
Trailers and RV’s: Up to 35 ft
Open: July through early September (approx)
Reservations: No, site available first come, first served
Cost: $14 a night for tent, $25 horse, and $40 for group
Phone: 877/444-6777


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