White Wolf Campground in Yosemite is one of my favorite campsites. It’s high elevation of 8000 feet means it’s only open between July and early September. The opening and closing times vary depending on the weather.
The White Wolf campground is around 30 miles north of Yosemite Village. It has 74 tent sites. The cost per night is $14 with a maximum of six people allowed per site. The campground can accommodate RVs up to 27 feet in length and trailers up to 24 feet. White Wolf frequently offers ranger campfires for kids and families, as well as ranger walks to nearby Indian grinding rocks.
There are two main trails leading from White Wolf to nearby lakes. One trail leads East over 4 miles to Lukens in his late. Another trail is approximately 5 miles long leading to Harden lake. There is also a trail that goes to the Grand Canyon of the Tuolumne to the north which can reach in excess of 30 miles in length.
To get to White Wolf from Yosemite Village it’s about a 1 hour drive. To get there you turn on to big oak flat road and drive 9 miles until you reach the intersection of Tioga Pass Road which is also California Highway 120. Take Tioga Pass Road for approximately 14 miles and turn left onto the White Wolf campground access road. The campsite is 1 mile down.
The black bears have been very active at White Wolf in the past. I’ve sighted bears around camp numerous times. So if the thought of bears lurking around makes you squeamish, this may not be the place or you. With that said it is an exhilarating experience to be up close with wild bears.
Map of White Wolf Campground
|White Wolf Campground|
|Number of Campsites||74|
|Location:||Off of Tioga Pass Road 1 hour to the North of Yosemite Valley|
|Max People Per Site:||6|
|Facilities:||Fire ring, picnic table, and bear locker|
|Bathrooms:||Yes with flush toilets|
|Dump station:||No, nearest is at Tuolumne Meadows or Yosemite Valley|
|Trailers and RV’s:||RV’s up to 27 ft, trailers up to 24 ft|
|Open:||Approx July through Early Sept (varies by weather)|
|Cost:||$14 a night|
- Take a hike to Lukens Lake – Trail is 4.6 miles round trip from White Wolf Lodge round trip. Trail difficulty 4/10. Time needed – 2-3 hours.
- Take a hike to Harden Lake – Trail is approx 5.8 miles round trip and begins from White Wolf Lodge. Trail difficulty is moderate and is rated at 4/10. Time needed – 2-4 hours.
- Download a free White Wolf trail map here.
Have you stayed at the White Wolf Campground? If so let other readers know what you think about this campsite by submitting your review and comments below.