Yosemite increases campsites

July 16, 2010

Yosemite National Park is increasing the amount of sites for campers, including a campground that’s been closed for 13 years. [San Francisco Chronicle]

Park officials announced Friday that all campgrounds in the park are open for the summer, including Yosemite Creek, which has been closed since 1997.

The campground was closed after a bridge was destroyed in a flood. Crews have finished rebuilding the bridge, making the campground once again accessible.

Also, several campgrounds along the Tioga Road and the Bridalveil Creek Campground on the Glacier Point Road, which were closed during the winter of 2009, are now open again.

H0wever, even with the additional sites, officials say all campsites on the reservation system are booked through Labor Day.

People who want a chance to camp at the first-come, first-served campgrounds are urged to arrive early in the day.