Camping in Yosemite

People have enjoyed the tradition of camping in Yosemite for generations. However, getting a campsite in Yosemite is not always easy. Park Ranger Marea Ortiz gives an overview of what camping is like in Yosemite, and advice on how to get a campsite. For an audio described version of this video, go to https://youtu.be/Kj6hQYm4Pmk

50 Comments

  1. Johnross Mccabe on April 20, 2020 at 4:38 pm

    how much is it to say for the summer for a family

  2. Captain Gnarkill on April 20, 2020 at 4:38 pm

    This place is popular, we got lucky with no reservations

  3. EXPLORE THE UNKNOWN on April 20, 2020 at 4:39 pm

    "Reservations can be 5 months in advance and sell out in hours." Why is it so hard to live outside like a homeless person? I would love to camp but it sounds like a big pain in the butt! Everything in America is so difficult that’s why I moved overseas.

  4. StormLaker1975 on April 20, 2020 at 4:39 pm

    ….why I like wilderness trips over this rat race any day.

  5. Daron Vinson on April 20, 2020 at 4:40 pm

    is there dispersed camping

  6. Russell on April 20, 2020 at 4:42 pm

    Went there for my honeymoon. Happiest time of my life.

  7. Doja D on April 20, 2020 at 4:42 pm

    Bullshit rules , I’m going to enjoy nature not get dinner why the fuck we need a reservation . I’ll camp where I want and fuck your fee

  8. EL SCIENCE on April 20, 2020 at 4:42 pm

    What about real camping? They failed to mention the rules of camping at non-designated camp sites in the wilderness. Can we camp anywhere 100 feet from a trail and water source?

  9. Bam Bam on April 20, 2020 at 4:43 pm

    Could you just sleep in the car?

  10. Steve Klein on April 20, 2020 at 4:43 pm

    Tried two years in a row to get campground and failed, did all my research, computers ready and clicked in at exact time requested and it was sold out within a few seconds!  Very disappointed, I used to go all the time, but in the last few years it seems impossible…..  Check out John F. Kennedy @ Yosemite, 1962 on YouTube…. Like I said I’ve been coming a long time.

  11. doug 1 on April 20, 2020 at 4:45 pm

    It was a daikini from movie Willow😂🤣 @ 3:30 in background upper right lol

  12. Steven Thaw on April 20, 2020 at 4:45 pm

    Check out the annual YOSEMITE FACELIFT in late September. Organized by the Yosemite Climbing Association and the National Park Service.

  13. SpaceBanana69 on April 20, 2020 at 4:46 pm

    Check out missing 411 books , Yosemite has dozens of wierd disappearances !

  14. Midnight Run on April 20, 2020 at 4:47 pm

    Our government suck ass so bad hopefully all the politicians and there affiliates burn in hell

  15. Jonathan Brooks on April 20, 2020 at 4:50 pm

    We used to go there and camp when I was like 4 yrs old, 57 yrs ago. I’m sure it’s changed sense than lol.

  16. dropthe_bass 21 on April 20, 2020 at 4:50 pm

    Sounds like a pain in the ass

  17. KABISIG 31 on April 20, 2020 at 4:51 pm

    You hot

  18. Dank Arino on April 20, 2020 at 4:52 pm

    U cant fkn camp where u want? Why couldnt u find ur own campsite instead

  19. Joe Guzman on April 20, 2020 at 4:54 pm

    are hungry bears save ??do they ever kill people ? will i guess if they do the bear lovers are right -it’s the bear’s environment not humans LOL

  20. Michael France on April 20, 2020 at 4:55 pm

    Fuck all this bullshit permit lottery garbage. California is such a shit hole.

  21. Matthew Meek on April 20, 2020 at 4:57 pm

    Why do all park rangers look retarded?

  22. joseph mengele04 on April 20, 2020 at 4:58 pm

    fuck this ugly ranger marea. i camp for free every time i go to yosemite. try to catch me, bitch

  23. G R on April 20, 2020 at 4:59 pm

    Why does the government make park rangers wear such stupid hats? There are so many better hat options that would be more comfortable and would not look so dorky.

  24. Urszula Gromadzka on April 20, 2020 at 4:59 pm

    Yoes miter

  25. BartLx on April 20, 2020 at 4:59 pm

    2:19 Good to know. Was planning to go in May :/

  26. Daron Vinson on April 20, 2020 at 5:00 pm

    ?

  27. ven cent on April 20, 2020 at 5:00 pm

    shit public campsite law rule all that shit on it i would camping on my grandpa farm free wood to burn quiet place and smoke pot without anything problem

  28. Neal Johnson on April 20, 2020 at 5:01 pm

    Very weak as far as information. What all newcomers want to know is what website do I make my advanced reservation at??
    Why not at least mention if any campgrounds outside the Valley require reservations during peak season?

  29. Kenny Bryant Villatoro on April 20, 2020 at 5:02 pm

    What time does the park open?

  30. Cristiano Isidoro on April 20, 2020 at 5:02 pm

    Sounds like a pain in the ass

  31. Esteban Galaz on April 20, 2020 at 5:02 pm

    It’s only wiser to make it easier.

  32. Rick on April 20, 2020 at 5:06 pm

    I want to see that Rangers tits!

  33. PROUD to be CATHOLIC on April 20, 2020 at 5:09 pm
  34. Leonel Rodriguez on April 20, 2020 at 5:10 pm

    cuanto cuesta la reservación por día alguien me puede ayudar

  35. foetwinny on April 20, 2020 at 5:13 pm

    I just got back from a trip here. Absolutely stunning. We came in on 3 motorcycles. They had no issue accomodating all 3 of us per one site. We didn’t have any reservations rolling in either. Campsite availability was lottery based. The sooner you got there, the better your odds of landing one. Your odds of keeping the same site each day are slim, so each morning we would awaken at 6:30am to arrive at camp reservations at 7. (They open at 8am) to ensure we were first on the list for a cancellation we could quickly snag up. They were all in the valley at Lower, Upper or North Pines so moving wasn’t a huge issue. Good luck to those traveling soon.

  36. Orkan Yilmaz on April 20, 2020 at 5:14 pm

    3:21 & 3:28 what was that behind of you ?! it was a fcking jaguar ?!

  37. fog360 Bushcraft on April 20, 2020 at 5:15 pm

    So I don’t get it can you just go there and set a tent or hammock up in the woods ?

  38. brian degnon on April 20, 2020 at 5:15 pm

    Can I just live there year round?

  39. Johnny coolaide on April 20, 2020 at 5:16 pm

    https://youtu.be/s7xQFhLby_0 Here are the coordinates to a Bigfoot Community as well as images in this video that I have created. I hope this helps.

  40. Melanie Harvey on April 20, 2020 at 5:17 pm

    What about Bigfoot watching?

  41. joapps on April 20, 2020 at 5:17 pm

    Anyone familiar with the rv sites in Upper pines? Hi! I wanted to get a trailer that is 25′ since i plan to frequent yosemite all year round but the rv trailer i really like is 28′ 🙁
    In your opinion do you think there are any sites in upper pines that can NOT fit a 28′ trailer?

  42. TRILHAS E TRAVESSIAS on April 20, 2020 at 5:18 pm

    America, land of the free, where you need to get a flipping permit to camp out in nature, that is, if you’re lucky to get one.

  43. Neil Salmon on April 20, 2020 at 5:19 pm

    Too bad , the rangers at Yosemite don’t tell people how many go missing in Yosemite under very mysterious circumstances are never found , read Missing 411 books by Dave Paulides . Yosemite is the worst national park for clusters of missing persons not attributed to simply getting lost or animals or accidents . Lots of missing children , one moment there on the trail with their family and the next moment gone forever , never to be found . What mysterious force is taking people of all age groups and experienced hikers as well who know these trails also go missing ?

  44. Kadin Kerr on April 20, 2020 at 5:23 pm

    3:20 something runs down hill behind her edit: it has a long bushy tail, small, you can see in 720p hd

  45. Fish Finder on April 20, 2020 at 5:27 pm

    I really love Yosemite and the people there are friendly and willing to work with you. My only pet pev would be all the camp fires burning at nite that makes for bad smokey air you can’t escape at times due to the very very close campsites -make sure to close all your windows if possible. Happy Camping love

  46. Leonel Rodriguez on April 20, 2020 at 5:28 pm

    a much for day

  47. Fish Finder on April 20, 2020 at 5:29 pm

    Big help! Thanks’ for making the video and sharing

  48. purcitron on April 20, 2020 at 5:29 pm

    would you recommend camping at little yosemite valley the night before hiking half dome for someone who has NEVER backpacked before?
    in good shape, but no experience.
    thanks!

  49. Ade Larsen on April 20, 2020 at 5:34 pm

    If I come will I be guaranteed of seeing Yosemite Sam ?
    And what about Yogi and Booboo ?

  50. Jeff on April 20, 2020 at 5:35 pm

    The goal is to get away from laws k

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