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Tuolumne Meadows Campground

Tuolumne Meadows Campground is set to be closed for years. Credit: NPS

Three of Yosemite’s campgrounds — Tuolumne Meadows, Bridalveil Creek and Crane Flat — will be closed as they undergo extensive renovations, according to mysanantonio.com.

There will be no camping available at all three sites during the closures.

Tuolumne Meadows will see the longest closure, as the National Park Service says that it will be shuttered until 2024, or even 2025, for rehabilitation. It is Yosemite’s largest campground, sprawling across 140 acres with 304 drive-in campsites for campers with cars, 21 for backpackers, seven group sites and four horse sites. The site serves 141,000 visitors a year.

Changes to the extensive site, which was first built in the 1930s and further upgraded in the 1960s, including an “improved and simplified road system, rehabilitated restrooms, with two new restrooms added … and an updated water and sewer system,” the Tuolumne Meadows Campground page states. There will also be 12 walk-to campsites with parking when the site reopens.

Two other campgrounds — Bridalveil Creek and Crane Flat — will be closed until 2023.

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