Yosemite Creek Campground is at an elevation of 7,700 feet and is more secluded and less developed than many of the larger campgrounds in the park. Visitors return often as it offers excellent access to wilderness, fishing, hiking and spotting wildlife. Campgrounds also provide affordable accommodation options in the park, and are an important way of opening the wilderness experience to more people.
Currently this site has dilapidated facilities and the area is in need of restoration. This year Yosemite Conservancy will change this. It will fund restoration work that includes improved handicap accessibility and new picnic area facilities made from sustainable products.
Deteriorated campsite and picnic area pads will be replaced with new environmentally friendly pervious surfaces. Pervious materials more closely replicate natural conditions, allowing water to filter through (rather than run-off) as well as directing vital air and water to root zones of surrounding vegetation. This campground will also be replanted with native vegetation to improve Yosemite Creek’s riparian environment, help control erosion and provide campers with a scenic experience.
These improvements begin this summer and work will continue through 2012. To get updates on these and other projects sign-up to our free newsletter.