The campsite limits are 6 horses & people per site and two vehicles. Check out time is 12 - noon. There are no pets/dogs allowed in the horse campsites. You absolutely need to bring blankets for your horses. There are no stalls. You must high-line or bring portable corrals.
The temperature at night, even in August, can be in the 30's. On highlines, the horses cannot move around freely to stay warm. You may not need blankets, but should have them on hand. Manure must be bagged and taken to the dumpsters daily. We put the bags in the truck and drive to the dumpster. Others haul the bags in carts. It is too far to the dumpsters to carry by hand. On the day you leave, if you want to take that one last ride, vacate your site and park elsewhere.
Wawona - 2 campsites. Very nice restroom. Faucet outside of restroom. Bring a splitter and long hose. Grocery, post office, gift shop, gas station and RV disposal station nearby. The ranger station is also close by. Wawona is a great place for a first time horse camper. There are highlines already in place, but you can use portable corrals under the highlines. The highlines are an acceptable distance from the river and comply with the Merced River Plan. *Hint: Since we bring two horses, we set up another highline alongside the one provided.
Bridalveil - 3 campsites. Restrooms right in camp. Faucet outside of restroom and between camps #1 & #2. No services nearby. You must ride through the campground to get to the McGurk Meadow trailhead. If your horse leaves a "deposit", please go back and clean it up when you return from your ride. We and the rangers both know that it is not practical to clean it up immediately. It does put the horse campers in a better light if the manure is cleaned up at the earliest convenience.
Tuolumne Meadows - 4 campsites. Restrooms and dumpster for garbage before horse camp. You have a little walk, but they are not that far away. There is a dumpster by campsite #2 for bagged manure. There are two faucets at each site, but you cannot attach a hose to them. There is a grocery/convenience store, gas station and RV disposal station nearby. No diesel. All trailheads are located near the horse camp. Horses are not allowed in the main campground.
Yosemite Valley - There are no horse camps in the Yosemite Valley.