An enduring part of the Yosemite camping experience is sitting around a campfire at night to share stories, make new friends or learn something new through one of the many educational programs offered by park rangers.

Yosemite Conservancy donors funded the restoration of three campground amphitheaters in 2011: Bridalveil Creek, Wawona and Crane Flat. All three amphitheaters were unsafe and uncomfortable for visitors. Visitors can now enjoy new comfortable seating (built from sustainable building products) and new stone fire rings.

With your support, these areas are once again great gathering places for campers to learn something new from a ranger or start their own fireside camping tradition with family and friends.

Tom Darcy

Park Ranger

Project Notes

Campgrounds are open invitations for storytelling, song and camaraderie. This work allows people of all ages to focus on what is important: creating lasting memories about and in connection to the park.