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###White Wolf Campground Overview

Location: White Wolf Campground is located in Yosemite National Park, off of the Tioga Road (Highway 120), about one hour north of Yosemite Valley at an elevation of approximately 8,000 feet. It's roughly 30 miles (48 km) from Yosemite Valley and provides a good base for exploring the high country of Yosemite.

Season: The campground typically operates from July through September, depending on the weather. Since it's at a high elevation, the opening and closing dates are heavily influenced by snow levels and can vary from year to year.

Campsites: There are about 74 campsites available for tents and smaller RVs. Each site generally includes a picnic table, fire ring, and food storage locker. Campsites are nestled among pine and fir trees, promoting a rustic and peaceful camping experience.

Reservations: White Wolf Campground operates on a first-come, first-served basis. Reservations are not available, so it’s advisable to arrive early, especially during peak season, to secure a site.

Amenities: The campground has flush toilets and drinking water. There are no shower facilities on-site, but you can find showers in nearby campgrounds in Yosemite Valley. A camp store and a small restaurant are usually available at the White Wolf Lodge nearby, but it's best to confirm their operation before your trip.

Activities: From White Wolf Campground, there are numerous hiking opportunities, such as treks to Harden Lake, Lukens and Hazel Green Lakes, and the Grand Canyon of the Tuolumne. It's also not far from the trailheads leading to notable destinations like Ten Lakes and Pate Valley.

###Camping Regulations and Safety

Fire Regulations: Due to the high risk of wildfires, fire regulations are strictly enforced. Fires are only permitted in provided fire rings or designated areas, and there may be fire bans during periods of high fire danger.

Wildlife: The area is inhabited by wildlife, including bears. Always store food, toiletries, and trash in the provided bear-proof lockers, and never leave food or scented items in your vehicle.

Altitude Sickness: Since the campground is at a high elevation, be aware of altitude sickness symptoms and take it easy the first day or two to acclimatize.

Pets: Pets are allowed in the campground but must be kept on a leash at all times and should not be left unattended. They are not allowed on trails, in wilderness areas, or inside buildings.

###Things to Keep in Mind

Weather: Be prepared for cold nights, even in summer, due to the high elevation. Also, afternoon thunderstorms are common in the high country, so make sure to plan your hikes accordingly.

Accessibility: Few campsites are wheelchair accessible. It’s best to contact the park directly to find out about the availability of these sites.

Cell Service: Cell service is limited or nonexistent in most areas of Yosemite National Park, including at White Wolf Campground. Plan accordingly and do not depend on having cell service for navigation or emergencies.

It's important to regularly check the National Park Service’s official website for Yosemite or contact the park for the most up-to-date information regarding campground status, regulations, and alerts before planning your camping trip.

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