Tips for Camping at Yosemite's Camp 4

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Located in central California's Yosemite Valley near the base of granite cliffs, Camp 4 campground is one of the most popular campgrounds in Yosemite National Park, especially among the rock climbing community. It’s even listed on the National Register for Historic Places for its significant role in the development of rock climbing as a sport.

World-renowned climbing history and convenient access to all that Yosemite Valley has to offer

Camp 4 is a walk-in, tent-only campground which is open all year. Sites are shared, with up to six people per site. From May 21, 2023 through September 30, 2023, campsites will be available only by reservation one week in advance of your arrival date. Up to six people can be registered for a site per each reservation transaction. Confirm your party before reserving, as additional guests may not be added upon arrival at Camp 4.

For part of the year, the campground is open on a first-come, first-served basis and visitors self-register for a site upon arrival. A ranger may be onsite to help register campers. Space is available on a per-person basis and you can register/reserve for up to the maximum stay limit. The campground has a total of 61 sites (only 25 open in winter) which accommodate tents only.

View of granite cliffs beyond a forested valley

Yosemite National Park (Howard Silverbrand, Share the Experience)

Camp 4 is adjacent to some of the most visually spectacular, challenging, and exciting climbing areas in the world. Climbers and adventurers as well as families enjoy this high-demand campground, where campers share campsites in order to accommodate the maximum number of people within the limited number of campsites. Each campsite will be assigned to up to six people.

Camp 4 is a tent-only campground and vehicles with a reservation must park in the lot adjacent to the campground (about 100-300 yards / 91-274 meters away). The campground is located at 4000 feet (1200 m) elevation and can be accessed from all park roads. Each site has a picnic table, food storage locker and a fire ring. Restrooms, showers (included with your reservation), and drinking water are located in the center of the campground.

Nearby Camp 4, Yosemite Falls, Sentinel Meadow, the Merced River, and views of Half Dome attract visitors from around the world, with amenities and services found further into the valley at Yosemite Village.

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