Camp 4

Yosemite National Park

ATTENTION: For the 2021 season beginning Friday, May 21, sites at Camp 4 are on reservation and may only be obtained via lottery. You must enter the lottery the day before you wish to arrive for an opportunity to reserve a campsite for the following day. There may be days when Camp 4 is not accepting lottery applications for next-day arrivals due to no availability. In this case, please check back the next day for an opportunity to apply to the lottery. 

Camp 4 is located in breathtaking Yosemite National Park in Central California's rugged Sierra Nevada Mountain Range at an elevation of 4,000 feet. The site is situated in the heart of Yosemite Valley, an awe-inspiring landscape containing many of the famous features for which Yosemite National Park is known. 

Camp 4 is normally a shared site campground, which means six individuals (including children 3 and older) are assigned to each site. However, in 2021, sites will be assigned to only one party of up to six people. The campground has a total of 25 sites which accommodate tents only. Since Camp 4 is a walk-in campground, no vehicles are allowed to enter the campground. You may not sleep in any type of vehicle in the Camp 4 parking lot, including vans.  

Each site has picnic tables, food storage lockers and fire rings that are shared by all occupants of that site. Restrooms, showers and drinking water are located in the center of the campground. Tent areas are mostly level and most sites have shade. Due to the close proximity of sites and its shared nature, Camp 4 is not considered a quiet campground. Other than Service Animals, pets are not allowed at Camp 4. 

Parking is available adjacent to the campground (approximately 100-300 yards away). A parking permit is required from spring through fall. You will receive a free parking permit upon check-in. 

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Natural Features

Yosemite Valley is forested with a diverse mix of California black oak, ponderosa pine, incense-cedar, white fir, and white-leaf manzanita, which offers a pleasant combination of sun and shade. Through the trees, Yosemite's telltale granite cliffs peek through, and the gentle, refreshing Merced River flows nearby.

Recreation

Yosemite's trails, cliffs, roads and rivers provide endless recreational activities. Hiking, biking, rock climbing, fishing, horseback riding, rafting, auto touring, cross-country skiing and photography are all very popular activities within the park. Hiking trails range from the easy paved, two-mile roundtrip walk to Mirror Lake/Meadow, to the grueling but rewarding 14 to 16 mile trek to Half Dome (permit required). Rafting the Merced River is a fun way to cool down on a summer day when water levels are sufficient. Yosemite Valley also offers numerous guided bus tours, educational programs, museums, ranger-led activities and an art center with workshops.

Changes & Cancellations

Cancellation Policy: Cancellations cannot be processed for Camp 4. The lottery occurs once per day, and cancellations cannot be re-assigned due to the expedited nature of this lottery.

 

Change Policy: No changes to reservations. 

No Show Policy: Successful lottery applicants have until 8:30 a.m. the day following their arrival date to check in or their camping reservation will become void. Campers should call (209) 372-8502 if they know they will be late. The maximum fee for no shows is $20 and loss of the first night’s camping fee. 

Contact Information

PO BOX 577 YOSEMITE CA 95389

Phone Number

For campground inquiries, please call: 209-372-8502

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Driving Directions

Upon entering Yosemite Valley, turn left onto Sentinel Drive, then left onto Northside Drive. Camp 4 will be on your right after approximately 1.25 miles.

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