Camp 4

Yosemite National Park

Half Dome, Yosemite

Camp 4 in Yosemite National Park

Camp 4

Yosemite Valley
Attractions and Activities

For anyone staying at Cam 4, getting around Yosemite Valley is easy on the free shuttle. Shuttles deliver visitors to almost all the favorite attractions in the valley.

  • Glacier Point offers spectacular views of Half Dome and Yosemite Valley.
  • Visit Happy Isles with a Nature Center and trails to Vernal and Nevada falls,
  • Take the short hike to Mirror Lake with close-up views of Half Dome,
  • Tour the Valley Visitor and Wilderness centers.
  • Enjoy easy scenic trails all around the valley and along the Merced River, connecting to viewpoints and picnic areas.
  • Experience Nature and History Programs - nature and photography walks, history tours, art classes, children's programs, and more. Most free, some with modest fees.
  • Join in Outdoor Adventures - nature and photography walks, history tours, art classes, children's programs, and more. Fees.

Key Camp 4
Campground Regulations

  1. Campfires from May through September are only allowed from 5:00 PM to 10:00 PM.
  2. Bears: All food must be stored in bear-proof lockers. No food may be kept in vehicles.

Camp 4

Camp 4 in Yosemite Valley is most popular with rock climbers, who like to gather there, share stories about their climbs, and practice on nearby boulders. Many campers appreciate the slightly more carefree atmosphere than at other Yosemite campgrounds. The campground is only a short walk from Yosemite Valley Lodge.

The walk-in campground is for tents only and operates much like a hostel. Campers register for Camp 4 as individuals and are assigned to a campsite by the ranger on duty. People in one group might find themselves assigned to different campsites.

Campground Basics
Camp 4 Location: Yosemite Valley near Yosemite Village
Elevation: 4,000 feet
Distance & Driving Time from gateway cities: Stockton - 115 miles, 3:15
Fresno - 94 miles, 2:15
Number of Sites: 35
Open - Closed: Open year-round
Max. People per Site: 6 (including children)
Parking: Camp 4 parking lot
Pets: No pets
Information: (209) 372-0200

No reservations: First come, first served
Registration Kiosk Hours: Opens at 8:30 AM, spring-fall
Registration Advice: Line up early in summer
Camping Limit: 7 nights from May 1 to September 15
Accessible Sites: None designated
Fees: $6 per person, per night
Winter camping: Self-register
Check-in, check-out: 8:30 AM, Noon

Camp 4 Amenities
Campsites: Picnic table, food locker, fire ring
Campground: restrooms with flush toilets and sinks, tap water, pay phones
Showers: Available in Curry Village or Housekeeping Camp
Campground map: Camp 4 Map
Attractions near Camp 4: Columbia Boulder, Yosemite Falls, Yosemite Village, Trails, Visitor Center, Museum
Note: Free shuttle service to stops all around the valley

Tips for Getting a First Come, First Served Campsite at Camp 4

Camp 4 usually fills by 9:00 AM. From spring through fall a ranger is stationed at the campground kiosk, beginning about 8:30 AM. Be lined up well before then to improve your chances of getting a site.

Recorded campground availability message: (209) 372-0266

General Camping Information for Yosemite

Opening and closing dates of campgrounds are only estimates, usually dependent on snow conditions. Not all campsites can accommodate trailers or RVs of all lengths. Check carefully on the website when you make your reservation to be sure your vehicle will fit your campsite. Designated Accessible sites are designated for persons with disabilities.

map of campground locations in Yosemite Valley, including Camp 4, Yosemite National Park


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