Camp 4 definitely stands out with a giant rock in the middle of the campground. Maybe not a rock as big as Half Dome (is anything that big?), but a decently sized chunk for some cool rock climbing.
Campsite area
Bring your own tents, vans
No. of sites
Park at listing
Group sizes
Up to 6 people per site
Fires allowed
Toilet available
Potable water available
Showers available
Picnic table available
No RV hookup
Horseback riding
Snow sports
Whitewater paddling
Wildlife watching
Wind sports

The vibe at Camp 4

No one? Bueller? Sharing is caring, y'all.
Drop some Camp 4 knowledge on us.
Hipcamper Olivia

Best to show up in the wee hours of the morning. Bring your sleeping bag and take a nap in line. Whole party has to be present when the ranger arrives.

Hipcamper Matthew

Visited in November to a pleasantly half-empty campground, full of climbers and fellow New Zealanders. I'd suggest coming a little earlier as the Tioga Road gets closed around this time. Good temperatures for walking. A bear wandered past my tent one night, which was exciting. Go easy on bringing food with you as you have to lug it to your campsite bear locker, and there's a well-stocked shop in the valley.

Hipcamper Clay

Quiet hours: 2200 - 0600
Until 0530 July 3rd the line wasn't bad - ranger showed up super early at 0738 to hand out numbers even though sign said 0830 for ranger. Everyone must be there when the ranger hands out numbers, no exceptions on busy mornings.

Hipcamper Scott

Even though this February flooded California, Camp 4 was still providing amazing views. The people I met were awesome and great to share the site with. Good vibes!

Hipcamper Deanna

Get there Very early if you want to ensure getting a place, its a great experience you share each spot with 3 other campers and make new friends, base of the Yosemite Falls hike starts near the entrance of the camp. I can't wait to get back!

Hipcamper Brittany

People were sleeping in line the night before. I arrived at 4am and was 28th in line. Everyone else had been there since at lease midnight, some as early as 8pm. I honestly wish I had just come up the night before and slept in line. There were plenty of spots if you arrived by 6am, but this was a Tuesday morning.

The camp was full and they pack you in 6 to a site no matter how many people are in your party, You share a fire pit, but get assigned your own bear box(es). The camp is in a great location, not too close to the village, so it feels a little remote, but you can easily get to anywhere in the valley either by walking or using the shuttle system.

Would definitely stay here again.

Hipcamper Lindsay

There is a great environment here. Shared campsites mean meeting new people and learning about places to explore within the park. This site seems popular among climbers too!

Yosemite National Park
Phone Number
(209) 372-0200
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37.741° N, 119.604° W
Tent / Van: 35 Sites
(Up to 6 people per site)