Description

North of Yosemite Valley, this sprawling campground is based around the burbling Tamarack Creek. This site is ideal for those seeking a quieter space among the trees. It’s guaranteed to refresh your mind and soul.
Campsite area
Bring your own tents, vans
No. of sites
104
RV details
Not specified
RV hookups
None
Access
Hike in (+10 mins)
Group sizes
Up to 6 people per site
Fires allowed
Toilet available
Pets allowed
Picnic table available
Forest
Lake
Redwoods
River, stream or creek
Swimming hole
Waterfall
Beach
Cave
Desert
Hot spring
Biking
Fishing
Hiking
Horseback riding
Paddling
Climbing
Snow sports
Swimming
Whitewater paddling
Wildlife watching
Boating
Wind sports
OHV
Surfing
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Hipcamper Valerie
Valerie
didn't provide a recommendation.
February 25th, 2015

This is a GREAT camp group. We loved it! Lot's of trees and privacy (very quiet). The hike to the top of El Capitan starts from this camp group, and it's a great hike (LONG-16.8 miles), but awesome, totally worth the views. On the way we saw a black bear and her cub, which the rangers said was a rare sighting. It was scary, but awesome! The only drawback to this campsite is the entrance, you have to come down a steep dirt road with a lot of bumps, we drove our (new) Prius and we made it pretty good (no scratches), but an RV would be almost impossible. Other than that it was great!

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Hipcamper Aja
Aja
didn't provide a recommendation.
October 21st, 2015

Perfect for last minute risk takers with no reservation. Large camp, and yet miraculously quiet. Good for groups. Delighted to find both campfires and puppies were allowed. Bring your own wood in, because the land has been picked clean of kindling. We drove a Prius in too! Felt a little yuppie, but hey, there's a lot of Yosemite to explore and not a lot of gas options.

Hipcamper Chris
Chris
didn't provide a recommendation.
June 11th, 2016

As of June 2016, the road was paved and in excellent condition, although there is still a sign that says RV's not recommended. I don't enough about RV's to confirm this. I rolled in on the Monday after Memorial day at eleven AM and campers were clearing out. Spots 1 and 2 are the quietest, with the rest of the campsites being pretty close to each other. El Cap is a solid hike out of the area, around 16.8 miles. Camp was filled for the night, so I'd recommend getting in at or before noon. There is a nice river for water that should be purified/boiled. Highly recommended spot

Hipcamper veronica
veronica
recommends this listing.
January 21st, 2018

Steep rocky road to the campsite. Doable with a 2 wheel drive vehicle.

Hipcamper Kayleigh
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October 8th, 2018
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June 10th, 2018
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April 10th, 2018
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March 19th, 2018
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March 8th, 2018
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March 4th, 2018
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May 30th, 2017
Hipcamper Maribeth
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February 17th, 2017
Park
Yosemite National Park
State
California
Phone Number
2093720200
Directions
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Official Website
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Coordinates
37.75° N, 119.735° W
$10/night
Tent Only - Hike In: 52 Sites
(Up to 6 people per site)
$10/night
Tent / Van: 52 Sites
(Up to 6 people per site)