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

Activities

Offered near the campground.

Biking

If you prefer to travel on a two wheeled vehicle, then you’re in luck! why is that? well there are over 12 miles of paved bike ...Read more

Fishing

There is a plethora of fishing options in yosemite and the surrounding areas. the season for stream and river fishing begins on...Read more

Hiking

Yosemite has unbelievable amount of goodness to offer the hiker. just simply walking around the park is one of the best ways to...Read more

Horseback riding

Why not see yosemite... via a mule or on horseback !? guided mule rides, both pack and saddle trips, overnight boarding facili...Read more

Paddling

Within yosemite’s vast natural wonder are many places to go kayaking . visitors can enjoy the park by water on the merced rive...Read more

Climbing

We don’t often use the words “world renowned” unless it is something truly deserving. which brings us the the world renowned cl...Read more

Snow sports

Yosemite can definitely be a winter wonderland. during certain parts of the year, the park is available for a variety of winte...Read more

Swimming

You could go swimming at one of the outdoor pools available during the summer time at curry village and yosemite lodge , howev...Read more

Whitewater paddling

A popular activity is rafting along the merced river. it is a great way to cover a lot of ground in little time and is very rel...Read more

Wildlife watching

Part of what makes yosemite so epic is it’s year round inhabitants of the furry nature . yosemite national park supports more...Read more

Terrain

Natural features you'll find at Tamarack Flat Campground.

Forest
Lake
Redwoods
River, stream or ...
Swimming hole
Waterfall
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Hipcamper Valerie
Valerie M.
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!

Tamarack Flat Campground
Hipcamper Aja
Aja P.
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 C.
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 B.
recommends this listing.
January 21st, 2018

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

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May 30th, 2017
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February 17th, 2017
Park
Yosemite National Park
State
California
Phone Number
(209) 372-0200
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)