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Camp 4, California Campground Photos, Directions & Reservations

Camp 4 Campground Photos

Camp 4 Campground Photos
Camp 4 Campground Photos
Camp 4 Campground Photos
Camp 4 Campground Photos
Camp 4 Campground Photos


Camp 4 is now first come, first served for the winter season. Only sites 37 through 61 are open.


Camp 4 is a shared site campground, which means six individuals (including children 3 and older) are assigned to each site. The campground has a total of 61 sites (only 25 open in winter) 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.

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.


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.

Recreation Sites

  • Tent Only Nonelectric
  • Overnight


  • Accessible Campsites
  • Accessible Flush Toilets
  • Accessible Grills
  • Accessible Parking
  • Accessible Showers
  • Campfire Rings
  • Drinking Water
  • Flush Toilets
  • Food Storage Locker
  • Picnic Tables
  • Showers
  • Picnic Table
  • Fire Pit

Directions and Contact Information

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.

Need to Know

  • You must successfully secure a reservation to stay at Camp 4. No first come, first served sites are available.
  • Your reservation will be forfeited if you do not check in by 8:30 a.m. the morning after your arrival date.
  • Reservation holders check-in on the reserved date between 8:30 a.m. PDT and 4:30 p.m. PDT at the Camp 4 kiosk. You may occupy your campsite(s) after 12:00 p.m. PDT. If you arrive after 4:30 p.m. PDT, check the kiosk window for your campsite assignment. If you arrive after the Camp 4 kiosk has closed, you must check-in by 8:30 a.m. PDT the following morning.
  • Reservation holders and all group members 16 and older, must be present at check-in and show government issued, photo identification.
  • It may be possible to extend your stay depending on availability and stay limits. Please check with the Ranger at the kiosk ASAP about extending your stay.
  • Checkout is 12:00 p.m. PDT.
  • Proper food storage is mandatory at Camp 4. No food or scented items allowed in vehicles or tents; you must secure these items in the food storage locker provided at your site. Locker dimensions are 35″Dx43″Wx28″H. Deposit garbage in bear-proof dumpsters.
  • Between May 1 and September 15, the stay limit at Camp 4 is 7 nights.
  • Camp 4 is a walk-in campground; vehicles are never permitted inside the campground. You may not sleep in your vehicle in the Camp 4 parking lot; this includes vans.
  • With the exception of Service Dogs, pets are not allowed at Camp 4. Click here for NPS policy regarding Service Dogs.
  • Help Yosemite be a Zero Landfill park ! Leave excess packaging at home. Use refillable water bottles, food containers and travel mugs. Place all of your recyclable waste in designated recycling containers.
  • Don’t Move Firewood: Help protect our forests! Prevent the spread of tree-killing pests by obtaining firewood at or near your destination and burning it on-site. Moving firewood is illegal in some states. Visit to learn more.
  • Road conditions can change at any time; before arrival, please call (209) 372-0200 for road and weather conditions inside Yosemite, and 1-800-427-ROAD for conditions outside the park.
  • Resale or auction of your reservation is prohibited.

Location Map

Latitude : 37° 44′ 29.1348″ N
Longitude: 119° 36′ 12.0857″ W

Mailing Address

PO BOX 577

Phone Number


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