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Christchurch, New Zealand
Reviewed 13 December 2016

Definitely pop in if you can. Spots are a first-come first-served basis so line up early in the morning (office opens at 8:30 from memory) if you want to guarantee a campsite. You can book for up to 7 days. They have bear-proof food lockers and toilets there. The mentality here is very unique. Different to the fancier more expensive...

Thank EarthlyAmbler
Houston, Texas
Reviewed 20 October 2016

Yosemite is an amazing park but if you really want to experience it you need to stay inside the park, otherwise you will waste multiple hours per day driving in and out. Camp 4 is cheap and its amazing. You share your ground with other people which forces people to interact and have fun! Love National Parks check out my...

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Geneva, Switzerland
Reviewed 16 September 2016

If you are a rock-climber, you have probably heard about camp 4. If you are genuinly caring about community spirit and "keeping traditions" and don't know about camp 4 - read up abouit it and stay here. If you are the camper that needs your daily shower and don't like to talk to neighbours - stay AWAY (please, it's for...

1Thank CharlitaEU
Incline Village, Nevada
Reviewed 29 July 2016 via mobile

Just completed a four day stay here and thought I would post a few tips about the first come first serve process. *Number of Available Spots* The Ranger posts the number of available spots that are scheduled to open up the next day on the kiosk window (see picture) before she leaves each day. On Monday there were 122 spots,...

11Thank AL_RTW
San Francisco, California
Reviewed 25 February 2016

Camp 4 is located in the heart of the valley, a short walk from Yosemite Lodge. Originally, our group were to stay in Upper Pines, but through misinformation from the fine individuals of Recreation.gov, we were stranded without a campsite until a knowledgeable park ranger instructed us to try our luck at Camp 4. The campground is on a first...

3Thank gordon_ramsli
Leutkirch im Allgau, Germany
Reviewed 29 August 2015 via mobile

If you are a Backpacker in Yosemite you should stay one or two nights St Camp 4. you Share one fireplace with 3 other tents. So you will automaticly have conversations with People from all around the world. Bear boxes. At night sometimes bears are around and in the campground. So cool. The Rangers are always around. Oh and go...

2Thank danielfaess
Reviewed 16 August 2015 via mobile

We were essentially ridiculously lucky, arriving at 10 and waiting 45 minutes for a slot.. But beware - we were the last people to get a spot and others behind us were turned away. The people in the long queue before us had been there since 5am (the ones at the front) - and had assured themselves a spot.. But...

2Thank Laurabbbbbbbb
Dublin, Ireland
Reviewed 12 August 2015 via mobile

It is much better than I thought. Very civilised camping site. It was cheap clean and well organised. It's first come first serve. It's quite busy better go early. No shower on the site. It's 3mins walk to Yosemite lodge which is the main dining area.

2Thank Nan H
San Jose, California
Reviewed 30 July 2015 via mobile

if your coming on Thursday -Sunday. make sure to get in line round 5 am. people start getting assigned to camp sites at 7am. but they always run out and have to turn people away if u r a climber, this is the campsite where "midnight lightning" is located

1Thank ZiyaBunny
San Francisco, California
Reviewed 20 July 2015 via mobile

We left SF at 3am and arrived to Camp 4's first come first serve camp site at 6:15am on Saturday morning in mid July. There were 52 people in line already and they allowed 84 people that day, so we luckily got in no problem. The 84th person probably got there around 7:30-7:45. The ranger arrived a little after 8am...

1Thank Andrew K

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Address: Northside Drive, Yosemite Valley, Yosemite National Park, CA
Region: United States > California > Yosemite National Park
Number of rooms: 35
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