Camp at Camp 4, Yosemite NP

Camp 4 Campground

Camp 4 is a popular site for rock climbers as there are bouldering routes inside the campground. It's also located near the Upper Yosemite Falls trailhead. 

Camp 4 is located in Yosemite Valley near Yosemite Valley Lodge. It's a popular spot for climbers as there is bouldering within the site. It's also located close to the Upper Yosemite Falls trail. Pets are not allowed. First come, first serve, $6/night. More info at https://www.nps.gov/yose/plany...

Pack List

  • Tent
  • Food
  • $ for site
  • 10 essentials
  • Rock climbing gear (optional)
  • Camera
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Activities Chillin, Camping, Photography, Rock Climbing
Skill Level Beginner
Season Year Round
Features
Bathrooms
Easy Parking
Family Friendly
Food Nearby
Forest
Groups
Picnic Area
Scenic
Waterfall
Wildflowers
Wildlife

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Easy and inexpensive

Uncrowded on a winter weekday and it had water access, what more could you ask for?

Worth waiting in line

We got in late (2am-ish) on a Thursday night and signed in on the after-hours check in then waited in line for a solid 3-4 hours the next morning to pay for the night before and reserve a spot for the next couple nights. Definitely a pain but to sleep in the Valley without reservations is pretty amazing. You wake up in walking distance to world class hiking and rock climbing...doesn't get much better than that. Just plan well for the line...make coffee and breakfast, bring games, make friends...and you'll be good. FYI the check in opens at 8:30am, when we went to get in line at that time we were probably behind 30+ people. If you really want to get a jump on the day, get there by 6:00/6:30am.

A Stepping Stone

I spent a few days at Camp 4 though was probably the least deserving one there. My intent was not to scale the mountains but rather base camp there for several day hikes prior to the lead up to a large backcountry undertaking. Despite my mixed motives with the natives, the climbers were very accommodating and friendly. Maybe the next time I go back, I'll be ready to climb.


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