Camp 4 (Yosemite National Park)

State: Northern California

Short Name: Camp 4

Address 1: Yosemite National Park

Open all Year: Yes

Number of Sites: 35

Camp URL:

National Park: 45

Camp 4 was formerly known as Sunnyside Campground

Location: Yosemite Valley, near Yosemite Lodge

Elevation: 4,000 ft (1,200 m)

Open: All year

Reservations: No, but the campground fills early most mornings from spring through fall.

Cost: $5/night per person (a total of six people will be assigned to each campsite)

Number of sites: 35

RV length: Not permitted

Trailer length: Not permitted

Parking: Parking is available adjacent to the campground. A parking permit is required from spring through fall. You will receive a free parking permit upon registering. Sleeping in vehicles is not permitted.

Groceries: Nearby (Yosemite Lodge, Yosemite Village)

Showers: Nearby (Curry Village and Housekeeping Camp)

Pets: Not permitted

Each campsite contains a fire pit (no grill), picnic table, and four shared food lockers [33″(D)x45″(W)x18″(H)], and is near a bathroom with potable water and flushing toilets.

Camp 4 is listed on the National Register of Historic Places because of its nationally significant role in the development of rock climbing as a sport.

How to register at Camp 4: From spring through fall, a campground ranger staffs Camp 4 each day. You must register with the ranger in order to stay at Camp 4. The ranger arrives at the campground kiosk around 8:30 am, although, a line has often formed well before then and the campground may fill before everyone in line is registered. Space is available on a per-person basis and each person wishing to register must be present. Six people will be assigned to each campsite; people in one group may be assigned to different campsites.

You are required to store food properly in order to protect Yosemite’s bears.

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