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 (learn more about pet regulations)
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 can register for up to the maximum stay limit (you don't need to register every day).
There is a 30-night camping limit within Yosemite National Park in a calendar year; however, May 1 - September 15, the camping limit in Yosemite is 14 nights, and only seven of those nights can be in Yosemite Valley or Wawona.