Camping Without a Reservation


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If you want to camp in or near Yosemite and you don't already have a reservation, here are two options to try:

  • Camp 4 is open on a first-come, first-served basis from late fall through winter. You can try for a reservation one day in advance (May 20 - September 30). This very popular campground in Yosemite Valley is only for tents; sleeping in a vehicle (including RVs and trailers) is not allowed.
  • Search frequently; you might find a cancellation in a campground that accepts reservations in or near Yosemite.

Within Yosemite National Park, you may not sleep in your car or RV except in a campsite that you're registered to stay in (except at Camp 4, where sleeping in cars is not allowed because it's a walk-in campground). Sleeping in your car along the side of the road is not allowed.


Last updated: August 29, 2022

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