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Camp 4 weekdays in summer

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Camp 4 weekdays in summer

Postby climbSpain » Tue Jul 05, 2011 9:28 pm

What are the chances of getting a campsite in Camp Four midweek in the summer? Is it even possible arriving first-thing in the morning? And any chance getting there in the afternoon?
Any advice about how to get a campsite in Yosemite without a reservation in summer would be appreciated.
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Re: Camp 4 weekdays in summer

Postby bslayman » Thu Jul 07, 2011 8:00 am

I arrived around 1PM in the afternoon and lucked out and got a spot. The next morning there was a line of forty waiting for the Ranger opening at 8:30AM. The ones at te front of the line arrived before midnight...
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Re: Camp 4 weekdays in summer

Postby annie86x » Sun Jul 24, 2011 6:50 pm

I am planning on camping here on a Tuesday in late August and will probably be arriving around 5am-- I hope that's early enough!
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Re: Camp 4 weekdays in summer

Postby dan » Sun Jul 24, 2011 8:56 pm

annie86x wrote:I am planning on camping here on a Tuesday in late August and will probably be arriving around 5am-- I hope that's early enough!

Then bring a lawn chair, warm drinks, and a head lamp and enjoy the company while waiting. Good luck!
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Re: Camp 4 weekdays in summer

Postby Alex » Wed Jun 13, 2012 2:30 pm

Hi, guys, I am planning to go to Yosemite in July and try to get a spot at Camp 4 Wednsday or Thursday. It's been almost a year since the last post in this topic. Anybody had any experience lately with getting a spot at Camp 4 midweek? In general, is it possible if I get there in the morning or even around noon? I understand it varies by the day but in general. Any info would be appreciated.
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Re: Camp 4 weekdays in summer

Postby Wickett » Thu Jun 14, 2012 10:46 am

It boils down to two factors, how many people are leaving and how many people are in line ahead of you. If you want to get a spot you have to be near the head of the line and to do that you sometimes have to be there before midnight, but no guarantees, if no one is checking out that day they won't have spots. Weekends are generally worse than weekdays, weather plays a factor too.

There are some times when someone decides to leave early and you can happen upon a chance opening, so check as soon as you get to the park. Me and two friends scored three spots in one site that way.
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Re: Camp 4 weekdays in summer

Postby Barbara99 » Sun Jan 24, 2016 3:23 am

climbSpain wrote:What are the chances of getting a campsite in summer Camp Four midweek in the summer? Is it even possible arriving first-thing in the morning? And any chance getting there in the afternoon?
Any advice about how to get a campsite in Yosemite without a reservation in summer would be appreciated.


I suggest you to go one day earlier and talk to local people and workers there they would give you the exact information for good campsite location
or you can also go 1 or 2 hours before opening, it will definitely help.
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