- Tamarack Flat Campground offers some private camping within Yosemite National Park
- Open from July through October 15th
- Camping fee is only $12 per night
- Tamarack is first-come, first-served
- Hiking to El Capitan is a great day hike within the park
- Don’t neglect to visit the Giant Sequoias
Getting to Tamarack Flat Campground Yosemite requires a trip down a 3-mile unpaved road, but the effort is worth it – no crowds and nature right up close and personal. There are numerous hiking trails for long or shorter treks, and a beautiful stream close by where you can dip your feet. Each site provides a fire pit and picnic table. You won’t find potable water here, so bring your own or treat the stream water with a filter, iodine or by boiling it.
Get to Tamarack Flat Yosemite by taking Highway 140 to Big Oak Flat Road. Turn left here and drive 9 ½ miles to Tioga Road, turning right and going east to the access road to the campgrounds.
Tamarack Flat camping is first-come, first-served.
Specifics for 2017
- Open – From July through October 15th, 2017
- Fee - $12 per night
- # of Sites - 52
- Elevation - 6,300 feet
- Toilet Facilities – Vault toilets
- Showers and Laundry – Showers in Yosemite Valley at Curry Village and Housekeeping Camp, Laundry in Curry Village
- Are generators permitted? Yes, sparingly during daytime hours
- RV sites available? No
- Is there a dump station? Closest one is in Yosemite Valley at the Upper Pines Campground.
Nearby Activities & Attractions
Yosemite Tamarack Flat Campground is not far from Yosemite Valley, with many points of interest. However, you’ll find plenty to do right close by.
You’ll find hiking in this area a popular pastime. You can follow a trail right down beside the stream to a small waterfall. If you want more challenging hiking, you can take the Tamarack Flat Trail to El Capitan. This is a 17-mile trek out and back, and will take you the better part of a day. Hiking to Cascade Creek is shorter, only 4.4 miles.
- Tuolumne Grove
Not far away is a stand of Giant Sequoias, a wonderful place to visit! This grove contains one huge tree that you can walk through.
- Merced Grove
Merced Grove is also fairly close to the campground, and you can enjoy more of these magnificent Giant Sequoias.