Tamarack Flat Campground

Yosemite National Park

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Old Big Oak Flat Rd. Yosemite National Park, CA 95389 209-372-0200 Reservations: 877-444-6777 Official Website

GPS: 37.7519, -119.7365

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Overview of Tamarack Flat Campground

RVs and trailers are not recommended at Tamarack Flat Campground. No first-come, first-served camping will be available from mid-May through late-Sept. All open campgrounds will require reservations.

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

Your campsite reservation allows you to enter the park 24 hours per day for the duration of your reservation or for three days (whichever is longer). Those without campground reservations are required to get an entrance reservation to drive into or through the park from May - Sept. (exact dates vary annually) between 6 AM and 4 PM. 

Number of Sites 52

Reservations yes

Open Seasonally Late June - mid-Oct.

Elevation 4,921 ft / 1,499 m

Max Stay 14

Tent Camping Yes

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Reviews of Tamarack Flat Campground 2 people have reviewed this location.

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51 reviews
“Quiet Secluded Camping ”

Reviewed 8/23/2023

Nightly rate: $24
Days stayed: 2
Site Number: 33
RV Length: 8' (Teardrop Trailer)
Overall Rating

First I want to say we did the switch back road in with a 5 x 8 ft squaredrop style trailer and our SUV just fine. There was another smaller teardrop trailer there as well. I booked the site as a pop up camper and that seemed to be acceptable. Please note not all sites are big enough so be sure to look at the notes when you book.
Did not find any water so bring that in. Pit toilets.
Reservations are required now. This is a little drive from Yosemite valley but not bad. No cell service here.
Site 33 is the best and not like the others. Has a concrete pad and on the dead end. Quiet and views of the stars.
Also stayed a night in site 35 and that was nice but we had a raging River thru the site during rain showers.

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Ghostrunner5 would stay here again

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18 reviews
“A gem in Yosemite!”

Reviewed 9/23/2018

Nightly rate: $12
Days stayed: 1
Site Number: 28
Overall Rating

My husband and I camped here on a Tuesday night mid-September. We had first tried to find a spot in Yosemite Valley but everything was full before 10am. We arrived at Tamarack Flat at 11:30am and were happy to find a spot. We chose site #28 as it was large and offered more privacy than others. We definitely recommend site #28 whether you’re tent camping, SUV camping or in a RV. Otherwise check out the first ones on the left as you come in as those looked more secluded as well. Each site offers a picnic table, fire ring and bear box. Bear box use is required for any food and scented toiletry items. This is a first come first served campground but our understand is it can fill up fast at peak times. RVs are not recommended as the road is only one vehicle wide and has sharp curves. Small RVs seem to make it down ok. The road looks recently paved so it’s super smooth. This campground is definitely worth the 3 mile drive off the main road. Vault toilets are available. No AT&T cell service. We loved this peaceful and quiet campground! And it’s less than half the price of the campgrounds in the valley.

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Hannah would stay here again

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Amenities

Hookups
  • dry camping
Recreation
  • recreation trail
Site Amenities
  • fire ring
  • picnic table
Facilities
  • ADA Accessible
  • restrooms: vault
Pets
  • pets

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