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Tamarack Flat Campground Yosemite National Park California

Tamarack Flat Overview

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Tamarack Flat campground has 52 (most large) campsites best suited for tents (trailers & RVs not recommend) and is located about 45 minutes north of Yosemite Valley.  From Highway 120, you’ll take Old Big Oak Flat Road for 3 miles to the campground. The one-lane road is freshly paved and takes you through a beautiful forest with great views of the surrounding area.

All campsites are first-come first-serve and most have shade from large trees. The campgrounds is at 6,300 feet in elevation and is typically open mid-June to mid-September.

Tamarack Flat is a remote and primitive campground. There are vault toilets, but no potable water. You can treat the nearby water from Tamarack Creek by boiling, using a filter or iodine).  Campsites also have a picnic table, food locker (33″ deep x 45″ wide x 18″ high), and fire ring.

Tamarack Flat – Area Recreation

Popular outdoor recreation in the area includes hiking, backpacking and wildlife viewing. There’s also a service road/trail from the campground that will take you to El Capitan (8.4 miles), Yosemite Falls (11 miles) and Yosemite Valley (16.2 miles). Other recreation in the park includes biking, kayaking, photography, climbing, rock climbing and horseback riding. There are also many historic sites and museums to visit throughout the Park.

You may also like Crane Flat campground.


First Come, First Served

  • Campsite Tables
  • Fire Pit
  • Fire Rings
  • Golden Age & Access Passports accepted
  • Pets OK
  • Restrooms (Vault Toilets)
  • Backpacking
  • Bird Watching
  • Climbing
  • Creek
  • Fishing
  • Hiking
  • Historic Sites
  • Mountain Biking
  • Nature Trails
  • Photography
  • Picnicking
  • Stargazing
  • Walking Trails
  • Winter/Snow Sports
Old Big Oak Flat Road
Yosemite National Park, California 95389
209 372-0200
Campground Map
Best Campsites

1, 2, 11, 13, 20, 29, 30, 31, 39, 44, 48, 51, 53

Campsite Types
  • ADA
  • Tent
# of Campsites:



Mid June – Mid September



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