Yosemite National Park Announces The Launch Of A Pilot Daily Lottery For Camp 4 Campground - Yosemite News Release April 16, 2019

Yosemite National Park Announces The Launch Of A Pilot Daily Lottery For Camp 4 Campground - Yosemite News Release April 16, 2019

Camp 4 daily lottery to go into effect beginning on Tuesday, May 21, 2019    

 

Yosemite National Park announces that a new pilot lottery program for Camp 4 Campground will launch on Tuesday, May 21, 2019. This daily lottery system will be operated through Recreation.gov and will help improve the visitor experience at Camp 4 Campground.

 

Camp 4 Campground is a walk-in campground and the only first-come, first-served campground in Yosemite Valley. Visitor demands for a camping space at Camp 4 have been increasing over the past decade and the current registration system no longer serves the public and meets the needs of current campers. Under the current system, campers have to line up and wait for a first-come, first-served camping space to open. In order to wait for one of the available spaces to open up, campers line up all day, and sometime the night before, with the hopes of getting a camping space. This system is inefficient and has contributed to wildlife issues due to improper food storage, out of bounds camping, and conflicts between campers.

 

To help resolve these issues, Yosemite National Park is going to test a new pilot program from late May to early September, using a daily lottery system similar to the Half Dome daily lottery. Visitors interested in staying at Camp 4 will enter a daily lottery managed by www.recreation.gov. The lottery opens at 12:01 am pacific time the day before your intended arrival date. The lottery is open until 4:00 pm pacific time. The lottery automatically matches applicants with the number of open camping spaces. All people who enter the daily lottery will be notified by email on the results of their lottery application.       

 

Tuolumne Meadows Winter Conditions

Tuolumne Meadows Winter Conditions

Tuolumne Meadows Winter Conditions Update for April 11, 2019  

New snow: 2 inches
Total settled snow depth: 78 inches (at 8,600 feet)
High temperature: 50°F (April 8)
Low temperature: 9°F (April 10)

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