Camping in Yosemite National Park

The famous Tunnel View
The famous Tunnel View

Yosemite National Park is in California and covers an area of 747,956 acres. We spent 6 wonderful nights camping at ‘Camp 4’ in the Park, which is a first come first severed campground. Your spot includes your own Bear proof locker to store all your food, there are no showers on the campground but you can head over to Housekeeping Camp to use the showers there for $5.

To get the best experience of what the park has to offer you need to get out on the trails and lose the hordes of tourists that visit the valley on a daily basis. Our favourite hike was the Mist Trail which was a 7 mile round trip hike following the river and hiking by Vernal Falls to the top of Nevada Falls, depending on the wind direction you can get a free shower, which is a bonus for us campers! Another great hike is to the top of Upper Yosemite Falls, this is a strenuous hike but great views from the top. You could spend weeks exploring the park; there are so many hiking trails, heaven for people that like the great outdoors.

There is nothing better in life than being sat around a campfire at night, surrounded by large pine trees and looking up the granite rock shining in the moonlight. Everything you need in life is right there, nothing materialistic, just back to basic nature.

Now rant time, national parks are there for everyone to enjoy, which yes is a good thing, but should idiots be in the parks? Idiots that throw rubbish out of their car window as they drive through the park! Idiots that drink too much and then throw up all over the floor of restrooms! Idiots that feed the wildlife and then the idiots who drive above the speed limits through the park endangering the lives of wildlife that may be crossing the roads. We saw them all so if you are one of these people please don’t visit the parks until you have learned some respect!

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