Tamarack Flat Campground
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Tamarack Flat Campground is located on the Tioga Road (hwy 120) about 45 minutes from Yosemite Valley. The campground is open roughly from late June through September. Tamarack Flat is a first come first served campground with 52 well spread out campsites that can each hold 6 people. The road in can be a bit rough and is not recommended for RV's or trailers. The cost per night is $10 (listed fee is from 2011)
Yosemite Valley is about 45 minutes away.
Each campsite includes a fire pit, a table and a bear proof food locker [33"(D)x45"(W)x18"(H)]. Storing all of your food items, toiletries and coolers is required for the protection of the bears in the area. DO NOT LEAVE FOOD IN YOUR CAR OR RV. Please dispose of all trash immediatly in the bear proof trash cans located around the campground. Restrooms are vault type and are located throughout the campground.
Groceries are either 25 minutes west at Crane Flat or 45 minutes away at Yosemite Village.
Showers are in Yosemite Valley at Half Dome Village or Housekeeping Camp. See details below.
Pets are not permitted in the campground.
Yosemite Valley Information
Nearby Yosemite Village boasts several restaurants.
Degnan's Cafe - features smoothies, coffee, baked goods and an internet kiosk. The cafe is usually open from April to September.
Degnan's Deli - sells deli sandwiches, salads, vegetarian and gourmet food, snacks, lattes and other beverages. The deli is open daily from 7am to 5pm.
Degnan's Loft - This Yosemite Village restaurant features pizza, salads, soups and appetizers - all served in this family-style loft restaurant located above Degnan's Deli. Wine and beer are also available. Open Spring to Fall. Open 5 to 9 pm Mon-Fri and
Village Grill - serves an excellent variety of grilled items, such as cheeseburgers, grilled chicken, veggie and salmon burgers. Don't pass on one of the Milkshakes. Open 11 am to 5 pm daily.
The country store at Yosemite Village is well stocked with groceries and has an excellent gift shop.
Half Dome Village (click for a fantastic map from the National park Service), a bit farther east, offers several restaurants including a Pizza Deck (some of the best Pizza I have ever had and should be a stop on everyone's trip to Yosemite), Ice cream shop/ coffee bar, A Taqueria, a Dining Pavilion (Buffet style), A small bar that serves an excellent local draft selection located next to the Pizza Deck. Also at Half Dome Village is a mountaineering shop and mountaineering school, a store and gift shop, an amphiteather, a public pool, showers and a Lounge that has open WIFI access.
Raft and Bicycle rentals are next to Half Dome Village at the Half Dome Village Recreation Center get off at Shuttle Stop 13a.
Road conditions can change at any time. Please check road and weather before arriving at (209)372-0200 for conditions inside Yosemite, and 1-800-427-ROAD for conditions outside the park. Highway 120 over Tioga Pass from Lee Vining and the Glacier Point Road are closed seasonally.
Entrance Fee to the park is $20 per private vehicle.
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