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I was thinking of renting a camper van and wondered if it's safe to sleep in the van. Are there designated areas where one can park and stay overnight in a van?

  • What do you mean by safe? – JoErNanO Jan 13 '18 at 23:27
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Unfortunately, this is not permitted:

Within Yosemite National Park, you may not sleep in your car or RV except in a campsite that you're registered to stay in (except at Camp 4, where sleeping in cars is not allowed because it's a walk-in campground). Sleeping in your car along the side of the road is also not allowed.

You'd need to sleep at a campsite or outside the park. See the guide to Visiting Yosemite With an RV, including this map showing free and paid locations around the park with RV parking.

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    So actually, it is permitted. You just, y’know, need a permit. (And to be in one of the designated campsites. Which is typical.) – LessPop_MoreFizz Jan 14 '18 at 15:18

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