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
    Commented Jan 13, 2018 at 23:27

1 Answer 1


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.

  • 1
    So actually, it is permitted. You just, y’know, need a permit. (And to be in one of the designated campsites. Which is typical.) Commented Jan 14, 2018 at 15:18

You must log in to answer this question.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged .