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YOSEMITE RV CAMPING

            Thinking about an RV camping trip to Yosemite National Park?  This is one trip where you'll definitely need to plan ahead.  Yosemite's proximity to the urban areas of California and its unparalleled scenery make it a vacation destination for somewhere around 4 million people every year.  Of course, they don't all go at the same time, but summers are crowded and reservations are essential.  Still, there are tons of places to camp in the park and in the forests and towns nearby. 

Yosemite National Park RV Camping

            Within the boundaries of Yosemite RV camping is available at 10 campgrounds, half of which accept reservations for all or part of their sites.  Campgrounds in Yosemite Valley are known to sell out for summer visits within minutes of becoming available five months in advance, but if you still want to camp in the park try the first-come, first-served campgrounds along Tioga Road.  Even these fill up by noon during the peak summer months, however.  Keep in mind, too, that Yosemite RV camping is camping without hookups, although there are three dump stations in the park.

Yosemite Ridge Resort

            Located in Buck Meadows, just 12 miles from Yosemite's west entrance, the Yosemite Ridge Resort offers cabins and RV camping.  Swim in the nearby natural Rainbow Pool, or relax over dinner at the Buck Meadows restaurant on the resort grounds.  In addition to Yosemite, nearby attractions also include rafting on the Tuolumne River, hiking, biking, trail rides, and golfing.  RV sites have full hookups, including satellite TV, and most are shady with great views.

Yosemite Westlake Campground and RV Park

            Yosemite RV camping can also be found at this RV park in Greeley Hill near Coulterville.  It features 21 RV sites with full hookups; 18 of these sites are pull-throughs for 40 to 60-foot rigs.  The grounds include shaded sites, a group barbecue area, and a catch-and-release fishing pond; nearby are a mini-market and deli, a restaurant, a coin laundry, the county library, and a general store.  It's a 25-minute drive to Yosemite or enjoy the area's other recreational options, including Gold Country explorations.

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