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Yosemite Camping Limits

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Claude Peon · · Unknown Hometown · Joined Oct 2012 · Points: 0

So I'm planning on spending the next couple of months in the valley. My brother lives in Palo Alto so I figured I'd get to sleep in a bed a couple nights a week. On the Yosemite nps website it says you can only stay in the valley for seven nights. They mean consecutively right?

John D · · Unknown Hometown · Joined Nov 2010 · Points: 10

During the peak summer season, I think it's 7 consecutive days and 14 days total, but it might be 7 days total now.

Bryan G · · Yosemite · Joined Nov 2007 · Points: 5,038

Seven nights total from May 1st to Sept 15th in the Valley. Leaving and returning doesn't reset the stay limit. The NPS hasn't advanced to the computer age yet, I think they're still using an alphabetized card catalogue or some shit to keep track of it. Sometimes they won't notice that they already have a card for you when you come back to register, so you can get extra nights, but don't count on it.

vincent L. · · Redwood City · Joined Jan 2005 · Points: 545

Wait are you suggesting the NPS , a government entity , is poorly ran, disorganized , and staffed by dimwits .... ?

Allen Sanderson · · Oootah · Joined Jul 2007 · Points: 1,145

There is a 30-night camping limit within Yosemite National Park in a calendar year; however, May 1 - September 15, the camping limit in Yosemite is 14 nights, and only seven of those nights can be in Yosemite Valley or Wawona.

Guideline #1: Don't be a jerk.

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