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Seeking camping/lodging Yosemite July 4-6 for one person


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sheriw724 · · Los Angeles · Joined Feb 2016 · Points: 95

Last minute opportunity to climb Yosemite between July 4- 6 but no place to stay. Anyone have space in a reserved site available, space in a lodging (perhaps a friend cancelled) or know of something other than illegal bivy?  I don't want to chance Camp 4. Coming from Los Angeles; just one person. Thanks in advance!

Cassidy Anderson · · San Diego, CA · Joined Nov 2008 · Points: 171

Drive outside the Park and camp. On second thought I actually wouldn't drive anywhere in the Valley July 4th weekend. Prepare to wait in massive car lineups, you might as well just stay in LA...

FrankPS · · Atascadero, CA · Joined Nov 2009 · Points: 275

Have you checked the three Valley campgrounds on recreation.gov? If they are all full, check back frequently, as there are cancellations.

Cory Brooks · · Fresno, CA · Joined Feb 2015 · Points: 882
FrankPS wrote: Have you checked the three Valley campgrounds on recreation.gov? If they are all full, check back frequently, as there are cancellations.

On July 4th? Forget it, if you find a spot, go buy a lottery ticket! I suggest camping on the Forest service land outside the Hwy 41 entrance. There is a nice dirt road there, with many bivy spots, perfectly legal. Its just a bit of drive into the valley from there (30 min).

sheriw724 · · Los Angeles · Joined Feb 2016 · Points: 95
c b wrote:

On July 4th? Forget it, if you find a spot, go buy a lottery ticket! I suggest camping on the Forest service land outside the Hwy 41 entrance. There is a nice dirt road there, with many bivy spots, perfectly legal. Its just a bit of drive into the valley from there (30 min).


FrankPS · · Atascadero, CA · Joined Nov 2009 · Points: 275
c b wrote:

On July 4th? Forget it, if you find a spot, go buy a lottery ticket! I suggest camping on the Forest service land outside the Hwy 41 entrance. There is a nice dirt road there, with many bivy spots, perfectly legal. Its just a bit of drive into the valley from there (30 min).

No one would possibly cancel on July 4th? And if everyone thinks "no way," there might be an opening.

sheriw724 · · Los Angeles · Joined Feb 2016 · Points: 95

I guess I need to buy a lottery ticket, as I just got a notice from a hiking meetup group completely random, that someone is offering a campsite at Upper Pines Campground, those exact dates I need.

sheriw724 · · Los Angeles · Joined Feb 2016 · Points: 95
c b wrote:

On July 4th? Forget it, if you find a spot, go buy a lottery ticket! I suggest camping on the Forest service land outside the Hwy 41 entrance. There is a nice dirt road there, with many bivy spots, perfectly legal. Its just a bit of drive into the valley from there (30 min).

I guess I need to buy a lottery ticket, as I just got a notice from a hiking meetup group completely random, that someone is offering a campsite at Upper Pines Campground, those exact dates I need.

phylp · · Upland · Joined May 2015 · Points: 617

Have a great time, Sheri!

Guideline #1: Don't be a jerk.

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