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  1. Default Yosemite in Late June 2013

    All, I am seeking advice on where to stay on Yosemite next summer in June. I have a 26 ft travel trailer with three kids (12, 10, and 5). Also, what else is a "must do" for famies. Thanks!

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    Default What'd You Have in Mind?

    Welcome aboard the RoadTrip America Forums!

    Clearly, if you can get a site within the national park itself, that would be the ideal situation. Short of that, you should try for the nearby Stanislaus or Sierra National Forests. The only thing I would say that you absolutely 'must' do is to enroll your kids in the Junior Ranger Program. Other than that, what to do will depend on aspects of your trip that you haven't divulged as yet, such as how much time you'll have, where you'll be coming from and gong to, whether you'll have a toad, what your interests are, etc.

    AZBuck

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    Default The 'Pines' but be quick !

    I would recommend setting up camp in one of the 'Pines' Campgrounds [Lower or North as Upper only takes trailers up to 24ft] located in the heart of Yosemite Valley. These are very popular and you will need to book asap after the booking window opens which is January 15th if you arrive before June 14th, or Feb 25th if you arrive 15th June onwards. Be warned that they can book out very quickly, so the sooner the better !

    You will find a lot of info on the Yosemite website and you will be given leaflets at the entry kiosk, but you can't beat talking to the Park Rangers, who are only too pleased to tell you about their favourite parts of the park. There are many Trails and attractions in the valley, one of the main ones being Yosemite Falls which should be flowing nicely at this time of year. Away from the valley you will find Glacier Point, [a must for me !] Mariposa Grove, Hetch Hetchy Res and the wonderful Tioga Pass which includes Tenaya Lake and Tuolumne Meadows. Depending on where you are coming from, or going too, you could book a night on the east side of the mountains around Lee Vining/Mono Lake to enjoy Tioga Pass, or alternatively I believe the campground at Tuolumne medows can cater for your trailer. Again, be quick !

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    Quote Originally Posted by AZBuck View Post
    Welcome aboard the RoadTrip America Forums!

    Clearly, if you can get a site within the national park itself, that would be the ideal situation. Short of that, you should try for the nearby Stanislaus or Sierra National Forests. The only thing I would say that you absolutely 'must' do is to enroll your kids in the Junior Ranger Program. Other than that, what to do will depend on aspects of your trip that you haven't divulged as yet, such as how much time you'll have, where you'll be coming from and gong to, whether you'll have a toad, what your interests are, etc.

    AZBuck
    Thanks! I will research the camp grounds inside the park.

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    Thanks for the info. I will book on 25Feb12. I will be coming down from Seattle and plan on staying about 4 days in the park and traveling to another distination before heading back up to Seattle.

  6. Default Eastern Sierra, CA and Yosemite National Park

    I would like to visit the Eastern Sierra and Yoesemite NP this Summer. I will be traveling with three children and towing a 28 ft Camper from Seattle, WA. I would like to spend three nights in the Yoesemite area prior to going to other places in the Eastern sierra, CA area. I would like to stay at NP Camp grounds if at all possible. I am looking for safe and clean Camp grounds and if there is an outstanding priviate CG, I will consider that also. I am planning the trip for July. Any help would be great!

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    Default "In the area" ?

    Are you planning on staying elsewhere in the Sierras as well as Yosemite NP. or are you asking again where to stay while visiting Yosemite? The answer is the same from my point of view, use one of the 'Pines' campgrounds in the NP. There is a private campground in Groveland called 'Yosemite Pines' which is nice enough, but by no means 'outstanding.

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    Another possibility for a place to stay if you want to visit attractions in the area is Lee Vining. Mono Vista RV park is there & while it is a long drive over Tioga pass to get to Yosemite, there are interesting places to visit on the Lee Vining side. Mono Lake and Bodie Ghost town are two worth a visit.

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