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Old 04-19-2007, 12:22 PM   #1
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Planning a trip out west in Sept. and would love to visit Yosemite National Park.
So far researching campgrounds I've found that any commerical campgrounds with hookups are a considerable drive into the park and valley where all the attractions are.
My question is what are the allowable length limits in the National Park campgrounds? On the reservation site 35ft is the longest allowable I've seen on a individual site but I know people with larger motorhomes have taken them in there before.
Be interested if you have been there before in a 38ft or longer motorhome and which campground you've stayed in and what were your general impressions dry camping there.
Thanks for any info.
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Old 04-19-2007, 12:22 PM   #2
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Good afternoon,
Planning a trip out west in Sept. and would love to visit Yosemite National Park.
So far researching campgrounds I've found that any commerical campgrounds with hookups are a considerable drive into the park and valley where all the attractions are.
My question is what are the allowable length limits in the National Park campgrounds? On the reservation site 35ft is the longest allowable I've seen on a individual site but I know people with larger motorhomes have taken them in there before.
Be interested if you have been there before in a 38ft or longer motorhome and which campground you've stayed in and what were your general impressions dry camping there.
Thanks for any info.
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Old 05-25-2007, 02:13 PM   #3
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I am also planning on going this fall
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Old 05-25-2007, 02:52 PM   #4
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If you go here:

http://www.nps.gov/yose/planyourvisit/campground.htm

and click on each campsight, they give the max. RV length and other info. I have camped at Upper Pines (though in a tent--in the snow--in January--yes, I'm insane) and it is a really nice spot, close to Curry Village shops and the shuttle. Dump station only.
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We've camped many time up at Tuolunme Meadows in our former Sunnybrook 26' TT but saw many larger rv's. BTW the Meadows usually don't accept reservations until July due to late snow melt on the Tioga pass road.
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I have personally stayed in Upper and lower pines campground in a 36' motorhome. Could probably fit 40' NO HOOKUPS available in park. As mentioned before check the web for site length and obstructions...rock-trees, etc. REMEMBER HI-Way 140 from Merced Ca to the park is closed to any vehicles over 28'. There is a KOA in Midpines about 30 miles from the park it is on Hwy 140 before the closure. The drive is about 1 hour each way. I was in the valley yesterday and the water flow is poor for this time of year and if our normal rain patterns hold true the falls and river will be really low by mid to late July and remain so until November/December.
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National Park Service maximum nationwide is 35 feet.
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We live 70 miles from Yosemite, and we see 40' MH in the park all the time. Some even in campgrounds that list 35' (Wawona). Guess some rangers look the other way.

As Gary said and posted the link above, 40' is allowed in the valley at North and Lower Pines. We have traveled through the park many times in our 36' MH. Hyw 41 is probably the most tedious drive. 140 and 120 are easier, but 140 is closed to over 28' for now because of a rock slide last year.

For dry camping, you probably couldn't pick a better month, except maybe Oct. and April. JOHO.
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We just got back from 5 days staying at Midpines KOA on 140 and it was very nice. A small park with fine facilities close to Yosemite. The 28 foot limit on 140 around the landslide is very real--we followed a small schoolbus on one trip and it only just made it onto the bridges.
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