For many intrepid campers out there, Yosemite is the pinnacle of the great outdoors. The vistas made popular by Ansel Adams are there for millions of visitors each year for hikers, climbers and photographers. And there are many choices of where to stay while visiting the park. From the classic Ahwhanee Hotel and campgrounds in the park to accomodations that just outside the park, there are choices for just about any budget. Some are definitely more luxurious and some are offer great value even inside the park.
For those that want to camp inside the park, you absolutely need reservations. With 35 million potential campers close by (that’s the population of California) and limited camping inside the park, a campsite reservation is extremely difficult to secure. Of all the parks that we cover, Yosemite is the only one that has a five-month rolling reservation window. A new 30 day block of reservations opens on the 15th of each month. So, this Sunday, February 15th, you’ll be able to book campsites up to July 15th. Yes, this is right in the heart of the summer camping season! And usually all those reservations are taken within 30 minutes.
Yes, we have many clients that want to stay in the park and we do our best to secure those reservations. We will have staff that will come into the office this Sunday to work the phones and the internet to secure those reservations. If for some reason, the campsites get all booked, we do have other options. There are other fantastic, secluded campgrounds just outside of the park that offer similar idyllic settings that we have scoped out for our clients (and we have never had a problem booking these alternate sites). Yosemite is a must-see on many travel wish lists and we have the processes to help with making those dreams come true. To get a glance at one of our trips, check out Yosemite, Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks to get an idea of what’s possible! Then call one of our trip consultants at 800-247-0970 to make it happen!