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Trailer Size in Yosemite Valley
April 15, 2012 10:02AM
We have a 28 ft. trailer but I was only able to reserve a site with maximum allowable trailer length of 24 ft. Does anyone know how strict they are on the difference? The site says **The maximum allowable trailer length in this site is 24 feet, due to maneuverability**. I don't think there would be any problem for me to "maneuver" it into the spot, just wonder if they will stop me at the gate. Anyone run ito this before?
Re: Trailer Size in Yosemite Valley
April 15, 2012 04:09PM
My brother in law puts their 22ft trailer into a site that says 12 ft. The site is plenty big enough but I suppose if he weren't an expert backer, it might be tough for someone to get it in. No one checks your trailer when you pull into the campground so unless you end up not being able to maneuver it into the site, you should be okay. The important thing is that you aren't sticking out into the road.
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April 15, 2012 05:34PM
You'll probably be okay. But what will you do if you can't get it into the site?
Re: Trailer Size in Yosemite Valley
April 15, 2012 05:50PM
Probably won't be a problem but if you want my semi expert opinion, which campground and which site are you talking about? My guess is your brother put his trailer into site #43 in Lower Pines which has the 12 ft. trailer warning ,but we were able to put a 24 ft. trailer, an Expedition, and a 19 ft. mini motor home into. The max. trailer lengths were devised assuming it would be the first time someone would be pulling a trailer and had no idea how to back it up. But some sites are tricky to get into. So which site are you talking about??
Re: Trailer Size in Yosemite Valley
April 16, 2012 09:34AM
Nope not site 43. There are actually over 2 dozen sites in Lower Pines that have a 12ft trailer warning but we have not encountered a problem yet.
Re: Trailer Size in Yosemite Valley
April 16, 2012 05:41AM
The site limits are SOMETIMES very conservative, but not always. You'll probably be ok.
Re: Trailer Size in Yosemite Valley
May 02, 2012 03:20PM
I am concerned about the same thing. I have a 28' Airstream and tow vehicle for a site in upper pines. After booking the site online with 28' trailer in the search criteria I looked at the fine print stating trailers are a 24' max. Looks like they have that for all upper pines sites. This might be related to the roadways and not the site.

Upon reading the national park website on yosemite trailer camping they stated that they DON'T measure the trailer but if you can't fit into the site you will have to move on. You might also have to park your tow vehicle at curry village if that does not fit in the site unhooked.

Check out http://yosemitecampsites.com/ and look up your site. You'll get a photo of the site. I also searched google for my site and someone posted a vacation photo of my exact site with a massive class A motorhome in the site. I'm going for it.
Re: Trailer Size in Yosemite Valley
May 02, 2012 05:00PM
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vitaminsea
I am concerned about the same thing. I have a 28' Airstream and tow vehicle for a site in upper pines. After booking the site online with 28' trailer in the search criteria I looked at the fine print stating trailers are a 24' max. Looks like they have that for all upper pines sites. This might be related to the roadways and not the site.

Upon reading the national park website on yosemite trailer camping they stated that they DON'T measure the trailer but if you can't fit into the site you will have to move on. You might also have to park your tow vehicle at curry village if that does not fit in the site unhooked.

Check out http://yosemitecampsites.com/ and look up your site. You'll get a photo of the site. I also searched google for my site and someone posted a vacation photo of my exact site with a massive class A motorhome in the site. I'm going for it.
I have put my 31 ft 5th wheel in a site that was designated for 35ft motorhomes. I parked my truck sideways in front.
Re: Trailer Size in Yosemite Valley
May 02, 2012 03:50PM
Vitaminsea, what's your site number? We can help you out better if you provide a site # as many on this forum are quite familiar with the sites. Normally the trailer limitations have more to do with the access angle from road than the actual dimensions of the pad.
Re: Trailer Size in Yosemite Valley
May 03, 2012 12:09PM
It is site # 95 in upper pines. Thank you for any feed back!
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May 03, 2012 12:33PM
Here is a previous discussion on here regarding Upper Pines site #95 that may be of help:

http://yosemitenews.info/forum/read.php?3,25492,25500
Re: Trailer Size in Yosemite Valley
May 02, 2012 06:06PM
Just a warning, I have encountered people who arrived just to find that a few large trees made it impossible to get their RV into their spot. The size restrictions aren't always for the pad size.
Re: Trailer Size in Yosemite Valley
May 02, 2012 07:06PM


Here is my 31 ft 5th wheel in a 35 ft motorhome spot.
Re: Trailer Size in Yosemite Valley
May 03, 2012 04:37PM
Vitamininsea, an old printout I have of pad sizes for sites shows that pad to be 22x22, with 7 ft. clearance behind the bumpers. This is a double wide site. The pictures show a considerable wide open space behind the back parking bumpers so you should be able to hang multiple feet of your trailer over past the bumpers, if you put it on the left side. The left side is probably longer than 22 ft. as they usually measured the pad site from the shortest side from the bumper to the road, which in this case would be the right side. So the left side should be a little bit longer. The angle of backing ( from the c.g. map and picture) looks to be advantageous as the road curves a little bit away from the site as it passes it to the left. That all sad I think I could get a 28ft. trailer in there, but the decision is yours and don't sue me if it doesn't work. And they don't measure your trailer when you come through the kiosk. That's a nice site as far as Upper Pines goes.
Re: Trailer Size in Yosemite Valley
May 03, 2012 06:46PM
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mtn man
Vitamininsea, an old printout I have of pad sizes for sites shows that pad to be 22x22, with 7 ft. clearance behind the bumpers. This is a double wide site. The pictures show a considerable wide open space behind the back parking bumpers so you should be able to hang multiple feet of your trailer over past the bumpers, if you put it on the left side. The left side is probably longer than 22 ft. as they usually measured the pad site from the shortest side from the bumper to the road, which in this case would be the right side. So the left side should be a little bit longer. The angle of backing ( from the c.g. map and picture) looks to be advantageous as the road curves a little bit away from the site as it passes it to the left. That all sad I think I could get a 28ft. trailer in there, but the decision is yours and don't sue me if it doesn't work. And they don't measure your trailer when you come through the kiosk. That's a nice site as far as Upper Pines goes.
Do you have those old text file printouts of the site dimensions? I used to have those, about 3 computers ago. Mad that I probably lost them!
avatar Re: Trailer Size in Yosemite Valley
May 03, 2012 07:00PM
If you subscribe to a cloud storage site, that's a type of document that would be nice to keep up in the cloud storage.
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May 04, 2012 12:14PM
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plawrence
If you subscribe to a cloud storage site, that's a type of document that would be nice to keep up in the cloud storage.
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Until the storage company goes bankrupt.
avatar Re: Trailer Size in Yosemite Valley
May 05, 2012 08:13PM
Not necessarily. Depends what happens during the bankruptcy proceedings. Some other company might takeover the cloud storage portion of the bankrupt company.

And while nothing is certain in life (except death and taxes), there is probably a good chance that cloud storage solutions offered by some companies like Amazon will probably outlive our own lives. Of course, one never knows for sure.
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Re: Trailer Size in Yosemite Valley
May 03, 2012 10:09PM
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hotrod4x5
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mtn man
Vitamininsea, an old printout I have of pad sizes for sites shows that pad to be 22x22, with 7 ft. clearance behind the bumpers. This is a double wide site. The pictures show a considerable wide open space behind the back parking bumpers so you should be able to hang multiple feet of your trailer over past the bumpers, if you put it on the left side. The left side is probably longer than 22 ft. as they usually measured the pad site from the shortest side from the bumper to the road, which in this case would be the right side. So the left side should be a little bit longer. The angle of backing ( from the c.g. map and picture) looks to be advantageous as the road curves a little bit away from the site as it passes it to the left. That all sad I think I could get a 28ft. trailer in there, but the decision is yours and don't sue me if it doesn't work. And they don't measure your trailer when you come through the kiosk. That's a nice site as far as Upper Pines goes.[/quote


]Do you have those old text file printouts of the site dimensions? I used to have those, about 3 computers ago. Mad that I probably lost them!

I have hard copies that have a print out date of 2004. Looks like they are just for Lower and Upper Pines. I'll take a better look at them tomorrow and figure out a way to scan them and put them up on this web site.
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May 04, 2012 09:52AM
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hotrod4x5

quote]Do you have those old text file printouts of the site dimensions? I used to have those, about 3 computers ago. Mad that I probably lost them!

Here is a link to a list of campsite descriptions with pad sizes for Upper Pines:

Campsite list with pad sizes for Upper Pines
Re: Trailer Size in Yosemite Valley
May 04, 2012 09:58AM
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PineCone
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hotrod4x5

quote]Do you have those old text file printouts of the site dimensions? I used to have those, about 3 computers ago. Mad that I probably lost them!

Here is a link to a list of campsite descriptions with pad sizes for Upper Pines:

Campsite list with pad sizes for Upper Pines

Great! Thanks for posting that. Do you have the same for North Pines and Lower Pines?
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May 04, 2012 10:38AM
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mtn man

Great! Thanks for posting that. Do you have the same for North Pines and Lower Pines?

Sorry, I don't. I'm a tent camper, so the only thing I have to worry about is "will my SUV fit on the parking pad?" grinning smiley

(Well, that, and "will the heavy rain from this storm run down the road, turn into my parking pad like a raging river,
and flow thru my site and tent?" as I had happen to me last Fall!) White flag
Re: Trailer Size in Yosemite Valley
May 05, 2012 08:27AM
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hotrod4x5
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mtn man
Do you have those old text file printouts of the site dimensions? I used to have those, about 3 computers ago. Mad that I probably lost them!

Still working on trying to get Lower Pines dimensions onto a post similar to the way Pinecone did it. Will probably have to get my daughter to help me with it. Stay tuned.....
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May 05, 2012 09:36AM
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mtn man
Still working on trying to get Lower Pines dimensions onto a post similar to the way Pinecone did it. Will probably have to get my daughter to help me with it. Stay tuned.....

Aw heck, even though I'm a tent camper, I certainly feel a kinship with all campers, including RVers. Who knows, I may be one of you in my golden years.
Heaven knows, you RV folks have provided me with some wonderful entertainment on occasion, at dinner time as I relax drinking a beer while grilling.
The scene: a behemoth RV comes lumbering into the campground just as the sun is beginning to set, and proceeds to make 14 attempts to back into
a sharply-angled parking pad just barely large enough to hold it, while the husband at the wheel squabbles out the window with his wife, who (in his opinion)
is doing a very poor job of guiding him into the site. "I said my left not your left!" the wife snaps back, and "You're too far over to the right!",
while the husband snaps back "well how much room do I have on that side?!" This campground drama goes on for a good 10 or 15 minutes sometimes,
better theater than any program they have scheduled over at the Lower Pines amphitheater! drinking smiley

I've seen this same performance with many different actors in the roles on numerous occasions over the years, but it never gets old! smiling smiley

To you noble souls, a campground toast to you! smileys with beer I present your parking pad dimensions for Lower Pines, North Pines, and Upper Pines:

Lower Pines

Site Number : Official Description

1 : SUN AT ENTRANCE, NEAR KIOSK. 23X21 WITH 4 FEET CLEARANCE.
4 : SHADED NEAR ENTRANCE, NEAR MAIN ROAD. 31X20 NOT CLEAR.
7 : SUN NEXT TO DISABLED SITES. 29X11 WITH 7 FEET CLEARANCE.
12 : SUN HARD BACKING, TREES ON SIDES OF PAD. GOOD TENT SITE.
13 : PARTIAL SHADE ACROSS FROM DISABLED SITE. NEAR AMPHITHEATER. 36X12 NOT CLEAR.
15 : PARTIAL SHADE NEXT TO AMPHITHEATER. 24X20 NOT CLEAR.
17 : SHADED AT ENTRANCE. TREES ON SIDES OF PAD. ACROSS FROM AMPHITHEATER. 27X17 NOT CLEAR.
18 : PARTIAL SHADE ON RIVER, ROCKY. 26X21 CLEAR.
19 : SHADED ACROSS FROM RIVER. AT ENTRANCE. 27X21 WITH 4 FEET CLEARANCE.
22 : SHADED NEAR AMPHITHEATER. SMALL SITE. 40X11 NOT CLEAR.
23 : PARTIAL SHADE NEAR AMPHITHEATER, ROCKY. 29X19 CLEAR.
24 : SHADED SURROUNDED BY CAMPGROUND ROAD. 30X20 CLEAR.
25 : SUN NEAR AMPHITHEATER. 41X11 CLEAR.
26 : SHADED TREES ON SIDES OF PAD. 28X16 NOT CLEAR.
28 : SHADED NEAR ROAD AND TRAFFIC. BACKS UP TO MEADOW. 31X22 WITH 4 FEET CLEARANCE.
30 : SHADED NEAR ROAD AND TRAFFIC. TREES ON SIDES OF PAD. 38X11 CLEAR.
31 : SHADED TREES ON SIDES OF PAD. 44X12 NOT CLEAR.
32 : SHADED 32X19 CLEAR.
33 : SHADED TREES ON SIDES OF PAD. 36X11 CLEAR.
34 : SHADED TREES ON SIDES OF PAD. 32X20 CLEAR.
35 : PARTIAL SHADE NEAR AMPHITHEATER. 30X21 WITH 7 FEET CLEARANCE.
37 : PARTIAL SHADE ON RIVER. 32X19 CLEAR.
38 : SUN ON RIVER. 36X20 CLEAR.
39 : SUN ON RIVER, ROCKY, HARD BACKING. 29X21 WITH 2 FEET CLEARANCE.
40 : SHADED AT ENTRANCE, ACROSS FROM RIVER. 30X18 CLEAR.
41 : SUN ON RIVER. 35X20 CLEAR.
42 : PARTIAL SHADE 24X20 WITH 4 FEET CLEARANCE
43 : SHADED NEAR RIVER. GOOD TENT SITE. 34X19 NOT CLEAR.
44 : SHADED TREES ON SIDES OF PAD. 40X10 WITH 7 FEET CLEARANCE.
46 : SHADED GOOD TENT SITE. 36X12 CLEAR.
48 : SHADED HARD TO BACK IN. GOOD TENT SITE. 25X20 NOT CLEAR.
49 : SHADED GOOD TENT SITE. 36X12 CLEAR.
57 : PARTIAL SHADE 42X12 WITH 3 FEET CLEARANCE.
58 : SHADED 31X20 WITH 3 FEET CLEARANCE.
59 : SHADED NEAR RIVER. 31X16 NOT CLEAR.
60 : SHADED ON RIVER. 32X19 WITH 3 FEET CLEARANCE.
62 : PARTIAL SHADE ACROSS FROM RIVER. 31X19 CLEAR.
67 : PARTIAL SHADE HARD TO BACK INTO. 42X11 WITH 6 FEET CLEARANCE.
69 : SHADED TREES ON SIDES OF PAD. BACKS UP TO MEADOW. 36X11 CLEAR.

North Pines

Site Number : Official Description

101 : SHADED AT ENTRANCE AND NEAR KIOSK. ON RIVER. 27X20.
103 : SHADED AT ENTRANCE AND NEAR KIOSK. ON RIVER. CROWDED. 38X12 CLEAR.
105 : PARTIAL SHADE NEAR ENTRANCE AND KIOSK. CROWDED. 34X12 CLEAR.
107 : PARTIAL SHADE ON RIVER, CROWDED. 31X19 CLEAR.
109 : SHADED ON RIVER. 38X12 CLEAR.
113 : SUN ON RIVER. ACROSS ROAD FROM PHONE, ROCKY. 34X13.
115 : SHADED ACROSS ROAD FROM HOST. CROWDED. 32X10.
119 : PARTIAL SHADE 30X20 CLEAR.
123 : PARTIAL SHADE 41X12 CLEAR.
129 : PARTIAL SHADE 27X20.
131 : PARTIAL SHADE CROWDED. 26X20.
132 : SHADED NEAR CREEK AND HORSETRAIL. 26X11.
134 : SHADED NEAR CREEK AND HORSETRAIL. 26X19.
136 : SHADED ON CREEK. NEXT TO HORSETRAIL. 38X10.
203 : PARTIAL SHADE 30X17 CLEAR.
207 : PARTIAL SHADE 39X13.
209 : PARTIAL SHADE 28X20.
213 : SHADED 40X14.
215 : SHADED TREES AND ROCKS MAKE HARD BACKING. 26X19.
217 : SHADED TREES AND ROCKS MAKES HARD BACKING. 36X13.
305 : SHADED ACROSS ROAD FROM GROUP PARKING. 39X11.
307 : PARTIAL SHADE 26X18.
309 : SUN CROWDED. 33X11.
311 : SUN 29X19.
312 : SHADED 41X13.
313 : SUN 33X12.
314 : SHADED 38X12 CLEAR.
315 : SUN 35X13.
316 : PARTIAL SHADE CROWDED. 26X12.
318 : SUN CROWDED. 28X18.
319 : SUN CROWDED. 38X13.
320 : PARTIAL SHADE CROWDED. 34X11.
321 : SUN 40X12.
322 : PARTIAL SHADE CROWDED. 40X13.
400 : SHADED CROWDED. 37X11.
402 : SHADED CROWDED. 29X20.
405 : PARTIAL SHADE 40X13.
502 : SHADED ON RIVER. PRIVATE. 39X10.
504 : SHADED ON RIVER. NEXT TO GENERATOR. TREES ON SIDES OF PAD. 38X17.
506 : SHADED ON RIVER. NEAR GENERATOR. 29X19.
513 : SHADED ACROSS ROAD FROM RIVER, CROWDED. 26X19.
515 : SHADED ACROSS ROAD FROM RIVER, CROWDED. 26X19.
517 : SHADED ACROSS ROAD FROM RIVER. 44X11.
519 : SHADED ACROSS ROAD FROM RIVER. 38X13.
520 : PARTIAL SHADE ON RIVER, ROCKY. 27X20.
522 : PARTIAL SHADE ON RIVER, ROCKY. 38X12.
524 : SHADED ON RIVER. LARGE BUMPER IN REAR. 33X18 NOT CLEAR.
525 : SHADED ACROSS ROAD FROM RIVER, CROWDED. 40X13.
526 : SHADED ON RIVER. 30X20.
527 : SHADED SHADE TREES AND ROCKS MAKE HARD BACKING, CROWDED.
529 : SHADED ACROSS ROAD FROM RIVER, CROWDED. 44X10.
531 : SHADED ACROSS ROAD FROM RIVER, CROWDED. 33X12.

Upper Pines

Site Number : Official Description

1 : SHADED AT ENTRANCE, ON CORNER OF MAIN CAMP ROAD. 30X10 CLEAR.
2 : SHADED NEAR ENTRANCE. TREES BEHIND PAD. 33X10 NOT CLEAR.
4 : SHADED INSIDE OF LOOP. 29X10 CLEAR.
5 : SHADED HARD TO BACK IN, TREE ON SIDE OF PAD, BACKS UP TO MEADOW. 35X10 W/4'.
6 : PARTIAL SHADE INSIDE OF LOOP. 33X10 W4'.
7 : PARTIAL SHADE BACKS UP TO MEADOW. 34X10 CLEAR.
8 : PARTIAL SHADE TREE BEHIND PAD, INSIDE LOOP. 28X10 NOT CLEAR.
9 : PARTIAL SHADE BACKS UP TO MEADOW. 21X20 W6'.
10 : SHADED TREE BEHIND PAD, CROWDED. 22X9 NOT CLEAR.
11 : PARTIAL SHADE BACKS UP TO MEADOW. 21X10 CLEAR.
12 : SHADED CROWDED. 29X10 CLEAR.
13 : PARTIAL SHADE BACKS UP TO MEADOW. 35X12 W/5'
14 : SHADED TREES ON SIDES OF PAD, CROWDED. 32X10 W/5'.
15 : PARTIAL SHADE LARGE BUMPER IN BACK. BACKS TO MEADOW. 37X11 NOT CLEAR.
16 : PARTIAL SHADE CROWDED. 29X10 W5'.
17 : SUN LARGE REAR BUMPER. BACKS TO MEADOW. 36X10 W5'.
18 : SUN CROWDED. 28X10 W/4'.
19 : SHADED TREES ON SIDES OF PAD, MEADOW. 25X20 W/6'.
21 : PARTIAL SHADE BACKS TO MEADOW. 25X20 W/6'.
23 : SHADED BACKS TO MEADOW, CROWDED. 35X11 W4'.
24 : SHADED TREES ON SIDES OF PAD, BACKS TO MEADOW. 28X10 W/2'.
25 : SHADED TREES ON SIDES OF PAD, CROWDED. 28X10 W/5'.
26 : SHADED NARROW PAD. BACKS TO MEADOW. 38X9 W/6'.
27 : SHADED NEAR SHUTTLE ROAD. 27X20 W/7'.
28 : SHADED NEAR SHUTTLE ROAD. 23X20 CLEAR.
29 : SHADED TREES ON SIDES OF PAD, NEAR SHUTTLE ROAD. 19X20 W/6'.
30 : SHADED TREES ON SIDES OF PAD. NEAR SHUTTLE ROAD. 30X10 CLEAR.
31 : SHADED CROWDED. 18X20 W/8'.
33 : SHADED 21X20 CLEAR.
34 : SHADED CROWDED. 33X10 CLEAR.
35 : SHADED 30X10 CLEAR.
36 : SHADED CROWDED. 37X11 CLEAR.
37 : PARTIAL SHADE 32X10 CLEAR.
38 : SHADED CROWDED. 35X10 W/6'.
39 : PARTIAL SHADE 34X11 CLEAR.
40 : PARTIAL SHADE TREE BEHIND PAD.
41 : SUN 38X10 CLEAR.
42 : SUN 36X10 CLEAR.
43 : SUN 33X10 CLEAR.
44 : SHADED 32X10 W/3'.
45 : SHADED 39X10 W/5'.
46 : SHADED 38X10 W/4'.
48 : SHADED NEXT TO HOST SITE. 36X11 W/1'.
54 : PARTIAL SHADE ON CAMP ROAD. 31X11 W/4'.
55 : SHADED TREES ON SIDES OF PAD. 29X10 W/2'.
56 : SHADED TREES ON SIDES OF PAD. 41X9 W/4'.
57 : SHADED TREES ON SIDES OF PAD, TREES BEHIND PAD. 30X10 NOT CLEAR.
58 : SHADED TREE BEHIND PAD, CROWDED. 21X21 NOT CLEAR.
59 : SHADED TREES ON SIDES OF PAD. 29X20 W5'.
60 : SHADED CROWDED. 34X12 W/4'.
61 : SHADED 34X10 CLEAR.
62 : SHADED 22X20 W/7'.
63 : PARTIAL SHADE CROWDED. 33X10 W/3'.
64 : SHADED TREES ON SIDE OF PAD. 38X11 W/6'.
65 : SUN CROWDED. 35X11 W/8'. PM SHADE.
66 : PARTIAL SHADE CROWDED. 35X10 W/9'.
67 : SHADED 34X10 CLEAR.
68 : SHADED 38X10 W/2'.
69 : SHADED TREES ON SIDES OF PAD, BACKS TO MEADOW. 39X10 W/3'.
70 : PARTIAL SHADE CROWDED, HARD BACKING. 35X10 W/6'.
71 : PARTIAL SHADE BACKS TO SHUTTLE ROAD. 35X11 NOT CLEAR.
73 : SUN LARGE BUMPER BEHIND PAD. NEAR SHUTTLE ROAD. 42X11 NOT CLEAR.
74 : SHADED NEAR SHUTTLE ROAD. 37X10 W/8'.
75 : SHADED TREES ON SIDES OF PAD. 31X10 W/4'.
76 : SHADED TREES ON SIDES OF PAD. 37X10 NOT CLEAR.
78 : SHADED 33X10 W/3'.
80 : PARTIAL SHADE ROCKY. 32X12 NOT CLEAR.
82 : PARTIAL SHADE CROWDED. 35X11 NOT CLEAR.
83 : PARTIAL SHADE ROCKY. 36X16 CLEAR.
84 : SUN 34X10 CLEAR.
85 : PARTIAL SHADE ROCKY. 36X16 W/4'.
86 : PARTIAL SHADE 35X11 CLEAR.
87 : SHADED 31X11 W/2'.
88 : SHADED 36X11 W/6'.
89 : SHADED TREES ON SIDES OF PAD. 32X10 W/3'.
90 : SHADED CROWDED. 30X11 W/3'.
91 : SHADED 36X10 W/3'.
92 : PARTIAL SHADE 32X11 W/7'.
93 : PARTIAL SHADE 25X20 NOT CLEAR.
94 : PARTIAL SHADE ON CAMP ROAD. 35X10 W4'.
95 : SHADED 22X22 W/7'.
96 : SHADED 36X10.
97 : SHADED TREES ON SIDES OF PAD. 35X9 W/6'.
98 : SHADED 30X10 W/7'.
99 : SHADED 35X10 W/3'.
100 : SHADED CROWDED. 29X11 W/4'.
101 : PARTIAL SHADE CROWDED. 31X11 W/3'.
102 : PARTIAL SHADE ROCKY. 37X10 W/9'.
103 : TREES ON SIDES OF PAD. ROCKY, 33X10 CLEAR.
104 : PARTIAL SHADE 33X11 W/9. CROWDED
105 : PARTIAL SHADE ROCKY. 32X11 CLEAR.
106 : PARTIAL SHADE TREES ON SIDES OF PAD. 29X10 CLEAR.
107 : PARTIAL SHADE CROWDED. 35X10 W/2'.
108 : SHADED BACKS UP TO MEADOW. 31X10 CLEAR.
109 : SHADED TREES ON SIDE TO PAD. BACKS TO MEADOW. 35X10 W/7'.
110 : SHADED BACKS UP TO MEADOW. 33X11 CLEAR.
111 : SHADED TREES ON SIDES OF PAD, TREE BEHIND PAD, MEADOW. 35X10 W/5'.
112 : SHADED TREES ON SIDES OF PAD, BACKS TO MEADOW. 31X9 CLEAR.
113 : PARTIAL SHADE TREE BEHIND PAD, ROCKY. 25X11 W/3'.
114 : SHADED ROCKY, 30X10 W/8'.
115 : SUN ROCKY, CROWDED. 32X11 W9'.
116 : PARTIAL SHADE TREE BEHIND PAD, HARD BACKING. 30X11 W/4'.
117 : SUN 22X20 CLEAR.
118 : PARTIAL SHADE CROWDED. 33X11 CLEAR.
119 : SHADED TREE BEHIND PAD, HARD BACKING. 36X10 NOT CLEAR.
120 : CROWDED. 33X11 W/4'.
121 : PARTIAL SHADE ROCKY. 32X10 CLEAR.
122 : PARTIAL SHADE 34X13 CLEAR.
123 : SHADED ON CAMP ROAD. 26X11 CLEAR.
124 : PARTIAL SHADE 27X10 CLEAR.
125 : SHADED TREE BEHIND PAD. 20X10 NOT CLEAR.
126 : SHADED 26X12 NOT CLEAR.
127 : PARTIAL SHADE 25X11 W/9'.
128 : SHADED LARGE BUMPER BEHIND, PAD SLANTED. 27X10 NOT CLEAR.
130 : SHADED TREES ON SIDES OF PAD, PAD SLANTED, CROWDED. 33X10 W7'.
131 : SHADED TREES ON SIDES OF PAD, BUMPER BEHIND PAD. 33X10 NOT CLEAR.
132 : SHADED PAD SLANTED. 30X11 W/2'.
133 : SHADED 28X10 CLEAR.
134 : PARTIAL SHADE SITE AND PAD SLANTED, CROWDED. 20X11 CLEAR.
135 : PARTIAL SHADE 25X10 W/5'.
136 : PARTIAL SHADE SITE SLANTED. 31X10 W/8'.
137 : SHADED SLANTED, CREEK, BACKS TO SHUTTLE ROAD. 34X11 W/5'.
139 : SHADED PAD SLANTED, SEASONAL CREEK, BACKS TO SHUTTLE ROAD.
141 : SHADED TREES ON SIDES OF PAD, SEASONAL CREEK. 35X10 W/7'.
142 : SHADED SEASONAL CREEK. 31X11 CLEAR.
143 : SHADED TREES ON SIDES OF PAD 26X11 W/3'.
144 : SHADED TREES ON SIDES OF PAD, TREE BEHIND PAD. 25X9 NOT CLEAR.
145 : PARTIAL SHADE 33X10 CLEAR.
146 : SHADED CROWDED. 21X10 W/9'.
148 : SHADED TREES ON SIDES OF PAD. 28X11 W/5'.
151 : SHADED 35X11 W/6'.
152 : PARTIAL SHADE CROWDED. 32X10 CLEAR.
153 : SHADED TREES ON SIDES OF PAD. 34X10 W/8'.
154 : PARTIAL SHADE CROWDED. 35X11 W/8'.
155 : SHADED ON CAMP ROAD. 28X11 CLEAR.
157 : PARTIAL SHADE NEXT TO CAMP ROAD. 23X11 CLEAR.
158 : SHADED NEXT TO CAMP ROAD, TREE BEHIND PAD. 36X11 NOT CLEAR.
159 : PARTIAL SHADE CROWDED. 26X20 CLEAR.
160 : SHADED TREES ON SIDES OF PAD, CROWDED. 33X17 W6'.
161 : PARTIAL SHADE CROWDED. 26X12 CLEAR.
162 : SHADED TREES ON SIDES OF PAD, TREE BEHIND PAD, CROWDED. 28X10 NOT CLEAR.
163 : PARTIAL SHADE CROWDED, 31X11 W7'.
165 : SHADED TREES ON SIDES OF PAD. 32X11 W/5'.
167 : SHADED TREE BEHIND PAD, CROWDED. 28X10 NOT CLEAR.
169 : SHADED CROWDED, 34X11 W/5'.
172 : SHADED BACKS UP TO SEASONAL CREEK. 40X10 W/4'.
173 : PARTIAL SHADE CROWDED. 24X11 W/7'.
174 : SHADED BACKS UP TO SEASONAL CREEK. 37X10 NOT CLEAR.
175 : SHADED TREES ON SIDES OF PAD, BACKS UP TO SEASONAL CREEK. 36X10 W/4'.
176 : SHADED NEAR SEASONAL CREEK. 31X10 CLEAR.
177 : SHADED NEAR SEASONAL CREEK. 30X10 NOT CLEAR.
178 : SHADED TREES ON SIDES OF PAD, CROWDED. 25X10 W/7'.
179 : SHADED ROCK BEHIND PAD, NEAR SEASONAL CREEK. 21X10 NOT CLEAR.
180 : PARTIAL SHADE CROWDED, 33X12 W/9'.
181 : PARTIAL SHADE CROWDED, 33X12 W/9'.
182 : SHADED NEAR SEASONAL CREEK. 31X12 CLEAR.
183 : SHADED TREES ON SIDES OF PAD, CROWDED. 31X12 W/9'.
184 : PARTIAL SHADE 31X11 CLEAR.
185 : SHADED 21X12 W/2'.
186 : SHADED TREE BEHIND PAD. 27X12 NOT CLEAR.
187 : SHADED ON CAMP ROAD. 33X10 W/4'.
189 : SHADED 25X17 W/5'.
190 : SUN SITE AT SLANT, CROWDED. 21X11 NOT CLEAR.
191 : SHADED TREES ON SIDES OF PAD. 31X10 CLEAR.
193 : SHADED TREES ON SIDES OF PAD, CROWDED. 35X10 CLEAR.
195 : SHADED TREES ON SIDES OF PAD, CROWDED. 35X11 CLEAR.
198 : SHADED CROWDED. 31X10 W/4'.
199 : SHADED TREES ON SIDES OF PAD, HARD BACKING. 33X10 CLEAR.
200 : PARTIAL SHADE CROWDED. 23X12 CLEAR.
201 : SUN CROWDED. 39X10 W/4'.
202 : PARTIAL SHADE 24X10 CLEAR.
203 : PARTIAL SHADE CROWDED, SMAL TENT SITE. 27X10 W/6'.
204 : SHADED TREES ON SIDES OF PAD, BACKS UP TO MEADOW. 37X11 W/4'.
205 : SHADED 27X10 NOT CLEAR.
206 : SHADED BACKS UP TO MEADOW, HARD BACKING.34X11 W5'.
207 : SHADED ROCK BEHIND PAD, BACKS UP TO MEADOW. 26X10 NOT CLEAR.
208 : SHADED TREES ON SIDES OF PAD, NEAR HAPPY ISLES. 26X22 W/8'.
210 : PARTIAL SHADE BACKS UP TO SEASONAL CREEK, NEAR HAPPY ISLES. 35X11 W/8'.
211 : SHADED BACKS UP TO SEASONAL CREEK, NEAR HAPPY ISLES. 26X11 CLEAR.
212 : SUN CROWDED. 21X11 CLEAR.
213 : SHADED TREES ON SIDES OF PAD. BACKS UP TO SEASONAL CREEK. 31X11 CLEAR.
221 : SHADED TREES ON SIDES OF PAD, CROWDED. 28X10 NOT CLEAR.
223 : SHADED CROWDED. 36X10 CLEAR.
225 : SHADED CROWDED. 23X10 NOT CLEAR.
227 : SHADED CROWDED. 25X10 W/8'.
229 : SHADED CROWDED. 26X11 W/7'.
231 : SHADED TREES ON SIDES OF PAD, CROWDED. 24X9 NOT CLEAR/ SIDES.
233 : SHADED TREES ON SIDES OF PAD. 31X10 W/5'.
235 : SHADED CROWDED. 21X17 W/4'.
237 : SHADED CROWDED. 28X11 W7'.
239 : SHADED NEAR SEASONAL CREEK. 25X21 CLEAR.
240 : SHADED TREE BEHIND PAD, NEAR SEASONAL CREEK. 30X11 NOT CLEAR.



Edited 5 time(s). Last edit at 05/05/2012 09:54AM by PineCone.
Re: Trailer Size in Yosemite Valley
May 06, 2012 09:43AM
Thanks Pinecone for posting those. Saved me from doing so. I'm mostly a tent camper also but when the wife goes it's trailer time.
Re: Trailer Size in Yosemite Valley
May 11, 2012 02:54PM
Did you copy/paste one by one or did you find it compiled somewhere?
avatar Re: Trailer Size in Yosemite Valley
May 11, 2012 03:22PM
I found them listed somewhere else, and cut and pasted it in.
I didn't check each campground/campsite, but I noticed some sites are missing from the Lower Pines list.
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May 11, 2012 03:54PM
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Still working on trying to get Lower Pines dimensions onto a post similar to the way Pinecone did it. Will probably have to get my daughter to help me with it. Stay tuned.....

Aw heck, even though I'm a tent camper, I certainly feel a kinship with all campers, including RVers. Who knows, I may be one of you in my golden years.
Heaven knows, you RV folks have provided me with some wonderful entertainment on occasion, at dinner time as I relax drinking a beer while grilling.
The scene: a behemoth RV comes lumbering into the campground just as the sun is beginning to set, and proceeds to make 14 attempts to back into
a sharply-angled parking pad just barely large enough to hold it, while the husband at the wheel squabbles out the window with his wife, who (in his opinion)
is doing a very poor job of guiding him into the site. "I said my left not your left!" the wife snaps back, and "You're too far over to the right!",
while the husband snaps back "well how much room do I have on that side?!" This campground drama goes on for a good 10 or 15 minutes sometimes,
better theater than any program they have scheduled over at the Lower Pines amphitheater! drinking smiley

I've seen this same performance with many different actors in the roles on numerous occasions over the years, but it never gets old! smiling smiley

I do worry about the possibility that someone takes out a kid riding a bike. Especially if said kid isn't wearing a helmet as required by California law.

However, I do remember someone trying to back in a trailer and who then proceeding to take out my site's site number post. This was at a Forest Service campground where a slip is filled out by hand, someone writes down the site number of the back, and you're supposed to clip it to the post via a binder clip. The post was plastic and sprang right back up, but it tore off a piece of that slip.
Re: Trailer Size in Yosemite Valley
May 04, 2012 08:01PM
Seriously, some of the access issues for the sites are trees, rocks, posts and...if the site across from you is occupied...especially if they are parked right next to the roadway. Not only the size of the pad.

We have had a site the past few years that the trailer size was limited to 12 feet, but it was a double driveway, making manuevering into the site easy for a 22 foot fifth wheel.

Also if the trailer is a pull trailer or if the truck is a long bed (as compared to a fifth wheel or a short bed truck,) access is further limited. Then driver experience also comes into play.

This info is for other folks reading this with interest...if you have a double wide site, you should be able to manuever into it.
Re: Trailer Size in Yosemite Valley
May 08, 2012 02:30PM
As stated above, often it has nothing to do with the size of the parking pad, and more to do with maneuverability. I know there are entire loops in North and Lower Pines that large rigs cannot make the turn down, yet the pads are large enough....
Re: Trailer Size in Yosemite Valley
May 08, 2012 04:59PM
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As stated above, often it has nothing to do with the size of the parking pad, and more to do with maneuverability. I know there are entire loops in North and Lower Pines that large rigs cannot make the turn down, yet the pads are large enough....

Very true.
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May 09, 2012 09:29AM
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As stated above, often it has nothing to do with the size of the parking pad, and more to do with maneuverability. I know there are entire loops in North and Lower Pines that large rigs cannot make the turn down, yet the pads are large enough....

Very true.

Yes, very true. What a lot of folks tend to forget (or don't know) is the fact that these campground were laid out many years ago,
back before RVs roughly the same size as the Titanic existed. Back then it was primarily station wagons and pickup trucks towing
pop-up tent trailers...
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May 09, 2012 04:22PM
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Back then it was primarily station wagons and pickup trucks towing pop-up tent trailers...

Or Model T's and horse drawn wagons.
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