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Re: Tuolumne Meadows walkup in mid September?

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Tuolumne Meadows walkup in mid September?
July 08, 2013 01:06PM
I'm hoping to arrive on a Friday in mid-September and snag a campsite at Tuolumne Meadows. I know there are no guarantees but does anyone know how fast the non-reserved sites go that time of year?
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July 08, 2013 01:20PM
You never know until you get there. But I don't think you'll have a big problem in mid-September.
Re: Tuolumne Meadows walkup in mid September?
July 08, 2013 02:16PM
We always get to the office by 6:30am.Always get a site.
Sept should be easier than July and August. But...if you can get there early.
Re: Tuolumne Meadows walkup in mid September?
July 08, 2013 02:58PM
Thank you! What time does the office open? Is the 6:30 arrival to get in line? I'll be driving up from the Bay Area so that's an early start wink
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July 08, 2013 04:11PM
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BrendanHickeyUSA

Thank you! What time does the office open?

It varies. It's regular hours are 8:30 AM to 5:00 PM, but by mid-summer they'll open up a half hour earlier 8:00 AM (usually).

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Re: Tuolumne Meadows walkup in mid September?
July 08, 2013 05:27PM
You might want to check the reservation website.Looks like there are quite a number of available sites.
So search for all sites.RV,tent etc. They don't care if you get an rv site and show up with a tent. At least when I showed up.
Here is the site. The campground closes Sept 26.
http://www.nps.gov/yose/planyourvisit/campground.htm#table
Re: Tuolumne Meadows walkup in mid September?
July 09, 2013 08:43AM
Thanks... great tip, I was looking on Reserveamerica.com instead of Recreation.gov. All the Fridays and Saturdays I wanted are booked but I managed to reserve a Thursday, so I'll hope that I can extend that once I get there.
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