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Re: Car Camping in Yosemite on Short Notice

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Car Camping in Yosemite on Short Notice
June 20, 2016 10:10PM
I am new to California and Yosemite. Last weekend I camped on top of Smith Peak which was wonderful! My summer is hopefully filled with more backpacking throughout Yosemite.

Yet, I need some advice on camping in Yosemite on short notice. I am car camping this weekend with family and kids. Is there any best option for the first come first serve park campgrounds? I will be driving in on Friday am and hope to find a place on my first stop. Or can anyone recommend a campground not in the park that is nice and unlikely to be full if I show up on Friday?
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June 20, 2016 11:38PM
Your best option as of tonight is simply to book a campsite at the Tuolumne Meadows campground for this upcoming weekend. There are still plenty of reservable campsites available.


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Re: Car Camping in Yosemite on Short Notice
June 21, 2016 09:03PM
Thank you! It always takes an expert to point out the most basic resource. I automatically assumed the reserved sights were out of reach and did not even look there.

Thank you for correcting my assumptions. Happy Camping!
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