Struggling to find a campsite in Yosemite? Best places to camp outside of the park

Struggling to find a campsite in Yosemite? Best places to camp outside of the park

Finding a campsite or hotel room inside Yosemite National Park during the peak season has never been easy. If you didn’t book something the minute the sites become available you’re pretty much out of luck and unfortunately most people don’t cancel their unused site, and they will sit empty. I have a few tips for you of locations I’ve stayed at and several first come first serve sites to check out.

Locations mentioned in this video:

Yosemite is now requiring that all who drive into the park to have a reservation. Link below for more information or to get your pass.
Yosemite National Park Ticketed Entry: https://www.recreation.gov/timed-entry/10086745

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HWY 41
Summerdale Campground: https://www.recreation.gov/camping/campgrounds/233837
Yosemite West: https://bit.ly/3vOB2GY

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HWY 140
Indian Flat RV park: http://www.indianflatrvpark.com/
Yosemite View Lodge: https://www.yosemiteresorts.com/
Ceder Lodge: http://www.cedarlodgehotel-elportal.com/
Blue Butterfly BnB: https://www.yosemitebluebutterflyinn.com/
Dirt Flat: https://www.recreation.gov/camping/campgrounds/233839
Dry Gulch: https://www.recreation.gov/camping/campgrounds/233842

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HWY 395
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Map of all 10 sites: https://bit.ly/3qkoZQw

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Camping and lodging outside of Yosemite NP

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10 Comments

  1. Jowo Nias Family on October 13, 2021 at 8:28 am

    Nice video my friend success always

  2. Kade Artiaga on October 13, 2021 at 8:30 am

    Woahhhh!!! I wanna go and take a visit, too! 🥺

  3. Caro & Jano on October 13, 2021 at 8:30 am

    Why didn’t you upload this 8 years ago? That’s when I went, haha… but I ended up driving for the day from Sunnyvale, started at 5 AM, got there at 9, then drove back at 8 and arrived at midnight, SUPER tired, but it was beautiful!

  4. PhotowalksTV on October 13, 2021 at 8:37 am

    Nice video and great tips. Especially like the jazz guitar soundtrack!

  5. Dale Schrieber on October 13, 2021 at 8:45 am

    Great Video fantastic tips that can really save a vacation

  6. Shadow Family Vlogs on October 13, 2021 at 8:46 am

    Cool GoPro shirt and thanks for all the tips. We plan on traveling this summer.

  7. Geoff Murad on October 13, 2021 at 8:49 am

    Super helpful…do any riding?

  8. ken strampe on October 13, 2021 at 9:03 am

    Good tips. Our campgrounds are packed on the weekends so i like to book my sites during the middle of the week, less people to deal with and i can get the spots i want most of the time. Another tip i can give ya is camp off season, it can be cheaper and besides who likes to camp when its cold out?
    Love your videos Jen keep them coming.

  9. Sketching Greyhound on October 13, 2021 at 9:07 am

    Amazing editing, your videos are so high quality, it’s crazy! I’ll probably not go camping in Yosemite anytime soon, but the location is gorgeous! 💜

  10. Magellan and Greyhound on October 13, 2021 at 9:08 am

    Super helpful to us nowhere near non-locals. We are thinking Yosemite within the next year or two, and we have always been scared of finding stuff.Is there a less busy season, or is it always kind of busy? We try to avoid summer for that reason

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