Trailer Camping at Yosemite National Park

Yosemite National Park

December 12, 2011
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Yosemite National Park conjures images of rugged American beauty, harsh mountains, pristine forests and still, crystal-clear waters.

There’s a reason why famed photographer Ansel Adams chose the park for some of his most iconic images, and trailer camping in or around the park can put campers up close to one of the nation’s most beautiful parks.

Yosemite National Park is a beautiful and exciting place to visit any time of the year. However, the activities and weather that you enjoy most may influence the time of year that you visit the Park. Spring is April and May, and it is the perfect season for waterfalls since most of the falls are fueled by snowmelt.  The summer is warm to hot and mostly dry.  The winter brings a lot of snow, the park remains open but many areas are inaccessible. Fall is extremely popular in the park, as the leaves change, the already breathtaking views become an array of autumnal colors.

There are miles and miles of hiking trails through the park. And it’s easy to find a breathaking view.  To get the best views of the whole park, the place to go is Glacier Point. Glacier Point looks out over the entire Yosemite Park, offering panoramic views of Half Dome, Yosemite Valley, Yosemite Falls, and Yosemite’s high country.

There is a $20 entrance fee which is valid for seven days. An annual Yosemite National Park pass costs $40, and the inter-agency pass that gets you into most national parks is $80.

To locate some California campgrounds narby, visit California campgrounds.

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