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Old 08-14-2018, 07:25 AM   #1
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Traveling to Yosemite from Ashland Or in early October. Three nights in 20 FC.

Best rv campground with hookups and best route to take?

Thanks - Jay from Virginia
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Old 08-14-2018, 08:05 AM   #2
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Ferguson Fire

Are you aware of this fire? https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/5927

The Yosemite valley floor just reopened today after a 3 week closure for fire threat and smokey conditions.
We have gone the last 2 years and you could not help but notice all the dead trees from drought and bark beetle infestation in the area that has now burned to the west and south of Yosemite.
If I had to visit Yosemite I would consider coming in from the East on hwy 120, lots of great dry camping in the Eastern Sierra.
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I'd keep an eye on the Cal fire map and air quality reports. You might want to change your plans this year.

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October should be clear of Fire season. At least we certainly hope that is the case. It may be just the next phase. So plan with care.

The suggestion above is not a bad one. I5 to where you can pickup 99. Then get on 20 over to catch I80 to 395 and South to Lee Vining where you can pick up 120 West into Yosemite.

But, I'd just come South on 99 and jump in on 120 from the West at Manteca. It is the traditional entry for many. Alternatively, driving in on 140 from Mariposa is a similar experience.

It is my assumption that you have a destination campground. If not, it's going to be a bit of a challenge to find one. We visited in October last year and found all full on 120 entering the park. Our solution was to drop down to Oakhurst. The choices are not beautiful, but they are functional and not a terribly long drive to get into the park.

On the way down, Oroville is about halfway. Look at Oroville/Feather Falls Casino KOA. Nice amenities, a chance to see the Casino scene, and a descent park on your first night out.

There are several others listed on RV Parky, so give it some research.

Good luck on your trip. Pat
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[QUOTE=PKI;2142749]

The suggestion above is not a bad one. I5 to where you can pickup 99. Then get on 20 over to catch I80 to 395 and South to Lee Vining where you can pick up 120 West into Yosemite.

But, I'd just come South on 99 and jump in on 120 from the West at Manteca. It is the traditional entry for many. Alternatively, driving in on 140 from Mariposa is a similar experience. I agree with Pat. Used to live in the Bay Area and backed packed in You a lot. ]


2X pats directions. Just a heads up, Priest Grade out of Moccasin is a bear, both up and down. 2nd gear in my VW bus...hoping to keep it out of first.


Great fruit stands especially melons in the Escalon area.

As an alternative I5 S to Mt Shasta/McCloud> 89/4 to Susanville then S to RenoReno. Lee Vining and up the back side through Tuolumne Meadows to the Valley.

Hwy 89 is a great drive, RV parks in Susanville. Much more to see than I5.


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I stay at Mountain View RV Park in Lee Vining.
I enter Yosemite via Tioga Pass. Trailers are not advised over the pass. They are not open year round I believe. Call the now for a reservation. There are good day trips from there. Bodies Ghost Town for one.
Donít miss the Whoa Nellie Deli inside the Mobil Station on the road to Tioga Pass.
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FYI.. Hwy 41 from Fresno to Yosemite is Closed due to the Fire. 120 and 140 are open as mentioned .
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There are plenty of campgrounds in the Lee Vining Area near Mono Lake, some with services some without - and you can if you choose leave the AS behind and get into Yosemite the back way - beautiful
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