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Old 10-26-2012, 12:31 PM   #43
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Attached find a useful document detailing the capacities of the upper pines campsites in Yosemite valley... I've not been able to find a version of this for the other two major areas in the valley but I would be surprised if it does not exist.

I just spoke with a ranger at the phone number in the document who was not aware of this document (it is 13 years old) - and he said that it could be out of date.
This is great! The only thing I can think of that would have changed in that time is tree growth. It's not like they've been redesigning Upper Pines in the past few decades. Some sites in Lower Pines were removed permanently after the last big flood, but Upper Pines seems to have the same layout it always did.
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Old 10-27-2012, 12:34 AM   #44
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The problem with National Parks is the guy who grabs a premium spot for his Prius and a pup tent that has a 50' parking area. Thus, leaving you to shoehorn a trailer and TV into a 20' spot or leave.
We saw this happen last year, at the South Campground at Zion NP. It's first-come, first serve, with rigs lining up at the entrance by 9:00 am;and some guy with a pocket tent and an ancient sub-compact bagged one of the monster pull-throughs. Fortunately we also got a nice site, but my thought was that if the CG filled up before we found a site, we could offer to pay his CG fee if he'd just move back slightly and let us use the rest of the space.

Looking from the opposite side of the fence, we were tent campers for many years, and it got us into some amazing places where you couldn't take a trailer or motor home. As RVs became more popular, and more campsites got paved or graveled over, however, it became difficult in some park campgrounds to find a good level place for a tent.

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Old 11-02-2012, 08:44 PM   #45
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I went thru all 58 National Parks NPS Site and looked for length restrictions....I have listed the Maximum Restriction I could find for that park. Some campsites obviously may not have sites that long, but somewhere in the park, they limit you to the listed length.

"NL" meand I couldn't find a restriction (there may not even be a Campground there!)

I gave it my best shot but started getting really bored by the time I got to 'Nevada'...

Alaska National Parks
Denali National Park, "A" sites can accommodate tents and RV's 30-40' (max) in length
Gates of the Arctic National Park, located above the Arctic Circle and far from any roads
Glacier Bay National Park NL
Katmai National Park, there is no road access
Kenai Fjords National Park NL
Kobuk Valley National Park NL
Lake Clark National Park NL
Wrangell-St. Elias National Park NL

Arizona National Parks
Grand Canyon National Park ...These will hold up to a 34-ft. fifth-wheel
Petrified Forest National Park NL
Saguaro National Park NL

Arkansas National Parks
Hot Springs National Park 30 and 50 amp electrical connections…No length mentioned

California National Parks
Channel Islands National Park NL
Death Valley National Park NL
Joshua Tree National Park 8 campgrounds, 2 with length restrictions
Kings Canyon National Park 14 campgrounds, some list No Trailers. All others have no listed limits
Lassen Volcanic Park NL
Redwood National Park Vehicle Length Limit: 36-foot RV or 31-foot trailer.
Sequoia National Park RVs can also stay in parking lot.
Yosemite National Park maximum trailer length is 35 feet

Colorado National Parks
Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park Vehicles greater than 35 feet are not recommended
Great Sand Dunes National Park can accommodate RVs or camping trailers up to 35 feet in length
Mesa Verde National Park NL
Rocky Mountain National Park Moraine Park-40 ft motor homes & trailers

Florida National Parks
Biscayne National Park NL
Dry Tortugas National Park NL
Everglades National Park NL

Hawaii National Parks
Haleakala National Park NL
Hawaii Volcanoes National Park NL

Kentucky National Parks
Mammoth Cave Park 1 CG listed as Not Suitable for Large Trailers, others NL

Maine National Parks
Acadia National Park sites accommodate pop-ups, vehicle campers, and RVs up to 35 feet

Michigan National Parks
Isle Royale National Park NL

Minnesota National Parks
Voyageurs National Park NL

Montana National Parks
Glacier National Park NL

Nevada National Parks
Great Basin National Park 1 of 4 listed as max 24', other 3, NL

New Mexico National Parks
Carlsbad Caverns National Park NL

North Carolina National Parks
Great Smoky Mountains National Park Max Trailers-35'

North Dakota National Parks
Theodore Roosevelt National Park NL

Ohio National Parks
Cuyahoga Valley National Park NL

Oregon National Parks
Crater Lake National Park NL

Virginia National Parks
Shenandoah National Park Got Tired of digging

South Carolina National Parks
Congaree National Park NL

South Dakota National Parks
Badlands National Park NL
Wind Cave National Park there are no length limits for RVs

Texas National Parks
Big Bend National Park 1 of 3 list max recommended of 20', others NL
Guadalupe Mountains National Park

Utah National Parks
Arches National Park Some sites will accommodate RVs up to 30 feet in length
Bryce Canyon National Park NL
Canyonlands National Park Maximum RV length is 28 feet
Capitol Reef National Park NL
Zion National Park NL

Washington National Parks
Mount Rainier National Park Max Trailer: 27 ft.
North Cascades National Park Large RVs can be accommodated
Olympic National Park RV length (some for up to 35').

Wyoming National Parks
Grand Teton National Park Large RVs can be accommodated
Yellowstone National Park Large RVs can be accommodated

US Territories National Parks
American Samoa National Park NL
Virgin Islands National Park NL
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What a great resource! Thank you.

(Not that with the little guy we have to worry about it....)
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What a great resource! Thank you.

(Not that with the little guy we have to worry about it....)
I'm not sure I'd call it a 'resource', it's more of a impulse post that went badly wrong...

I suggest if anyone is aware of errors, post them!
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