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Old 10-04-2016, 06:52 PM   #1
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Tucson and Yosemite

Any suggestions for how to see Yosemite without a lot of dry camping? It seems that all of the out-of-park campgrounds are quite a distance from the entrances. We'll have about a week in April before we head east toward Colorado.

Also, we want to spend a week or so in Tucson in late January. For some reason I'm having trouble zeroing in on a campground. We like WIFI and cable since we're on the road for two months at a time and need to keep in touch. Any suggestions?

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Old 10-04-2016, 07:20 PM   #2
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Last year we stayed at the KOA west of the park. An easy drive into the park to spend the days there. Make reservations ahead.

There are lots RV parks and resorts in the Tucson area. We have spent many months at Voyager RV Resort, older gated senior resort with all the amenities and very friendly, great community life and many group activities, night life and restaurant/bar. Well maintained. They promised a new WIFI system this year and there is cable TV.

January, February and March are the busiest months in Tucson RV parks, and the huge Gem Show is early February which brings in buyers and sellers from all over the world. Good idea to make reservations as well.
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Been to the KOA mentioned above. We stayed outside of Yellowstone, but found an amazing campground, in Island Park called Upper Coffeepot.. half of the spots have electric, and there are only 14 total spots.. most of which back a beautiful river. We valued the solitude.. and really could only deal with the masses for 1 day in Yellowstone.

Do yourself a favor and spend more time in Grand Tetons.. much more beautiful IMHO, and more opportunities to boondock/get a campsite inside the park. We stayed at Lizard Skin campground at north end of Tetons.. might try there, its FCFS I beleive, but rarely fills completely. close to get into Yellowstone from there if needed. Otherwise boondock in the hills on the south-east side of Tetons, on some access roads to powerlines. Solitude, and INCREDIBLE views of the mountain range. A bit farther away from things however.
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We found early April is a good time in Yosemite. The weather is good, the waterfalls are active, and the crowds not yet there. Parking was easy, we took our bicycles in each day to explore as the valley is nearly flat. It's a spectacular place.
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