Originally Posted by ckronvall
Got shut out on recreation.gov for a campground in Yosemite May 15-20, so looking for recommendations on places to stay close to the park during that time frame. Already booked for Pinnacles and King's/Sequoia for the rest of the month. Thanks!
At that time of year there are 3 main routes into the park only from the west, the HWY 120 from the East side will be closed. From the West HWY 120 , HWY 140 and HWY 41.
Since you are in Washington you may want to come in HWY 120 and leave by HWY 41 to get to Sequoia/Kings.
I can only assume you want a "campground" to stay in.
On hwy 120 past the town of Groveland there is Yosemite Pines RV Resort. Then past Buck Meadows there is Lost Claim Campground. Then past Rainbow Pools (very cool, must see) and Cherry Lake RD the last campground before Yosemite is Sweetwater Campground, the others have burned.
Life is an adventure if you are ready and willing. Yosemite is surrounded by National Forrest, There are so many places to disperse camp/Boondock. Take the adventure by the horns, get a Stanislaus National Forrest map and find your own spot.
Try Hardin Flat Rd., Cherry Lake Rd., Evergreen Rd., Forrest Rte 1S03 Sawmill Mountain Rd., Etc.
Hope you have a great time.