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Camp site question

Postby Zikaris » Sun Apr 19, 2009 7:40 pm

I'm wanting to go on a half dome hike and to camp the night after. I know it's pretty much impossible to get a campsite on the valley floor for the summer at this point.

My question is... last time I did half dome I came across a campsite after nevada falls. Is this a no reservations walk up type site? If you need reservations is it possible to get them now for the summer? If so where would I go?

Any information would be extremely helpful. Thanks!
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Re: Camp site question

Postby dan » Sun Apr 19, 2009 10:55 pm

The campground above Nevada Falls is Little Yosemite Valley. You need a Wilderness Permit to stay there (see http://www.nps.gov/wilderness/ ) and you need to get there when a site is available--it's first come, first serve (no reservations). Of course, you can camp almost anywhere in the Wilderness, as long as it's not next to water or a trail (and must be a few miles from the road).
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Postby bill-e-g » Sun Apr 19, 2009 11:38 pm

Above Nevada you have to camp in Little Yosemite Valley.
The next spot to camp is on the way to Half Dome (JMT/HD tr jct.) or
out of LYV by Moraine Dome (there is a cascade there)...
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Bears.

Postby Garyw » Thu Apr 23, 2009 7:08 am

Lot of bears in that campground area be aware.
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