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camping for bridalveil-with 1 car. walk in reservations??

Postby ctfshjohn » Wed Aug 08, 2012 5:35 pm

i would like to camp one night at bridalveil grounds on sunday sept 10th.
what are the odds of this happening?
seems pretty booked.
i can get there at 9am. id like to hike a few day hikes on and off of GP road that day , and camp at BV grounds.
thanks !
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Re: camping for bridalveil-with 1 car. walk in reservations?

Postby AlmostThere » Wed Aug 08, 2012 5:48 pm

"Seems booked?" There is no "booked." Bridalveil is all first come, first serve camping. Your chances are probably pretty good this year. Park attendance is down.
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Re: camping for bridalveil-with 1 car. walk in reservations?

Postby ctfshjohn » Wed Aug 08, 2012 6:59 pm

i went here >>

http://www.recreation.gov/unifSearchRes ... dex=Search

you can view every site i believe and it all looks booked.

you know more than i do about this please elaborate.
i notice you post alot and know quite a bit on these subjects.
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Re: camping for bridalveil-with 1 car. walk in reservations?

Postby AlmostThere » Wed Aug 08, 2012 7:19 pm

Your link just goes to the main recreation.gov site, but if you are trying to show me reservable campsites at Bridaveil, I already know that it only lists group sites and horse sites. All the tent/RV sites are first come first served. Read the bit under Facilities: on that page. It says: Bridalveil Creek Campground offers group and horse campsites that are available by advanced reservations. Family sites are available on a first come, first served basis and do fill nightly.

Except I have driven by it this year after the campground open on a Friday night, and there were spaces left. By Sunday night the weekenders will have left.
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Re: camping for bridalveil-with 1 car. walk in reservations?

Postby ctfshjohn » Wed Aug 08, 2012 7:51 pm

thanks!
thats reassuring.
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Re: camping for bridalveil-with 1 car. walk in reservations?

Postby bill-e-g » Thu Aug 09, 2012 7:38 pm

Uh... you might want to look at the nps yosemite site...
b/c Bridalveil is slated to close on Sept. 10th.

Here:
http://www.nps.gov/yose/planyourvisit/campground.htm
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Re: camping for bridalveil-with 1 car. walk in reservations?

Postby AlmostThere » Thu Aug 09, 2012 8:09 pm

I forgot about that!

You may want to try to get something at Wawona or in the Valley, they are open year round.
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Re: camping for bridalveil-with 1 car. walk in reservations?

Postby ctfshjohn » Fri Aug 10, 2012 7:15 pm

yes,
curry had a sale, got a room on the 9th for 66.00.
so i have that at least and landed a upper pines on the 10th for 20.00.
if BV is open on the 9th im cancelling curry , putting on warm clothes to stay up there.
like to see the stars from gp road...
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