Tips for Camping in Yosemite National Park

Tips for Camping in Yosemite National Park 

Yosemite National Park is, deservedly, one of America's favorite parks. Because of this popularity, it can get crowded, especially if you want to find a campsite for your Lance Camper. Whether you've been before or are planning your first trip, here are some tips to keep in mind for camping out at Yosemite.

Know the Campsites and Arrive Early

The best thing to do when trying to camp at Yosemite is to have an idea of where you want to set up your Lance Camper and to arrive as early in the day as possible. If you show up after noon or even late morning, you're not going to be able to reasonably expect that a spot will be available. Do yourself a favor and plan accordingly.

Make a Reservation

An even safer bet is to attempt to reserve a spot as much time in advance as possible. If you know you want to go camping at Yosemite in, say, late August, go pick up the phone now and try to reserve a site for your Lance Camper. You'll be glad you did once you arrive and see how many people are visiting the park with you.

Don't Go During Peak Season

If all else fails and you want a "sure" thing, plan to go in an off season, such as early fall or late spring. Both times still have nice weather, but the crowds are significantly smaller since school is in. If you want even fewer people around, try late fall or early spring instead.

If All Else Really Fails...

...have a plan 'B.' There are campsites near but not in Yosemite that may still have space on short notice. If you arrive and find that you have nowhere to go, don't give up. Just take a moment and explore other nearby options. Even better, do a bit of research and find alernatives just in case you think you migth need them (pro tip: knowing Yosemite, just assume you'll need them).

See Yosemite in a Lance Camper

See Yosemite National Park, and any other national park, better with a Lance Camper. Choose from various models and floorplans, including truck campers, travel trailers, and toy haulers.