- 1 What should I pack for Yosemite?
- 2 Can you camp with a trailer in Yosemite?
- 3 Can you bring food to Yosemite?
- 4 Do you need a bear canister in Yosemite?
- 5 How many days do you need in Yosemite?
- 6 Are there mosquitoes in Yosemite?
- 7 Can you camp for free in Yosemite?
- 8 Do people cancel Yosemite reservations?
- 9 Can you walk into Yosemite without a reservation?
- 10 Can you sleep in your car in Yosemite?
- 11 Are there bear attacks in Yosemite?
- 12 Is food safe in RV from bears?
What should I pack for Yosemite?
What to Bring
- Map & compass.
- Trash bag.
- Sunglasses and sunscreen.
- Food and water.
- Storm gear.
- Headlamp/flashlight (with extra batteries)
- First-aid kit.
- Fire starter.
Can you camp with a trailer in Yosemite?
Camping in Yosemite Maximum RV/trailer lengths: In Yosemite Valley, the maximum RV length is 40 feet and maximum trailer length is 35 feet, however, only a total of 8 sites of this size are available (six sites in Lower Pines and two in North Pines, which are open spring through fall).
Can you bring food to Yosemite?
“Food” includes all food and drinks, regardless of packaging, along with trash, toiletries, and other scented items. These items must be stored in either an allowed bear-resistant food container or food locker. Hanging food is illegal throughout Yosemite.
Do you need a bear canister in Yosemite?
Bear resistant food containers (“bear canisters”) are required for overnight hikers throughout the Wilderness (counterbalance food hangs are no longer legal). In Yosemite and the southern Sierra, bear canisters are the only effective and proven method of preventing bears from getting human food.
How many days do you need in Yosemite?
If you only plan to do a few hikes and drive around to see the sights, three days is enough to see most everything. If you’d like to linger, you’ll have time to enjoy more ranger-led activities, attend evening programs, take tours, and hang around enjoying the scenery.
Are there mosquitoes in Yosemite?
There are mosquitoes in Yosemite National Park during the Summer months. Mosquitoes are very active during dusk and dawn. Since Yosemite is home to numerous waterfalls, rivers, and lakes, it is the perfect breeding ground for mosquitoes.
Can you camp for free in Yosemite?
There are places just outside of Yosemite National Park that allow free camping. Camping inside the Park requires a reservation and fees. But there are plenty of free campgrounds just outside of Park boundaries. We have put together a list of places where we have camped ourselves and where many others frequently camp.
Do people cancel Yosemite reservations?
The good news is that people cancel reservations frequently.
Can you walk into Yosemite without a reservation?
People can drive through Yosemite without a reservation “The entrance station ranger will provide a time-stamped permit valid for the time needed to travel from entrance to entrance,” park officials said. However, the park entrance fee does provide access to visit Hetchy Hetchy during open hours.
Can you sleep in your car in Yosemite?
Within Yosemite National Park, you may not sleep in your car or RV except in a campsite that you’re registered to stay in (except at Camp 4, where sleeping in cars is not allowed because it’s a walk-in campground).
Are there bear attacks in Yosemite?
Bear Attacks Attacks are rare —nobody has been killed or seriously injured by a bear in Yosemite.
Is food safe in RV from bears?
If you have a motorhome or hard-sided RV, always store food inside the RV. Many parks with extensive bear activity offer bear-proof food storage lockers in camping areas where you can safely store your food. Use care when disposing of leftover food and crumbs. Bears will be attracted to anything.