How much is Yosemite Camping?

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TRIVIA: Yosemite is defined as the Indian tribe who lived in the named Valley. Yosemite means “killer” or those who kill. Yosemite is such a great valley and a shrine to human foresight, the strength of granite, the power of glaciers, the persistence of life, and the tranquility of the High Sierra.

The Yosemite National Park proposed recently last year that the camping fee had increased for the park keep up with inflation. The last entrance fee increase in Yosemite National Park occurred in 1997 when fees were raised from $5 to $20 for private vehicles. They also introduce a lower seasonal rate for the seven-day vehicle entrance pass. Its price would be $25 and is available only through January to March and November to December. For the month of April to October, the fee is $30. The park revised the initial proposal of $25 per motorcycle to $15 in 2015 and $20 in 2016. Concerning camping fees, the basic rates were just increased around 20%.
Here is the summary of the fees with fee categories:

Type of Fee 3/1/2015 Effective 1/1/2016
Per Vehicle Entrance, 7-day pass March $25
April – October $30
November – December $25 January – March $25
April – October $30
November – December $25
Individual Entrance
$15 $15
Motorcycle Entrance

Montem Outdoor Gear
$40 – $60
$15 per motorcycle $20 per motorcycle
Yosemite National Park Annual Pass
$60 $60
Family/Group Reservation Campsites
Range: $26 – $50 Range: $26 – $50
First-Come, First-Serve Available Campsites
Range: $6 – $18 Range: $6 – $18

Here is the information about the campgrounds in Yosemite.
Campground Open
approx.
(2016) Max.
RV
Length Max.
Trailer
Length Reserve? Daily
Fee Sites Pets Water
Yosemite Valley
Upper Pines
All year 35 ft 24 ft Feb 11-
Nov 30 $26 238 Yes Tap
Lower Pines
Mar 28-
Nov 1 40 ft 35 ft Yes $26 60 Yes Tap
North Pines
Apr 4-
Nov 7 40 ft 35 ft Yes $26 81 Yes Tap
Camp 4
All year No RVs/trailers First-come,
first-served $6/
pers. 35 No Tap

South of Yosemite Valley
Wawona
All
Year 35 ft 35 ft Apr 11-
Oct 10 $26 93 Yes Tap
Bridalveil Creek
July??-
Sep 19 35 ft 24 ft First-come,
first-served $18 110 Yes Tap

North of Yosemite Valley
Hodgdon Meadow
All
year 40 ft 30 ft Apr 11-
Oct 10 $26 105 Yes Tap
Crane Flat
Jul 15-
Oct 10 40 ft 30 ft Yes $26 166 Yes Tap
Tamarack Flat
Jul??-
Oct 15 No RVs/trailers First-come,
first-served $12 52 Yes Creek
(boil)
White Wolf
Jul??-
Sep 26 27 ft 24 ft First-come,
first-served $18 74 Yes Tap
Yosemite Creek
Jul??-
Sep 5 No RVs/trailers First-come,
first-served $12 75 Yes Creek
(boil)
Porcupine Flat
Jun 5-
Oct 15 24 ft
(limited) 20 ft First-come,
first-served $12 52 Yes Creek
(boil)
Tuolumne Meadows
Jul 15-
Sep 26 35 ft 35 ft 50% $26 304 Yes Tap

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Is it safe to take my dog camping?

If you’re thinking about taking dog camping and would doubt yourself if it is safe, the answer yes. And it could be fun. He is part of the family, why he shouldn’t come? It is an exercise and the single thing you can for your dog. It can help you connect with nature, and into your dog. It is your priority to keep your dog safe when camping, so here are some suggestions on how to do that:

TRAVELING DOG TIPS
• Stop consistently along your travel course to allow your dog to have a poo break, drink water and have some exercise.
• You need to leave your dog for a moment in a vehicle or RV dependably ensure there are proper ventilation, shade and water for your puppy.
• The dog area in your car should be like his home with a bed, blanket, toys, etc.
• Check your dog from time to time if he is safe or secured.

HEALTH AND SAFETY
• You must be very attentive and knowledgeable about your dog’s health. Check if he’s contracted with the diseases in wildlife, plants and maybe in insects.
• Dogs are higher risk in getting ticks and fleas so you should use repellants or collars.
• Allow your dog to adjust and enjoy the nature.
• Make sure that your dog will have his time to rest.
• Pay attention to your dog and never leave him unattended when he’s outside.
• Remove the leftover dog food after mealtime because unwanted wildlife and insects are most attracted to the smell of foods.
• If it’s not too much trouble, take note of that it is prescribed that dogs shall not be taken into back country terrain. These zones are not suitable for dogs because of the tough landscape, natural life issues and the potential for problems with bears.

COMMON CAMPGROUND DOG RULES AND ETIQUETTE
• Do not leave your dog unattended.
• Keep your dog restricted, as this guides with keeping your pet safe, and from turning into an unwanted guest at neighboring campgrounds.
• Do not let your dog bark so it will not create a disturbance to the neighbors and some wildlife.
• Keep your dog under-control at all times.
• Always pick up after your dog.
• Carry an environmental-friendly dog bag to dispose of your dog’s waste in a proper trash container.

LEASHING TIPS
• Leash your dog away from the campfire.
• For a bigger roaming area, use an expandable chain or a puppy tie-out. Another recommendation is to tie a rope between two trees and secure the leash to the line for a pooch run.
• Keep a watchful eye for your dog to ensure they are protected from their rope getting tangled around tent shafts, stakes, seats, eating area, trees, and so on.
• For times when you need your dog to have more flexibility, bring along a versatile activity pen. Portable pens are intended to overlay down effortlessly and can be bought at nearby equipment or pet stores.

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