Yosemite National Park has many wonderful attractions and a beauty that cannot be compared to any other on earth. People from all over the world come to Yosemite to vacation, camp, and to enjoy some adventurous rock climbing.
If you love camping then you will really enjoy the camping sites that abound throughout Yosemite. Yosemite camping reservations can be booked at thirteen different campgrounds with seven of these campgrounds taking reservations up to five months in advance of your trip. You may choose from the following campgrounds for your Yosemite camping reservations, Upper Pines, Lower Pines, North Pines, Camp 4, which are all located in the Valley, Wawona, Bridalveil Creek, Hodgdon Meadow, Crane Flat, Tamarack Flat, White Wolf, Yosemite Creek, Porcupine Flat, and Tuolumne Meadows. It would be best to call Yosemite to learn more about Yosemite camping reservations as not all campgrounds are open year round. Some campgrounds offer RV sites and tent sites, while others only offer tent sites. No matter which type of site you prefer you will love your camping experience at Yosemite National Park.
If you are seeking, a more modern and less woodsy type camping experience there is another type of Yosemite lodging that you will enjoy. The High Sierra Camps have canvas tent cabins available that offer a dormitory style steel frame beds with mattresses, wool blankets, pillows, and comforters for the beds. They also have hot showers, restrooms and soap. You must however bring your own sheets, sleeping bags and towels. You can purchase sleeping bags and towels through the concession services provided by Yosemite. Many people enjoy this style of camping and are in high demand so the reservations are accepted in a lottery style. They only accept applications from October 15 to November 30 each year.
Yosemite National Park offers many things for the entire family to do such as backpacking, biking bird watching, rock climbing, fishing, horseback riding, ice-skating, rafting, skiing, snowshoeing, swimming, stargazing and of course enjoying the great outdoors. There are also many tours available that help you enjoy your vacation at Yosemite and show you all that the national park has to offer. Many of these activities have guided instructors that can give you all kinds of pointers as to the type of foliage and fauna, animals, and birds that frequent the area.
Other wonderful things to see in Yosemite national park include the many falls, which include, Yosemite Falls, the Bridalveil Fall, the Vernal Fall, the Nevada Fall, the Ribbon Fall, the Horsetail Fall, and the Staircase Falls. Rock formations are another awesome attraction that everyone enjoys; some of the most popular rock formations in Yosemite include Half Dome, El Capitan, Cathedral Rocks and Spires, The Three Brothers, Sentinel Rock, Yosemite Point, and Glacier Point.