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Transportation and Parking?

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Transportation and Parking?

I will be visiting the Park on Thursday 15th with the family entering over Tioga Pass. Given that I intend to use the shuttle around the village and am staying at Yosemite Lodge that night where should I park the rental car?

Presumably there's also a case of arriving as early as one can, which could prove a challenge as we are travelling down from Tahoe?

Thanks for any advice!

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1. Re: Transportation and Parking?

I'm assuming you mean Yosemite Lodge at the Falls in the Valley and not Yosemite View Lodge at El Portal. In which case, there is parking at the Lodge:

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Parking is provided on the premises for Yosemite Lodge at the Falls guests. Day use parking is provided in the Yosemite Village area with easy access to the free Valley Shuttle.

yosemitepark.com/yosemite-lodge-guest-servic…

I don't know whether there is enough parking for all or if there is an element of "first come first served". I had a look at some reviews hoping to find mention of parking but it wasn't really mentioned. Hopefully that's because it's not an issue (I'm sure people would mention it [read: whinge] if there was a significant shortage). Hopefully someone with personal experience can tell you for sure.

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2. Re: Transportation and Parking?

There should be parking at Yosemite Lodge at the Falls. Signs say it's just for guests, but sometimes others park there.

Yosemite Village is just a shopping / Visitor Center area about a mile from Yosemite Lodge at the Falls. The free shuttle will loop you around several miles of Yosemite Valley. Map: nps.gov/yose/…valleyshuttle.pdf

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3. Re: Transportation and Parking?

Thanks.

Yes it is Yosemite Lodge at the Falls. Can I park there from say 10am though even though check in isn't until 5pm or shoud I fight for a spot in the Daily Use facility?

Like most folk I'm keen to make sure we get maximum value out of our first visit to Yosemite and want to be aware of potential problems. And parking seems like it might be one!

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4. Re: Transportation and Parking?

If it were my trip, I'd park at the hotel.

You're planning to check in later, so that's the logical thing to do.

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5. Re: Transportation and Parking?

Are you planning to make any stops on Tioga Rd en route to the Lodge from the East?

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6. Re: Transportation and Parking?

Yes, Tuolomne Meadows is a plan, as is Olmsted Point and Tenaya Lake. That's why I'm concerned with a later arrival in Yosemite village itself.

In light of comments above we'll probably visit the Tioga Road sights on the way in and go straight to the hotel which may be getting on for the middle of the afternoon anyway.

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