AlmostThere wrote:You might be able to find a spot in National Forests - but that too involves a lot of driving, unless you are miraculously able to find a site in Big Meadows campground. Driving around in SEKI is slower going than in Yosemite, by the way.
National Forest roads vary widely in drivability. It's tough to say what they are like from year to year too, due to seasonal washouts or fallen trees.
So you're coming in late August? All campsites in Yosemite valley are booked solid until then.
So where do you see that all campsites are booked in Yosemite Valley? On recreation.gov it mentions the first day to make reservations (at least Aug. 15th on) is April 15. Am I missing something?