- Posted August 27, 2013 by
San Francisco, California
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Despite Raging Forest Fire, Yosemite National Park Has Rooms for Labor Day Weekend and Beyond
While the “Rim Fire” which has been burning the forests north and west of, and now into the margins of Yosemite National Park, has consumed over 150,000 acres, it hasn’t affected Yosemite Valley itself, or the southern regions of the park.
Park rooms are normally booked solid for Labor Day weekend and well into the fall, but this afternoon when I checked the online booking Website for Yosemite lodging (http://www.yosemitepark.com/lodging.aspx), I discovered that if you plan on arriving on Friday, August 30 and departing on Labor Day, Monday, September 2, you can still get a room at the pricey, high-end Ahwahnee Hotel in Yosemite Valley, or at Tenaya Lodge in Fish Camp, just outside of the park’s southern entrance.
And if you can delay your arrival until Labor Day or later, you should find much greater room availability, especially in Yosemite Valley. In fact, if you book now, you should be able to snag a room in one the park’s various lodgings on any day between September 1st through December 31, 2013.