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Hetch Hetchy Reservoir, Yosemite National Park

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Hetch Hetchy Reservoir is located in Yosemite National Park. Plan to visit Hetch Hetchy Reservoir during your Yosemite National Park vacation using our convenient Yosemite National Park trip itinerary builder.
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  • We decided to spend a day at Hetch Hetchy Reservoir and we were not disappointed! Gone were the crowds from the Valley and the place just invites for relaxation, peace, and quietness! The roads are no...  more »
  • Not to be missed if you visit Yosemite National Park. The reservoir with waterfall is beautiful. We also see the reservoir generating power to light San Francisco.  more »
  • We spent 3 full days in Yosemite. On our last day we did Hetch Hetchy which was an easy drive for us because we were staying at Everygreen Lodge. We got there around 9:00 AM and felt like we had the e...  more »

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Where to stay in Yosemite National Park

Yosemite National Park offers something for everyone. Choose from upscale or historic hotels, a well-appointed lodge, motel rooms, rustic cabins, canvas tent cabins, and developed campgrounds. Yosemite Village in the heart of the valley is the most convenient place to stay, but other accommodations line the roads leading to the village. If you can't secure a place inside the park, try the various lodges, inns, bed and breakfasts, cabins, cottages, and motels on the roads leading in from the west. Staying any further out can cost you valuable time that you could be spending hiking, biking, and sightseeing. To escape from the crowds in the valley, reserve a campsite at Crane Flat or Hodgdon Meadow, which are far enough out to provide solitude but close enough to reach major valley attractions in less than half an hour. Campgrounds along Tioga Road see even fewer crowds. If you plan to visit in summer, you must reserve accommodations (even campsites) well in advance, as Yosemite remains extremely popular with both visitors from afar and those based in California.
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