Hetch Hetchy Reservoir, Yosemite National Park

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Hetch Hetchy Reservoir is located in Yosemite National Park. For travelers who use our international travel planner, Yosemite National Park holidays become easier to arrange, with trips to the Hetch Hetchy Reservoir and other attractions mapped out and timetabled.
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  • October 2, 2017
    Along the coast of the Lake, light, not too heavy on the road for about. 1.5 hour walk to the waterfall. Wonderful panoramic view, a beautiful view of the Lake, the surrounding mountains.
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  • September 14, 2017
    Hetch Hetchy has a damn and the reservoir, surrounded by beautiful scenery. You can walk across the dam, through a tunnel to a path that will take you to better views and a waterfall. This less travel...  more »
  • September 7, 2017
    We hiked around the Hetchy resorvoir and came across Rancheria Falls. It's a moderate hike but well worth it at the end to come across the bursting falls. Would definitely recommend!  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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