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Yosemite National Park

Tuolumne Meadows
Travel Information

Driving Directions to Yosemite from:

San Francisco/Bay area
Distance: 195 mi / 314 km
Time:4-5 hours
Take I-580 east to I-205 east to Highway 120 east (Manteca) to Yosemite National Park.
For Tuolumne Meadows: Stay on Hwy 120 when it makes a left turn at Crane Flat within the park. Add an additional 1.5 hours for the drive to Tuolumne.

Los Angeles area
Distance: 313 mi / 504 km
Time: 6 hours
Take I-5 north (or I-405 north to I-5) to Highway 99 north to Highway 41 north (Fresno) into Yosemite National Park.
For Tuolumne Meadows: Upon arrival in Yosemite Valley, follow the signs towards Hwy 120 and Tioga Pass. Make a right turn on Hwy 120 in Crane Flat, about 30 minutes from Yosemite Valley

Lodging in the Tuolumne Meadows Area:

Within Yosemite National Park:

Tuolumne Meadows Lodge
Rustic lodge consisting of tent cabins in a sub-alpine meadow along the banks of the Dana Fork of the Tuolumne River. Restaurant serving breakfast, lunch and dinner. Located along Tioga Pass Road (Hwy 120) approx. 1 mile East of the Tuolumne Meadows store.

Just outside Yosemite National Park in the town of Lee Vining (35 minutes from Tuolumne Meadows):

Lakeview Lodge
Comfortable, modern rooms in the town of Lee Vining near restaurants and grocery stores.
30 main St, Lee Vining, CA. 800 990-6614 or 760 647-6543

Murpheys Motel
A great value in the center of Lee Vining. Clean, comfortable rooms.
For Reservations Call (800) 334-6316

Camping in Yosemite National Park/Tuolumne Meadows:

Summer Car Camping Options:
Tuolumne Meadows Campground


Other Resources

In the town of Lee Vining:

Mono Market - Possibly the best small town market in the state. Everything you'll need including a good selection of organic and high quality packaged foods

In Tuolumne Meadows:
The Tuolumne Meadows Store - A seasonal store in a white tent building close to the man campground. Has a decent selection of camping food and backpacking food.

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