We are members of several rv organizations which gives us a lot of discounts and flexibility in choosing where to stay. We found Park of the Sierras, a lovely park near Yosemite Park which is available to Escapee members only. It’s not a campground and not typical of the average rv park. It’s a community really.
There is a clubhouse, complete with books, dvd’s, beverage and snack machines, big tv, lots of tables, some big stuffed chairs and sofas, and tons of space for visiting, etc. Attached to the clubhouse is a large laundry room. You can’t use your own washer or dishwasher because the detergents ruin their septic system. There are many planned activities that visitors are also encouraged to participate in, such as crafts, line dancing, eating out excursions, etc.
The sites are well spaced so that you have lots of room, with lots of trees and bushes in between, and you are never looking in anybody else’s windows. Each site has full hook ups and each site has its own shed for storage.
There are a good number of people who make this place their permanent home. And many of these people have added rooms and/or patios to their trailers. Some have added personal touches to their landscaping creating their own personal gardens to enhance their special plot. Some have added their own garden fire pits since there are none in the sites.
Most of the “permanents” get around in their own golf carts. It really looks like quite an inviting place to live. Lovely setting, friendly people, and convenience. There’s a good number of people who own their plot and then hitch up and go explore elsewhere, renting their spot to visitors like us when they’re gone.
The park also had a nice large dog run that Coda loved to visit and check out all the new smells. It was a very dog friendly park and many people just stopped their golf carts as we were walking to come by and pet and visit with Coda.
It was the perfect spot for us to stay at while we visited Yosemite. We alternated our days by visiting the park one day, and then visiting wineries the next. I think we may have actually chilled in our traveling “home” for a day or two as well. All in all, it was a very nice and affordable place for us to stay.