I appreciate the fact that dogs are not allowed in Yosemite Wilderness.
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The Wawona Meadow Loop is the only trail at Yosemite National Park open to dogs, but canines are permitted on the park's many roads, sidewalks, and bike paths. You can bring leashed pets to all of Yosemite's campgrounds, with the exception of walk-in and group camps.
Dogs in Yosemite National Park - Dog Trekker
Camping with dogs - Yosemite National Park Forum - TripAdvisor
There are many in the Yosemite area. They are either outsidethe South gate to the park at Fish Camp or Oakhurst or west of the parkin Groveland and Mariposa. A great place to stay for your visit toYosemite with your dog is the Tenaya Lodge in Fish Camp. This upscalelodge allows dogs up to 55 pounds (ask about larger dogs) and offersdog-sitting and walking services. Also in Fish Camp is the Narrow GaugeInn near the dog-friendly Sugar Pine railroad rides. In Oakhurst is theBest Western Yosemite Gateway Inn. To the north and west of the park isthe Groveland Hotel, a historic building in it's own right and the BestWester Plus Yosemite Way Station Motel. For near the park there is Yosemite's SierraScape VacationRentals in Mariposa among other choices.Yes, as my original post reflected, I am familiar with the Yosemite-no-dogs-on-trail policy and have no quarrel with it. I posted because I want to comply with it. However, Dana is on the boundary with Yosemite, and dogs are permitted in the national forest, and it wasn't clear to me whether the trail was in Yosemite or the national forest. I have since purchased expensive topo maps from REI and determined that, to do Dana the way I want to do it, you do go into Yosemite. Therefore, I will not be doing in Dana with my dog.While I agree that dogs historically are not wildly welcomed in Yosemite; (Even John Steinbeck had arguments with a ranger over his canine companion!) Traveling in this NP is not much different than most. Only a careless dog owner would walk on blacktop in the heat of the day in the middle of summer. Sunrise walks are cooler, less crowded and you and your pet can practice being still and silent if you come upon a deer. My golden retriever and I watched 5 deer peacefully feed from the paved road to Mirror lake, for what seemed like an eternity, only to be disturbed by a crowd of bike riders.,We chose to camp in the valley, but plenty of local hotels just outside Yosemite allow dogs for a small fee. Be sure to ask ahead when you make your reservations. Check out all the to make sure you have a safe and happy trip – and remember to store your dog food in the bear-safe food lockers!