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Stopping place between Bakersfield and Fresno CA


dennisvr

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Friend of mine is leaving Lake Havasu City AZ and going to Yosemite and wants to know if there are any places in Bakersfield, Fresno or any place in between that he can stop and sleep awhile. I recommended a truck stop, but he said they are to noisy for him. So anyone know of a wide spot he can get a couple winks and then mosey up to Yosemite.

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Dennis

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SKP Park Sierra is about 35 miles from Fresno just west of Coarsegold, CA. If he ponies up the membership fee to SKP he can stay there in terrific spaces for only $21 a night including FHU. Park Sierra is 27 miles from the south entrance to Yosemite. We were there in January and all the roads in Yosemite itself were open except th E/W pass to the desert. Even at 6000 feet there was no snow on the road and just a little bit along the edges (except at the Sequoia Grove where there was snow cover on the ground but not on the roads or close trails). Park Sierra has laundry facilities (you aren't allowed to use RV washers there due to septic issues).

 

http://parksierra.net/

 

The park is gated but there are some spots to dry-camp outside the gate if you get there too late to check in (after 4pm usually).

 

Since SKP membership is under $30 right now this is a terrific deal. They have monthly pricing, too.

 

WDR

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That area along Hwy 99 is pretty developed, so unless he wants to detour an hour up into the hills or pay for a site, he's limited to blacktop camping. as mentioned there is a Walmart in Bak that allows overnights, there is also a large Camping World on the south edge of Bak (Panama lane exit) that allowed overnights, and just north of Bak was a small FlyingJ that allowed overnights. Its been many yrs since I lived or visited there, so things may have changed.

 

If he's coming in on Hwy 58, there are more opportunities for a pullover stop near Mojave or Tehachapi, before getting into the more overdeveloped areas.

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The rest area on Hwy 58 near Boron (between Mojave and Barstow) has long been a favorite overnight stop. There's lots of dirt area surrounding the auto parking at the rear of the rest area and you'll usually see several RVs spending the night. Trucks and the highway are out front, on the other side of the rest area buildings.

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