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Hetchy entrance

Brownsburg, Indiana
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Tomorrow we will be driving to Yosemite from San Francisco. My plan is To get an early start and enter through the Hetchy entrance and proceed to the reservoir for the hike there. We then we would drive to Foresta to our Airbnb. Does that sound doable? We would pass by other entrances, but once you’re entered do you have to check in again?

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Fremont, California
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Hetch Hetchy is outside of Yosemite (just before you get to the 120 entrance) and a short drive north to go see.

https://www.nps.gov/yose/planyourvisit/hh.htm

as such, you check into Yosemite National Park on the 120 entrance station after you visit to Hetch Hetchy,

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Note that the name is "Hetch Hetchy" Yosemite is full of fun names. :)

You will go in the Hetch Hetchy entrance, out the Hetch Hetchy Entrance, and in the Big Oak Flat Entrance. There are some maps in the Top Questions on the right. Full TripAdvisor website.

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Brownsburg, Indiana
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Thank you . When we re enter through Big Oak Flat entrance do we have to go through the check in process again?

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Unfortunately, you need to wait in the queue at Big Oak Flat Entrance one more time. As others said, it is totally difference entrance. You may want to avoid arriving at the Big Oak Flat entrance around noon time. One to three hours queue is common. I would try to reach the entrance after 3PM.

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