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    Yosemite Public Transit System’s New Route Stops at Thousand Trails’ Lakes Campground

    A new public transportation route for the Yosemite Area Regional Transportation System (YARTS) will now make a stop at Thousand Trails’ Yosemite Lakes Campground. The Sonora Highway 120N Route will stop at the campground’s country store daily through September 30.

    Initiated in May of 2000, YARTS has provided park visitors with a convenient, comfortable and economical ride into the park. Allowing Yosemite National Park visitors to bypass the long waits and frustrations of finding suitable parking, the buses drop off and pick up passengers at the visitor’s center. Once inside the park, visitors can tour the park on the free shuttles.

    The bus will stop at Yosemite Lakes at 10:06 a.m. and return at 6:24 p.m. during weekdays. On weekends and holidays departure times from Yosemite Lakes are 8:48 a.m., 10:06 a.m. and 1:28 p.m. Buses will return to the campground at 11:24 a.m., 6:24 p.m. and 8:24 p.m.

    Round-trip tickets from Yosemite Lakes Campground to the visitors’ center are available for purchase from the driver. Ticket prices are $7 for adults and $5 for seniors and children under 12. One child, age 12 and under, can ride for free with a parent. The park’s gate fee is included in the fare.

    All buses are equipped to accept wheelchairs.

    To learn more about YARTS, call (877) 989-2787 or visit

    To learn more about Thousand Trails’ Yosemite Lakes Preserve or any of the other properties located across the country, call (866) 730-0637 or visit

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