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Big Oak Flat and Tioga roads, Yosemite National Park, CA 95389
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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Pasadena, California
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23 reviews 23 reviews
15 hotel reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

First off Crane Flat campground is anything but flat so be prepared to pitch your tent at an incline. We had site #436 where we had a choice of either pitching our tent in the exposed hot sun or on a slope, we chose a slope. The campsites are small and you are practically in your neighbors face, there was... More

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Templeton, California, United States
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is the second time we have camped at Crane Flat. It is perfect "middle ground" for the entire park. Most websites and books recommend even numbered sites 502-522 for tent campers. My take on the best and worst tent sites: Best: We booked 504/606 for two families and they were great sites - big and flat so we had... More

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Lenox, Massachusetts
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56 reviews 56 reviews
22 hotel reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

Crane Flat is a little bit of a drive from the valley but its quieter and a little more private. There are bear lockers at every site and you should put all food and anything with a smell in there when you are not using it. This is a good size campground but we never felt like it was too... More

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Woodstock, Connecticut
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17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

We stayed here one night. There are toilets and sinks, no showers though there are pay ones somewhere else in the park that we could have sought out if we were staying longer. The site was spacious and we didn't feel crowded despite the number of sites in this large campground. Privacy was adequate and the site was actually very... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2013 via mobile

I was in the 400 loop at the same time of the previous reviewer, and did not hear "Party Central" . Of course, this is a large campground, and Crane Flat, is not flat, so that may be the reason for the sound not carrying to my campsite. I found the Rangers and staff to be friendly, and notice Law... More

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Northampton, United Kingdom
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159 helpful votes 159 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2013

Okay so maybe we were spoilt because last year we stayed in the valley at Upper Pines but our biggest issue with Crane Flat was the gradient of our pitch - we had several attempts at parking our 30ft RV and in the end I slept in the bed the wrong way up just so my head wasn't hitting the... More

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2013

Maybe its my fault that I went there in prime season but it is simply one of the worst sites I have ever been to.It was full, noisy and unkept. There was nothing I could call level which meant I kept sliding down in my tent all night. The bathroom was filthy. I will never camp there again.

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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2013

Outstanding campsite - close enough to valley and a great place to return to for a quiet evening relaxing in the trees. we were in a 30 foot RV and found it easy to park - ranger talks at 7 or 8pm were a huge hit with the kids as were the bears looking for food in the middle of... More

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Ventura, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2013

We origianlly tried to book a site in Yosemite Valley, and I must admit I am glad that we didn't get it. Crane Flat is a perfect midway point to stay. Only 20 minutes to the valley. Because of the higher elevation (6100 ft), the temperature between the Valley (98) and our campsite (78) was a relief after a full... More

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2013 via mobile

Great secluded campground in the forest. Very quiet. No showers though and far from eating places. Look closely at sites because some are sloped but many are flat. Higher elevation than the valley so bring warm sleeping bags.

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Address: Big Oak Flat and Tioga roads, Yosemite National Park, CA 95389
Location: United States > California > Yosemite National Park
Also Known As:
Crane Flat Campground Hotel Yosemite National Park

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