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Crane Flat Campground

Big Oak Flat and Tioga roads, Yosemite National Park, CA 95389
Crane Flat Campground
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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Tokyo, Japan
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22 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed here for one night in June. We managed to book a night about a week before we camped, but couldn't get two nights in a row- definitely plan ahead if you want to stay here in the summer. Good-sized site with more than enough room for two small tents. Each site has a large food locker for storing... More 

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Phoenix, Arizona
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46 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was the nicest campground we have stayed in at a national park. We had site 214 which was plenty large for our family sized tent, backing to a large meadow and surrounded by large pines. It was also private and simply beautiful for tent camping. We found this campground to be a great location to visit both the valley... More 

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Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 353 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Best sites seem to be 302-312 (even numbers) as they back on to a meadow and only have a neighbour either side. The 300 loop seemed much smaller and more spread out & private. We accidentally drove in to the 400 loop when returning late at night and it was really busy and cramped. Thought $26 a night was high... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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14 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

We spent the night here in September. All motels (hotels) are very expensive in the park. And this campground - good inexpensive option for relaxation. The staff was very friendly and the service was great. It was very clean and secure. And our place for tent and car was excellent.

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World
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21 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

We stayed here for two nights and it really was a great campground. Very much in the park and in the forest which was nice as it meant we had a lot of shade. We had a couple of great fires and friendly chats with other camping neighbours and no problems at all. Recycling is available as are plenty of... More 

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Ubatuba, SP
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

Our site (219) was nice, spacious and quiet, thought not very flat. The even site are the better ones. There is not much wood around, so if you want to make some fire you should probably get some wood before you get there. Bathrooms are good, thought not very clean. No showers.

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Lynnfield, Massachusetts
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5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

This campsite was in a great location and great setting. We went on a weekend so it was full but we made our reservations a few months in advance. I would suggest to do this so you can get a good campsite. You would want to stay on the outter campsites in order to have more privacy. We stayed in... More 

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Pasadena, California
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

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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24 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 46 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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