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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
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    4 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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Salt Lake City, Utah
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61 reviews 61 reviews
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47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2012 via mobile

It's about a 15 minute drive from Yosemite Valley but it is way better because Camp 4 is campletly packed! You have tons of room here and plenty of privacy. I highly recommend this camp ground but it closes mid October

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2012

Campground is nice but little too dusty and without electricity, hot water or showers. It is 45min away from Yosemite valley which is great as you avoid the crowds and you can make a reservation even on short notice.

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Salt Lake City, Utah
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2012

We came in from Tioga pass in the late afternoon and wanted to be near to the valley for visiting the next day. Crane Flat was perfect for visiting both areas of the park. Since we came in late and set up camp in the dark and left the next morning we didn't spend much time at the campground. But... More 

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birmingham
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18 hotel reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2012

If like me you missed out on the popular campsites, this is a great backup Good sized pitches, quiet, only 20mins from the valley floor Clean toilets, no showers though Gas Station & Store around the corner

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Portland, Oregon
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46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2012

Camping in Yosemite is a matter of tradeoffs. You can be near the Valley and in the middle of crowds, way up in the wild with few facilities or in the middle and that's Crane Flat. You'll be just down the street from one of three gas stations in the park and an attached store [hours are 9-5 daily] which... More 

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San Diego, Ca
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2012

Here's the Pros and Cons of Crane Flat Campground: Pros: 1. It is not in the Valley, which is full of vehicles and RVs and crowd. It is relatively peaceful and we did not hear any RV generators during our three nights of stay there. 2. Lots of trees for shade. 3. There is a gas station and general store... More 

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Chanhassen, Minnesota
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2012

We are regular campers in National Parks and State Parks and this was the worst site we had ever pitched our tents on. We spent 4 nights on site #526, which happens to be on a slope. It not only makes it very difficult to pitch your tent but we had to be extra careful to walk between the tent... More 

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San Diego
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41 reviews 41 reviews
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55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2012

This campground is about a 20 min drive to valley, which was ok as we were doing different hikes each day. But only negatives were if you want to eat in valley or take a shower you would have to drive. Other than that....I have never slept so good as here...no lights at all in bathrooms or around camp which... More 

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MODESTO
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31 reviews 31 reviews
16 hotel reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2012

This was our first time staying at this campground and our family of four really enjoyed it! We reserved spot 246, for two nights, which had more room than we knew what to do with, it was a huge corner. There are 2 bathrooms nearby, downhill from this site. This campground is on slight hill, so coming up from the... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2012

We stayed at Crane Flat June 15-18, 2012 and though the location was fantastic. We did our research and chose the 500's loop, on the outer side with our site #522. Our site was flat with picnic table, fire ring, and bear locker. Please do your research because the inner ring of the 500's have a hill to them. If... More 

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