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North Pines Campground

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East Yosemite Valley, Yosemite National Park, CA 95389
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Sacramento, California
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22 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2015

we stayed in site 215 in north pines which had plenty of room. we tent camped with wife and 6 year old son. first camping trip for son. met other family members there who shared our site with us. when the wind changed you smelled the stable, but other than that it was awesome. yosemite always is. did the usual,... More 

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Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2015

The natural beauty of Yosemite speaks for itself. The campground however was such a letdown. After years of wanting to go back to Yosemite and persuading my hubby to camp, we spent very smoky, dusty night in the valley and couldn't wait to move on. There's nothing that can be done about drought conditions, of course. However, how, in a... More 

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Irvine, California
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29 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2015 via mobile

Is not going to be very private. Backing a camper into Most of the Yosemite camprgrounds are tight due to rocks and trees. But that is part of the experience.... Bathrooms are just ok...but they are flush. Carry your own soap and TP if you don't like single ply. Keep in mind where you are... In one of the most... More 

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Salt Lake City
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7 hotel reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

We camped in the North Pines Campground and you are literally 10 feet away from your neighbors. The roads and spots are small and tight and hard to back into due to the trees. The restroom building close to use was lacking a water spout. You had to walk quite a distance to find a water spout. I was surprised... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015 via mobile

Outstanding location right in the valley of the national park. You can reach many trailheads right from the campground. Clean quiet campground that was ideal for a 30 foot motor home. Has a great time with our four kids and the bus system was great to get around the valley.

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Rancho Santa Margarita, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015

This campground was great, but extremely tough to get a site in the valley. Close to everything - the river, the shuttle, hiking trails, etc. The campground is flat and kids could ride their bikes around the campground. The campsite is right next to the horse stables, so it can smell a little funky when the wind blows just right.... More 

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London
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015 via mobile

This was one of my favourite campgrounds - but to be fair, we must have had one of the best sites in the whole place. There are 3 amazing sites at this campground. The rest are very close together. We were there just before the July 4th weekend and it looked a bit like a refugee camp - hundreds of... More 

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Raleigh, NC
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

We thought North Pines was great. We had site 526, which was spacious and on the river. It was situated midway between two bathhouses and had a nice view. Fairly close to the campground entrance, too. My only issues were with the campground host and the entry booth. It was only manned between 10:30-5 while we were there in late... More 

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Slovenia
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37 reviews
28 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 via mobile

Being just below the half dome, this is as far deep in the valley as you can possibly stay. Great for hikes to Mirror lake or going up the John Muir trail, even if only to the Vernal waterfalls. Shuttle busses will bring you anywhere in the valley. The only thing missing in the camp are showers! After a long... More 

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Walnut Creek, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

Just finished 7 nights in site 313. We had a 32 foot motorhome and found it difficult to access this site a we had to pull front in to keep door to camp. Narrow road and trees along with other campers parking into the road. Got out fine as the site across was empty. Basic campground, flush toilets and water.... More 

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