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Upper Pines Campground

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East Yosemite Valley, Yosemite National Park, CA 95389
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Upper Pines Campground
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3 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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San Diego, California
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254 reviews 254 reviews
24 hotel reviews
129 helpful votes 129 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

Overall camping in Yosemite Valley is very challenging. First of all, ALL the campsites in the valley sell out within the first few minutes they are available through the advanced reservations system. It's harder than getting a ticket to ComicCon! Second of all, there is no privacy to be had. Due to the scarcity and popularity of sites the campground... More

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Roseville, California
3 reviews 3 reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

We just went camping there with a few of my friends last week and I am very upset. We had one of the campsites on the end so no neighboring site. There wasn't enough usable space in our campsite so we went a little bit out of bounds (which we didn't know there was a boundry stick). The ranger came... More

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Los Angeles, California
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10 reviews 10 reviews
8 hotel reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

Upper Pines is a great place to camp in Yosemite Valley. Be sure to look at a map of the campground before selecting your site as some can be very small and crowded and other have lots more space available. For example, if you stay at end of a loop, you will be closer to the road and will have... More

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

My wife and I tent camped here during our honeymoon for two nights. It is what you would expect from a primitive campsite. We really liked that RVs can only run generators during set times during the day and the latest they can run them is until 7pm. It's nice because you don't have to worry about the noise of... More

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San Jose, California
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36 reviews 36 reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

The camp site is very nice - as you'd expect - but if you are tent camping, try to find a different site. I was puzzled by what appeared to be the noise of a freeway. It turns out that the noise was coming from RVs, doing whatever RVs do... running generators? Off season is great to avoid crowds but... More

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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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21 reviews 21 reviews
21 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2014

RV space had plenty room and all the spaces seemed pretty flat. Be aware there are no RV hookups (sewage dump is available at the entrance/ exit). Campground is wooded and teeming with birds and squirrels (we visited in spring). Washroom facilities are limited but that's kind of beside the point when staying in Yosemite. Views of the face of... More

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Vancouver, Washington
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46 reviews 46 reviews
15 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2014

We recently visited Yosemite for the first time, having an opportunity to go in early March. Now many of you might not think camping is a good plan during the winter, but I can tell you, it is one of the best times to go! The staff/rangers at Yosemite are very helpful and accommodating, giving us great advice and suggestions.... More

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Auburn, California
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2014

The campsite itself was fine. Typical NP campground & I have no complaints about the facilities. What was bad was that the rules were not enforced. We saw garbage bags, food, coolers, etc, left out overnight. Woke up one morning to see trash strewn across a neighboring site. One morning when the campground was full we awoke to find we... More

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San Mateo, California
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220 reviews 220 reviews
44 hotel reviews
93 helpful votes 93 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2014

My wife and I just stayed here two nights and had a great time. The campground is very woodsy and the spots are decently spaced apart. They have decent bathrooms and it is a five minute walk to the showers at curry village. This time of the year was great, we almost had the whole place to ourself. They have... More

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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24 reviews 24 reviews
10 hotel reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2013

Stayed for 2 nights in a RV whilst touring California. No electric hookup but there is a dump station. Toilets and showers are fine. A short walk to the free shuttle bus that goes round the valley or to Camp Curry for food and drinks. Absolutely stunning location.

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Address: East Yosemite Valley, Yosemite National Park, CA 95389
Location: United States > California > Yosemite National Park
Also Known As:
Upper Pines Campground Hotel Yosemite National Park

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