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Upper Pines Campground

East Yosemite Valley, Yosemite National Park, CA 95389
Upper Pines Campground
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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Vail, Colorado
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44 reviews 44 reviews
6 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The sites are close together and the hours that you are allowed to have a campfire are limited to just a few in the evening, so don't plan on having a hot breakfast unless you have a camp stove or a stove in your RV/5th wheel. The bear boxes were nice and large. The bus stop wasn't too far away... More 

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huntington beach
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83 reviews 83 reviews
28 hotel reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I read some reviews how a lot of people like Lower Pines Campground the most but Upper pines, Lower Pines and North Pines are all basically in the same area. Bring the bikes because its really fun to use the bikes to see all the sites in Yosemite. Most of the trailheads have bike racks so bring your bike lock... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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31 reviews 31 reviews
4 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were able to book in 2 days prior which is apparently extremely lucky! We were also pleasantly surprised that we were close to everything as well plus were at the feet of half dome! The amentities were basic but that is the same at all camps sites in the valley and you have access to the housekeeping camp and... More 

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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22 reviews 22 reviews
7 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We had so much fun in Yosemite. The campground is very basic.. No hookups but the bathrooms are tidy and everyone is friendly. Ideally situated near many walks and the free shuttle service is a great way to get around the valley. We were lucky enough to see a Bobcat!!

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Hong Kong, China
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187 hotel reviews
341 helpful votes 341 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

We were lucky to find a late cancellation online however our site was adjacent to the toilets. This would not normally be a problem but as Yosemite Valley is heaving with tourists the average person staying here does not seem to be a regular camper but more of a first timer and lack all etiquette - constantly walking right through... More 

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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38 reviews 38 reviews
24 hotel reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014 via mobile

We stayed here for 2 nights in October. The site was so full that we had to move tent pitches for the second night, we couldn't book two nights on the same pitch even though it was a month in advance, so best to book early if you can. The site was in a central location in yosemite valley. Our... More 

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Foresthill, California
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14 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

We stayed for 5 nights in Upper Pines campground. It was the only one open at the time and while it was crowded over the long weekend and we had to move camp sites twice, it was still beautiful! We stayed in our 5th wheel so we didn't use their bathroom facilities. The leaves had changed colors which made for... More 

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Palo Alto, California
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131 reviews 131 reviews
14 hotel reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

Upper Pines Campground is situated in a perfect location for hikers of Vernal Falls, Nevada Falls, and Half Dome. It is a short drive to Yosemite Village and close to Curry Village. The campground itself is nice with a lot of redwood trees. I was impressed by the bathroom cleanliness. The only down side is the lack of trash cans.... More 

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Bremerton, Washington
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34 hotel reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014 via mobile

Great location for hiking Half Dome. We were in site 54...would have preferred to be in the back to shed a few minutes off of our Half Dome hike, but nonetheless, great location! It was nice to have the bathroom nearby. Fire ring was nice. Campsite was huge. Loved the darkness and all the stars at night! We stayed 3... More 

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Tampa
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52 reviews 52 reviews
9 hotel reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

What many may not realize is that there is a lot of difference between hikers and campers. Campers tend to place importance on sitting outside, cooking their meals, socializing, and maybe doing a little walking around. They are more likely to take buses to view vistas, etc. My wife and I are hikers. We view the campsite as little more... More 

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