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Upper Pines Campground

East Yosemite Valley, Yosemite National Park, CA 95389
Upper Pines Campground
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    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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36 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We spent 4 nights in Upper Pines campground #031. Overall it was an excellent experience. The site itself was good, mix of sun and shade with a lot of trees. My kids loved that because they all had a spot to hang their hammocks! We had 2 days of rain and the spot itself didn't drain very well and the... More 

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San Diego, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Yes its hot and yes its crowded, but its YOSEMITE! I really enjoy Upper Pines. Close to Happy Isle / Mist trail, Curry Village and the Merced River!!! We stayed in the first loop with easy access to the road . Took the opportunity to use the shuttle service and was very pleased. Sometimes a little crowded, but very efficient.... More 

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Seattle area
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

The site was a little tight getting into. We had to stay on the pavement. Not much room to park truck. The site itself was spacious very nice. Picnic table and fire ring nice too. We had to book our site on January 15 at 7am sharp. This was my 3rd choice and I'm glad I got this on instead... More 

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Gresham
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

Do not book site 038 unless you don't mind people walking through your campsite. It is located next to a bathroom and people would walk right through our campsite on the way to the bathroom. It was very rude. We tried to put up barriers but they would walk around. It's not a campsite but a walkway. The lights from... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2015

It is a cheap option to stay in Yosemite Valley for a few nights, especially with a big family. But it is not an average camping ground a frequent camper would expect. The campsites are too close to each other without many trees in between. If you are unlucky, you may have a noisy or disrespectful neighbor. We stayed there... More 

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Phoenix,AZ
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015

This is our very FIRST camping trip and we really enjoyed it very much. I made reservation way back when they first open the line for booking ~~~ it was VERY difficult because the camp grounds were taken up literally within minutes!!! :( Managed to reserve #44 for 2 nights after Memorial day weekend. Except for some campers near by... More 

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Vail, Colorado
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015

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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18 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

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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