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Upper Pines Campground

East Yosemite Valley, Yosemite National Park, CA 95389
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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Vancouver, Washington
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36 reviews 36 reviews
12 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 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
5 reviews 5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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 francisco
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203 reviews 203 reviews
41 hotel reviews
82 helpful votes 82 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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23 reviews 23 reviews
10 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 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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Brno, Czech Republic
17 reviews 17 reviews
17 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2013

It was our first camping in US ever and I loved it more than some luxury hotel. Seeing the stars and the moonlight over El Capitan, even odd noises in the night. Waking up when the sun is rising through the trees and feel the morning chill. Having a good time during the barbecue and be surrounded by nature. Even... More

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London, Canada
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153 reviews 153 reviews
59 hotel reviews
72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2013

The drive to Yosemite is only outdone by the views from the trails once you get there. This campsite is perfect for exploring the park. The basics are all there. Make sure you use the food bins, as a bear ventured into the campgrounds during the night. Luckily the rangers were able to scare it off with bean bag guns.... More

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Snoqualmie, Washington, United States
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8 reviews 8 reviews
8 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2013

We had stopped at several National Parks on our RV trip before Yosemite, but none stacked up to this Park or the campground we stayed at. Our spot was right next to a clearing so we could see up to Half Dome during the day and straight up the stars at night, which was great for our telescope. Clean facilities... More

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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54 reviews 54 reviews
12 hotel reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2013

Yosemite itself is magic but the camp grounds could be better. Our camp site was number two and near the trash and recyling bins which could be noisy. The toilets are adequate considering the size of the campground but not that clean. It is a very convenient spot to catch the shuttle. The rangers are very vigilant which is good... More

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Santa Barbara, California
12 reviews 12 reviews
5 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2013

This is one of our family's favorite NPs to visit. We almost always camp in Upper Pines (UP). Stay away from Camp 4 if you have kids. We bring our bikes and ride to all the sites in the valley. Parking can be frustrating in the valley so biking around makes site seeing very easy. Curry Village (CV) and the... More

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34 reviews 34 reviews
27 hotel reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2013

We had a good camp spot, near water and bathrooms. The campground is big, so there is alot of activity everywhere. We had a good spot, outer loop. Try to get an outer loop spot so you are not just looking at other campers. There is supposed to be a 6 person max per spot, but I don't think they... More

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Also Known As:
Upper Pines Campground Hotel Yosemite National Park
Upper Pines Campground Hotel
Address: East Yosemite Valley, Yosemite National Park, CA 95389
Location: United States > California > Yosemite National Park
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Ranked #6 of 24 Specialty lodging in Yosemite National Park

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