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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
  • 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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Seattle area
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16 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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 2 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago

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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31 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
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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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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Hong Kong, China
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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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25 hotel reviews
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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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