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Upper Pines Campground

East Yosemite Valley, Yosemite National Park, CA 95389
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Scheveningen, The Netherlands
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38 reviews
5 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2015 via mobile

We pulled up in our 22ft RV a day before our reservations, Halloween, assuming we might get lucky and find a spot. Don't assume! It was fully booked, BUT our camp hosts Mark & Maryanne, discovered one reservation had left early. They were great. The spots are nothing fancy, no warm water or showers - but the location is exceptional.... More 

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Sparks, Nevada
1 review
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2015

We stayed in spot 113. This is a handicap spot that we booked and it had great accessibility being near the entrance and very flat. It has a bit less shade (good for powering solar stuff) and only one adjacent neighbor, lending to being a bit quieter and not as crowded in. If you know camping in the valley -... More 

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Rockhampton, Australia
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145 reviews
64 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 117 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

Our campsite was a bit more rocky then we expected but was adequate for our needs, bear safes are provided and fire pits. Someone had left their belongings in our bear safe and when I went to see the ranger to let him know, I could not find anyone. The area we were in was quite nice and we had... More 

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Laurel, Maryland
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72 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2015 via mobile

After a night in Wawona I tried again to get a site in the valley. Maybe everyone's goal. There was a waiting list and I was one of the lucky ones that got a site down there. The sites are pretty big actually. You don't feel like you are close to anyone. No showers and the restrooms are very basic... More 

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San Francisco, California
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49 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015

We had site 099 for 3 nights. In general all the sites looked the same to me. Flat, some sun, some shade. Pretty close water supply. Filtered water station for drinking water, and faucet for washing dishes and dumping dish water. A little bottle of hand soap in the bathroom which was often replaced, nice touch. (Noticed some other restrooms... More 

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Santa Cruz, California
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18 reviews
14 hotel reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 via mobile

If you're looking to escape to nature and relax amongst the beauty of Yosemite, camping at any of the valley floor campgrounds will be a disappointment. The spaces are jammed on top of each other, camp ettiquette is completely absent and regulations are not enforced. We had a group of 15 next to us with three huge tents and a... More 

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Wyckoff, NJ
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28 reviews
14 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015 via mobile

My family and I respected this RV campsite (216) three months in advance. The grounds were terrific. Beautiful majestic trees surround each campsite. There was a lovely little creek behind our site and nothing but wood in the distance. Even though the neighbors were right next to us I feel that Yosemite is so incredible we must share.

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San Diego, California
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21 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

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 July 7, 2015

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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16 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015 via mobile

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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