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Crane Flat Campground

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Plainfield, Illinois
Reviewed November 18, 2016

We camped here for two nights after labor day. We needed a place to camp prior to hiking half dome and all the campgrounds in the valley were all booked. We liked the fact that we were able to book this site online. During our stay there every campground seemed to be all fully booked. Just keep in mind that...

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Reviewed November 7, 2016 via mobile

A beautiful campground near all the things you want to do and see in Yosemite. It was very lovely to be able to barbecue. Make sure you watch out with the wax coming out of the pinetrees, as we noticed a few hours later that our body and clothes were full of it. A laughter to us, as it made...

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Rescue, California
Reviewed October 23, 2016

Crane Flat was generally a nice place to camp. We had a flat spot for our tent trailer and there were lots of nice hiking trails nearby. Flush toilets and running water were nearby. Only a few complaints: The yellow jackets were plentiful and aggressive. My son was stung twice. We had to eat inside our camper for every meal....

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Lakeville, Massachusetts
Reviewed October 13, 2016

We spent 3 nights in the 300 loop the end of august,2016. The campground can not change the slope of the land. Our site was a gradual downward slope, however, the tent site was acceptable. The end of August was brutal for yellow jackets while cooking. There was no way to keep them away, including covering everything immediately. Had to...

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Portland, Oregon
Reviewed October 1, 2016

We spent 4 nights in Crane Flat this week and had a delightful time. Yes, the sites can be slanted, and we had to spend time leveling our teardrop, but the sites are spread out within gorgeous trees. In comparison to the sites in the valley, we felt that we had and expanse of space. The 25 min drive to...

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Sacramento, California
Reviewed September 19, 2016

Crane Flat needs maintenance. Entrance bulletin board is falling apart, and looks like it has been for some time. Yosemite is supposed to be a "crown jewel" of our National Parks. It is being loved to death. Secondly, the rules and regulations specifically state that gathering firewood is prohibited. Yet, people were walking around with armloads of twigs and branches...

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Denver, Colorado
Reviewed September 18, 2016

This would not have been our first choice of campground, but it was the only campground that had availability for reservations in mid-September (making them early July). And, there were only 4 sites left at that time. So, we took what we could get. We arrived late to find our name/site on a whiteboard with no instructions on how to...

1Thank GCD45720
Reviewed September 1, 2016 via mobile

Stayed for 4 nights with our family. We had 3 sites all on a huge slant, nothing was level, the bathrooms were disgusting and the bear boxes too small. No lights, soap or trash in the bathrooms and they were filthy. I've never been to a dirtier campground. No were to wash dishes either. The rangers were rude to our...

2Thank Amanda C
Chandler, Arizona
Reviewed August 21, 2016

This campground was great and we were lucky enough to have a fairly flat site, #528. Most sites here are on a slope which may make it more difficult to get to and have your tent even. Our site was great. The campground host was awesome, though they will drive by and cite you if you leave any scented items...

1Thank LisaLoves2Travel
Riverside, California
Reviewed August 9, 2016 via mobile

Yosemite can get quite crowded during the summer months, and if you've been like I have, then you know the valley floor is super packed. This weekend was the worse I've seen it. We sat in traffic for an hour, and didn't even make it to the northern most section, rangers had us turn around and head towards the Yosemite...

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Address: Big Oak Flat and Tioga roads, Yosemite National Park, CA 95389
Location: United States > California > Yosemite National Park
Number of rooms: 166
Also Known As:
Crane Flat Campground Hotel Yosemite National Park
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“We stayed in site 436 in the 400 loop. Sites were spacious and lots of open forest all around.”
W3396LIjennyc, Oct 23, 2016 | Read review
“stay in the outer loop 500s”
Aship005, Jul 6, 2016 | Read review
“Always check for vacant sites, even at the busiest times, and always place your food and or scraps in the bear proof cabinets.”
Losrobos, Jun 3, 2016 | Read review
“Pick a site on the outside of the loops for more room and better views.”
JS0307, Sep 15, 2015 | Read review
“#502 and 504 are better of the 500-loop. Avoid 510 - 518 if you prefer flat ground and larger site.”
CristianLau, Sep 9, 2015 | Read review
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