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Los Angeles, California
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Reviewed September 17, 2016

This campground is located right on the Merced River and near the horse stables (horses only there during the summer months). Every campsite is shaded and has the normal Yosemite facilities. The asphalt parking spaces seemed to be in better shape and more level than in other campgrounds, which is helpful for RV parking. You can still have a campfire... More 

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Reviewed September 17, 2016 via mobile

North Pines is a great campsite with average sized camping spots each with a fire pit, food store and picnic table. The facilities are limited to only restrooms but there is running water and water fountains at each block so you don't need to bring all your water. The site is perfectly located for the Vernal and Nevada falls walks... More 

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Bend, Oregon
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27 reviews
8 hotel reviews
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Reviewed September 3, 2016 via mobile

Probably the worst campground I've ever camped in. Bathrooms were not clean, most sites were small and cramped. Our first site (#201) the camper's tent behind us was so close to our campfire ring that our chairs were next to their tent! Dusty campsites and with the horse stables next door, adding more dust and manure smells - not so... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
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21 reviews
7 hotel reviews
Reviewed August 12, 2016

We were lucky ot get a spot here a few days before arriving. The campground is lovely and nice and quiet. There are no showering facilities and the toilet facilities were not the cleanest but they did. Also it is less then a 10 minute walk to the Half Dome Village which is ideal for food etc.

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San Diego, California
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Reviewed July 11, 2016

My husband & I were in North Pines during our anniversary trip to the Sierras and of course Yosemite is our favorite stay. North Pines is between 2 rivers and the most ideal spot to camp although all 3 PINES campgrounds in the valley are just 5 star quality! We had a view of the river and watched people float... More 

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sydney, australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
Reviewed June 23, 2016

Thankfully I had checked the forums and knew to book this 5 months in advance! We were lucky enough to score a site by the river #522, and it was perfect. We were in an RV - the site was fairly level and easy to back in to. Although we spent a fair amount of time exploring the park, it... More 

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Applecross, Australia
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Reviewed April 24, 2016 via mobile

We booked this as soon as bookings were open and are so glad we got this site. The campgrounds are well kept and quiet, great for riding bikes and relaxing. We stayed two nights and could of stayed a few weeks we loved it here! We had bikes so getting around the national park was easy and safe. Loved looking... More 

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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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Reviewed April 18, 2016

Stayed one night as walk-up at Wawona and then two nights at North Pines Campground. No hook-ups which we knew in advance but, until you don't have facilities, you don't realise how much you miss them! OK place, a little bit cramped but still good location. Of real note was the ranger talk on bears which was led by Karen... More 

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Big Bear City, California
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Reviewed April 13, 2016 via mobile

We had an amazing campsite, #502. It was next to Tenaya creek close to where it meets the Merced river. It was pretty private but other campsites across the road were very close together. So it depends on where your campsite is located. Also, the weather was perfect for early April. The afternoons reached the upper 70s. We were truly... More 

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Sacramento, California
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Reviewed November 29, 2015

we stayed in site 215 in north pines which had plenty of room. we tent camped with wife and 6 year old son. first camping trip for son. met other family members there who shared our site with us. when the wind changed you smelled the stable, but other than that it was awesome. yosemite always is. did the usual,... More 

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Address: East Yosemite Valley, Yosemite National Park, CA 95389
Location: United States > California > Yosemite National Park
Number of rooms: 81
Also Known As:
North Pines Campground Hotel Yosemite National Park
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“Reserve early to get a campsite right on the river.”
 of 5 bubbles Biztraveler11, Sep 17, 2016 | Read review
“Book months in advance”
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“Campsites along the river are great”
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“book early months in advance”
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“526 was pretty wonderful. Try to get a spot on the river so no one's behind you.”
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