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Kansas City, Kansas
Reviewed 7 September 2016

I don't want to give this spot up because it might not be available next summer when I try to reserve it!! 😊 This was our family's first time to Yosemite. We love it so much, we are already planning our next trip almost a year in advance. First off, in July it's super busy! It's also warm, so stay...

6Thank bikefamkoppa
Worthing, United Kingdom
Reviewed 31 August 2016

Excellent position. Was warned that the sites were packed and close together however we didn't find this at all. As the sites are on the valley floor in amongst the trees the sites are random in size and position, which we really like. Plus it's so dark at night that you can't really tell who or what is next to...

2Thank Claire J
Reviewed 30 August 2016

We stayed 2 nights there and I loved every bit of it! We spent every night next to the campfire grilling our delicious food. It was really peaceful, each campsite is quite big. We were able to put 3 tents and we still had plenty of space to put another 2.

Thank Katarzynkas
Toluca Lake
Reviewed 14 August 2016

our family has been going to Yosemite since 1966 - we have stayed in the valley from everything to include housekeeping camp to the curry village tent cabins and tents. This past week we spent time at site 184 Upper Pines in a combination of tents and a RV rented from Metro in Burbank, California. The trip with five grandkids...

3Thank Jon M
Cleveland, Ohio
Reviewed 1 August 2016

Wonderful camp, Do your homework and book in advance!! We got lucky and a site came open. The camp is very conveniently located, close to Curry - now Half Dome village for showers and food. You can walk through most of the valley from this camp. This means you can fight the traffic to get there, then just leave your...

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Montreal, Canada
Reviewed 16 July 2016

We stayed one night in upper pines. It was enough. This was the worst campground of all the national park park we did this summer (more than 20 campground). There were trash everywhere, no privacy at all, the campsite are way too close to each other, so close that you have to go through campsite to go to the restroom....

1Thank Josianne D
Isle of Man, United Kingdom
Reviewed 16 July 2016

We were lucky enough to get a space on the valley floor, our first time in a motor home and the first night under the stars at Yosemite. Absolutely magical. The site was in great condition, seems to be well managed, toilets always clean and useable, some posts say too many people on it but we didn't find that, the...

Thank salmonkeith
San Diego, California
Reviewed 11 July 2016

We LOVE all the PINES campground in Yosemite Valley. It is very hard to get a spot here, but worth it if you do. Upper pines is the closest to the trailhead Happy Isles, Vernal/Nevada Falls and Half Dome. My husband and I were here for our anniversary and completed the Half Dome hike. It was an amazing experience. We...

1Thank PDHP
Pebble Beach, California
Reviewed 23 June 2016

Had a tons of fun camping two nights on this site. Centrally located and have access to many restrooms. Enjoyed doing bbq...don't forget firewood! You have to check out at 12:00 but can park just outside the campground and still go out on trail for enjoy the day before you hit the road for home.

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San Francisco, California
Reviewed 1 June 2016

This campground is located directly in the heart of Yosemite, which makes for unbeatable location. So close to every trail and Yosemite village. That being said, the campground gets pretty crowded, the camping spots are small and there is absolutely no privacy. The bathrooms are dirty and gross. No showers. Also you need to book months in advance in order...

Thank Lucyan

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Address: East Yosemite Valley, Yosemite National Park, CA 95389
Region: United States > California > Yosemite National Park
Number of rooms: 238
Also Known As:
Upper Pines Campground Hotel Yosemite National Park
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“Be ready when the pitches become availble”
 of 5 bubbles thesussexfoodie, 27 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Yosemite Falls Dries Up Every Year in August...best kept secret in America....”
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“get on the internet on the day you are advised to book, don't miss it whatever you do, keep hitting that refresh button!”
 of 5 bubbles salmonkeith, 15 Jul 2016 | Read review
“It has AT$T signal only for the calls, no internet access. There two sockets in the bathroom, so you can charge the phone.”
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“Book early on the .gov website and do your homework in advance!”
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