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Upper Pines Campground

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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.

Thank pdznana
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
Reviewed 30 May 2016

I had to be online at the exact moment registration opened in order to reserve my spot #139 but the effort was worthwhile. Because Yosemite doesn't seem to restrict the number of tents per spot, some groups had up to six shelters crowded together (and encroaching upon neighboring pads). However, the spaces on the outside of the loop backed to...

4Thank BayouRnnr
San Francisco, California
Reviewed 29 May 2016

Stayed for couple nights. Yosemite is beautiful at this time. Campground was not crowded in the middle of week. Our site #15 was big. Probably, it had less shadow than other sites. Neighbors were quiet. View is nice. Close to the shuttle stops 16 and 19.

Thank Vera L
New York City, New York
Reviewed 2 May 2016

Overall, the upper pines campground was awesome with clean bathrooms and enough space between campsites. We stayed at campsite #124. You'll have access to free showers at the half-dome village which is perfect. The park also has to grocery stores which are not too overpriced. I would definitely go back.

2Thank Anthony P
Bentonville, Arkansas
Reviewed 30 April 2016 via mobile

Our campsite at UP was perfect - 175. We had trees for our hammocks and a little creek behind or tent . It was also close to bus stop 16. We didn't feel too close to our neighbors and the bathrooms were about 4 campsites away from us . The only problem is some people would cross through our campsite...

3Thank Harpers0512
Santee, CA
Reviewed 27 April 2016

Visited April 16-19, 2016- Yosemite is the best in April. The water flow was amazing this year. Stayed in Space 121. Large site with big rocks and trees. (too close to the bathroom, but overall fabulous). Site was huge but the parking spot a bit too narrow for RV's. I'd stay there again. Site #89 is awesome too.

2Thank JLx240
Napa, California
Reviewed 21 April 2016 via mobile

Well, it's Yosemite, so what's not to like? We boondocked in our 23' travel trailer in site 174. It was a bit of a squeeze getting our tow vehicle crammed in the space after we were set up. The site was very shady, which didn't do well for our solar system. There's a small creek right behind the site that...

2Thank HuntCalifornia
Los Angeles, California
Reviewed 31 March 2016

Good location in the valley - right next to curry village (half dome village now) and near the Happy Isles trail for Half Dome / Cloud's Rest. It is also near the Mirror Lake trail. We took a shuttle over to Upper Yosemite Falls trail. This campsite is about an hr from the park entrance (west). This site fits 6...

Thank mon_petitchou86
Scheveningen, The Netherlands
Reviewed 24 November 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....

3Thank Glamazon_Rocker

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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”
thesussexfoodie, 27 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Yosemite Falls Dries Up Every Year in August...best kept secret in America....”
ohjames, 4 Oct 2016 | Read review
“get on the internet on the day you are advised to book, don't miss it whatever you do, keep hitting that refresh button!”
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.”
veral474, 28 May 2016 | Read review
“Book early on the .gov website and do your homework in advance!”
melissae49, 2 Nov 2015 | Read review
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