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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....

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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...

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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...

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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.

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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...

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Texas
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...

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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.

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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.

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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...

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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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“Yosemite Falls Dries Up Every Year in August...best kept secret in America....”
 of 5 bubbles 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!”
 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.”
 of 5 bubbles veral474, 28 May 2016 | Read review
“Book early on the .gov website and do your homework in advance!”
 of 5 bubbles melissae49, 2 Nov 2015 | Read review
“If it's summer... you better be ready at 7:00 because they'll all be gone by 7:01”
 of 5 bubbles mclanea, 16 Jul 2015 | Read review
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