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Reviewed 30 December 2016

Camp sites are small and crowded together. We had an RV, so we had our own water and bathroom, but we did walk over and check out the bathrooms to see if they had showers, but they were pretty basic - no showers or soap. They do have an RV station where you can fill your water and dump sewer...

Thank Stacie L
Paris, France
Reviewed 11 December 2016

Very good location, it is in the middle of the yosemite national park. You can walk to the famous Mist trail in the park. There are many washrooms and they are clean. There is also a BBQ spot, and it is really nice to make a fire and eat smore or BBQ in the middle of Yosemite

Thank Isalline C
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Reviewed 7 November 2016 via mobile

We made a reservation three months before arrival and were very lucky: in june there was only one spot left for august. Make sure you make a reservation in time! In that case you are able to sleep at one of the three campings in the middle of the national park. The location couldn’t be any better. As the name...

Thank Aniek G
Fairbanks, Alaska
Reviewed 25 October 2016

Upper Pines was a delightful place to stay. There was plenty of room at each campsite (we got last minute reservations and stayed at 28 and 27). The one thing I will say is that it rained during our time there and our second site--27 flooded to an unmanageable extent. It was mostly the paved part where we parked but...

1Thank KBacklund10
san diego, ca
Reviewed 24 October 2016

Got lucky and made reservation only month in advance. Single night at Upper Pines, but a storm brought rain to the valley and water in the falls. We had to clean raw food, wrappers, trash and a 'doggie bag'. We got a site in Loop 4 at the end. The ground was wet, and the cold night kept everyone quiet....

1Thank LoFin
Eugene, OR
Reviewed 4 October 2016

Too bad... camps are crowded close together, restrooms dirty/overcrowded and facilities shabby and worn down. We tent camped here and were relieved to have left the next morning. The only advantage is that it's in the park. We recommend just staying at one of the 2 wonderful lodges here instead. It seems worth the money and would make the stay...

Thank ohjames
Seattle, Washington
Reviewed 26 September 2016

We felt VERY lucky to get a site here and it made our Yosemite Valley hikes and Glacier Point hikes possible. Couldn't afford the hotel so this was excellent and worth it. As a camping experience, it wasn't great. We were in campsite 37 - could see Half Dome through the trees and bathroom access was easy. I did have...

Thank lovestotravel376
Hacienda Heights, California
Reviewed 7 September 2016

I am not a "camper" but this park had many assets to add to my creature comforts--cell access (Verizon) therefore , WiFi access, close shuttle stop and access to on campsite massage (heavenly). Also near the Merced River which was lovely to sit by. The only downside was the showers were about 1/2 mile away in Half-Dome Village.

Thank joan w
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...

5Thank 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

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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
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“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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“If it's summer... you better be ready at 7:00 because they'll all be gone by 7:01”
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