Upper Pines Campground

Upper Pine Campground, Yosemite National Park

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Campground with all the Amenities

A Very Convenient Campground in Yosemite.

This is our campground of choice in Yosemite Valley. The campground takes reservations up to five months in advance. It has paved parking spurs, flush toilets, drinking water, fire pits, and food storage lockers. It’s easy to hop on the shuttle bus that circles the valley from the entrance of the campsite, so you don’t have to move your car. Plus, it’s at the end of the valley so there isn’t a bunch of traffic going by, and it’s closer to trails such as The Mist Trail.

The campsites are pretty close together and don’t offer much privacy, but there really aren’t any in the valley that do, so it’s just one of the trade-offs of being in close proximity to all of the attractions without having to come in and out of the park each day. We’ve always been lucky with walk-up sites here in the fall, but if your coming in the summer make sure to make a reservation online first. 

Upper Pines Campground full? Try Tuolumne Meadows, another one of our favorites. If you're really looking for an adventure, consider backpacking in Yosemite. It's a great way to escape the crowds.



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