As with most things in Yosemite, bigger is better. Upper Pines Campground is no exception, boasting 240 campsites. It very well may be the most popular campground in Yosemite Valley, due, in part, to the views of surrounding icons, like El Capitan and Half Dome. Each site features a fire ring, food locker, and picnic table, and costs $26 per night. Upper Pines gets crowded in a hurry, so go in with the knowledge that you'll be nestled up next to your neighbor, with very little privacy (I mean...it is Yosemite Valley after all). That being said, the central location and convenience of Upper Pines makes it a no-brainer when visiting Yosemite.
Word on the street (or in the park)—the best campsites are: 8, 9, 10, 21, 46, 62, 69, 99, 108, 137, 156, 172, 179, 182, 197, 202, 204, 206, 207, 208, 210, 211, 216, 220, 222, 226, 228, 230, 238, 239, 240
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Natural features you'll find at Upper Pines Campground.
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Few places, if any, can match the majesty of Yosemite National Park. Upper Pines Campground sits in the heart of the Yosemite Valley and allows campers to be fully immersed in the beauty of nature and its wild life. The campground is large and has the full amenities needed for tent and RV camping. Our site was set back along the perimeter of the campground with enough space between other campers.
The campground is a short distance away from the Curry Village, restaurants, and Visitor Center, as well as natural features such as the Merced River and Cooks Meadow. Countless, close by trailheads can take hikers to Glacier Point, Sentinel Dome, as well as North Dome and Eagle Peak via the Yosemite Falls Trail. Our hike up to the rim took us to
LOTS of amenities. You could basically show up in a car with nothing and buy everything you need at the nearby store. The site we stayed at had basic toilets and running water as well as trash receptacles and bear boxes. Laundry facilities and showers nearby (didn't use). Great for a beginner!
In April the Dogwood are in bloom. In the center of the park is a single Pink Dogwood it is majestic in full bloom!I have been alot of places, seen some amazing sights. That grand tree never leaves my mind.
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