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UPPER PINES, CA

Upper Pines Campground is located in breathtaking Yosemite National Park in Central California's rugged Sierra Nevada Mountain Range at an elevation of 4,000 feet. The site is situated in the heart of Yosemite Valley, an awe-inspiring landscape containing many of the famous features...
Status: Open through Wed Dec 31 2014   Season Dates

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  • If arriving one or more days late, call (209)372-8502; your reservation will be forfeited if we do not hear from you within 24 hours of your arrival date

  • Bear habitat!
    • Food and toiletries must be stored 24 hours/day
    • Food storage lockers are provided in all campsites (45x18x33")
    • Absolutely no food stored in vehicles
    • Dispose of garbage immediately in bear-proof dumpsters
    • These rules are strictly enforced!

  • There are no electric, water or sewer hook-ups available at individual campsites, although a free dump station is located on-site

  • You are responsible for reading the site alerts and booking a site that will accommodate your equipment

  • Road conditions can change at any time; before arrival, please call (209)372-0200 for road and weather conditions inside Yosemite, and 1-800-427-ROAD for conditions outside the park

  • Highway 120 over Tioga Pass from Lee Vining and the Glacier Point Road are closed seasonally

  • Resale or auction of advance reservations is prohibited

  • For additional park information, call (209)372-0200 or visit www.nps.gov/yose
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Overview

Overview

Upper Pines Campground is located in breathtaking Yosemite National Park in Central California's rugged Sierra Nevada Mountain Range at an elevation of 4,000 feet. The site is situated in the heart of Yosemite Valley, an awe-inspiring landscape containing many of the famous features for which Yosemite National Park is known.

Within Yosemite, visitors can gaze upon waterfalls, sheer granite cliffs, deep valleys, grand meadows, ancient giant sequoias, vast wilderness areas and much more.

Natural Features:

Yosemite Valley is forested with a diverse mix of California black oak, Ponderosa pine, incense-cedar, White fir, and Whiteleaf Manzanita, which offers a pleasant combination of sun and shade. Through the trees, Yosemite's telltale granite cliffs peek through, and the gentle, refreshing Merced River flows nearby.

Recreation:

Yosemite's trails, cliffs, roads and rivers provide endless recreational activities for any kind of visitor. Hiking, biking, rock climbing, fishing, horseback riding, rafting, auto touring, cross-country skiing and photography are all very popular activities within the park.

Hiking trails range from the easy paved, two-mile roundtrip walk to Mirror Lake/Meadow, to the grueling but rewarding 14- to 16-mile trek to Half Dome (permit required). Both of these trails begin near the Pines Campgrounds, and there are many additional trailheads within Yosemite Valley.

Rafting the Merced River is a fun way to cool down on a summer day when water levels are sufficient. Yosemite Valley also offers numerous guided bus tours, educational programs, museums, ranger-led activities and an art center with workshops.

Facilities:

Upper Pines Campground is the largest of the three reservation campgrounds in Yosemite Valley It offers paved roads and parking spurs, flush toilets, and drinking water. Each campsite contains a picnic table, fire ring, and a food storage locker. Yosemite's free shuttle bus stops near the campground entrance.

Nearby historic Curry Village offers a general store, restaurants and bar, amphitheater, coin showers, and tours and activities desk.

Nearby Attractions:

Glacier Point offers sweeping views of Yosemite Valley, Little Yosemite Valley, Half Dome, Vernal and Nevada Falls, and Clouds Rest, among other notable landmarks.

The Mariposa Grove of Giant Sequoias is a must-see. A guided bus tour (tickets must be purchased) and a network of hiking trails leads to stately trees with names like Grizzly Giant, Faithful Couple, and California Tunnel Tree.

The Tioga Road offers a 39-mile scenic drive past forests, meadows, lakes and granite domes. Beautiful Hetch Hetchy Reservoir is home to spectacular scenery and numerous wilderness trailheads.

Booking Window
Thu Apr 24 2014 - Sun Sep 14 2014

Reservations must be made 1 Days(s) ahead of arrival and can be made up to 5 Month(s) in advance.

New dates are released in blocks, 1 Month(s) at a time.

The next on-sale is Thu May 15 2014

Season Dates

Season Schedule

Park Season Start End
Peak Wed Mar 19 2014 Sun Nov 30 2014
Walk In Mon Dec 01 2014 Wed Dec 31 2014
Services and Amenities
Within Facility
  • Accessible Campsites
  • Campfire Rings
  • Drinking Water
  • Flush Toilets
  • Food Storage Locker
  • Host
  • Shuttle Bus Service
Fees and Cancellation Policies

Fees and Cancellation

Fee Information
Payment in full will be charged to your credit card upon completion of the reservation. A $9.00 non-refundable on line reservation fee may be charged for some facilities.

Payment Methods Accepted On-line:
Visa Mastercard Amex Discover UnionPay JCB

Changes and Cancellations
A $10.00 service fee will apply if you change or cancel your reservation. Late cancellations are subject to additional fees. For full details see NRRS Reservation Policy


Facility Rates*
Park Season Site Type Nightly/Daily Rates
Peak Season
Mar 19 2014 -
Nov 30 2014
TENT ONLY NONELECTRIC $20.00
STANDARD NONELECTRIC $20.00
RV NONELECTRIC $20.00
Walk In Season
Dec 01 2014 -
Dec 31 2014
TENT ONLY NONELECTRIC $20.00
STANDARD NONELECTRIC $20.00
RV NONELECTRIC $20.00

*Displayed rates do not reflect discounts, attribute fees (electrical hook-ups / water hook-ups), taxes or incremental charges
**Weekly rates may not be available for all sites
Getting There
GPS Info. (Latitude, Longitude):
37.73611, -119.5625
37°44'10"N, 119°33'45"W

Take Highway 41 north from Fresno, Highway 140 east from Merced, or Highway 120 east from Manteca into Yosemite National Park. Follow signs to Yosemite Valley and the campgrounds.
Contact Information

Mailing Address:

UPPER PINES
PO BOX 577, 9024 Southside Drive
Yosemite National Park CA 95389

Phone Number:

Information: (209)372-8502