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About the Campground

Upper Pines has returned to the reservation system for the 2010 season. It will return to first-come, first-serve status on November 29, 2010. Upper Pines Campground is located in Yosemite National Park in Central California at 4000 feet in elevation in Yosemite Valley. Yosemite Valley contains many of the features the Yosemite National Park is famous for. Upper Pines is the largest of the three reservation campgrounds in Yosemite Valley. All three reservation campgrounds (Upper, Lower, and North Pines) are located next to one another so the distance between campgrounds and other facilities is not a factor in determining which campground to choose. There are no electric, water, or sewer hook-ups available at individual campsites, although a free dump station is located on site. The valley campgrounds can accommodate tents or RV's (please check site alerts to be sure your equipment will fit). Pets are permitted in family sites (they must be on a 6' leash and may not be left unattended). For more park information call (209)372-0200, or visit www.nps.gov/yose.

Services & Amenities

Within Facility
  • ADA Access
  • Amphitheater
  • Comfort Station
  • Dumpster
  • Fire Rings
  • Fishing
  • Hiking Trail
  • Interpretive Programs
  • Picnic Tables
  • Ranger Station
  • Restroom
  • Shuttle Service
  • Sinks in Restroom
  • Telephone
  • Toilet, Flush
  • Visitors Center
  • Water Drinking


Peak Season
Mar 15 2010 -
Nov 28 2010
Walk In Season
Nov 29 2010 -
Dec 31 2010

Alerts and Important Information Bear Habitat! Food storage rules are strictly enforced. Food and toiletries must be stored 24 hours/day in food lockers provided in all campsites (45"x18"x33"). No food in vehicles. Dispose of garbage immediately in bear-proof dumpsters. Your campsite is reserved for the camping equipment you have chosen. If you arrive to the park with different camping equipment, your site might not be able to accommodate it. No switching of sites. The maximum allowable trailer length is always shorter than the allowable motorhome length due to maneuverability. You are responsible for reading the site alerts, and booking a site that will accommodate your equipment. Road conditions can change at any time. Please check road and weather before arriving at (209)372-0200 for 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. If arriving one or more days late, call (209)372-8502. Your reservation will be forfeited if we do not hear from you within 24hrs of your arrival date. Entrance Fee to the park is $20 per private vehicle. Resale, advertisement for sale, or auction of advance reservations made through the National Recreation Reservation Service, regardless of price, is prohibited.

Campground Contact Information

Open From: Jun 14 2010 to Oct 14 2010
Reservation Phone: 877-444-6777
Campground Reservations: Upper Pines
Campground Phone: 209-372-8502
Customer Service Phone:888-445-1474
Backcountry Permits Phone: 877-550-6777

Fresno, CA

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More About Upper Pines Campground

Upper Pines is a campground located in Fresno, California. This is a US Forest Service campground. All reservations can be made by calling 1-877-444-6777.

To find this campground check the map shown above, or enter -119.5625 latitude, and -119.5625 longitude into your GPS device.

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