Camp at Upper Pines Campground

Upper Pines Campground

Nestle in among the pines in Yosemite Valley for a relaxing and inspiring camping trip!

The Upper Pines Campground is located in Yosemite Valley near Half Dome Village. Enjoy incredible views of Half Dome, green meadows, wildlife, Glacier Point, and fall asleep listening to the Merced River. 

The sites are available year-round. Pets are allowed, and permit is $26 for a site. Each campsite is equipped with a fire ring, picnic table, and a food locker. The sites are near bathrooms with drinking water and flush toilets. It is recommended to book your site well in advance. More info at

Pack List

  • Tent
  • Ten essentials
  • Food
  • Water
  • Camera
  • $ for site
  • Journal
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Activities Chillin, Camping, Photography, Hiking
Skill Level Beginner
Season Year Round
Dog Friendly
Easy Parking
Family Friendly
Food Nearby
Picnic Area


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Epic Rockslide!

Making a long story short. I was in Yosemite for a discussion on diversity and inclusion with non-profits, government agencies, and outdoor recreational leaders. On our second night camping, a thunderous rock slide occurred that echoed through the entire park. It was by far one of the most bone-chilling and amazing moments I ever had camping. And I’m pretty sure the guy who base jumps with his dog died while we were there. He wasn’t affiliated with my group and i found out later after his death was broadcast by the outdoor industry.

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