Explore the High Sierras when you camp at Upper Pines in Yosemite National Park. You'll need reservations at this campsite. Even with 238 sites to accommodate tents, RVs no longer than 35 feet, and trailers no longer than 24 feet, this place fills up fast. Each unit includes a picnic table, a fire ring, and a food locker. There are no hook-ups. You can spend time hiking, rock climbing, fishing, whitewater rafting and more when you come here.
When you stay at this campsite, you'll have easy access to hiking paths like the John Muir Trail. Wander through tall pine trees in the Yosemite Valley or climb up Half Dome for stunning views of the park. Spend time admiring the waterfalls and sheer granite peaks along the way. Bring a raft and float on the Merced River. You can grab the free shuttle bus near the camp entrance. Head to Half Dome Village when you want to grab a quick shower and get some supplies in the general store. In camp, you can relax among aromatic cedars, Ponderosa pine, white fir, and black oak trees.
The campground is open to leashed pets. They can join you in developed areas, on paved roads, and on some of the trails here. Do not leave your pooch unattended, and remember to clean up their messes. There's a kennel in Yosemite Valley where you can board Fido while you explore the wilderness. Just remember to bring immunization records with you.
Be prepared for lots of company when you camp at Upper Pines in Yosemite Valley. This large campground is pawtastic for families and novice campers. There's a relaxed, friendly atmosphere here. One word of caution: there are bears in the area. Follow park rules and keep your campsite clean. Use the bear lockers to secure your food and any other scented items.