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North Pines Campground
Sacramento, California
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23 reviews
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“Campsite by the river”
Reviewed 1 May 2007

We stayed at the North Pines campground during the last weekend in April. Our timing couldn't have been better because it had snowed the weekend before and is supposed to rain the weekend after. I booked our campsite (#526) online at the official reservation site about six months in advance. The location was great because it was right next to the river and we only had neighbors on one side. Some of the interior campsites looked a lot more crowded. There was ample shade and plenty of room for two (or more) tents. They gave us the scary bear lecture upon arrival, but we didn't have any bear problems. The thing they should have warned us about was the squirrel problem. While we kept our food items securely tucked away in the bear locker provided by the park, we left out paper towels and tissues. Apparently among the squirrels favorite things because they ran off with almost a whole roll of paper towels (and we also observed the squirrels stealing toilet paper out of the bathrooms).

Cost was $20/night for the campsite, $20 per car to enter the park, and $9/box of firewood (we went through about 3 boxes a day and the weather was nice).

  • Liked — Lots of space, great view
  • Disliked — Impossible to make last minute reservations
  • Stayed April 2007, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 4 February 2005

North Pines is a nice area, the campsites are well laid out and you don't feel as cramped as Upper Pines. Just be careful to not pick a campsite near the stables as the smell from the horses can be a little ripe in the morning. This was not an issue in the afternoon and evening.

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Property: North Pines Campground
Address: East Yosemite Valley, Yosemite National Park, CA 95389
Region: United States > California > Yosemite National Park
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Ranked #8 of 24 Speciality Lodging in Yosemite National Park
Number of rooms: 81
Also Known As:
North Pines Campground Hotel Yosemite National Park

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