Yosemite Village Camping

Yosemite Village Camping
Yosemite Village is at the edge of, and is the gateway to, the Yosemite National Park. This is the center of activity and the major tourist area of the park. The village is a jumping off point to explore the park.


The park can be crowded in summer. It is best to make reservations as early as possible.



Lower Pines, Upper Pines and North Pines are the major camping areas nearest the village.


The sites have a table, fire ring and food locker. The sites do not have electric or water hookups.


Food lockers are provided at campsites. Their use is required, to prevent bears and other animals from getting your food and causing themselves harm.


There is primitive camping allowed at marked spots along trails in the park.


Tuolumne Meadows Campground is in a remote area offering solitude and breathtaking views. There are 304 sites available.


Article Written By James Jordan

James Jordan has been a writer and photographer since 1980. He has worked for newspapers in Arkansas, Tennessee, South Carolina and Kansas, winning state press association awards for writing, photography and page design. In 1995 he received his master's in Christian education and completed two years of Ancient Greek at the graduate level. Jordan holds a Bachelor of Arts in journalism.

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