Yosemite Village Tent Camping

Yosemite Village Tent Camping
Tent camping in the Yosemite Village area of Yosemite National Park is available in three campgrounds: North Pines, Upper Pines and Lower Pines. Campsites include a campfire ring, picnic table and food locker. Reservations are required for stays during summer months; sites are available on a first come-first served basis in winter.


Upper Pines is the largest of the three campgrounds, with more than 230 sites. If you prefer a smaller community of campers, reserve a space in Lower Pines or North Pines. All have restrooms with flush toilets and clean drinking water is available throughout the facility.


Bear Country

Bears (and other woodland creatures) live in Yosemite National Park, including the area around Yosemite Village. Park rules say you must store your food in a bear-safe container. It's a good idea to store toothpaste, soap and other items with a scent in a similar container.


During summer, campfires are allowed only from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. You'll need a propane stove to perk your morning coffee and fix a bacon-and-eggs breakfast.


You can set up as many tents as will fit in your campsite, but each site is limited to six campers, including children. Dogs are welcome to stay with you in your campsite, although they must be on a leash at all times.

Waste Water

Please dump your gray water (from washing dishes, socks and hands) in a designated drain. Don't run dirty water on the ground.


Reservations are required to stay in the Upper Pines, Lower Pines and North Pines campgrounds from March through November. You can reserve space up to five months in advance.

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Article Written By Colleen Morrison

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