Camping in the Yosemite Village

Camping in the Yosemite Village
Yosemite National Park and the Yosemite Village are among the most popular national parks to visit and explore. Summer sees a massive influx of tourists and visitors to the park and village, making it competitive to get camping spaces and services. Within Yosemite Village at the park there are three campground options for RV and tent travelers. Make reservations for these campgrounds as early as possible to ensure getting a space. Once there, enjoy hiking, photography opportunities, bird and wildlife viewing, rock-climbing and bouldering.
 

Lower Pines Campground

The Lower Pines Campground in Yosemite Village offers sites for RV and tent campers. RV sites accommodate rigs to 40 feet in length. All sites have fire rings and grills, a picnic table and are level for tent pitching or parking. Pets are allowed in the campground but must be leashed at all times and may not be left in parked vehicles or unattended. In addition to the fire rings and picnic tables, all sites have a food locker. All food must be stored in lockers to prevent bears from getting to it. Showers, bathrooms and fresh water are available at Lower Pines. Hike right from the campground on nature trails and hiking pathways.

Lower Pines Campground
P.O. Box 577
Yosemite, CA 95389
209-372-0200
nps.gov

 
 

North Pines Campground

North Pines Campground accommodates RVs to 40 feet. Tent travelers are accommodated with flat and level sites. All sites have picnic tables, fire rings and food lockers for storing food. All food must be stored in the lockers for bear safety and prevention of the animals from getting human food. The adage "a fed bear is a dead bear" means bears that get human food often become nuisance bears and must be killed. Do your share to prevent this by following posted food storage rules. Showers and toilets, as well as fresh water taps are available. Hiking trails, and ranger-led nature walks are accessible from the campground; check for posted schedules.

North Pines Campground
P.O. Box 577
Yosemite, CA 95389
209-372-0200
nps.gov

Upper Pines Campground

The Upper Pines Campground accommodates tent travelers as well as RVs to 35 feet. Like the other Yosemite Village Campgrounds, food lockers for bear safety, picnic tables and fire rings are at each site. Pets are allowed if leashed and may not be left unattended at any time. Potable water and flush toilets are within the campground. Hiking and nature walking trails are accessed from the campground.

Upper Pines Campground
P.O. Box 577
Yosemite, CA 95389
209-372-0200
nps.gov

 

Article Written By Eric Cedric

A former Alaskan of 20 years, Eric Cedric now resides in California. He's published in "Outside" and "Backpacker" and has written a book on life in small-town Alaska, "North by Southeast." Cedric was a professional mountain guide and backcountry expedition leader for 18 years. He worked in Russia, Iceland, Greece, Turkey and Belize. Cedric attended Syracuse University and is a private pilot.

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