Lower Pines Campground is located in Yosemite Valley close to a shuttle bus stop and all of the main attractions of Yosemite National Park. Located next to the Merced River you can spend time relaxing listening to the river.
This is one of the popular campgrounds in Yosemite Valley so you will want to make sure and get a reservation as soon as you can.
The campsites along the river are absolutely amazing! You can relax in a comfy camp chair next to the river and marvel at the gorgeous views.
Lower Pines Campground
Season: April through October (approximately)
Number of Sites: 60
Lower Pines Campground has three double campsites (Dbl1, Dbl2, and Dbl 3) that can accommodate seven to 12 people each. The cost for these campsites is $36 (per site).
Campsites are located off of paved roads that loop through the campground.
Location in the park: Yosemite Valley
Campsite Cost: $26/night
Reservations: Yes, Recreation.Gov
- 37° 44' 26.9999" N
- 119° 34' 0.0001" W
Elevation: 4,000 feet
Accessible Sites: sites 7, 13, 14, 18, and 20
Pets Allowed: Pets are allowed but they must be on a leash less than 6 feet long.
Pets are not allowed inside park buildings or on specific trails.
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Are campground Reservations Available? Yes
Phone Number? 1-877-444-6777
How Far Ahead can you make a reservation? Up to five months in advance on the 15th of each month at 7:00 a.m. (PT) or 10:00 a.m (ET).
First Come, First Served? No!
First-night rent plus a one-time transaction fee of $4.50 will be charged at the time of reservation and is non-refundable.
Flush Toilets: Yes
Is wifi Available? No
Is cellular Phone Service Available? Yes, depending on your cell carrier.
Is camp host available on site? Yes
Is firewood available for purchase? Yes, in Curry Village/Half Dome Village or in the Yosemite Valley Store.
There was some damage to one of the bathrooms due to winter storms. One of the bathrooms sustained significant damage. There are outhouses lined up near the area for use until the bathroom is repaired.
Amenities at each campsite:
Picnic tables, fire rings, food storage boxes, parking spurs, flush toilets, and drinking water are available in the campground.
Fire pit in the site? Yes
Picnic Table in the site? Yes
Bear Box in site/area? Yes,
You are required to store food properly in order to protect Yosemite's bears.
Food storage lockers are provided in all campsites 35"(D)x43"(W)x28"(H)
Potable Water? Yes
RV Camping at Lower Pines Campground
RV Length: RVs up to 40 feet
Trailers up to 35 feet
Not every site can accommodate equipment of these lengths. Be sure to read the site details when making a reservation on recreation.gov to ensure your equipment will fit into the site you're reserving.
Dump Station: Yes at the entrance to Upper Pines
Generators: Yes during the following time periods - 7 am to 9 am, 12 pm to 2 pm, and 5 pm to 7 pm.
Hookups: No, There are no electric, water, or sewer hook-ups at this facility
How to get to Campground
Follow the main loop through Yosemite Valley and look for the Campground Signs.
Lower Pines Campground Regulations
The maximum number of people in a campsite: A maximum of six people (including children) are allowed per campsite. There is no limit on the number of tents (as long as they all fit into the campsite).
The number of cars per campsite: Two motorized vehicles per campsite. A valid campground car pass must be displayed.
Checkout time: 12 noon
Quiet Hours: Quiet hours are from 10 pm to 6 am
Maximum Stay: 7-day maximum stay limit.
Lower Pines Campground Map
Photos of Lower Pines Campground
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Would like some sites near the river/creek. I hope to reserve for up to 6 families, next summer. Can you tell me which would be the best sites?? Pics maybe?? Thank you.