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Yosemite Lower Pines Campground


Yosemite lower pines campground is located on the east end of Yosemite Valley. Many of the campsites in Yosemite Valley are quite close together and are situated among tall pine trees in several different loops. However you can find a few sites with some privacy. The scenery of the Yosemite Valley definitely can’t be beat. And its close proximity to great hiking trails, Curry Village, and the Merced River make this a great spot for someone who wants to be in the heart of the action that Yosemite offers.

You may be surprised to learn that bears and deer’s do often frequent the lower pines campground. For this reason it is essential that you store all food in the bear locker situated on the site. Each site comes with a picnic table, food locker, and fire ring. There is also nearby bathrooms with flush toilets and potable water. The sites are open from March through October depending on the weather. There are approximately 60 tent campsites. Each campsite costs $20 a night and up to six people are allowed per site. Unfortunately no pets are allowed.

There are several wheelchair accessible campsites. These are numbers 7,13 14, 18 and 20. In addition there are two group campsites that can accommodate 7 to 12 people as well as a double campsite that holds up to 12. You can find showers nearby at the Housekeeping Camp or in Curry Village. If you have an RV or trailer you can find a dump station in camp. RVs up to 40 feet in length as well as trailers up to 35 feet are welcome at Lower Pines Campground.

Reservations for campsites are available online and are recommended for about five months in advance.

Number of Campsites: 60 + 3 group sites
Location: Yosemite Valley, close to Curry Village
Elevation: 4000 ft
Max People Per Site: 6 people per site
Facilities: Yes
Dump station: Yes
Grocery Store: Yosemite Village & Curry Village
Showers: Housekeeping Camp & Curry Village
Pets: No pets allowed
Trailers and RV’s: Up to 35 ft  in tent sites for trailers, RVs up to 40ft
Open: Approx. March through October
Reservations: Required
Cost: $20 tent sites
Phone: (209)372-0200

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