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Lower Pines Campground Yosemite National Park California

Lower Pines Overview

Lower Pines Yosemite Valley View

Lower Pines Campground is on the banks of the Merced River in Yosemite Valley and offers 73 single-family campsites for tents or motor homes up to 30 feet long. This is one of three campgrounds in the Valley. The other two are Upper Pines and North Pines.  Lower Pines Campground has paved roads, parking spurs, flush toilets and a dump station. Most campsites have nice shade from the large ponderosa pine trees and each site has a table, fire ring/grill and food storage locker.

Curry Village is nearby where you can get a hot shower and dine at restaurants. Curry Village also has a grocery store, laundromat, bike and cross-country ski rentals, and Wifi access. Horse stables are also located nearby offering trail rides. And you can even rent a raft and float the Merced River.

Lower Pines – Yosemite National Park Area Recreation

World famous Yosemite National Park offers spectacular scenery and amazing wonders that boggle the imagination. Outdoor recreation includes hiking, backpacking, biking, kayaking, photography, climbing, rock climbing, horseback riding, fishing, nature exhibits, museums, camping and wildlife viewing. There are also many historic sites and museums to visit throughout the Park.

Other campgrounds in Yosemite National Park include Crane FlatWawona, Hodgdon Meadow and Tuolumne Meadows.

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  • Campfire Center
  • Campground Host
  • Campsite Tables
  • Drinking Water
  • Dump Station
  • Equestrian trail
  • Fire Pit
  • Fire Rings
  • Firewood Available
  • Grills
  • Nature Center
  • Pets OK
  • Picnic Tables
  • Restrooms (Flush Toilets)
  • Visitor Center
  • Backpacking
  • Biking
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating (non motorized)
  • Canoeing
  • Climbing
  • Creek
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Fishing
  • Hiking
  • Historic Sites
  • Horseback riding
  • Interpretive Programs
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Nature Trails
  • Photography
  • Picnicking
  • Rafting
  • River
  • Rock Climbing
  • Snowshoeing
  • Stargazing
  • Visitor Center
  • Walking Trails
  • Wilderness Area
  • Wildlife Viewing
  • Winter Sports
  • Winter/Snow Sports
Yosemite National Park, California 95389
209 372-8502
Lat / Long:

37.74083, -119.56667

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Best Campsites

15, 35, 37, 39, 43, 60, 63

Campsite Types
  • ADA
  • RV
  • Tent
  • Trailer
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Mid March – October 31



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Lower Pines Yosemite Valley View

Lower Pines Comments & Reviews

Visited Lower Pines Campground lately? We'd love to hear about your adventure. Did you find us useful? Did we forget something? Anything our community should know before heading out to Lower Pines?

2 Comments on “Lower Pines”

  1. Is this campground (of any other in Yosemite) travel trailer friendly? I have a 34’ trailer, I wonder if we could get in anywhere here. If not, what other campgrounds are more suited?

    • Hi Marco,
      Lower Pines, North Pines and Upper Pines campgrounds have sites that can fit trailers up to 30 feet. Lower Pines may have a few that will work for a little longer lengths. You can click no the ‘Make A Reservation’ button to check the size, price and availability.

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