Lower Pines Campground Yosemite National Park California

Yosemite National Park, California 95389
209 372-8502
Lat / Long:

37.74083, -119.56667

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. Up to 2 motor vehicles are allowed per campsite (trailers don’t count as a vehicle). All vehicles wheels must be on the paved parking surface. Overflow parking is also available near most campgrounds.

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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Best Campsites

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

Campsite Types
  • ADA
  • RV
  • Tent
  • Trailer

Mid March – October 31



# of Campsites:


  • Campfire Center
  • Campground Host
  • Campsite Tables
  • Cell Service Fair
  • 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

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Lower Pines Comments & Reviews

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5 Replies to “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.

  2. Ken Ridout says:

    Will CampAssist notify instantly when the “Unavailable” campsites suddenly become available?

    • HI Ken,
      Yes – as soon as the campsite is placed back in inventory (available) by the reservation website (i.e. Rec.gov, ReserveCalifornia, ReserveAmerica), Campsite Assist will send you an availability alert (text & email). You can sign up for a Specific (Date) Scan – an alert will be sent only if a campsite becomes available for the specific arrival/departure date you selected; or you can use the Matrix Scan. The Matrix scan will send you an alert if a campsite becomes available for any dates within a 7-day range (1 night, 2 nights, 3 nights, etc.).

      • Ken Ridout says:

        Great! Some of the campsites in Lower are unavailable until the threat of flooding has passed. Then, without warning, they’ll be released for reservations. Camp Assist is pretty-much the only way to attempt to grab one of those when released.

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