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North Pines Campground Yosemite National Park California

North Pines Overview

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North Pines Campground in Yosemite National Park is located on the banks of the Merced River and has 81 single-family campsites for tents, trailers and RVs (up to 30 feet long). This is one of three campgrounds in Yosemite Valley. The other two are  Upper Pines and Lower Pines. A couple of prime campsites are river front.

North Pines has paved roads and parking pads, drinking water, flush toilets and an RV dump station. Each campsite has a table, fire ring, grate 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 (now “Half Dome 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.

North 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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Amenities
  • BBQ Grills
  • Campfire Center
  • Campsite Tables
  • Drinking Water
  • Dump Station
  • Fire Rings
  • Food Storage Locker
  • Grills
  • Pets OK
  • Picnic Tables
  • Restrooms (Flush Toilets)
Activities
  • Archeological Sites
  • Backpacking
  • Biking
  • Bird Watching
  • Canoeing
  • Creek
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Cultural Sites
  • Hiking
  • Historic Sites
  • Horseback riding
  • Interpretive Programs
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Museum
  • Nature Programs
  • Nature Trails
  • Photography
  • Picnicking
  • Rafting
  • River
  • Rock Climbing
  • Snowshoeing
  • Stargazing
  • Tubing
  • Walking Trails
  • Wildlife Viewing
  • Winter/Snow Sports
Yosemite National Park, California 95389
209 372-8502
Lat / Long:

37.74194, -119.56556

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Campsite Types
  • ADA
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  • Tent
  • Trailer
# of Campsites:

81

Campsite Vehicle Size:

Up to 30 feet.

Season:

March – October

Elevation:

4,000

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9 Comments on “North Pines”

  1. Milen Fong says:

    Which of these sites would you recommend for a large tent in north pines. 134, 203, 217, or 501.

    • Hi Milen,
      All four of those campsites will accommodate a larger tent, but some may have a little less room between neighbors. I’d recommend, in this order: 203, 134, 217 and 501.

      • Milen Fong says:

        To be more specific, tent is 8 person tent 17×10. Does that eliminate any of those sites.

      • Hi Milen,
        That is a large tent. Unfortunately we don’t have anyone on site at North Pines campground so I can’t confirm for sure whether your tent will fit in the campsites. I don’t think it would fit in sites 217 or 501.

  2. Milen Fong says:

    So sounds like 203. Can you also rate 131 and 314 since they mention allowing large tents. Sorry for all the questions

    • No problem Milen – anytime! I’d definitely lean more toward site #314. It has enough room for your large tent and is nice and level. Campsite #131 may have room, but it’d be pretty close to your neighbors.

  3. Celeste says:

    We will be staying at site 308. I’ve read that these sites are small. Do you think there will be enough room for two tents? One tent is a 6 person and the other is a 4 person – we only have 6 people but we like roomy tents.

    • Hi Celeste,
      Good job on reserving North Pines site #308! Your camping neighbors (other campsites) are a little close so a 4 and 6 person tent may be a bit of a tight fit in campsite #308. I’d bring another 4-person tent as a backup.

      • I had big dreams lol! Thank you for your help! It’s been a few years since I’ve camped in the valley. I literally won the lottery to get that site 😉

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