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Lower Pines Campground

Pines Campground
Category: RV & Campgrounds
Region: Yosemite Valley
Yosemite Valley, CA, United States

Lower Pines Campground

Lower Pines Campground is located in Yosemite National Park in Central California’s rugged Sierra Nevada Mountain Range at an elevation of 4,000 feet.

Perfectly situated in the heart of Yosemite Valley, this awe-inspiring landscape contains many of the famous features for which Yosemite National Park is known.

Lower Pines Campground is one of only three reservation campgrounds in Yosemite Valley. It offers paved roads and parking spurs, flush toilets, drinking water, and an amphitheater. Each campsite contains a picnic table, fire ring, and a food storage locker.

Location
Yosemite Valley, near Half Dome Village (formerly Curry Village), at 4,000 ft (1,200 m) elevation
Season

Lower Pines: April through October (approximately)

Reservations
Lower Pines: Required and available online up to five months in advance. $26/night
North Pines: Required and available online up to five months in advance. $26/night

Campsite Details
Lower Pines: 60 sites with space for tents, RVs up to 40 feet, and 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. You can also find answers to frequently asked questions about length limits and site types or call the Valley campgrounds office at 209/372-8502.

Each campsite contains a fire ring, picnic table, and a food locker and is near a bathroom with drinking water and flushing toilets. In North Pines, food lockers measure 33″(D)x45″(W)x18″(H). In Upper Pines and Lower Pines, food lockers measure 35″(D)x43″(W)x28″(H). Additionally, North Pines sites 101, 103, 105, 107, 109, 111, 113, and 119 have these larger lockers.

Utilities
Hookups: No
Dump station: Yes (at entrance to Upper Pines)
Services
Groceries: Nearby (Yosemite Village and Half Dome Village, formerly Curry Village)
Showers: Nearby (Half Dome Village, formerly Curry Village and Housekeeping Camp)

Accessibility
The following campsites are suitable for wheelchairs and include picnic tables with extended tops. The closest restrooms to these campsites are also wheelchair accessible. These campsites are limited to people with disabilities.
Lower Pines: sites 7, 13, 14, 18, and 20

Double Campsites
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).

Regulations
Pets: Permitted (must be on a leash at all times)
Fires: Wood fires are permitted all year, however, from May through September, campfires in Yosemite Valley are only allowed between 5 pm and 10 pm (campfires are allowed at any time from October through April). Charcoal fires are allowed at any time.
People per site: 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). Additional campground regulations apply, as well.
You are required to store food properly in order to protect Yosemite’s bears. Learn more about bears, proper food storage, and food lockers.

Accessibility
The following campsites are suitable for wheelchair and include picnic tables with extended tops. The closest restrooms to these campsites are also wheelchair accessible. These campsites are limited to people with disabilities.

Regulations
Pets: Permitted (except in group and horse sites; must be on a leash at all times)
Fires: Wood and charcoal fires are permitted.

People per site: A maximum of six people (including children) are allowed per campsite, except for the group site, which requires 13 to 30 people. There is no limit on the number of tents (as long as they all fit into the campsite).

Additional campground regulations apply, as well.
You are required to store food properly in order to protect Yosemite’s bears. Learn more about bears, proper food storage, and food lockers.

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