Pines Campgrounds


Yosemite Valley, near Half Dome Village (formerly Curry Village), at 4,000 ft (1,200 m) elevation
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Upper Pines: All year
Lower Pines: April through October (approximately)
North Pines: March through October (approximately)


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

Upper Pines: 238 sites with space for tents, RVs up to 35 feet, and trailers up to 24 feet; December to mid-February, only the first two loops are normally open (about 50 campsites)

Lower Pines: 60 sites with space for tents, RVs up to 40 feet, and trailers up to 35 feet
North Pines: 81 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 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.


Hookups: No
Dump station: Yes (at entrance to Upper Pines)


Groceries: Nearby (Yosemite Village and Half Dome Village, formerly Curry Village)
Showers: Nearby (Half Dome Village, formerly Curry Village and Housekeeping Camp)


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.

Upper Pines: sites 6, 7, 21, 26, 27, 28, 29, 39, 42, and 43
Lower Pines: sites 7, 13, 14, 18, and 20
North Pines: sites 111, 113, 119, 125, and 129

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).


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.


Download a map of Upper, Lower, and North Pines Campgrounds [1.9 MB PDF].


Contact the Park

Mailing Address:

PO Box 577
Yosemite National Park, CA 95389


(209) 372-0200
The public information office is open from 9 am to 5 pm Pacific time (closed for lunch). Once connected, dial 3 then 5. If the ranger is already on the line, you'll be returned to the main menu. If the ranger is not there, you can leave a message and we will return your call.

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