8.8 Excellent
Yosemite National Park, California

Lower Pines (NPS Campground)

Yosemite National Park, California

Yosemite National Park, California
Phone: (209) 372-8502

Sites: 75
Recent Rate: $26 10/2016

Latitude: 37.739273006308
Longitude: -119.56582661835

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Campground Overview
  • Pull-thru Sites Pull-thru Sites no
  • Big Rig Access Big Rig Access yes
  • Tent Camping Tent Camping yes
  • Restrooms (Plumbed) Restrooms (Plumbed) yes
  • Pit Toilets Pit Toilets no
  • Showers Showers no
  • $0.00 Shower Fee Shower Fee 0.00
  • Laundry Facilities Laundry Facilities no
  • $0.00 Laundry Fee Laundry Fee 0.00
  • Dump Station Dump Station yes
  • $0.00 Dump Station Fee Dump Station Fee 0.00
  • Propane Available Propane Available ?
  • Firewood Available Firewood Available ?
  • Cabins / Cottages / Yurts Cabins / Cottages / Yurts ?
  • Water Spigot Water Spigot yes
  • Picnic Shelter Picnic Shelter ?
  • RV Wash RV Wash no
  • $0.00 RV Wash Fee RV Wash Fee 0.00
  • Corral Corral no
  • Landing Strip Landing Strip no
  • Overflow Parking Overflow Parking yes
Hookups & Connectivity
  • Electric (30 AMP) Electric (30 AMP) no
  • Electric (50 AMP) Electric (50 AMP) no
  • Water Water no
  • Sewer Sewer no
  • WiFi WiFi no
  • $0.00 WiFi Fee WiFi Fee 0.00
  • Cellular Phone Service Cellular Phone Service ?
  • Cellular Phone Providers Cellular Phone Providers
  • Cable or Satellite TV Hookup Cable or Satellite TV Hookup no
  • Phone Phone no
  • Central Modem Central Modem no
  • Pets Allowed Pets Allowed yes
  • 0 Maximum Pet Size (lbs.) Maximum Pet Size (lbs.) 0
  • Pool Access Pool Access no
  • Family Friendly Family Friendly yes
  • Playground Playground no
  • Pet Area Pet Area no
  • yes-stream Waterfront Waterfront yes-stream
  • Clubhouse Clubhouse ?
  • Camp Store Camp Store ?
  • Cafe / Snack Bar Cafe / Snack Bar ?
  • Business Center Business Center ?
  • Group Camping Group Camping ?
  • Meeting Rooms Meeting Rooms no
  • Group Kitchen Group Kitchen no
  • Banquet Facilities Banquet Facilities no
  • Concierge Services Concierge Services ?
  • Walking Trail(s) Walking Trail(s) yes
  • Recreation Room Recreation Room no
  • Gym/Workout Facilities Gym/Workout Facilities no
  • Beach Access Beach Access no
  • Boat Ramp Boat Ramp no
  • Marina Marina no
  • Boat Rentals Boat Rentals no
  • Fishing Fishing ?
  • Golfing Golfing no
  • Bike Path(s) Bike Path(s) yes
  • Bike Rentals Bike Rentals yes
  • Hiking Hiking yes
  • Spa Spa no
  • Horseshoe Pit Horseshoe Pit no
  • Volley Ball Volley Ball no
  • Sports Field Sports Field no
  • Arcade Games Arcade Games no
  • Live Entertainment Live Entertainment no
  • Amphitheatre Amphitheatre ?
  • Putt Putt Mini-Golf Putt Putt Mini-Golf no
  • Billiards Billiards no
  • Ping Pong Ping Pong no
  • Lake Lake ?
  • Pond Pond ?
  • River River ?
  • Creek Creek yes
  • Ocean Ocean no
  • Water Park Water Park no
  • Casino Casino no

Review Details

Ratings overview

6 Reviews

These reviews are the opinion of an RVParkReviews’ member and not the views of RVParkReviews.com

Review Count: 205
States Visited: 44
Helpful Reviews: 23

Date of Stay: October, 2016 - $26.00
Overall Rating:      

What can I say - this place is beautiful, busy and tight for a 40' motorhome. We were able to grab one of the very, very few sites that can fit our motorhome for 2 days. To be in the valley with the mountains all around was a great experience. Considering all the activity this place has, it was quiet at night. We camped at Lower Pines (NPS Campground) in a Motorhome.

Clean Restrooms
Clean Showers

Site Details

Site Surface
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Just long enough for my motorhome
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Sewer Connection

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady
Interior Roads
Tight Turns, Scraping Branches, Obstacles
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient

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Review Count: 11
States Visited: 2
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: March, 2016 - $26.00
Overall Rating:      

This was my first time visiting Yosemite. What a way to do it. Site selection is very important; there are definitely sites that will not fit a long trailer or prove to be too difficult to maneuver into. Pay close attention when reserving. We stayed in site #36. As you know there are no hookups; we brought a full tank of water from home and ran out on the last night. I guess we don't know how to ration water. Water is available at the bathrooms to fill up containers. Water (and a dump station) is available at North Pines across the street. I didn't see any showers. The bathrooms were a little gross. Let's just say it's good to have your own facilities on board. Generator hours are 7 - 9am, 12 - 2pm, and 5 - 7pm. Everybody pays a $25 park access fee for the week just to enter the park. Lower Pines is very well located in the Valley. Lots of trails are nearby as well as the 2 villages. We camped at Lower Pines (NPS Campground) in a Travel Trailer.

Clean Restrooms
Clean Showers

Site Details

Site Number
Site Surface
Asphalt, Gravel
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady
Tips for other Campers:

Waterfalls are walking distance from this campsite.

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Review Count: 3
States Visited: 2
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: June, 2013 - $17.00
Overall Rating:      

Loved the campground, Host, and was very clean! Can't wait to return for another visit. We stayed for 7 days and so much to see and do. We camped at Lower Pines (NPS Campground) in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 3
States Visited: 1
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: April, 2013 - $20.00
Overall Rating:      

This was a beautiful camp site with many hiking trails within close vicinity. It has trails for all levels of hikers and ages. I will definitely be going back. The park rangers are all very friendly and willing to share any information that you might need. My wife loved this camp site. We camped at Lower Pines (NPS Campground) in a Travel Trailer.

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Review Count: 23
States Visited: 8
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: May, 2011 - $20.00
Overall Rating:      

The best way to Yosemite is to stay in the park. Lower Pines is one of the smaller campgrounds in the park, as much of it was flooded and destroyed in 1997. It also has the amphitheater and the ranger presentations at night. Otherwise they are all about the same in the valley. Yosemite is always beautiful, especially in the spring. We camped at Lower Pines (NPS Campground) in a Travel Trailer.

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Review Count: 104
States Visited: 17
Helpful Reviews: 7

Date of Stay: May, 2010 - $20.00
Overall Rating:      

We were in site #31.Park has 89 regular sites and 3 double sites. No hookups for anything. Generator use from 9a-7p for only 45 minutes at a time. Sites vary in size, some are double wide enough to park a car and RV in next to each other and some are single width and cars must be parked in front of RV. If you cannot fit your toad in you must park it about ½ mile away in Curry Village parking lot. Our site came with a picnic table that has bear instructions mounted to it, a bear box big enough for a couple of coolers, and a fire ring/grill combo. Parking pad is asphalt and most of them are cracked and uneven. All of them have curbing to keep you off the forest ground, as well as big rocks placed on the curbs so you don't wander off the road. Campfires in summer season (starts May 1) are allowed only from 5p-10p. Campground does get smoky if everyone is having a campfire, take note if you have breathing problems. Pets are allowed but there is no designated place to walk them. Park was quiet during day but was extremely quiet at night probably because it was still cold out (41 degrees). Bathrooms each have two stalls and two sinks all cold water. There is a potable water faucet that you need a water thief to use because it is not threaded, as well as a utility toilet to dump grey water in (small batches only). There is a complete dump station at the entrance to Upper Pines across the street that has potable water fills and a dump area. Our site was a corner one and worked OK, we were only able to put out one slide because a tree blocked the other slide. Without having been there we believed Reserve America's descriptions when we booked so we thought it was OK. In our opinion Lower Pines was the nicest of the Pines campgrounds because it is the smallest. It has the best view of the canyon walls and waterfalls and part of it is on the river. The other campgrounds have more sites so more traffic into and out of them. Lower Pines sites are more spread out as well. You can get everything you need nearby including camping supplies, except gas which is only available in Wawona and Crane Flat, both over an hour away. Plenty of shopping, post office, restaurants, and things to do like hiking, biking, horseback riding, ranger programs, and such. There is also an amphitheater in Lower Pines that has a ranger led talk each night at 8:30p. Plenty of shade trees. We did not put up our TV antennae but others told us there is no reception anyway and unless you have a clear shot which is hard to get no satellite either. Verizon cell did not work for us but ATT did at certain times. There are phone booths near the check in station at each campground if you need to make calls. There are also park provided shuttle buses to take you anywhere in the village area. Outside of that you will have to drive to get to where you want to go. We camped at Lower Pines (NPS Campground) in a Motorhome.

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