Review Count: 3 States Visited: 1 Helpful Reviews: 0
Date of Stay: April, 2013 - $20.00
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.
Review Count: 20 States Visited: 6 Helpful Reviews: 0
Date of Stay: May, 2011 - $20.00
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.
Review Count: 104 States Visited: 17 Helpful Reviews: 1
Date of Stay: May, 2010 - $20.00
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.