8.9 Excellent
     
Yosemite National Park, California

North Pines Campground (NPS Campgroiund)

Yosemite National Park, California



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

Sites: 81
Recent Rate: $13 4/2016

Latitude: 37.741467146437
Longitude: -119.565732479096

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Campground Overview
  • Pull-thru Sites Pull-thru Sites no
  • Big Rig Access Big Rig Access no
  • Tent Camping Tent Camping yes
  • Restrooms (Plumbed) Restrooms (Plumbed) ?
  • Pit Toilets Pit Toilets ?
  • Showers Showers ?
  • $0.00 Shower Fee Shower Fee 0.00
  • Laundry Facilities Laundry Facilities ?
  • $0.00 Laundry Fee Laundry Fee 0.00
  • Dump Station Dump Station ?
  • $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 ?
  • Picnic Shelter Picnic Shelter ?
  • RV Wash RV Wash ?
  • $0.00 RV Wash Fee RV Wash Fee 0.00
  • Corral Corral ?
  • Landing Strip Landing Strip ?
  • Overflow Parking Overflow Parking ?
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
Amenities
  • 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 ?
  • Pet Area Pet Area ?
  • 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 ?
  • Group Kitchen Group Kitchen ?
  • Banquet Facilities Banquet Facilities ?
  • Concierge Services Concierge Services ?
Recreation
  • Walking Trail(s) Walking Trail(s) ?
  • Recreation Room Recreation Room ?
  • Gym/Workout Facilities Gym/Workout Facilities ?
  • Beach Access Beach Access ?
  • Boat Ramp Boat Ramp ?
  • Marina Marina ?
  • Boat Rentals Boat Rentals ?
  • Fishing Fishing ?
  • Golfing Golfing ?
  • Bike Path(s) Bike Path(s) ?
  • Bike Rentals Bike Rentals ?
  • Hiking Hiking ?
  • Spa Spa ?
  • Horseshoe Pit Horseshoe Pit ?
  • Volley Ball Volley Ball ?
  • Sports Field Sports Field ?
  • Arcade Games Arcade Games ?
  • Live Entertainment Live Entertainment ?
  • Amphitheatre Amphitheatre ?
  • Putt Putt Mini-Golf Putt Putt Mini-Golf ?
  • Billiards Billiards ?
  • Ping Pong Ping Pong ?
  • Lake Lake ?
  • Pond Pond ?
  • River River ?
  • Creek Creek ?
  • Ocean Ocean ?
  • Water Park Water Park ?
  • Casino Casino ?

Review Details

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10 Reviews

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Review Count: 15
States Visited: 5
Helpful Reviews: 5

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

There are no hook-up sites at this campground. It is a NPS campground with spacious sites with plenty of forest shade. It is sandwiched between the Merced River and Tenaya Creek. There are bear-proof food storage containers, fire ring and table at each site. Beautiful location in Yosemite Valley. Cell service is spotty at best, but there are pay phones at the campground. We camped at North Pines Campground (NPS Campgroiund) in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
Loop 2 - Site 132
Site Surface
Asphalt
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Covered Forested
Tips for other Campers:

The free shuttle has a stop near the campground's entrance. It is Stop 18 - Stables.

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Review Count: 46
States Visited: 17
Helpful Reviews: 8

Date of Stay: April, 2016 - $13.00
Overall Rating:      

Wow, how do you separate your opinion of the park from the campsite. Personally I don't think it is possible. What a fantastic place and a wonderful camping experience. Sure the sites are kind of close and the roadways narrow, but when you can walk a couple of feet and see half-dome or Yosemite falls. The site itself is acceptable and held our 37 ft. trailer, but be aware that there are only 6 sites that will hold a fairly large rig. We managed to get 8 nights and would love to go back. We camped at North Pines Campground (NPS Campgroiund) in a Travel Trailer.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
128
Site Surface
Asphalt
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table

Campground Details

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

Hike! Get out and enjoy this park. We love photography and found Michael Frye's app to be wonderful. Dogwoods, rainbows, waterfalls, and reflections the possibilities for a photo are endless.

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Review Count: 6
States Visited: 1
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: August, 2015 - $28.00
Overall Rating:      

It was Yosemite so that starts off everything real good. Campgrounds were clean and trash dumped daily. Park has bears around so that is very important for all. Roads are not very wide and can be a bit challenging to navigate through. Although North Pines has Trailer sites up to 35ft, I would not recommend one more the 26. Very tight. Staff was very helpful and informative. Some sites seem very close together but you never feel crowded. Overall very nice. We camped at North Pines Campground (NPS Campgroiund) in a Travel Trailer.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
312
Site Surface
Dirt
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious, Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade, Covered Forested
Tips for other Campers:

There is a ton of things to do there, so just ask the Ranger. Just hiking and looking at the beauty is a great start.

One thing to keep in mind the place is not pet friendly at all, Your pooch has very limited access to anything. Something I wish I knew before hand. It is best to leave little fido at home, you will get much more out of your trip.

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Review Count: 29
States Visited: 13
Helpful Reviews: 6

Date of Stay: June, 2015 - $13.00
Overall Rating:      

We were in site 131. Our 34' RV fit snugly. We could park our car beside. Roads are narrow but negotiable. Our site had a picnic table, fire pit and bear box. We were the first row and near the stables, so at times could smell it. Convenient walk to the shuttle which we used 90% of the time. Generator time is limited to 7-9AM, 11AM- 1PM and 5-7PM. We were frequently out on hikes during generator hours and had to plan accordingly. Since sites are offered 4 months in advance and are gone quickly we felt fortunate to have the opportunity to camp in this beautiful park. We camped at North Pines Campground (NPS Campgroiund) in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
131
Site Surface
Gravel
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table

Campground Details

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

Use the shuttles for access to the hikes and attractions.

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Review Count: 74
States Visited: 18
Helpful Reviews: 14

Date of Stay: April, 2014 - $10.00
Overall Rating:      

We were fortunate to get a site for our 30' fifth wheel in Yosemite Valley, there are very few sites that can accommodate us. North Pines is smaller and a little more private than the other two valley campgrounds and is very conveniently located to bike paths, mirror lake and happy isles. There are a few sites along the river, which are very nice. Wi-Fi is available at Camp Curry guest lounge. We camped at North Pines Campground (NPS Campgroiund) in a Fifth Wheel.

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Review Count: 61
States Visited: 14
Helpful Reviews: 5

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

We liked camping here and enjoyed all the sights. You can ride shuttle buses everywhere. We were in the first row (100s) which is right next to the stables, with a corresponding odor. Don't book in the 200s unless you have a very small rig and can make the hairpin turn. The new generator hours are 7-9 AM, 12-2 PM, 5-7 PM. It was the first week in June but the temp hit 95 on the day we left. Next time we'll try May. Bring mosquito repellent. We camped at North Pines Campground (NPS Campgroiund) in a Travel Trailer.

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Review Count: 2
States Visited: 1
Helpful Reviews: 1

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

This was a very nice campground in Yosemite park. All of the sites have a picnic bench, fire ring and a large bear box. It is close to everything and the park shuttle stops nearby. Spotty cell phone service within the campground, but nearby Camp Curry has a lounge available for all guests with both wireless internet and cell phone service. We would stay here again. We camped at North Pines Campground (NPS Campgroiund) in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 9
States Visited: 1
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: June, 2010 - $18.00
Overall Rating:      

What an amazing experience! The drive there is a little harrowing with all the curves and narrow roads, but if you take your time it's all good. Lots of rental units (RV's) here too. Dump station and fresh potable water is available at Upper Pines (right around the corner) so you don't need to pack in/out all your "fluids". Everyone was respectful of quiet times, and they ask you to not run your generator for more than 45 minutes at a time (they don't want people just continually running their generators all day long). Some sites are very tight with trees, and some are short, so make sure you have a site that will fit your rig. Also, half of the campground was flooded due to high snow pack. This was not so much of a challenge as there are lot's of people who don't show for their reservations so even though the park was sold out, there were lot's of spaces (people moved spots too). Rangers and camp hosts are great, too! Bring your bike as things are spaced pretty far apart. Bears, deer, etc. in the camp sites, and waking up to look at half dome and Yosemite Falls around the corner can't be beat! We camped at North Pines Campground (NPS Campgroiund) in a Motorhome.

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

Date of Stay: May, 2009 - $20.00
Overall Rating:      

This is the only way to stay in the park. If you try one of the campground outside the park with hookups, you are looking at an hour drive each way. No fun. We camped at North Pines Campground (NPS Campgroiund) in a Travel Trailer.

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Review Count: 36
States Visited: 3
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: October, 2008 - $20.00
Overall Rating:      

This is a beautiful campground with many trees, some waterfront sites, and views of the giant granite cliffs that are Yosemite. There is much wildlife (including a bear in the campground both nights we were there). Free shuttle to other points in Yosemite is available at the campground entrance. From an RV point of view, you need to be aware that: there are no hook-ups, no dump station (though there is one in Yosemite at another campground) and the roads through this park are extremely tight. We had to maneuver through two trees that were barely far enough apart for the motorhome to fit. We camped at North Pines Campground (NPS Campgroiund) in a Motorhome.

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