Lower Pines Campground, Yosemite Camping

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Lower Pines Campground

Lower Pines Campground, located along the Merced River in Yosemite Valley, is a great choice of campgrounds in Yosemite National Park, with many attractions and activities nearby to enjoy. Book Online.

  • Lower Pines Campground is located along the Merced River in Yosemite National Park
  • There are lovely views from the campground and nearby
  • Open from March to November
  • Camping fees are $26 a night
  • Call 877-444-6777 for reservations
  • Hike to Dewey Point to overlook fabulous Yosemite Valley


Lower Pines Campground Yosemite offers a special convenience for campers in the park. It’s not far from Yosemite Village, and a number of hiking trails are within close proximity. Enjoy the views of Half Dome as you settle into your camping spot. There are fire pits, picnic tables and drinking water.


Lower Pines Yosemite is located in Yosemite Valley near Curry Village, 11.5 miles from the Arch Rock Entrance.


Yosemite Lower Pines requires reservations. Call 877-444-6777 or Book Online.

Specifics for 2017

  • Open – From March 29th to November 1s, 2017
  • Fee - $26 per night
  • # of Sites - 60
  • Elevation - 4,000 feet
  • Toilet Facilities - Flush toilets
  • Showers and Laundry – Showers in Yosemite Valley at Curry Village and Housekeeping Camp, laundry in Curry Village
  • Are generators permitted? Yes, sparingly during daytime hours
  • RV sites available? Yes
  • Is there a dump station? Yes

Nearby Activities & Attractions

Yosemite Lower Pines Campground is a great place for families. You’ll find lots to do close by.

  • Bridalveil Fall
    See one of the most famous waterfalls within Yosemite. Bridalveil Fall is the second highest fall in the park and spills its cascade the whole year through. It tumbles 620 feet and is breathtaking in its beauty. It’s not far from Lower Pines Campground.
  • El Capitan
    Opposite Bridalveil Fall lies El Capitan. This 3,000-foot rock formation is best seen from Tunnel View in Yosemite Valley, not far from your camping site.
  • Dewey Point
    Hike to Dewey Point and marvel at the incredible views. This is a great way to see abundant wildflowers in July. The overlook of Yosemite Valley and El Capitan is worth the trek.
  • Inspiration Point
    This easy 2.5-mile hike takes anywhere from one to three hours. Again, you will get fantastic views of Yosemite Valley and avoid the crowds as well. Due to the switchbacks, the elevation gain of 1,000 feet is virtually unnoticeable.