North Pines Campground, Yosemite Camping

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North Pines Campground

North Pines Campground in Yosemite National Park lies between the Merced River and Tenaya Creek in Yosemite Valley, close to tons of outdoor recreation and many famous sights. Book Online.

  • You’ll find North Pines Campground in Yosemite National Park on the Merced River
  • Open from April 3rd through November 6th
  • Camping fees are $26 per night
  • Call 877-444-6777 for reservations
  • Go horseback riding for a unique adventure within Yosemite National Park
  • Fish the Merced River for trout


The popular North Pines Campground Yosemite is somewhat larger than most of the other campgrounds in the area, giving you more of a chance of booking a spot. The sites have fire pits, picnic tables and drinking water. There are a number of sites with water views.


North Pines Yosemite can be reached by traveling east into Yosemite Valley from the Arch Rock Entrance, turning right on Southside Drive and following it to the east end of the valley. You’ll see signs for the campgrounds.


You’ll need reservations for Yosemite North Pines so call 877-444-6777 or Book Online.

Specifics for 2017

  • Open – From April 3rd through November 6th, 2017
  • Fee - $26 per night
  • # of Sites - 81
  • 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 North Pines Campground has the free park shuttle stop right at the campground entrance, so you have access to many sights within the park. But you can enjoy other activities without traveling too far.

  • Hiking
    When you cross the footbridge over Tenaya Creek, you can continue on this trail to Mirror Lake. It’s an easy hike of about 2 miles roundtrip. Spring and summer are the best times to take this hike.
  • Fishing
    Fish the Merced River to catch some wild trout. You’ll find brown, brook and rainbow. This is a peaceful place to throw in a line.
  • Horseback Riding
    There are stables next door to the campground where you can rent a horse and take off into the wilderness.