North Pines has an awesome location with Merced River on one side and Tenaya Creek on another. Mirror Lake is close by and the Yosemite Valley Stable is located here. Set up camp right by the water and breathe in that sweet pine air!
Campsite area
Tent or RV sites
81 sites
Up to 6 guests per site
Up to 6 vehicles
No wheelchair access
Campfires allowed
Toilet available
Pets allowed
Potable water available
Showers available
Picnic table available


Offered near the campground.


If you prefer to travel on a two wheeled vehicle, then you’re in luck! Why is that? Well there are over 12 miles of paved bike ...Read more


There is a plethora of fishing options in Yosemite and the surrounding areas. The season for stream and river fishing begins on...Read more


Yosemite has unbelievable amount of goodness to offer the hiker. Just simply walking around the park is one of the best ways to...Read more

Horseback riding

Why not see Yosemite... via a mule or on horseback !? Guided mule rides, both pack and saddle trips, overnight boarding facili...Read more


Within Yosemite’s vast natural wonder are many places to go kayaking . Visitors can enjoy the park by water on the Merced Rive...Read more


We don’t often use the words “world renowned” unless it is something truly deserving. Which brings us the the world renowned cl...Read more

Snow sports

Yosemite can definitely be a winter wonderland. During certain parts of the year, the park is available for a variety of winte...Read more


You could go swimming at one of the outdoor pools available during the summer time at Curry Village and Yosemite Lodge , howev...Read more

Whitewater paddling

A popular activity is rafting along the Merced River. It is a great way to cover a lot of ground in little time and is very rel...Read more

Wildlife watching

Part of what makes Yosemite so epic is it’s year round inhabitants of the furry nature . Yosemite National Park supports more...Read more


Natural features you'll find at North Pines Campground.

River, stream, or...
Swimming hole

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Hipcamper Nick
Nick L.
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December 18th, 2018

A gorgeous little campground in the upper side of Yosemite Valley, this sits below Half Dome and Glacier Point. Sites are very close together, also wildlife and the rangers can be imposing. Raccoons (furry devils) tried to get into our cars a couple times. Fire only allowed in the valley between 5-10pm, they'll bite at you even a minute early or late (volunteers especially). Good cell service, near a Yosemite Bus stop, on the Merced (good fishing), running water, flush toilets, fire ring, small bear box, and a good Valley Visit.

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Alisa H.
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October 18th, 2018

Bought fire wood at the valley store and it may have been a bit damp -- took a long time for the fire to catch, so come prepared!

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Pepper R.
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August 7th, 2017

Try to be near the river. But it's the valley, so whatever you can get just take it!

Hipcamper Kristy
Kristy W.
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June 2nd, 2017

Stayed here mid-May for one night - though I was angling for one of the riverside spots (#520 - 526), I was very happy with #515, which is only 30 - 40 ft away from the Merced River. There's plenty of flat ground space for at least three 2-person tents, though you won't get much privacy from other sites. But hey, if you wanted privacy, you wouldn't be camping in a Yosemite Valley campground :)

Avoid any of the sites near the bathrooms - there isn't much in terms of trees / bushes as a buffer.

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Heather P.
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May 2nd, 2017

Limited availability through summer best in Sept.

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Yosemite National Park
United States
Phone Number
(209) 372-8502
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37.741° N, 119.566° W
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RV / Trailer: 23 Sites
(Up to 6 people per site)
Unknown price
Tent / RV / Trailer: 58 Sites
(Up to 6 people per site)