Top 10 RV Campgrounds in Yosemite CA


Chapel in Yosemite ValleyYosemite National Park is home to many beautiful waterfalls, stunning views, outdoor activities, and hikes, such as the famous hike to Half Dome. Camping and hiking in Yosemite is a nature-lover’s paradise.

There are many options for RV camping in Yosemite Valley, both in the park and at nearby campgrounds, but be careful about taking RV’s to campgrounds in Yosemite Valley, there are size limitations. Here are our top 10 choices for campsites in the area.

 

North Pines Campground

Location: Yosemite Valley, CA

North Pines Campground sits in the Sierra Nevada Mountain Range at an elevation of 4000 feet. This is one of Yosemite Valley’s three reservable campsites. It is located in the center of Yosemite Valley and is surrounded by stunning waterfalls, valleys, sequoia trees, and all of the natural beauty of Yosemite. Campsites are reservable up to five months in advance on the 15th of each month at 7:00 am (PT) or 10:00 am (ET).

Amenities:

  • 81 sites
  • Dump station
  • Fire rings
  • Picnic tables
  • Bathrooms
  • Food lockers
  • Pet-friendly
  • Drinking water

Additional Information:

  • No hook-ups
  • No electric
  • No pull-thru sites
  • No wifi

Lower Pines Campground

Location: Yosemite Valley, CA

Lower Pines is another one of the campsites available for reservation in Yosemite Valley. Here you will witness all the amazing natural scenery that Yosemite has to offer. Half Dome Village is located close by and has everything that you might need, including a general store, restaurants, and tours.

  • 60 sites
  • Dump station
  • Dump station
  • Amphitheater
  • Fire rings
  • Picnic tables
  • Bathrooms
  • Food lockers
  • Pet-friendly
  • Drinking water

Additional Information:

  • No hook-ups
  • No electric
  • No pull-thru sites
  • No wifi

Upper Pines Campground

Location: Yosemite Valley, CA

Upper Pines Campground is the third, and largest, reservable campsite in Yosemite Valley.  This location offers a variety of adventurous activities, such as fishing, rock climbing, rafting, hiking, biking, and so much more. The available hikes range from easy, short hikes, to the infamous 14-16 mile hike to Half Dome. With so many options of activities to choose from, everyone who stays here is sure to have fun.

Amenities:

  • 238 sites
  • Dump station
  • Flush toilets
  • Fire rings
  • Picnic tables
  • Bathrooms
  • Food lockers
  • Pet-friendly
  • Drinking water

Additional Information:

  • No hook-ups
  • No electric
  • No pull-thru sites
  • No wifi

Yosemite Lakes RV Resort

Location: Groveland, CA

Yosemite Lakes RV Resort sits just outside of Yosemite National Park and is great for anyone who loves outdoor activities. Here, you can go fishing, swimming, and panning for gold in the Tuolumne River. Nearby Lake Don Pedro is also a popular option for water sports. From this location, you can easily take a trip to Moaning Cavern, the largest public cavern in California. If you stay at this resort, you are sure to soak in all of California’s natural beauty.

Amenities:

  • 947 sites
  • Full hook-up
  • 30 and 50 Amp electric
  • Bathrooms and showers
  • Picnic/BBQ area
  • Basketball
  • Fishing
  • Pet-friendly
  • Clubhouse
  • Shuffleboard
  • Camp store
  • Mini golf
  • Laundry facilities
  • Volleyball
  • Horseshoes
  • Satellite TV

Yosemite Westlake Campground and RV Park

Location: Coulterville, CA

Yosemite Westlake Campground and RV Park is located 24 miles from Yosemite National Park. The grounds are open year-round, making this a great option for camping in Yosemite at any time of year. There are a multitude of fun activities to take part in, such as river rafting horseback riding. Additionally, you can visit the historic goldrush town that is located only six miles from the site.

Amenities:

  • 21 sites
  • Full hook-ups
  • 30 Amp electric
  • Bathrooms and showers
  • Picnic tables
  • BBQ pavilion
  • Laundry (1/2 mile from grounds)
  • Pet-friendly
  • Wifi

Yosemite RV Resort, an RVC Outdoor Destination

Location: Coarsegold, CA

This campground sits on over 35 acres of beautiful Oak and Manzanita trees. From here, you have easy access to Yosemite National Park, Sequoia National Park, and Kings Canyon National Park. Staying here means you can enjoy the natural beauty and outdoor activities that these parks have to offer. There are also many fun on-site activities to partake in. This site has it all!

Amenities:

  • Full hook-ups
  • 30 and 50 Amp electric
  • Pull-thru sites
  • Bathrooms and showers
  • Laundry facilities
  • Wifi
  • Playground
  • Private and community fire pits
  • Pool
  • Pet-friendly
  • Retail store and gift shop

Little Yosemite Valley Campground

Location: Lakeshore, CA

Little Yosemite Valley Campground is especially popular amongst campers visiting Yosemite due to its close proximity to Half Dome. Keep in mind that it is difficult to get a wilderness permit for this area, so it is good to plan in advance.

Additional Information:

  • No check-in or check-out procedures
  • There is a composting toilet near the grounds
  • There is no potable water at the campground. There is river water at the Merced River.
  • Don’t wash dishes or clothes or use soap, even biodegradable soap, in the river.

Wawona Campground

Location: Mariposa County, CA

The Wawona Campground is located on Wawona Road. It sits at an elevation of 4000 feet and is one mile north of Wawona. Reservations can be made online up to five months in advance from the months of April through December. Starting in October and lasting until March, campsites are secured on a first-come, first served basis.

Amenities:

  • 93 spaces
  • Fire rings
  • Picnic tables
  • Food lockers
  • Bathrooms and showers
  • Grocery store nearby
  • Drinking water
  • Pet-friendly

Additional Information:

  • No hook-ups
  • Dumping station available during summer only

Yosemite Pines RV Resort and Family Lodging

Location: Groveland, CA

Yosemite Pines RV Resort and Family Lodging is located near Yosemite National Park’s west entrance. Camping is available here year-round. The convenient location makes it easy for you to experience all of the amazing activities that Yosemite has to offer.

Amenities:

  • Full hook-ups
  • Pull-thru and back-in sites
  • Bathrooms and showers
  • Pool
  • Wifi
  • Laundry facilities
  • Petting farm
  • Picnic tables
  • Fire rings
  • Playground
  • Pet-friendly
  • Sand volleyball court
  • Tetherball
  • Bocce ball
  • Horseshoes
  • Nature and Fitness trails
  • BBQ area and deli

Yosemite Ridge Resort

Location: Groveland, CA

Yosemite Ridge Resort is located in Buck Meadows, 12 miles from the west gate of Yosemite National Park. The resort sits inside of Stanislaus National Forest and is open year-round, making it a great option for camping in Yosemite.

Amenities:

  • Full hook-up
  • 32 sites
  • 30 and 50 Amp electric
  • Pull-thru sites
  • Wifi
  • Satellite TV
  • Bathrooms and showers
  • Laundry facilities
  • Camp store
  • Pool
  • Playground