RV Parks Near Yosemite National Park - Yosemite Lakes , Yosemite Pines, Yosemite Woods
RV Camping In
and Near Yosemite Park
For those fortunate enough to own
RVs, these vehicles provide a great way to visit the
park. An RV eliminates the need to locate lodging and
it allows visitors a chance to move around the park
and see different areas. There are many facilities,
both inside the park and nearby, to accommodate RV
campers and their rigs.
Campgrounds Inside Yosemite
Inside Yosemite Park there are 13
campgrounds and all but Camp 4 have accommodations
for RVs. Tamarack Flat, White Wolf, and Yosemite Creek
can accommodate small RVs. Upper Pines, Lower Pines,
and North Pines are all located in Yosemite Valley.
Rates for these three campgrounds are $18 a night,
and represent the high end of the fee scale. They provide
access to the services and amenities located in the
Wawona campground is located about
an hour south of Yosemite Valley and has a horse camp
nearby. The 93 sites at Wawona also rent for $18 per
night. Bridalveil Creek campground is about 45 minutes
south of the Valley on Glacier Point Road. It has 110
campsites that rent for $12 per night.
On the northern end of the park, Hodgdon
Meadow has 105 sites and Crane Flat has 166 spots.
Campsites at both facilities rent for $18 per night.
The 74 sites at White Wolf campground rent for $12
per night. Nearby are Tamarack Flat campgrounds with
52 campsites, Porcupine Flat, with 52 sites, and Yosemite
Creek with 75 sites. Spots at all three campgrounds
rent for just $8 per night, however, there is no potable
water and campers must bring in their own or treat
the stream water.
Tuolumne Meadows campground is located
about 1.5 miles northeast of Yosemite Valley on Tioga
Road. It has 304 campsites that rent for $18 per night.
There is a store nearby for provisions.
None of the park campgrounds have
hookups. Dump stations and fresh water are available
at several locations. Each camp comes with a fire ring,
picnic table, and food storage locker and has showers,
bathrooms, and unless noted, there is running water
nearby. Of these 12 RV campgrounds available, Upper
Pines, Wawona, and Hodgdon Meadow are open year round.
Reservations are required for these three Valley campgrounds
as well as Crane Flat, Wawona, Hodgdon Meadows, and
part of Tuolumne Meadows. According to the park, these
sites often book up within hours of becoming available.
See the park camping
webpage for additional information.
Yosemite Lakes Park
Yosemite Lakes RV Park is a 400-acre
property located in Groveland 5 miles from the west
gate of Yosemite National Park. It is one of more than
50 membership campgrounds run by Thousand Trails, Inc.
The campground is situated on a lake with a beach.
It offers a full selection of amenities including a
store, laundry, playground, and lodge. Campers can
enjoy basketball and volleyball courts, bike rentals,
mini-golf, hiking trails, kayaks, and many more activities.
With 100 sites, including 50 with
full hook ups, as well as sewer and fresh water it
is ideal for those who need RV camping near Yosemite
Park. Rates for the summer of 2005 at this Yosemite
Lakes RV Park start at $35 per night. Other accommodations
include 130 campsites, 17 trailers, 10 bunkhouse cabins,
22 yurts, 6 garden homes, and a 12-room hostel.
Yosemite Pines RV Park
Yosemite Pines RV Park is also located
in Groveland on 30 acres of forested land. It has 198
sites of which 40 are pull through and 102 have full
hookups. Onsite amenities include a swimming pool,
a clubhouse with full kitchen, bathroom and laundry
facilities, a store, and dump station. Activities include
hiking, ping pong, a petting zoo, panning for gold,
and a self guided mine tour. Rates for a basic RV site
with no hookups are $18 per night. A pull through RV
site with full hookups runs $37 per night.
Yosemite Woods RV Park
Located in Oakhurst approximately
15 miles from Yosemite National Park, Yosemite Woods
RV Park is a great choice for golfers. The park sports
its own 18-hole golf course and clubhouse. In addition,
it has a pool, miniature golf, and hiking. It is near
Bass Lake, which provides opportunities for fishing
and water recreation.
There are additional options for RV
campsites such as the KOA in Midpines, High Sierra
RV park in Oakhurst, and several other facilities within
30 miles of the park. Most of these sites are located
on the Yosemite shuttle bus route, allowing you to
leave your RV at the campground and let someone else
do the driving.
Yosemite is a haven for RV travelers
and there are many campgrounds and parks to choose
from, whether you want to stay for just a day or
two or you want to set up camp in your home away
from home and enjoy Yosemite for the entire summer.
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