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 Park
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 Valley.
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.