Pines Stanislaus

Stanislaus National Forest

Pines Campground is conveniently located, just 15 miles from the Yosemite National Park boundary in northern California. It is an ideal base camp for visitors to explore not only Yosemite, but also the fantastic wilderness areas within Stanislaus National Forest, including Carson-Iceberg, Emigrant and Mokelumne Wildernesses. Pets are welcome, but must be compliant with Tuolumne County leash laws.

In winter, camping is free but water and toilet paper are not provided.

Need to Know

Natural Features

The tranquil campground sits at an elevation of 3,200 feet, in a mixed conifer forest. The Tuolumne River is nearby, which flows for 150 mies from the central Sierra Nevada to the San Joaquin River.

Nearby Attractions

Take a scenic drive through Yosemite National Park to view its legendary waterfalls and scenery.


Hike the Little Golden Forest Trail, a half-mile interpretive loop with the option for a longer two-mile loop. A short drive takes visitors to the Tuolumne River for wading and fishing. Winter sports are very popular in the area as well. Dodge Ridge, Bear Valley and Badger Pass Ski Areas offer a variety of winter activities.

Contact Information



Phone Number

For campground inquiries, please call: 801-226-3564

Rental Options

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Driving Directions

9 miles east of Groveland on Old Highway 120, just east of the Groveland District office.

Available Campsites

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