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.
Christmas Tree permit sales will begin November 9th, but cutting on the Stanislaus Forest will not be allowed until December 1st to December 31st, 2023.
Be bear aware; keep all food out of sight in approved containers or locked inside your vehicle and remove all food from the area after eatingable during the winter season (Oct-April)
No electric hookups at this facility
A fee will be charged for additional vehicles
Don't Move Firewood: Protect California's forests from tree-killing pests by buying your firewood locally and burning it on-site. For more information visit Firewood.ca.gov
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.
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.
GROVELAND RANGER STN HWY 120 GROVELAND CA 95321
For campground inquiries, please call: 801-226-3564
9 miles east of Groveland on Old Highway 120, just east of the Groveland District office.