Yosemite Pines RV Resort

(15 Reviews)

20450 Old Highway 120, Groveland, CA 95321

209-962-7690

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GPS: 37.8269, -120.1907

Yosemite Pines RV Resort is located at 20450 Old Highway 120, Groveland, California 95321 with a total of 200 campsites. Before your trip to Yosemite Pines RV Resort, check out website at http://yosemitepinesrv.com/ or contact them through 209-962-7690 to know their nightly rates and available discounts.

GPS Info. (Latitude, Longitude)

37.8269, -120.1907

GPS Info. (Latitude, Longitude) 37.8269, -120.1907

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Overview of Yosemite Pines RV Resort


Last Price Paid: $74

Reported by elvis_n_bama on 04.19.2022

Longest RV Reported: 38 feet

Reported by Cindy & Cristal F on 5.5.2022

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200

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3,083 ft / 939 m

Tent Camping:

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  • Area Guides Avatar elvis_n_bama
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    Reviewed 19/4/2022

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    Nightly rate: $74

    Days stayed: 2

    Site number: b22

    So, positive: location is great. It's about 1 hour to Yosemite Valley and a few minutes from downtown Groveland -with a nice grocery store and several good restaurants. The staff were excellent. I really feel they are doing the best with what they have. They were all very friendly and helpful. The shower house was clean with hot water...moreSo, positive: location is great. It's about 1 hour to Yosemite Valley and a few minutes from downtown Groveland -with a nice grocery store and several good restaurants. The staff were excellent. I really feel they are doing the best with what they have. They were all very friendly and helpful. The shower house was clean with hot water and good water pressure. However, it's very expensive for what you get. I booked a "premium" pull-through - which was on a hill and would have been impossible to level no matter how many leveling blocks you had. All the B pull-throughs on that side were on an hill, so it's not like we just got bad luck with the site. The septic hookups are on the uphill side, it also backed up into our hose. Staff came out and unblocked it immediately, so it was fine. The sites are super tight. For example, our fire ring was directly under the neighboring fifth wheel's slide and the neighbor to the back of us was dangerously close to our truck and camper- within a couple of feet. The water spigots froze one night but after a few minutes we got it unblocked and luckily had an extra (unfrozen) hose.. which brings me to internet/cell. The system was down for 2 days and came back up on the last morning - with no cell service that made it impossible to check weather or park conditions when one might need to check the most. We had no idea that the weather was changing so drastically and so much from the last forecast we had checked. If you need to be close to services and the park and price is of no concern, this is a good option.

  • Area Guides Avatar Laura
    A place to stay somewhat near Yosemite

    Reviewed 18/10/2021

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    Nightly rate: $54

    Days stayed: 4

    Don’t come here if you aren’t self sufficient. Because there’s no one here willing to help you. We drove in during a red flag warning - 30-40 mph winds. When we checked in, we had power. But it cut off shortly after. We walked into the office to see what was happening. They told us it was common during high winds and low humidity for t...moreDon’t come here if you aren’t self sufficient. Because there’s no one here willing to help you. We drove in during a red flag warning - 30-40 mph winds. When we checked in, we had power. But it cut off shortly after. We walked into the office to see what was happening. They told us it was common during high winds and low humidity for the power company to turn off the power to keep the risk of wildfires low. We asked if we could buy a few things and the woman said no, that they couldn’t do it without power. They were unable to write down and add it to our account when the power was restored. At that time I was annoyed but figured the power would be back on soon enough. Boy was I wrong. Around 7:30 pm we found the number to the local power company. They could not locate the campground address that was printed on the campground map, so we asked them to check for outages in Groveland, which there were. We signed up for text messages to get an idea when the power would be back on. We were THANKFULLY able to plug into our neighbor’s generator. We kept a small heater plugged in to keep us warm overnight. Lows were mid thirties, and we have two small kids. At 7:00 am we got a text saying the power outage was due to equipment failure and would be back on around 2:00 pm (so out 22 hours total). Our neighbors with the generator left that morning so we knew we needed to come up with a plan. We thought we could get propane filled at the campground. We went inside to inquire and the woman stated she was not allowed to do propane at that time. She clarified that no power was required to fill the tanks - just that she wasn’t able to since she couldn’t “ring me up” after. She said it was her manager’s decision. I asked, given the fact that there was no power, could she check to see if an exception could be made, and she said she had no cell service to communicate with her manager. She said she had AT&T and I told her that I was able to call out with Verizon service and asked if I could call the manager. She said that was not allowed. She gave me the business card with the general email address to contact the manager. I asked for information about places in town that might have propane. She said there was a hardware store in town. We got ready to leave and talked briefly about our plan for the day. We said we were going out to find propane but if there was none available (spoiler alert -there wasn’t), we would come back to the campground and reassess. We asked the office person about refunding money if we had to leave due to lack of power. The woman, again, was not particularly helpful. She said we’d forfeit a night and since we’d already stayed past checkout for the day that meant we’d be paying for three nights when we just had stayed one. We had reservations for 4 nights so it still would have made sense to leave if the power was not coming back on at a reasonable time. While in town we got an alert the power had been restored, so we headed back to get propane and get prepared to go to Yosemite. Thankfully it stayed on after. The good about this place - spaces here are of decent size and we had full hookups. The cell reception on Verizon was BARELY enough to call out, but I expected no reception at all. So, I guess that’s a plus. I paid for Tengo internet and it’s barely ok, but it was $5 for three days. It was fine for checking email. Dump station is $5 for campers and $15 for outsiders. I imagine the shop is ok when there’s power. And just to clarify - I understand the power outage was not the park’s fault, I just really was astounded by the lack of concern or assistance available, especially since it seemed to be a common occurrence. Perhaps they could better address this on their website. And I assume it’s not a huge deal to them as they’re one of a handful of campgrounds close to Yosemite on this side of the park, and their bottom line won’t change because of this review. But it is worth certainly worth noting. Had we been set up to boondock, perhaps I would have nothing negative to say. But for anyone who relies on the stated services (water, power, sewer), you need to know that when (not if - when) something happens here, the people at the office will be of no help, and they might just head home for the day if there’s no power…leaving you to figure things out yourself. You’ve been warned!

  • Area Guides Avatar ACdeLBC
    Excellent Family Camping Experience 1 Hour from Yosemite

    Reviewed 12/8/2021

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    Nightly rate: $55

    Days stayed: 3

    Site number: B49

    Yosemite Pines RV Resort & Family Camping was very easy to find right off Hwy 120 just outside of the charming little town of Groveland en route to Yosemite Nat’l Park. Reservations were easily made online only about a month in advance and were reasonably priced. Check-in was quick and easy inside a convenience store with hours until...moreYosemite Pines RV Resort & Family Camping was very easy to find right off Hwy 120 just outside of the charming little town of Groveland en route to Yosemite Nat’l Park. Reservations were easily made online only about a month in advance and were reasonably priced. Check-in was quick and easy inside a convenience store with hours until 8pm. I was given a high-quality map of the resort with rules and some fun facts about the surrounding area. The resort sits on a gently sloped hillside with plenty of pine trees all around. The roads are paved and in terrific condition with speed bumps every 50 feet or so.Our site was on the end of a row of mostly level, dirt, back-in RV sites with full connections. There were two more rows of these sites in our loop. These sites are pretty close together, but with sufficient room for our setup as well as for parking a second vehicle. There was a picnic table and fire pit provided, although no fires were permitted at the time we were there (August in California). In addition to the full-hookup sites, there were cabins, yurts, stationary trailers, and even covered wagons available for rental.The entire facility was clean and well maintained. In fact, about 30 minutes after our neighbors checked out, a woman came in a golf cart and picked up every tiny piece of trash. We were directly across the street from the bathrooms and showers, which were also very clean and well stocked. There were three large dumpsters in our loop for disposing of trash. The trash truck came very early on Tuesday morning and was about the noisiest thing we heard during our entire stay. The rest of the facility was very quiet. The highway is not far away, but road noise was very sparse. There was minimal cell coverage with Verizon, enough to make a call and receive a few text messages. WiFi could be purchased through a third party vendor for a very reasonable rate.Our kids really enjoyed the pool. The water was cool (not heated) but felt good in the 90-degree weather. The water was pretty murky - even with swim goggles I couldn’t see more than 5 feet in front of my face. There was also a playground, a tetherball court, a bocce ball court, and a volleyball court. The bocce balls can be checked out at the office for free. The deli is adjacent to the pool area and had ice cream and other treats available for purchase through a window. We did not try the gold panning due to hornets swarming the water but did see others trying it. The petting zoo was another big hit with our family. They have two donkeys, two large alpacas, rabbits, and chickens. Supervised feeding times are at 9:00am and 4:00pm.The Yosemite Nat’l Park entrance gate is about 30 minutes away, and then it’s another 45 minutes before you reach the valley. There was a lovely swimming hole with some rock jumping called “Rainbow Pool” about a 15-minute drive to the east. It’s definitely worth checking out. We didn’t go into Groveland, although it seemed very charming with some restaurants, a museum, and a park that was advertising an outdoor movie on Saturday night.All-in-all, we thoroughly enjoyed our stay here and were sad to leave. Our 9-year-old cried a little when checking out, and our 3-year-old kept shouting, “Go back to the river!” during the drive home. We will definitely be back.

  • Area Guides Avatar JulMur
    Good stop over

    Reviewed 16/6/2021

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    Days stayed: 1

    It was a great overnight stop for us on our way to Yosemite. No AT&T cell service. Can get 1 hr of free wifi every 24hrs or pay for more wifi. The park is huge with a lot to do and different camping accommodations for all types. Easy asphalt roads throughout campground in the pines. Sites are spacious from neighbors. Gravel/Dirt back i...moreIt was a great overnight stop for us on our way to Yosemite. No AT&T cell service. Can get 1 hr of free wifi every 24hrs or pay for more wifi. The park is huge with a lot to do and different camping accommodations for all types. Easy asphalt roads throughout campground in the pines. Sites are spacious from neighbors. Gravel/Dirt back in site but pretty level.

  • Area Guides Avatar Dksirstone
    Close to Yosemite

    Reviewed 21/11/2020

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    Nightly rate: $35

    Days stayed: 4

    Stayed here 13-16 October, 2020We had a site near the teepees which was a quiet area with one of the largest sites we paid for on the trip. We are not sure what to make of the older reviews, but we selected this place as they actually had sites available, but found it to be very charming. The petting zoo, bocce ball courts, laundry...moreStayed here 13-16 October, 2020We had a site near the teepees which was a quiet area with one of the largest sites we paid for on the trip. We are not sure what to make of the older reviews, but we selected this place as they actually had sites available, but found it to be very charming. The petting zoo, bocce ball courts, laundry, restrooms and other amenities were all very nice. WiFi was a token amount for free and ATT was intermittent at best. Lots of deer and turkey came to visit our site. We would have been comfortable staying there a week or more if it was in our itinerary. Staff were very friendly.

  • Area Guides Avatar HannahC
    Old campground, dirty restrooms/showers, no cell service

    Reviewed 25/10/2019

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    Nightly rate: $38

    Days stayed: 1

    Booked 2 nights but left after 1 night, because the restrooms/showers were so dirty that we didn’t want to use them. There aren’t that many campgrounds close to Yosemite, but try to book another campground... And this one isn’t even that close - it’s a 1hr drive to Yosemite Valley! No cell service. 1hr free WiFi included, afterwards yo...moreBooked 2 nights but left after 1 night, because the restrooms/showers were so dirty that we didn’t want to use them. There aren’t that many campgrounds close to Yosemite, but try to book another campground... And this one isn’t even that close - it’s a 1hr drive to Yosemite Valley! No cell service. 1hr free WiFi included, afterwards you pay $5/day

  • Area Guides Avatar OneEyedJacks
    Easy location west of Yosemite

    Reviewed 2/10/2019

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    Nightly rate: $47

    Days stayed: 12

    Older park with beautiful hills and trees. Great pool area with deli, clean bathrooms, hot showers, and laundry. Nice store with helpful knowledgable staff. There’s a petting zoo with alpaca, goats, donkeys. Strong inexpensive WiFi. Very convenient to Yosemite.

  • Area Guides Avatar Bruce
    Nice place close to Yosemite.

    Reviewed 23/9/2019

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    Nightly rate: $47

    Days stayed: 3

    Site number: C71

    Campground this was the closest place we could find to Yosemite. No cell phone coverage but where were able to get Dish. The spots were fairly level although the town of Groveland is anything but level.Kind of a challenging drive up the hill but once you’re here it’s great.We would stay here again.

  • Area Guides Avatar Vincent
    Nice RV Park close to NP

    Reviewed 6/4/2018

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    Days stayed: 6

    Site number: B50

    Nice park, close to Yosemite NP. About 44 miles to the Valley. Level site, grass and gravel, no dirt. Bathrooms were average. Kid friendly with a petting zoo. Really nice diversity of flora. Don't expect to buy any supplies here. Pretty long and steep ascent into Groveland (8 miles of non-stop 6-7% grade) but the road is in excellent c...moreNice park, close to Yosemite NP. About 44 miles to the Valley. Level site, grass and gravel, no dirt. Bathrooms were average. Kid friendly with a petting zoo. Really nice diversity of flora. Don't expect to buy any supplies here. Pretty long and steep ascent into Groveland (8 miles of non-stop 6-7% grade) but the road is in excellent condition. Some lucky dude found a nugget of gold here that weighed around 1,200 ounces. Would visit again.

  • Area Guides Avatar Mels55
    Nice campground, no amenities

    Reviewed 17/11/2017

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    Days stayed: 4

    Campground was very nice, felt like we were really out in nature. It's about 2-1/2 hrs to Yosemite Village. No hot water in showers. We were there in Nov.

  • Area Guides Avatar borah22
    I felt like this location was not customer service oriented in anyway and takes advantage of the fact that they are close to Yosemite.

    Reviewed 12/7/2017

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    Nightly rate: $47

    Days stayed: 5

    Site number: C26

    Check-in was a very slow process even though we came in with a pre-paid reservation.We stayed in an RV lot and upon arrival someone was in our site with tents and the they could not move us to another spot so we had to wait until the person round up the people to move. Originally the employee was going to leave us alone there and w...moreCheck-in was a very slow process even though we came in with a pre-paid reservation.We stayed in an RV lot and upon arrival someone was in our site with tents and the they could not move us to another spot so we had to wait until the person round up the people to move. Originally the employee was going to leave us alone there and we requested they stay as the the tent person was very angry. The bathrooms were small and well used. While there were 3 shower stalls one of them had been screwed shut and only left 2 available which were full of dirt. They really need to add some showers and service the restrooms through out the day.If you need wifi ---do not stay here. We travel and work remote and the park has not purchased enough bandwidth to supply the 200 campsites they offer. I wish parks would remove this as an amenity if they can't provide enough bandwidth to download a google search page. They claim it is just during peak time but I was up at 2am and was just as slow as 6pm. Also, we have TMobile so our only coverage was in the Yosemite Valley (not the parks problem but we could not use our mobile and were relying on the advertise wifi).We had added an extra day to our stay which would have required us to move to another site. Which is not a problem as we are not people who hang out too much in an RV Park and were spending the full days in Yosemite hiking. We asked were we could park our RV in the morning so we could be out of our spot and then we'd move into our new spot in the afternoon when we got back. This was something I had asked on the phone when booking, asked again at the office when I checked in and each day after---to which I was told not a problem. 2 days before the move I asked for a specific location and had blank looks from the employee who said she would leave a note for the manager and the next day no one had any information. Since I needed to move the next day the office employee called the owner who said that I'd have to leave and come back. This clearly is not an option as we had a car and did not need nor want to drive our RV up and down all the mountains into Yosemite. We requested a full refund and found another campground that allowed us to park for the day until our site was open. While the employees were not rude, we found that they were not helpful at all and the owner was downright hostile at my request to park some where until I could move to a new site. Overall for the value of $47 a night with my Good Sam's discount--it was not worth the cost. There was an additional $5 dump fee and the station was locked and only open during store time. It seem at that cost they would allow one free dump per stay. They did advertise a petting zoo, panning for gold, pool, walking trail and stables. My kids did enjoy panning for gold. But said the pool was very dirty, the petting zoo was just some animals behind a fence they could reach into, the trail/corral they said was full of trash and smelled bad. Spots were very close and tight but a mix of shade/not shade. No issues with noise.Plan early and stay at other parks (which all were sold out when we planned our trip) closer in or near a different Yosemite entrance. The park was a little over 30 minutes to the entrance and another hour into Yosemite Valley so an hour 1/2 each way which means were were leaving at 6am to beat the park rush.

  • Area Guides Avatar Jeff-n-Deb
    Great stay for this time of year

    Reviewed 30/3/2017

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    Nightly rate: $40

    Days stayed: 7

    Site number: b49

    We booked a week here near the end of March 2017. We travel to places like this off season and get the benefits of uncrowded conditions. There is no rig within 100 feet of us. It is quiet and a great location for us to enjoy exploring the area. We don't mind parking on gravel and there is actual grass at this time of year. Ther...moreWe booked a week here near the end of March 2017. We travel to places like this off season and get the benefits of uncrowded conditions. There is no rig within 100 feet of us. It is quiet and a great location for us to enjoy exploring the area. We don't mind parking on gravel and there is actual grass at this time of year. There is some road noise that tapers off in the evening

  • Area Guides Avatar 4airstreamers
    Living Social Bargain outside of Yosemite

    Reviewed 5/7/2016

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    Nightly rate: $24

    Days stayed: 2

    Site number: B-15

    We tacked on two nights here after our Sequoia/Kings Canyon trip because Living Social emailed me an offer I couldn't refuse. Two nights with full hook-ups for $49 at a place about an hour outside Yosemite? We would be a mere 3.5 hours away, so I took a chance and jumped on it. The ride up New Priest Grade to get to Groveland was a lot...moreWe tacked on two nights here after our Sequoia/Kings Canyon trip because Living Social emailed me an offer I couldn't refuse. Two nights with full hook-ups for $49 at a place about an hour outside Yosemite? We would be a mere 3.5 hours away, so I took a chance and jumped on it. The ride up New Priest Grade to get to Groveland was a lot to take, even as a passenger, and I worried for two days about having to drive back down it. We managed it safely, but I'm not sure I'd do it again.Though we enjoyed our time in Yosemite Valley, note that it's about 18 miles to the park entrance from the resort and another 24 miles to the valley once you're in the park. It's a winding road and pitch black at night, but the drive really isn't too bad to get to a place that's so beautiful. Plan on at least an hour drive to get to the heart of the park.Yosemite Pines served as a decent base camp, especially for the price, but the place is not new. The roads are all gravel, the property is hilly, and the sites aren't too level and are very close to each other. We had a back-in spot, but there are some pull-through sites. The restroom/shower building was fine, if a little buggy. Flush toilets and soap and paper towels are provided. There are three showers in the building. If you wear flip flops to the shower, walk back to your site carefully or you'll toss gravel up onto your clean feet. :)The resort has a nice looking pool, bocce balls you can borrow to use on their bocce courts, a laundromat, small market for essentials, deli, and petting zoo to entertain the kids for five minutes. The folks running the place are older and not too good with computers it seems, so the check-in took longer than usual. They were nice but could have been a little friendlier.We haven't stayed in many RV parks or resorts, but a major disadvantage to this one was the sewer smell. We were in a full hook-up section of the park, and it smelled just like a dump station. It was so bad in the evenings that I didn't even want to open the windows at night. Additionally, the neighbor's dump is right next to your picnic table. I mean, it's so close it nearly touches it so we moved our table. See the photo as an example. If not for all that, it's a decent, if kinda far, base when visiting Yosemite. The quaint town of Groveland is cute and kitchsy, but we didn't have time to spend in it other than passing through. When we go to the park again, we'll look for something either in the park or come in from the south and stay in Wawona.

  • Area Guides Avatar Sweetcamper
    Family friendly peaceful campground

    Reviewed 8/6/2016

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    Nightly rate: $40

    Days stayed: 3

    Site number: 4

    Easy access off Hwy 120. Groveland nearby with restaurants, grocery store, gas and more. Cell reception mostly zero in the park. The advertised WiFi was not working our first two days, then extremely slow once we were able to log on. Cell phone signal for my Verizon phone was extremely weak, not able to make calls. Laid back atmosphe...moreEasy access off Hwy 120. Groveland nearby with restaurants, grocery store, gas and more. Cell reception mostly zero in the park. The advertised WiFi was not working our first two days, then extremely slow once we were able to log on. Cell phone signal for my Verizon phone was extremely weak, not able to make calls. Laid back atmosphere with many things to do in campground. Farm animals including two llamas, gold panning trough, and a wonderful swimming pool. Bathrooms and showers were clean. Pay laundering facilities on site also. There is a camp store and even a deli that offers box lunches for your day at Yosemite. Yosemite Valley is at least a one hour drive from campground, but a shuttle stops at campground, cost $15 per adult. Well worth the money because traffic and parking is a nightmare at Yosemite during the summer. All in all we had a wonderful time and met fellow campers from around the world.

  • Area Guides Avatar Nathan @ Wand'rly
    Family friendly and close enough to Groveland and Yosemite

    Reviewed 5/5/2015

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    Days stayed: 10

    The national park was, how do you say, all booked up for big ol' 31 foot Airstreams like we roll in. It was disappointing to not be able to bathe directly under the heavenly glow of the valley which apparently fills up 36% of my Instagram feed daily, regardless of how many years ago it was that any given person actually visited the...moreThe national park was, how do you say, all booked up for big ol' 31 foot Airstreams like we roll in. It was disappointing to not be able to bathe directly under the heavenly glow of the valley which apparently fills up 36% of my Instagram feed daily, regardless of how many years ago it was that any given person actually visited the park. So I was already a little frustrated when we arrived here at Yosemite Pines. However, a fortunate set of circumstances lead to this being one of the more enjoyable private parks we've ever stayed in. The staff, a young family with young kids, took a shine to us and their kids and ours became fast friends. A nice playground, short trails full of the natural world of trees and animals what inhabit this portion of the sierras, and the proximity to the wonderfully small town of Groveland all came together like a rubix cube accidentally assembled by a two year old. It's hard to be sure if it was pure genius or dumb luck that spawned it all, but ride that wave either way. The park was also nearly completely empty during our stay, so the close campsites mattered not. We kicked around massive pine cones and started fires from the plethora of dead needles. We shot our bow and arrow in the forest behind and had fun examining the old John Deer tractor and watching the stinky animals that were meant for petting.Cell service was spotty, barely existing at all, but it afforded us a chance to escape the world outside and every now and then a few days worth of messages would slip in if we didn't manage to leave the campground. Groveland has a public library and coffee shop, both with free wifi, should you need to work. Or you can drive into Yosemite Village where 4G was strong. Not a bad commute if you ask me. Still, having done it, I wouldn't return but instead just plan things out a bit more carefully to be in the park next time.

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