For whatever reason, as incredibly beautiful and amazing Yosemite NP is, the campgrounds in the area get poor reviews. Best we could tell, Yosemite Pines is the on par with the best in the area. We stayed there after leaving S Lake Tahoe on our way to Yosemite National Park. The area was in a drought for 5 years until this April, so most everything around there is pretty parched...so I'm guessing the condition of this RV Park (and others) has suffered. Certainly not lush like the photos on their brochure and website. We were lucky to get a spot on short notice for our 25' motorhome with toad and were grateful we did not have to unhook. We were escorted to our spot which had fhu and was mostly red dirt, with dried up grass around the edges. Pretty much a dust bowl. Very un-level...like 7". The picnic table was barely hanging on the edge of our sloped site and the fire ring was too close to our coach to be safely used had we had the inclination. The most difficult thing to deal with was all the stickers that attached themselves to our dogs feet and legs...tons of them. Drove us nuts. Thankfully they weren't very sharp. There was little shade in our spot, but many sites have shade. There were campers of all types, ages and sizes. Lots of families. There is a petting zoo with a couple of donkeys, a llama, rabbit and goats. Fun for the kids. Speaking of kids...we don't have any, but this seems to be a great campground for kiddos...pool, petting zoo, playground area, with bocce ball, Horseshoes, tetherball, etc. Other amenities...the camp store is well appointed and there is a little Deli, which makes made to order breakfast items, sandwiches, etc to take with or eat in. There is a large, raised dog wash if you have a dirty pooch. If you tent camp, prefer Yurts, want a cabin, have a group, this spot is worth considering. It's plenty big and there seemed to be a number of groups. The brochure said there is propane and a dump station. We didn't use the Tengo WiFi and we didn't have cable at our spot...actually, don't think it was working since they scratched it out on our paperwork. I would say, for proximity to Yosemite and offerings, this one is worth a shot. Not the best, but not a "never again" either...we felt safe and the staff was plenty friendly. It is just dusty and dry (drought) and older...with some TLC and a lot of rain, it could probably be restored to it's original glory. We were there on July 5 and managed to get a spot by calling that same day. It was crowded, so might be good idea to reserve during peak season. We stayed in Site Number 65.
We paid ca. 34$ incl. AAA discount. Late check-in was no problem with big rig. Clean shower. Each side with fire pit and table.
Three couples with 5th wheels stayed in September 2016. Place was dry, dead trees everywhere, dusty, sites dirt and minimal gravel, not very level. Woman who "helped" us wasn't very friendly or helpful. Needs an arrow on their sign to show where to turn in, or you just drive on. Understand that drought causes dry, but we were seriously concerned for fire.