To confuse you, there are three campgrounds with 'pines' in the name; We believe Lower Pines is the best because it is the smallest with only 73 sites.
It is the largest of The Pines Campground, with 240 sites, and is so crowded it could be compared to a city. you may be surprised to know.
This campground is one of the medium sized pine trees and feel free to build a Goldilocks campfire This campground is located between the Merced River and Tenaya Creek.
An hour's drive away, White Wolf Canyon, at 8,000 feet, offers a more esoteric experience. The campground is in the woods off Tioga Road, between Tuolumne Meadows and Crane Flat.
Hardcore tourist alert! There is no potable water at this campground; the enjoyable art of filtering, boiling, or iodine-treating water taken from the creek must be learned.
Close to the historic Wawona area of the park, this campground is 45 minutes from the canyon. You'll be on the South Fork of the Merced River at an elevation of 4,000 feet.
This is a campground near the Big Oak Flat entrance to the park, located along Big Oak Flat Road. It is at an altitude of 4,900 feet.
A relief for some is that Crocktail Creek is a 21+-only lazy river, and optional beverages make the 700-foot glide more comfortable.
Yosemite's largest campground with 304 drive-in campsites, seven group sites, four horse sites and 21 backpacker sites, Tuolumne Meadows is on Tioga Road.