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Re: limitation on tents in pines cmpgrnd?

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limitation on tents in pines cmpgrnd?
June 16, 2008 01:30PM
Hi All,

Is there a limitations on no. of tents that one can pitch on Lower Pines campground?

Thanks in advance.


avatar Re: limitation on tents in pines cmpgrnd?
June 16, 2008 01:50PM
I don't remember any official rule about number of tents. Space in the site would be a limit though.

avatar Re: limitation on tents in pines cmpgrnd?
June 16, 2008 01:55PM
Don't think there's anything except the six person limit and you don't intrude on another campsite's area (which may not be well defined). If you've got six solo tents and want to try it out, more power to you.

I know of some places (some campsites in Mt Rainier for example) that require that all equipment fit on a specific sized tent pad for each campsite. That might make it harder, although it might accommodate a couple of solo or smaller 2-man tents.

Re: limitation on tents in pines cmpgrnd?
June 17, 2008 10:11AM
its technically 2 tents, but I talked to a ranger this year about it and they said that they don't care about the number of tents as long as you don't have more than 6 people and aren't intruding into other campsites.
avatar Re: limitation on tents in pines cmpgrnd?
June 17, 2008 10:33AM
I looked up the camping regulations from the 2007 Yosemite Superintendent's Compendium:



2007 Superintendent's Compendium Final v 2.1.doc

Camping – Non-Wilderness
• Camping in non-Wilderness areas of the park is permitted only in the following designated camps:
• Family Sites: Upper Pines, Lower Pines, North Pines, Wawona, Bridalveil Creek, Crane
Flat, Hodgdon Meadow, Tamarack Flat, White Wolf, Yosemite Creek, Porcupine Flat,
Tuolumne Meadows
• Walk in Camps: Camp 4, some sections of Hodgdon Meadow Campground
• Backpacker Camps: Yosemite Valley, Tuolumne Meadows, Hetch Hetchy, White Wolf
• Group Camps: Wawona, Bridalveil Creek, Hodgdon Meadow, Tuolumne Meadows
• Horse Camps: Wawona, Bridalveil Creek, Tuolumne Meadows, Hetch Hetchy

• When an individual pays a camping fee, occupies a campsite, or registers in a campground, the
following conditions are in effect. Under 2.10(c), violating these conditions is prohibited and the
permit may be suspended or revoked.
• Checkout time in all campgrounds is 12:00 Noon on the day the permit expires.
• Camp only in established sites in designated campgrounds.
• Camping wastewater must be dumped into utility sinks at restroom units when provided.
• When sinks are not provided, wastewater must be dumped at least 100 feet from lakes,
rivers, or streams.
• Campground parking permits must be displayed on all vehicles parked in campground
parking areas with the campground name, site number, and valid dates visible through
the windshield unless other requirements are posted at the campground kiosk.
• A maximum of two vehicles are allowed per site in Family Sites.
• A maximum of two vehicles and two trailers are allowed per site in Horse Camps.
• A maximum of five vehicles are allowed per site in Group Camps.
• Groups are not permitted to park motor homes, trailers, campers, or other recreational
vehicles in Group Camp parking areas.
• Where parking pads are provided, vehicles must be parked with all wheels on the pad.
• Except for administrative activities, vehicles are not allowed within the boundaries of
Walk-In or Backpacker Camps.
• A maximum of six occupants are allowed per site in Family Sites.
• Between the hours of 10:00 p.m. and 6:00 a.m. sites are to be occupied only by those
registered with that site.
• Each Walk-In and Backpacker Camp user must register individually.
• After checkout time, any unattended property remaining in a site may be impounded
• Reserving or holding campsites for others in non-wilderness campgrounds operating
under a first come first-served basis is prohibited.
• Campsite registration must occur within 30 minutes of arrival.
• Backpacker camps are intended for use by visitors in possession of an overnight
Wilderness Permit or for visitors arriving in the park by foot, bicycle, or bus.
• Wilderness permit holders may stay in a backpacker camp the night prior to
departure and the night after returning from an overnight Wilderness trip.

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