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Tioga Road (Hwy 120 through the park) and Glacier Point Roads are Closed for the Season - The Tioga Road (Highway 120 through the park from Crane Flat to Tioga Pass) and Glacier Point Road are closed due to snow; there is no estimated opening date, although they usually open sometime in May. More

Yosemite High Sierra Camps: How to Apply

Lottery Guidelines

2016 opening and closing dates as well as the scheduled dates for the Ranger Guided Hikes and Saddle Trips are tentative and may be changed due to weather and other unpredictable conditions. Awarded lottery space is subject to the facility or services being open for the time reserved.

  1. Applications will be available online from September 1, 2015 through November 1, 2015.
  2. A maximum of eight spaces may be requested on one application form.
  3. Only one application per party. Duplicates will not be accepted.
  4. Please do not send payment until requested.
  5. Applicants will be notified by spring of 2016 about their standing in the lottery.
  6. You will receive notification that your application was received once you submit the online form. Please DO NOT CALL or email to check on the status. Due to the volume of applications received, we ask that applicants wait until the lottery is complete to make any inquiries.

Meals Only Reservations 

If you're planning to stay in the campgrounds near a High Sierra Camp, go light and treat yourself to delicious hot food available at the High Sierra Camps with a Meals Only reservation.

  1. Meals Only reservations are now available exclusively on a first-come first-served basis, instead of through the lottery system.
  2. A wilderness permit is required for the High Sierra Camp Meals Only option. Guests will be required to provide proof of a valid wilderness permit number at the time of reservation. Wilderness permits are available up to 24 weeks prior to your trip departure date. Check back for more details on when Meals Only reservations will become available.

High Sierra Camps 2016 Tentative Open & Close Dates

 2016 Tentative Dates  Open  Close (after breakfast)
 Tuolumne Meadows Lodge  Fri. Jun 10  Sun. Sep 11
 White Wolf  Fri. Jun 10  Sun. Sep 4
 Glen Aulin  Fri. Jun 24  Sun. Sep 11
 May Lake  Fri. Jul 1  Sun. Sep 11
 Sunrise  Thu. Jul 14  Sun. Sep 11
 Merced Lake  Fri. Jul 8  Mon. Sep 5
 Vogelsang  Thu. Jul 7  Mon. Sep 5

 All dates are weather and conditions dependent.