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Yosemite High Sierra Camps

Yosemite High Sierra Camps

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Yosemite's High Sierra Camps allow you to explore Yosemite’s vast high country without the burden of a heavy overnight backpack. Located high in the Yosemite wilderness and accessible only by foot or saddle, each of Yosemite's High Sierra Camps feature a unique and spectacular setting. Relieved of the weight of tents and cooking gear, you’ll find more time to enjoy the scenery and spend less time wondering when you can drop your pack.

High Sierra Camps are spaced roughly 5.7 – 10 miles apart along a loop trail that takes you through some of the most beautiful and scenic regions of the park (see overview map). For those new to backcountry travel, or those who want to know more about the natural history and stories behind the things they’ll see, guided saddle trips and hiking trips are available.

Overnight accommodations at Yosemite's High Sierra Camps include a full dinner and breakfast served family-style in cozy dining tents. People camping in nearby backpacker campgrounds can also enjoy these hearty meals as dinner and breakfast may be purchased separately from the camp's lodging option. Advance reservations are required.

Box lunches for the next day on the trail may be ordered the night before departure for an additional cost.

High Sierra Camps Lottery

Due to the high demand for the historic Yosemite High Sierra Camps, reservations are available on a lottery basis for the following year, with applications typically accepted during September and October and winners notified in spring via email.

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Remaining Availability

Once all reservations have been assigned through the lottery, we often have remaining availability and cancellations. Reservations at individual High Sierra Camps for the upcoming season can be booked starting in late spring. Check availability at individual camps and book your trip today.

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Glen Aulin High Sierra Camp - Meaning "beautiful valley," Glen Aulin is set alongside a stunning waterfall and pool on the Tuolumne River. Campers enjoy catching the sunset from a nearby promontory with a view of Mt. Conness.

May Lake High Sierra Camp - This camp can be accessed with an easy hike and offers amazing views of the southern high Sierra. A strenuous day trip will take the adventurous hiker to the summit of Mount Hoffman, the geographic center of Yosemite National Park.

Sunrise High Sierra Camp - Named for its unforgettable sunrise views, this camp is perched over a beautiful alpine meadow and looks directly at Mt. Florence and Mt. Clark in the distance.

Merced Lake High Sierra Camp - The oldest, remotest, and largest of the high camps, Merced Lake is  a welcome respite on the high country loop trip. Many hikers stay multiple nights to rest, relax, and enjoy the lake before the uphill hike out of camp.

Vogelsang High Sierra Camp - At the highest elevation of all the high camps, Vogelsang is near many alpine lakes for a variety of day trips. Known for sunset alpenglow on the surrounding peaks, Vogelsang provides welcome hospitality in a high altitude setting.