Tuolumne Meadows Lodge

Tuolumne Meadows Tent Cabins

Tuolumne Meadows Lodge
Many hikers start their High Sierra Camp experience with a night at Tuolumne Meadows Lodge. Located in the largest sub-alpine meadow in the Sierra Nevada at an elevation of 8,775 feet, it's an ideal base camp for day hikes throughout the Tuolumne Meadows area or before backpacking to the High Sierra Camps. 

Tuolumne Meadows Lodge has 69 canvas tent with metal-frames and cement platforms.  Each tent will accommodate up to four people - and comes fully equipped with beds, bed linens, towels, lanterns for lighting, a wood burning stove and wood. There is no electricity in the cabins.   Shower and restroom facilities are located in the center of camp. Showers are available for Tuolumne Meadows Lodge guests only.

Tuolumne Meadows Lodge serves hearty family-style breakfast and dinner in a central dining tent beside the Tuolumne River.  Menu options include beef, chicken and vegetarian choices, salads, soups and special desserts.  Dinner reservations are required. Please call 209-372-8413 to make your reservation before you arrive. Tuolumne Meadows Lodge guests can also order box lunches at the front desk in the evening for the next day.  There is no private cooking at Tuolumne Meadows Lodge. You are welcome to use camp stoves at Yosemite picnic areas and the nearest to Tuolumne Meadows Lodge is Lembert Dome.

High Sierra Camps 2015 Tentative Open & Close Dates

 2015 Tentative Dates  Open  Close (after breakfast)
 Tuolumne Meadows Lodge  Fri. May 22  Sun. September 20 
 White Wolf  N/A  N/A
 Glen Aulin  Fri. June 19  Sun. September 13
 May Lake  Fri. June 26  Sun. September 13
 Sunrise  Thurs. July 9  Sun. September 13
 Merced  Fri. July 3  Mon. September 7
 Vogelsang  Thurs. July 2  Mon. September 7

 All dates are weather and conditions dependent.

Firewood Information

In an effort to protect Yosemite from invasive species, it is advised that you purchase your firewood at or near your camping destination.  Firewood can carry insects and diseases that threaten the health of Yosemite’s environment.  You can make a difference by buying and burning your firewood locally.  Local firewood is available at most stores in Yosemite.  For more information, visit the National Park Service website.