14 Historic Yosemite Places Added to National Register

Chosen because of their significance in American history, and notable for rustic architecture, High Sierra Camps and Wilderness Cabins were registered as historic places.

Above: Yosemite Wilderness Cabin; Below: High Sierra Camp, Merced Lake. Photo by Lela Getzler on Flickr;

Merced Lake High Sierra Camp in Yosemite. Photo by Lela Getzler via Flickr
Merced Lake High Sierra Camp in Yosemite. Photo by Lela Getzler via FlickrPhoto by Lela Getzler via Flickr

When Yosemite became a national park, its natural environment was protected. In addition, more than 40 structures were protected by the National Register of Historic Places. This included buildings such as the Ahwahnee Hotel and the Tioga Pass Entrance Station.

In October 2014, 14 more places have been added to the register. They were chosen because of their rustic architecture, and their significance in American history and culture.

2014 Designated Historic Places

Yosemite High Sierra Camps
* Glen Aulin
* May Lake
* Merced Lake
* Sunrise
* Tuolumne Meadows
* Vogelsang High Sierra Camps

Yosemite Wilderness Cabins
* Buck Camp Patrol Cabin
* Frog Creek Cabin
* Lake Vernon Snow Survey Shelter
* Sasche Springs Snow Survey Shelter
* Merced Lake Ranger Station
* Snow Survey Cabin
* Ostrander Lake Ski Hut
* Snow Flat Ranger Station

The Ahwahnee Hotel in Yosemite
Yosemite’s Ahwahnee Hotel now called Majestic Yosemite Hotel. Photo by Grant OrdelheideGrant Ordelheide

Above: Yosemite’s Ahwahnee Hotel which had been registered in a prior year. Photo by Grant Ordelheide