Why not leave your car behind and opt for a little luxury during your hike through Yosemite’s high country? Open during the summer months, Yosemite National Park offers five High Sierra Camps with options for those who’d rather not pitch their own tent or cook their meals on a camp stove.
Tucked into the backcountry of Yosemite National Park, the High Sierra Camps (HSC) are a circuit of hike-in tent camps beautifully positioned near scenic destinations in the Sierra Nevada high country. If you want to try backpacking without having to carry a tent or cooking gear, this is the trip for you.
Established in the early 20th century, the High Sierra Camps offer simple, dormitory-style tents, hot showers, cooked dinners and breakfasts and sack lunches to go. In Yosemite, the camps are usually open from late June until mid-September. Reservations are available by lottery. Applications for the following year are accepted in September and October. Winners will be emailed in the spring. However, if you missed the deadline or didn’t win the lottery, so to speak, you can call to check last-minute availability after April 1. All camps have restrooms and three of them- Merced Lake, May Lake and Sunrise camps, have showers available, depending on water availability.
5 High Sierra Camps
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