High Sierra Camp Lottery

High Sierra Camp Lottery


We will continue to update information related to the lottery process and meal plans through this page on an on-going basis. We appreciate your continued patience and look forward to serving you.


Yosemite High Sierra Camps have been a popular destination in Yosemite National Park since they were first established. We will begin accepting submissions for the 2017 lottery dates in Fall of 2016. We email winners in the spring.

Lottery Guidelines:

Because weather conditions are unpredictable, opening and closing dates, dates for Ranger Guided Hikes and Saddle Trips may be changed. Reservation lottery winners’ space is dependent on the facility or services being open at the time of the reservation.

  1. A maximum of eight spaces may be requested on one application form.
  2. Only one application per party. Duplicates will not be accepted.
  3. Please do not send payment until requested.
  4. Applicants will be notified via e-mail in Spring about their standing in the lottery.
  5. You will receive notification that your application was received once you submit the online form.
  6. Please do not call or email to check on the status of your submission. Due to the volume of applications received, we ask that applicants wait until the lottery is complete to make any inquiries.

Meals-Only Reservations:

No need to pack in your meals! Let us do the catering when you make a Meals Only reservation.

NOTE: You’ll need a wilderness permit for the High Sierra Camp Meals-Only option. You can get wilderness permits up to 168 days (24 weeks) before your trip’s departure date.