High Sierra Camp Lottery

High Sierra Camp Lottery


Lottery Results Update

Updated 5/13/2016 @ 2:49 pm (PST)

Thank you for your patience through the transition of the concession at Yosemite National Park. We have begun notification via email to the 2016 High Sierra Camp Lottery entrants. Please see the communication schedule and process below:

Guided Trips

Notification to selected parties on guided trips is completeWinners were notified via email communication. If you did not receive notification, we were unfortunately not able to secure your reservation.

Unguided Trips

We are continuing to draw winners for unguided trips. Our anticipated date of completion for announcing unguided trips is no later than May 27th.

If you are selected, you will be notified by e-mail with your reservation details and next steps. To help expedite the process, we request that you do not call at this time as we complete the process. All winners are notified by email communication and we will also be giving all winners a courtesy call upon confirmation of your requested dates.


Please note that we will reach out with a courtesy call if we do not receive a response to our email notification to any individual.

Meals Only Reservations

Meals only requests require that a Wilderness Permit has already been secured and can be reserved for dinner only upon arrival and includes breakfast the next morning prior to departure at the same camp. Meals available to purchase at Vogelsang, Merced Lake, May Lake and Sunrise. Please note meals-only reservations at Glen Aulin are not available.

Details
  • Dinner served nightly at 6:30 pm
  • Breakfast served daily at 7:30 am
  • Cost per reservation is $70 per adult and $35 per child (any person 12 years of age or younger)
    • These prices do not include additional sales tax (8% in Mariposa County/7.5% in Tuolumne County) or the 3.05% wastewater fee
  • Sack lunches are available for purchase on site and are $15.00 per adult and $7.50 per child

There are limited meals available daily in each camp and must be reserved in advance. To reserve meals, please email to HighSierraCampMeals@travelyosemite.com and include the following information:

  1. Name and number of meal tickets required (adult/child)
  2. Arrival date at each camp location for reservation
  3. Contact information – e-mail/phone
  4. NPS wilderness permit number

A representative will respond to your inquiry in the order received to confirm reservations and take payment. They will also have additional information available related to the meals – please note that any dietary needs should be clearly identified at the time of booking. We cannot guarantee an allergen free environment.

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. Because of the demand, we’ve created a lottery system for reservations. Applications are accepted in September and October for the following year. We email winners in the spring.

Lottery Guidelines:

Because weather conditions are unpredictable, 2016 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 by spring of 2016 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. 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.