High Sierra Camp Lottery

High Sierra Camp Lottery


The High Sierra Lottery is Now Closed

*Limited Availability Note: With High Sierra Camp closed for the 2017 season, many guests moved their reservations to 2018 resulting in the limited availability as shown in the Trip Availability Sheets (above).
  • If you are interested in booking an unguided trip, please view availability to help aid your requested choices.
  • If you already have a reservation for 2018 and would like to modify your dates, please submit a new lottery request (below) providing your itinerary number for reference.

Lottery Request Forms:


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. Winners will be selected at random.
  5. We will notify all applicants about their standing in the lottery by early Spring 2018. 
  6. You will receive notification that your application was received once you submit the online form.
  7. 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.
  8. Remaining inventory will be made available to the public after all applicants have been notified.

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.