Housekeeping Camp

Housekeeping Camp


Camping, and Then Some!

Operating Season:

  • April 15 - October 3, 2016 weather permitting 

Perfect for those who love camping outdoors but don’t want the hassle of setting up a tent, Housekeeping Camp is a Yosemite favorite. Perched alongside the Merced River in the middle of the Valley, the camp features three-sided concrete structures with a canvas roofs and privacy curtains. Nearby sandy beaches are perfect for relaxing in the sun by the river. From the Housekeeping Camp, you’ll have unmatched views of Yosemite Falls and Half Dome as you prepare your dinner on your campfire ring’s grill. Enjoy your meal on your covered patio as you take in the sights and sounds of Yosemite.

NOTE: Please do not bring space heaters, by doing so you risk the possibility of a power outage in your Housekeeping Unit. 

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What to Bring for your Housekeeping Camp Stay

We recommend bringing the following items with you:

  • Flashlight or LED headlamp and extra batteries
  • Extra layers including a rain jacket and heavyweight fleece—even in the summer
  • Shower shoes for the public community showers and walks to the restroom at night
  • Padlock for your food storage locker
  • Closeable plastic food containers to store in the locker
  • Sleeping bag to stay cozy on the coolest nights
  • A book, magazine or fully charged e-reader
  • Ear plugs for additional sleeping support
  • Water bottle that you can refill
  • Hiking shoes and outdoor gear appropriate for whatever activities you’ll be doing

If you happen to forget something, the Housekeeping Camp General Store has a good stock of essentials on hand. 

NOTE: Please do not bring space heaters, by doing so you risk the possibility of a power outage in your Housekeeping Unit. 


Guest Services & Policies

Housekeeping Camp

Standard Unit

There are 266 units in the Housekeeping Camp, which can sleep up to six guests. Units feature a bunk bed, a double bed, table, chairs, mirror, electrical lights and outlets. Two additional cots can be added to any unit. True to the spirit of camping, guests can either bring their own sleeping bags and pillows or rent them by the night—and there are no TVs or phones. 

Housekeeping Camp

River Unit

Features all the amenities of a Housekeeping Camp Standard Unit with an emphasis on your proximity to the river for an enhanced camping stay.

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