Meals Only

Meals Only

Meals Only Requests

Yosemite Hospitality and the National Park Service have been working closely on operating plans for the summer season with a focus on the continuing impacts of COVID-19. It has been determined that the High Sierra Camps will be closed this summer for the health and safety of park staff and lodge guests.

Guests with impacted reservations will be contacted via email with more information and there is an option to move your reservation to 2022.

REQUIRED: To book a Meals Only reservation, you will be required to provide a permit number at the time of booking. You can get wilderness permits up to 168 days (24 weeks) before your trip departure date. Please follow these steps to obtain a wilderness permit.
  • The Meals Only reservation does not guarantee a required wilderness permit, which is issued by the National Park Service.

Request Form:

Meals Only Request Form

When you stay at Yosemite's High Sierra Camps, you’ll enjoy family-style breakfast and dinner with your fellow campers. We also offer box lunches, which can be ordered the day before you head out on your hiking trip. In fact, even if you’re staying at the nearby backpacker campgrounds, you can make advance reservations for breakfast and dinner at the High Sierra Camps. The meals only option is limited to six reservations per camp and is not offered at Glen Aulin.

Meal Option



Meals Only Breakfast & Dinner
(Not offered at Glen Aulin) 
$80.00 $36.00
Sack Lunch
(purchased upon arrival)
$15.50 $7.75

Example Menu

View our example menu of what to expect on your High Sierra trip! 

High Sierra Camp Menu

Additional Information 

  • Trip Preparation and FAQs 
  • Meals only guests must have a valid wilderness permit to camp. Permit verification will be required prior to acquiring meals only reservations. You can get wilderness permits up to 168 days (24 weeks) before your trip’s departure date. 


Cancellation & Change Policy: Meals Only Reservations cancellations/changes more than 30 days prior to arrival receive a full refund minus $10 service charge per person. Meals Only Reservations cancellations/changes made less than 30 days prior to arrival will result in forfeiture of reservation value. 

Environmental Stewardship
More than 13,000 visitors stay at the High Sierra Camps every year—and several thousand backpackers stop by for meals. We work hard to limit our impact on the fragile subalpine ecosystem by recycling and composting waste, and using solar-powered composting toilets.
Showers, Restrooms, & Laundry Facilities
A true luxury for any back country experience—showers are available at Merced Lake, May Lake and Sunrise Camps (subject to water availability). After you return from your day of adventuring, clean up with a nice shower and enjoy a delectable, hearty meal, your evenings will be filled with ranger-led campfire conversations about the surrounding wilderness.
All camps have restrooms. Merced Lake, Sunrise, and May Lake have basins for washing clothing.