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Vogelsang High Sierra Camp

Lodging10,127 ft37.79517, -119.34523

Please note: Vogelsang High Sierra Camp will remain closed for the 2023 season. Please check Aramark's High Sierra Camps Page for the camp's current status.

Vogelsang Camp is the highest of the High Sierra Camps and is located under the north face of Fletcher Peak. It sits in a true alpine setting offering views of valleys, granite domes, and lakes below. From here, hikers can venture out to plenty of scenic destinations, such as Evelyn Lake, Ireland Lake, Boothe Lake, Emeric Lake, Vogelsang Pass, and Vogelsang Peak.

There are 5 High Sierra Camps in Yosemite National Park - these camps are a bit like an all-inclusive in the backcountry. Canvas walled tents are set up and waiting, and guests are provided with three meals a day. There are also guided trip options available.

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How to get there?

You can hike to the camp from the Rafferty Creek Trailhead.

Contact information (Address, phone, etc)

Aramark (Yosemite NP Concessioner)

Phone: 888-413-8869 (US) or 602-278-8888 (International)

Hours: 9 AM to 5:30 PM (Arizona Time)

Yosemite National Park

Public Information Office

PO Box 577

Yosemite, CA 95389

Phone: (209) 372-0200


The camp generally operates from July to early September, weather permitting.

Rules and Regulations
  • A Wilderness Permit is not needed for overnight stays at Vogelsang High Sierra Camp and other High Sierra Camps in Yosemite National Park. However, if your trip includes dispersed overnight camping outside of these campgrounds, a permit is required. For more information, please see Yosemite National Park - Wilderness Permits.
  • Yosemite National Park charges entrance fees. As of 2023, they are $35 per car and $20 per person if entering on foot, by bike, or as a passenger on a non-commercial bus. Entrance tickets are valid for 7 consecutive days. America the Beautiful National Parks and Federal Recreational Lands Annual Passes are also accepted.
  • Campfires are prohibited as the camp lies above 9,600 ft. The use of gas stoves is generally allowed.
  • Yosemite National Park lies in bear country, and storing food and other attractants in a bear-resistant manner is required by law. Hikers can use allowed storage containers or bear lockers, if available. Hanging food is not permitted.
  • Dogs are not allowed in the backcountry.
  • Check-in is from 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM, and check-out is at 9:00 AM.
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Facilities and Services

The camp features 12 canvas tent cabins accommodating 42 guests in total. Each cabin is equipped with bunks with mattresses, pillows, and woolen blankets. Guests have to bring their own sleeping bags and towels. Composting toilets and potable water are available near the camping area. Family-style breakfast and dinner can also be served. A camp store with basic necessities is open from 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM.

Note: Due to very high demand, the camp is reserved via an annual lottery that generally takes place each October. Any remaining spaces are then opened in March for reservation. Please see the Travel Yosemite Website for more information and to enter the lottery.

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