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Sunrise High Sierra Camp

Backcountry Shelter

Sunrise High Sierra Camp, one of Yosemite National Park's historic High Sierra Camps, was Mary Curry Tresidder’s idea. Mary Curry Tresidder and her husband, Don, ran the private concessionaire in Yosemite National Park for many years and were avid enthusiasts of the Yosemite high country. Mary Curry Tresidder believed that people should have better access to such a beautiful area and became the financial backer for this final high camp. Built in 1961 and the last of the High Sierra Camps, Sunrise completes the fifty mile High Sierra Camp Loop.

Well-named for the spectacular morning views as the sun creeps over the mountains, Sunrise offers incredible vistas towards both the Cathedral and Clark Ranges.

All High Sierra Camp lodging is in canvas tent cabins with dormitory-style steel frame beds with mattresses, pillows, woolen blankets or comforters. To maximize the number of people able to enjoy the High Camps, we do our best to fill all the beds. The staff makes every effort to keep members of a party in the same tent(s), but sometimes splitting a party is necessary.

A satisfying dinner and breakfast are served family-style in a main dining tent while you meet and compare notes with other High Sierra Camp lodging guests. Every effort is made to accommodate advance requests due to dietary restrictions such as food allergies, vegetarian or vegan diets. Sack lunches, which must be ordered the night before they're needed, may also be purchased at each camp.

Tent Cabin at Sunrise High Sierra Camp

Eco-Friendly Notes

DNC Parks and Resorts, Inc. created GreenPath®. GreenPath is a formal, documented and comprehensive environmental preservation plan, and covers just about everything we could think of to preserve and protect our natural resources. This plan is woven into everything we do - from contributions to environmental organizations to employee volunteerism. GreenPath is our way of making sure that our treasures are available for generations to come.

Number of Persons Shelter Will Accommodate

9 cabins with a total occupancy of 34

Pet Friendly Notes

Pets are not allowed on Yosemite's wilderness trails. All lodging and restaurants within Yosemite National Park do not allow pets. In Yosemite, pets are allowed on fully paved trails and roads.

Structure Access

Sunrise is part of a 50-mile loop of High Sierra Camps, spaced roughly 5.7 to 10 miles apart. Located high in the Yosemite wilderness and accessible only by foot or saddle, each of Yosemite's High Sierra Camps feature a unique and spectacular setting. Due to high demand, reservations are available on a lottery basis. However, if you miss the lottery process, please check during the summer season for last minute availability at the individual camps.

What to Bring

To reduce the impact of stock on trails, guests provide their own sheets or sleep-sacks and towels. While full packs are not necessary, please review our Trip Preparationinformation for a recommended packing list.


Shelter Warming Source

Wood Burning Stove

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