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Yosemite National Park: High Sierra Camps
National Register Nominations

  • Northern California

Yosemite National Park’s six High Sierra Camps sit at elevations ranging from 7,150 to 10,100 feet and are connected by a loop trail. Each camp provides visitors beds in cement-floored canvas tents, eating facilities, hot showers, and flush toilets. The Yosemite camp system began in 1916 as an effort to draw people into the park’s high country. Through the use of parties guided by park naturalists, NPS established a unique interpretive service, which helped acquaint the public with the agency’s conservation objectives. ARG prepared National Register nominations for the Glen Aulin and May Lake camps as well as revising a previous multiple property nomination for the entire park. The camp nominations required analysis of permanent and temporary buildings and their cultural landscape setting – one of the camp’s most important aspects.