Yosemite National Park

Yosemite National Park

Merced Lake High Sierra Camp

Latitude, Longitude: 37.739928, -119.406544

Located along one of the largest lakes in Yosemite, this camp is encircled by granite ridges and domes. Because of its lower elevation, it is relatively warm and has slightly different vegetation, such as large white firs, aspen and lodgepole pines. With the largest occupancy its great for groups and often this camp has last-minute availability. Merced Lake High Sierra Camp is also the furthest camp from any trailhead. With roughly 14 miles of steep hiking to get to Merced Lake from either Yosemite Valley or Tuolumne Meadows, most visitors choose to stop at either Vogelsang or Sunrise first, and then continue on to Merced Lake the following day. Merced Lake has 19 cabins with accommodations for 60 guests. Elevation: 7,150 feet.