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Vogelsang High Sierra Camp

Yosemite National Park

Yosemite + Central Sierra, California

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Vogelsang High Sierra Camp

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  • Townsley Lake above Vogelsang High Sierra Camp.- Vogelsang High Sierra Camp
  • Townsley Lake with Fletcher Peak in the background.  - Vogelsang High Sierra Camp
  • Lupine is one of several species of wildflowers around Vogelsang.- Vogelsang High Sierra Camp
  • Tent cabins at Vogelsang. - Vogelsang High Sierra Camp
  • Dining room at Vogelsang. - Vogelsang High Sierra Camp
  • Dining room with a view of Fletcher Peak in the background. - Vogelsang High Sierra Camp
  • Cascade connecting Townsley and Fletcher lakes. - Vogelsang High Sierra Camp
  • Fletcher Peak. - Vogelsang High Sierra Camp
  • Backpackers camp at Vogelsang. - Vogelsang High Sierra Camp
  • View of Merced Lake from the Vogelsang Lake hike. - Vogelsang High Sierra Camp
  • View of the valley and meadow around Vogelsang.- Vogelsang High Sierra Camp
  • Vogelsang Lake.- Vogelsang High Sierra Camp
  • Vogelsang Pass. - Vogelsang High Sierra Camp
  • Yellow bellied marmot. - Vogelsang High Sierra Camp
  • Vogelsang Lake. - Vogelsang High Sierra Camp
  • Vogelsang High Sierra Camp at dusk. - Vogelsang High Sierra Camp
  • Sunset at Vogelsang High Sierra Camp. - Vogelsang High Sierra Camp
  • Sunset at Vogelsang. - Vogelsang High Sierra Camp
Overview + Weather
Pros: 
Great spot for sunsets and sunrises. Viewpoints of Half Dome. Tent cabins with dinner and staff. Wildlife.
Cons: 
No showers. Difficult access.
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Region:
Yosemite + Central Sierra, CA
Access: 
Hike-in
Price per night (basic site): 
159.00 $ (133.50 €)
Pets allowed: 
No
Distance: 
6.80 mi (10.94 km)
Year round: 
No
Open from: 
July 06 to September 08
Parking Pass: 
Park entrance fee
Permit reservation URL: 
https://www.nps.gov/yose/planyourvisit/wpres.htm
Permit self-issue on site: 
No
Preferable Season(s):
Summer
Reservations possible: 
Yes
Total number of sites: 
42
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Campground Description

Campground Description

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Vogelsang High Sierra Camp offers many different ways to enjoy the beautiful views of the High Sierra in a more secluded area of Yosemite National Park. In its entirety, the camp has a dining area, a bathroom, and a seperate backpacker's camp.

The camp has a tent cabin section complete with beds, wool blankets, and potbelly stove. There are 12 tent cabins that can accommodate 42 individuals. Perspective campers can secure their spot through a lottery that opens in October. Reserving a spot in one of the tent cabins gives the camper access to fresh hot meals and purified water. Some examples are steak, pasta, and salmon.

Furthermore, the backpackers camp allows people with wilderness permits to sleep overnight in the area without reservations. With flat, durable surfaces, access to a bathroom, and designated bear boxes, the backpacker's camp is a great place for tired travels to take a break. Backpackers do not have access to the purified water at the high sierra camp, but they can purify their own water with Fletcher Lake and Fletcher Creek water. 

Vogelsang High Sierra camp is accessible by hiking the trails or mule ride. At 10,300 feet, many of the trails to reach the camp feature significant switchbacks. However, the journey to Vogelsang High Sierra Camp is worth it. There are multiple lakes that are within strolling distance from the camp. There is a beautiful cascade that connects Townsley Lake and Fletcher Lake. Moreover, yellow bellied marmots scurry around the area as well as other wildlife. Adventurers can also take a short stroll up toward Vogelsang Lake, find a beautiful view of Yosemite Valley, and watch the sunset.

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