Bearpaw High Sierra Camp
Pampering guests for over 75 years , Bearpaw High Sierra Camp is a cozy retreat in the backcountry of one of Mother Nature's most impressive miracles.
Bearpaw High Sierra Camp® offers a hallmark way to see the High Sierra in comfort and style. A Sequoia tradition for more than 75 years, Bearpaw is set 11.5 miles into pristine national park backcountry, high atop a 7,800-foot granite saddle overlooking the Great Western Divide. After hiking in to Bearpaw Camp and experiencing it firsthand, you’ll walk away with unforgettable alpine memories.
Bearpaw Camp Features
- Six tent cabins, with wooden floors and canvas siding, each with two twin beds (each cabin can sleep three people, with one person on the floor*)
- Bedding is provided* (down comforter, blanket, sheets, towel, and sleeping pad)
- Central shower house with flush toilets and hot showers
- Generous home-style breakfast and dinner served daily, included in the daily room rate. Boxed lunches can be purchased separately.
*Floor person must provide their own bedding and sleeping pad
Bearpaw High Sierra Camp is open June through September. Reservations for the coming season are available starting on the first business day in January after 7:00 a.m. PST by calling (866) 807-3598 (international callers dial 801-559-4930).
Cancellations at our Sequoia camp happen throughout the year, so check back often for newly available dates on-line, or by calling our Reservations Office.
Bearpaw High Sierra Camp guests tend to build up powerful appetites with all the spectacular terrain to explore. Fortunately, meals here are generous, home-cooked, and served family-style.
The typical morning epicurean adventure may include: Tomato and Cheese Frittata; Oatmeal Raisin French Toast; Sausage and Egg Scramble; Broccoli-Squash-Pepper Quiche; Fresh Fruit Compote.
Dinners may include Grilled New York Steaks or Tri-Tip; Teriyaki Pork Tenderloin; Indonesian Chicken; Portabella Lasagna; Sautéed Asparagus with Almonds; Grilled Zucchini, Orange Wild Rice, and Twice Baked Potatoes.
Desserts are a specialty – and made from scratch. They may include: Pound Cake with Fresh Strawberries and Whipped Cream; Fresh Baked Berry or Apple Pie; Chocolate Layer Cake; New York Style Cheesecake; Cream Puffs with Chocolate Sauce.
A vegetarian option is available at every meal, and wine by the glass is available for purchase.
And who said this was roughing it?
The hike to Bearpaw Camp is 11.5 miles one-way, along the High Sierra Trail. The trailhead starts at Crescent Meadow, approximately 10 miles south from Wuksachi Lodge®. The elevation begins at 6,800 feet and ends at 7,800 feet. The hike is considered moderate, with several creek crossings and dramatic views of the Great Western Divide. The average hike in/out takes approximately seven hours.
Click here for more information on the High Sierra Camp hike.
We recommend that you consider staying at Wuksachi Lodge the nights before and after your Sequoia camp experience. This will allow you to acclimate to the elevation prior to the hike, and get a good night’s rest before your “re-entry” and drive home.
Wilderness Permits are required and free of charge, issued at the NPS Lodgepole Wilderness Office. For permit information, trail maps, and conditions information, call (559) 565-3766. Permits cannot be mailed; they must be picked up in person the morning of your Bearpaw arrival date. The Lodgepole Wilderness Office is open daily from 7:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. in summer; limited hours in the off-season.
For current weather conditions, call (559) 565-3341.
Download a printable PDF of Bearpaw High Sierra Camp Policies and Booking Procedures (PDF - requires Adobe® Reader®).