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Tent cabins at Bearpaw High Sierra Camp in Sequoia National ParkTent cabins at Bearpaw High Sierra Camp in Sequoia National Park

Bearpaw High Sierra Camp

Into the wild

Bearpaw High Sierra Camp® is currently unavailable until further notice.

Bearpaw High Sierra Camp offers a unique opportunity to explore the High Sierra in comfort and style, a tradition in Sequoia for over 75 years. Located 11.5 miles into designated national park wilderness at an elevation of 7,800 feet, Bearpaw Camp provides unforgettable alpine memories from June to September.

Preplanning and wilderness permits:
Consider staying at Wuksachi Lodge® before and after your trip for acclimation. Wilderness permits are required but free for Bearpaw guests. If your trip includes overnight stays elsewhere, obtain a wilderness permit and pay a fee. Permits must be picked up at Lodgepole Visitor Center.

Trailhead and hike details:
The 11.5-mile hike to Bearpaw Camp begins at Crescent Meadow, approximately 10 miles south of Wuksachi Lodge. The moderate hike takes about seven hours, starting at 6,800 feet and ending at 7,800 feet, with creek crossings and scenic views.

Meals and dietary options:
Generous, home-cooked meals are served family-style, including breakfast and dinner with vegetarian options. Indulge in a variety of desserts made from scratch. Beer and wine are available for purchase.

Reservations and booking policy:
Reserve online or by phone. Cancellations may occur throughout the year, so check availability regularly for newly opened dates.

Tent cabin interior at Bearpaw High Sierra Camp


Reservations for Bearpaw High Sierra can be made online or by phone:
Call (866) 807-3598 (international callers dial +1-801-559-4930)


  • Our six tent cabins each have wooden floors, canvas siding, and two twin beds (each cabin can sleep three people, with one person on the floor).
  • Bedding is provided for twin beds (down comforter, blanket, sheets, towel, and sleeping pad).
  • If you have someone sleeping on the floor in your group, they must provide their own bedding and sleeping pad.


  • Our central shower house has flush toilets and hot showers.


  • Generous homestyle breakfast and dinner served daily and included in the daily room rate.
  • Boxed lunches can be purchased separately.

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  • Absolutely phenomenal. The staff is so friendly & accommodating. The food is incredible. There are lots of great day hikes or you can just sit, relax & take in the view. Plus you get a flushing toilet & a hot shower.
  • Nice 11.5-mile hike to get to your cabin. Great staff, food and views are magnificent. You can hang out and relax and read a book or go for a nice day hike to Hamilton lake, which is 4 miles away. Cabins come equipped with two comfortable beds and down comforters.
  • Fantastic place to hike and unwind. Great location, great accommodations, great food and the best staff!!! Hike the High Sierra Trail 11 miles to the camp. Enjoy fresh-baked brownies and a HOT shower when you arrive. Day hike to Hamilton Lake for an Arctic Chill Swim.
    Shirleye656, — Dec. 31, 2023


Wilderness permits are required but free for guests staying at Bearpaw High Sierra Camp. You do not need to reserve this permit in advance; however, if your wilderness trip includes overnight stays at locations other than Bearpaw Camp, you must obtain a wilderness permit and pay a fee.

Permits can be picked up in person at the Lodgepole Visitor Center, open daily from 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Permits may be obtained on the same day of your hike or the afternoon prior after 1 p.m. For additional wilderness information, visit the Sequoia & Kings Canyon National Parks website or call the wilderness office at (559) 565-3766.

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