Tuolumne Meadows Lodge, Yosemite National Park

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Tuolumne Meadows Lodge

Tuolumne Meadows Lodge is a great home base for day hikes throughout Yosemite National Park, offering rustic accommodations in an incredible sub-alpine meadow in the Sierra Nevada Mountains. Book Online.

  • Tuolumne Meadows Lodge offers convenient lodging for hikers and sightseers in Yosemite
  • Call 888-413-8869 for reservations
  • Open from the end of June to mid-September
  • Located in Tuolumne Meadows off of Tioga Road close to the eastern entrance to Yosemite
  • Hike to see Parsons Lodge, Macauley Cabin and Soda Springs


Tuolumne Meadows Lodge Yosemite National Park offers the visitor great lodging at an elevation of 8,775 feet, with plenty to do and see nearby. For those seeking a High Sierra experience, you can embark from here into the backcountry.


Yosemite Tuolumne Meadows Lodge is located close to Yosemite National Park’s eastern entrance on Tioga Road. It is approximately 60 miles from Yosemite Valley.

Nearby Attractions & Activities

  • Hiking
    This area is a popular spot for hikers starting their journey into the backcountry of Yosemite. There are backpacking trips and day hikes to choose from. One popular trail is the 8-mile hike to Cathedral Lakes. Move through forest and meadows and marvel at Cathedral Peak looming in the distance.
  • Mule or Horse Rides
    The Tuolumne Meadows Stable offers horseback or mule rides for visitors, giving them an easy yet thrilling way to see Yosemite.
  • Parsons Memorial Lodge
    Those who wanted to protect the Sierra Nevada used historic Parsons Lodge, built in 1915, as a meeting place. It also served as a reading room and library, and as an access point for backpacking. Here you can see exhibits during the summer months.
  • McCauley Cabin
    Next to Parsons Lodge, you can see the Macauley Cabin. It was originally the homestead of Jean-Baptiste Lembert, but was purchased in 1898 by the Macauley brothers.
  • Soda Springs
    Soda Springs may seem unimpressive next to the spectacular waterfalls, lovely lakes and streams throughout Yosemite, but it’s a nice hike to this location and this naturally carbonated spring attracts deer and birds, particularly at sunrise and sunset. It’s a great way to explore Tuolumne Meadows.

Details & Services

Here is lodging fit for anyone who wants to explore Yosemite National Park. The lodge is typically open from the end of June to mid-September, depending on weather.

The 69 tent cabins accommodate up to four people, have metal frames, concrete floors and canvas coverings. You’ll find linens, candles for your lighting (no electricity), a wood burning stove and wood. Showers and restrooms are located in the center of the camp. Although there are no private cooking facilities, you can get a hearty breakfast and dinner in the central dining tent.


Tuolumne Meadows Hotels reservations can be made by calling 888-413-8869 or Book Online

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Yosemite Lodges

Area lodges are listed in our Yosemite Lodging Guide.