Luxury Tent Camping in the National Park

Luxury Tent Camping in the National Park
The U.S. National Park System has numerous wonders and natural gems. From the rock monoliths at Yosemite to the open red rock country of the Grand Canyon, our national parks are treasures to enjoy and maintain for generations to come. For those who don't feel like roughing it, several national parks have wall tents or covered wagon camping for a luxury backcountry experience.

Curry Village Yosemite

Curry Village in Yosemite National Park offers wall-tent camping in the heart of Yosemite Valley. Tents book fast, so make reservations as early as possible. Tents come with a bearproof food locker, beds, linens, electricity and wooden doors, windows and floors. A few heated tents are available. Pets are not allowed in the tents. Curry Village offers a line of Signature Tent Cabins with further amenities, such as heat, insulated paneling and premium blankets.

Curry Village Yosemite
P.O. Box 578
Yosemite National Park, CA 95389
801-559-4884
yosemitepark.com

Yellowstone National Park Lodges

Yellowstone National Park Lodges, run by Xanterra, are located in the national park and offer wall-tent cabin camping. The cabins have soft beds, premium linens and down comforters, access to showers and flush toilets, electricity and food storage lockers. You have a choice of locations, but book early, especially for the busy summer tourist season. Pets are allowed in designated tents. From your camp, you can enjoy hiking, fly-fishing, backpacking and wildlife observation.

Yellowstone National Park Lodges
307-344-7311
yellowstonenationalparklodges.com

Zion National National Park

Zion Ponderosa operates several lodges and campgrounds atop Zion National Park, affording visitors sweeping views from their camping areas. Zion Ponderosa offers two different styles of tent camping: wall tents or old-fashioned covered wagons. Wall tents have cots and linens, views of the red rock country and Internet access. Settle into your tent at night with stars above and send emails to your friends to brag. Covered wagons have curved roofs with canvas ceilings, queen or two twin beds and linens, Wi-Fi, access to shower and toilet house, and full use of the swimming pool and lodge amenities.

Zion Ponderosa
P.O. Box 5547
Mt. Carmel, UT 84755
800-293-5444
zionponderosa.com

Article Written By Eric Cedric

A former Alaskan of 20 years, Eric Cedric now resides in California. He's published in "Outside" and "Backpacker" and has written a book on life in small-town Alaska, "North by Southeast." Cedric was a professional mountain guide and backcountry expedition leader for 18 years. He worked in Russia, Iceland, Greece, Turkey and Belize. Cedric attended Syracuse University and is a private pilot.