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Yosemite Field Station

Day Use

The Yosemite Field Station has multiple facilities suitable for day use with nominal daily and monthly rates (ask for details).  All facilities have wifi free of charge. (Cell coverage is low-speed Verizon service only.)

Day Use Facilities Capacity Equipment
Offices 6 desks
Meeting Room 25 tables & chairs
Data Visualization Center
(classroom/meeting room/multi-use,
for research and research training only)

full A/V equipment, whiteboards, tables, chairs

Lab Space limited - ask fridge, microscopes

Overnight accommodations

The Yosemite Field Station includes six cabins scattered throughout the community of Wawona, and can accommodate a total of 55 people. All cabins are shared with other researchers, educators, and students on an as-needed basis.  All cabins have free wifi, some have land lines (requires calling cards), and Wawona has limited to no cell service. Beds are extra-long twin mattresses unless otherwise noted.

Reservations are per-person, not by cabin. Cabins might be shared with other user groups.  Rates are variable depending on guest affiliation and type of use. Reservations made after July 1, 2017 will follow a new rate structure.

Livingston   16 (1 reg twin, 1 full) 3
Landsnaes   14 3.5
Dull   8 (1 reg twin, 1 full) 2.5
Joyce   9 2
River   2 and 1 full futon in living room 1
Bruce   2 (1 reg twin, 1 full), 1 futon in living room 1


Yosemite Field Station Office
7799 Chilnualna Falls
Desks, meeting room, small dry lab, kitchen, laundry, showers.
Meeting room / classroom
7799 Chilnualna Falls Rd
Within the Station Office. Seats ~20.
Data Visualization Center
7799 Chilnuala Falls Rd
Presentation A/V, configurable chairs and desks, dry lab space. No water.
Livingston House
2644 English Ln
five bedrooms, three bathrooms, 15 twin beds, one double bed

Landsnaes House
2667 English Ln
three bedrooms, 3.5 bathrooms, 14 twin beds

Dull House
2618 W. Bruce
two bedrooms, 2.5 bathrooms, with eight twin beds, one double bed

Joyce House
2639 W. Bruce
three bedrooms, two bathrooms, nine twin beds

River Road House
2587 River Rd
one bedroom, one bathroom, one double bed, one twin bed and one futon in the living room

River Cabin exterior

Bruce House
2615 W. Bruce
one bedroom, one bathroom, one double bed, one twin, one futon in the living room

Bruce Cabin exteriorBruce Cabin interior

Sequoia Field Station

The Sequoia Field Station includes one cabin and one research/classroom facility at the Sequoia Field station, located in the historic Wolverton Ski Area, about a mile from Giant Forest. The one-room cabin has 2 twin beds and a futon, and can accommodate 2-3 people for overnight stays. The research/classroom building has space for 25 people. Wolverton is generally accessible year-round. The cabin has wifi access, but the Wolverton facilities do not have cell phone service. Below are pictures of each building. Pricing, policies and reservations for using these facilities can be found here.

Additional facilities, such as group campsites, wet lab space, or alternative lodgings may be available on a case-by-case basis. Please contact the station director for assistance in making special arrangements in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks.

Wolverton CabinWolverton Cabin interiorResearch/classroom exterior

COVID-19 and the SNRS

Updated 4/20/2020

The following represents current guidance for the UC Merced Natural Reserve System. We reserve the right to cancel any reservation to protect the health and safety of visitors and staff, and to revise policies in the event of specific campus, state, NRS, NPS, or CDC guidance.

Yosemite Field Station: 

  • All visits are cancelled through the end of April, 2020.
  • In April, and pending resolution of the statewide "shelter-in-place" order issued by Governor Newsom, we anticipate allowing only visits that support essential research (i.e., place-based scholarly activities and programs that cannot reasonably be conducted elsewhere or rescheduled for a later date). Any essential research visitor groups must be 10 or fewer people. Approval is subject to the availability of housing that can allow for appropriate social distancing while staying at the field station.
  • Processing of all *new* reservations for May through August 2020 is on hold, as we develop our plans for allowing future use of the field station. We will issue updated guidance for May and beyond as the situation evolves.

Sequoia Field Station:  The field station remains closed for the winter, but re-opening may be impacted by COVID-19.

Any queries about SNRS reservations can be directed to Breezy Jackson, bjackson10@ucmerced.edu, (209) 628-5758.