Yosemite Field Station

The SNRI Yosemite Field Station in Wawona is located in the historic village of Wawona just inside the south entrance of Yosemite National Park. It is dedicated to facilitating synergistic links among science, art, education, and natural resource management.

The SNRI offices, lab, learning center, and workshop are in a refurbished historic house and stable built in 1934. Guest houses (refurbished old vacation homes) are available for overnight stays for up to 55 people. Other housing arrangements may be made for larger groups. For other accomodations in Wawona click here. Each cabin has a fully equipped kitchen, fridge(s) and a stove, all you have to bring is food and personal items!

Nestled in an open, old-growth pine forest along the South Fork of the Merced River and only 5 miles from the Giant Sequoia Grove, the Yosemite Field Station in Wawona is ideally situated to support field research projects in Yosemite and the adjacent Sierra National Forest, class field trips, small workshops, writing retreats, and interdisciplinary collaborations.


New Yosemite Field Station Director

  • Short Videos about SNRI Summer Programs in Yosemite
  • Yosemite Field Station featured in the UC Natural Reserve System article
  • UC Merced spotlight on Yosemite Field Station summer programs
  • Contact Information:

    Field Station Director: Becca Fenwick 209-375-9917

    Steward: Tim Rumble 559-676-6812

SNRI Yosemite Field Station Maps and Directions

Using the SNRI Yosemite Field Station


For cabin, classroom and office availability please check this calendar

Mail/Shipping Information:

U.S. Postal Service Mailing Address:
Sierra Nevada Research Institute
Wawona Field Station
Yosemite National Park, CA 95389

Shipping Address (UPS, FedEx):
Sierra Nevada Research Institute
7799 Chilnualna Falls Rd.
Wawona Village
Fish Camp, CA 93623