Yosemite Fun in the Sun Winners 2022

Our Summer 2022 Photo Contest, Yosemite Fun in the Sun, lets us experience the best of Yosemite through the eyes and hearts of your fellow travelers.

Thank you to everyone who submitted and for the unforgettable memories behind each photo that help keep us all #YosemiteDreaming


1st Place: Stephanie  H.

Rush Creek Sunset (Stephanie H.)

665 points
Patio Sunsets
Prize: 2-night stay

SH: “Indescribable beauty on the Back Deck- This was our first night at Rush Creek Lodge on July 4th, 2021. As the sun started to descend for the evening, the colors and backdrop put on a spectacular show for this incredible photo.”

RCL: Congrats on winner the Yosemite Fun in the Sun contest! Nothing compares to the summer sunsets that you see.

Runner Up: Jennifer U.Poolside Drinks (Jennifer U.)

661 points
Poolside Drinks
Prize: 1-night stay

JU: “This was an amazing getaway for my husband and I! BEAUTIFUL spa, so many fun things to do! We loved just relaxing and playing cribbage. The pool was my favorite though so fun. We loved the s’mores too! Cant wait to bring the family!”

RCL: A day of drinks and relaxing at the pool and spa sounds amazing!

Runner Up: Madonna K.Sunset Deck Sunset (Madonna K.)

638 points
Sky Burning Orange
Prize: 1-night stay

BS: “Beautiful sunset photo taken from room 309. Perfect end to a perfect day!”

RCL: Such a pretty sunset.


Dip in Tenaya Lake by John K.Fun in the Sun at Tenaya Lake (John K.)

DS: “Everything about Yosemite is amazing, but at Tenaya Lake, the world stands still.

RCL: What an amazing view!


Braving the Heat in Hetch Hetchy by Jim A.Fun in the Sun at Hetch Hetchy (Jim A.)

JP: “Hot hike at Hetch Hetchy!”



S’mores and a Sunset by Eymie R.Fun in the Sun Smores (Eymie R.)

AT: “S’more summer fun at Rush Creek Lodge!”




Summer Photo Contest: Yosemite Fall Fun

RCL: Thanks for all the love everyone!

Our new contest is underway – “Yosemite Fall Fun” is open to all who are dreaming of their next Yosemite visit.  If you have a favorite Yosemite image and a memory you’d like to share, feel free to join in the fun.

Yosemite Fall Fun

You just might win a free stay at Rush Creek Lodge!

Book Your Next Yosemite Adventure

When you’re ready to plan your next trip, remember to check our Packages & Special Offers section for great seasonal deals and convenient bundles for a variety of occasions.   Also remember that when you book with us directly on this website, by calling us at (209) 379-2373, or emailing us at info@rushcreeklodge.com, you’re guaranteed to get the best rates and service.

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Visit the Gallery and keep #YosemiteDreaming until we meet again.

Happy trails from your friends at Rush Creek!