Yosemite Waterfalls and Wildflowers Winners 2022

Our Spring 2022 Photo Contest, Yosemite Waterfalls and Wildflowers, 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: Marty B.

809 points
Rush From Up Above
Prize: 2-night stay

MB: “Captured an image of the complex as I was up there to show people the beautiful surroundings. There was a little bit of snow around the grounds from a past storm”

RCL: Rush Creek nestled among the snow covered trees looks amazing!

Runner Up: Mackenzie G.Spring 2022 Runner Up - Mackenzie G. (1200)

798 points
Rushing Rivers
Prize: 1-night stay

MG: “Take a moment to breathe in the day. Being in Yosemite in the early hours of the day is our favorite.

RCL: The water looks so refreshing! Definitely a great spot for the upcoming hot summer days.





Runner Up: Bob  S.

744 points
Magical Fire Falls
Prize: 1-night stay

BS: “Fire fall 2022 – long walk with kids to get there but worth the trek”

RCL: Such a rare but magical view of Horsetail Fall. No better time to see it than the one week span in February when it burns red.


Surprise Proposal by Dustin S.

DS: “I think the photo says it all. We stayed 3 days and built memories that will last forever!!! We cannot wait to come back

RCL: Congratulations on your proposal! We are looking forward to your return to the lodge to create even more memories.


Clouds Over El Capitan by Jennifer P.


JP: “A beautiful day in Yosemite with friends before a great night at Rush Creek.”

RCL: We love that your experience the entire time was great and your picture of El Capitan truly captures the beauty of Yosemite National Park.


Tunnel View Gazing by Jana M.

AT: “Taking time to enjoy the beauty of nature!”

Summer Photo Contest: Yosemite Fun in the Sun

RCL: Thanks for all the love everyone!

Our new contest is underway – “Yosemite Fun in the Sun” 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 Fun in the Sun

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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Happy trails from your friends at Rush Creek!