S'mores at the Fire Ring (Kim Carroll)Family Fun in the Guest Lounge (Kim Carroll)All around our 20-acre wooded property, you’ll find lots of fun surprises for kids and adults alike. With daily activities including ping pong, hammocks, and other hidden treasures– we’re certain you’ll find a way to unwind after a day of Yosemite adventures.  We can also show you the way to nearby hikes to some of our favorite streams and swimming holes.

At the heart of the resort, everyone loves to hang out at our awesome pool area with a large, heated saltwater pool and seasonal Pool Bar serving delicious cocktails, mocktails and tasty Pool Cafe treats.Pool Fun (Kim Carroll)Rush Creek Lodge Kids ZiplineIndoor Play Area (Kim Carroll)Rush Creek Shuffleboard (Kim Carroll)

Daily Activities

Check out our October Recreation Calendar, the November Recreation Calendar, and our Halloween Activity Calendar for the daily schedule of complementary and low-cost activities, including our newest addition of Glass Blowing Classes with Maggie!

  • kids zip lines
  • 60-foot embankment slide
  • bocce ball 
  • horseshoes
  • life-size checkers
  • corn hole or ‘bags’
  • nightly s’mores around the fire
  • nature crafts
  • games on our poolside terrace
  • ping pong
  • wilderness talks
  • various seasonal activities, and more.

Our friendly, knowledgeable guides host daily talks to introduce you to Yosemite and help you plan your ideal adventures in and around the Park.  If you would like to check out some of our affordable adventure gear rentals, our recreation team would be happy to help! We also feature guest speakers for a variety of Yosemite-related topics, including stargazing.

After the sun sets we host periodic nighttime entertainment, with live bands, theme parties, and Karaoke!  You’ll receive a copy of the calendar upon check-in, and remember to visit our Recreation Desk for more updates.


We’re proud to get to feature a one-of-a-kind nature-oriented kid’s playground designed and built by Ron Holthuysen of Scientific Art Studio.  Ron is often recognized for his work on the impressive new San Francisco Zoo playground, modeled after three bio-regions of the world, as well as the renowned giant baseball mitt in the outfield playground at the San Francisco Giants’ stadium.

Here at Rush Creek, we’ve got kids’ zip lines, a giant hillside slide, massive rope swing, little explorer’s tunnel, and more!

Tie Dye Fun at Rush Creek (Kim Carroll)

Coming Soon…

Every year we add fun new surprises throughout the property.  We’ll update you here and on social media as we introduce each new attraction, including a nature trail, bike trail, and expanded spa services.