No “Curry Village” In Yosemite Valley Any More. It Is “Half Dome Village”.

by Anura Guruge


As it was, iconic and historic — having been established in 1899.


As of 2016 it will be known as “Half Dome Village”.


“Camp Curry” one of the best known names in Yosemite — alas, no more. This image and the one at top from Wikipedia.


The legendary, nightly “Yosemite Firefall”, orchestrated by Curry Camp, that came to an end in 1968. See Wikipedia “Yosemite Firefall” for details. Picture from Wikipedia.

Guide Books and maps of Yosemite still have references to “Curry Village” (or “Curry Camp“). But you will no longer, as of 2016, find any signs that say “Curry” once you enter Yosemite National Park. You could drive around the ‘Valley’ looking for “Curry” and never see any indication. It is now called “Half Dome Village“. The previous Concession Holder, “Delaware North“, had Trademarked the name. The new Concessionaire “Aramark” weren’t prepared to pay for the name. So “Curry” is history. A shame. The facilities, however, are all there and the dining room is still one of the best places for dinner or breakfast while in the ‘Valley’.

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by Anura Guruge

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