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Hammock Camping at Yosemite National Park

When people think of national parks, the first two images that usually pop into their heads are the Grand Canyon in Arizona and Half Dome in Yosemite National Park. Half Dome, along with being a natural icon, is a world-class tourist destination that everyone should visit during their lifetime. That said, Half Dome is just one small part of the expansive Yosemite National Park. 

While some people think of visiting a national park as taking a day trip to drive through it and stopping at scenic overviews for pictures along the way, the best way to truly experience the Yosemite Valley is to plan a camping trip. Featuring hundreds of miles of trails and countless historical locations, Yosemite National Park is a great place to spend a week or more camping — especially if hammock camping is something that you’re interested in.

At Hennessy Hammock, we have designed the most comfortable, durable, and functional portable camping hammock of all time. Designed to handle the jungles of Southeast Asia, the deserts of the Southwestern United States, the boreal forests of Northern Canada, and just about any other extreme location, a Hennessy Hammock camping hammock is built to handle whatever you throw at it. 

Continue reading as we discuss hammock camping in Yosemite National Park, as well as how our ultralight backpacking hammocks can take you farther on your next adventure.  

Yosemite National Park: General Information

Yosemite National Park is one of the most accessible national parks in the country — but don't be confused — there are still plenty of wild things to do there. Featuring wild outdoor activities like rafting, horseback riding, backpacking, climbing, biking, and more, there is something for every outdoor enthusiast within the confines of the park. Heck, the park even has amenities like spas, luxury hotels, and private cabins for those who like the finer things in life. Learn more about the park today by visiting the National Park Service website.

What to Do

When you are planning on visiting Yosemite National Park, be sure to first check the National parks Service website to see if there are any closures or restrictions. In doing so, you won’t have to travel all the way to the park before learning the trail that you were most excited for has been closed for maintenance. 

Offering activities for the rugged outdoorsman and the city slicker, Yosemite National Park has a diverse variety of activities available. For some, the best activity might be a ranger-led interpretive program. For others, a two-week backpacking trip might seem like a better alternative. Luckily, both are options. Browse all of the activities offered at Yosemite National Park today

Fees

  • Entrance: $15–$300
  • Campgrounds: $5–$50
  • Wilderness camping: Inquire with park

Campsite Availability

Yosemite National Park is a very large park, meaning that different campsites are open at different times of the year. That said, unless there are mid-season closures or restrictions, they all are open within predetermined dates. Learn more about each campsite and when they are open by visiting the National Park Service site

Climate

Yosemite National Park covers nearly 1,200 square miles in the Sierra Nevada mountains with elevations ranging from 2,000 feet above sea level to 13,000 feet in elevation. Because of this, there are a number of microclimates within the ecosystem. When planning a camping hammock trip, be sure to consider what time of year it is and the location within the park that you intend to visit. In doing so, you will be able to better prepare. Learn more about the average temperature and precipitation of each month. 

Hammock Camping in Yosemite National Park

If you have ever considered going on a backpacking trip, you have likely heard about the Pacific Crest Trail and the John Muir Trail. As two of the most iconic thru-hiking trails in the country, countless people flock each year to the Yosemite Valley to try and experience even small sections of the trails. That said, if you strike out trying to get a permit for either of those trails, there are still plenty of other trail systems in the valley that you would enjoy trekking with your ultralight backpacking hammock. 

Depending on the time of year that you are visiting the park, the weather could be very warm or very cold — making it extremely important to do your research. In the summer, campers might be able to sleep in their camping hammocks under the stars — with no need for a rainfly. Other times, however, a camper might want to carry insulation for their camping hammock to avoid a cold, sleepless night in the rain or snow. Before packing up your ultralight camping hammock, be sure to check the weather forecast and pack accordingly. 

Recommended Gear

The best part about camping with an ultralight backpacking hammock is that they are fully adaptable to meet any need that might arise. Are you going to be camping in a place without trees? Simply set up your camping hammock on the ground using a hiking pole like a bivouac bag. Are you going to be hiking long distances? Then opt for a lighter model or strip the weight by exchanging your rain fly. With a camping hammock, the opportunities and adaptations are limitless. Below, we have listed a few of our favorite camping accessories for our ultralight backpacking hammocks. 

SnakeSkins

When you are planning on hiking upwards of 10 miles per day, every second counts — meaning that cooking breakfast and camping hammock tear down should be quick — getting you on the trail faster. The SnakeSkins are an instant stuff sack for your Hennessy Hammock camping hammock that allows you to take it down and pack it away in seconds. 

With an average takedown time of 30 seconds, the SnakeSkins are the perfect stuff sack to get you on the trail faster. Learn more about SnakeSkins today

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If you are looking for a high-quality ultralight backpacking hammock for your trip to the Yosemite Valley, we urge you to check out our inventory of proven camping hammocks. Adventure awaits — let a Hennessy Hammock take you farther. 

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Hammock Camping at Olympic National Park

Olympic National Park is a beautiful protected space on the Olympic Peninsula in Washington. Since being designated a protected area in 1897, Olympic National Park has been visited by millions of people from all over the world.

What makes Olympic National Park so unique is its humid climate and beautiful trees — something that all hammock campers can appreciate. At Hennessy Hammock, we believe that portable camping hammocks like ours are an invaluable camping essential that can help you explore natural areas like Olympic National Park more efficiently. Continue learning as we discuss this beautiful national park and the countless opportunities it can provide when hammock camping. 

Olympic National Park: General Information

Before you start to plan your trip to the most beautiful national park in the Pacific Northwest, be sure to visit the National Park Service website to see if there are any restrictions or closures that might interfere with your travel plans. In doing so, you can avoid any unforeseen issues that could potentially derail your adventure. 

What to Do

At Olympic National Park, there is no shortage of activities to participate in. You can backpack for days at a time or experience many day hikes from your car. You can kayak Lake Pateros or you can swim and cliff jump in The Narrows Swimming Hole. In short, there is an adventure worthy of embarking on out there for everyone to enjoy. 

Fees

  • Entrance: $15–$200

  • Campgrounds: $15–$22

  • Wilderness Camping: $8 per night (not including $6 permit fee)


Campsite Availability

There are a number of different types of campsites in Olympic National Park. That said, campsites are available all year-round. Cost may vary between dispersed camping sites and backcountry camping sites. 

Climate

As a camper, it is important to consider the climate prior to packing for your trip — and Olympic National Park has a climate that most are not used to. Being a high-elevation coastal park, Olympic National Park can see temperatures as low as 10 degrees Fahrenheit during the summer in high elevations — meaning that warm clothing and sleeping insulation should never be forgotten. Additionally, it rains hard and often in the park during the summer — meaning that you should prioritize the use of waterproof, water-resistant, and fast-drying clothes and equipment. 

Hammock Camping in Olympic National Park

While Olympic National Park is a great place for anyone to camp, it is especially great for those who prefer to bring their ultralight camping hammock with them on their adventure. Hammock camping, at its core, is a way to camp comfortably in a functional hanging tent — keeping you warm and dry while also keeping you off of the cold, hard ground. 

In the Pacific Northwest, keeping your camping spot and gear dry is incredibly important. The heavy moisture in the air can make the temperature feel cooler than it really is while keeping the ground soaked for a long time after rain falls. Because of this, a camping hammock becomes a great outdoor sleeping solution.

Hanging high off of the cold, hard ground, camping hammocks do not subject their user to laying in moisture. Additionally, camping hammocks have excellent rainfly systems that protect the user from rain and blowing wind. In short, an ultralight backpacking hammock like ours here at Hennessy Hammock, can comfortably protect you from all sides. 

Recommended Gear

Aside from your durable Hennessy Hammock, there are a few other gear items that you might want to consider bringing along on your journey. Below, we have listed a few of our favorite camping accessories that will make your trip more enjoyable. 

The Monsoon Rainfly, 30D Silnylon

If you are going to be camping in a rainy environment, it makes sense to bring along the best rainfly possible. The Monsoon Rainfly is a modified shock corded asymmetrical fly that has detachable “blast panels” that create a fully-enclosed, watertight space. 

Born to weather the tropical storms of Tahiti and the alpine rainforests of New Zealand, this heavy-duty camping hammock rainfly is sure to keep you and your gear dry — regardless of the weather conditions thrown at you. Learn more about the Hennessy Hammock Monsoon Fly today

Camping Hammock Insulation

At Hennessy Hammock, we have worked for decades to design a camping hammock capable of four-season use. One of the ways that we learned to do so is to never skimp out on insulation. Hennessy Hammock insulation systems attach below the hammock, creating an insulated barrier beneath you while your hammock insulates the space above you. 

With easy assembly and comfortable use, camping hammock insulation systems are a must-have accessory when visiting Olympic National Park. Learn more about our camping hammock insulation products today.

HH20 AutoMagic Water Collector & Rainfly Tensioner System

HH20 Automagic Water Collectors are an innovative water collection tool that helps collect water naturally from your camping hammock’s fly as you sleep. Simply attach the water collectors to the “O” rings on your rainy and let gravity collect the water safely in a jug below.

With the humid, stormy climate of Olympic National Park, a water collection tool is easy to use and invaluable. Learn more about the HH20 AutoMagic Water Collector & Rainfly Tensioner today

Order Your Camping Hammock Today!

Are you ready to order a camping hammock for your next national park adventure? If so, we urge you to check out our large inventory of tried and true camping hammocks. Our hammocks are built to last and to take you farther on your next adventure, so stay tuned to our blog series to learn more about our 10 favorite national parks for hammock camping. 

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Hammock Camping at Grand Teton National Park

If you have ever seen a framed portrait of sharp mountains rising out of the prairie below, it is more than likely that you were looking at a picture of the Teton Mountains in Grand Teton National Park. If that picture also features a herd of bison or a sage grouse, it was most definitely Grand Teton National Park.

At Hennessy Hammock, we love images like the iconic photos of the Teton Range because they illustrate just how wild the world still is. And as explorers and adventurers ourselves, we have designed and manufactured functional camping hammocks that help other outdoor enthusiasts explore the places they love — places like Grand Teton National Park.

Join us as we talk more about Grand Teton National Park, the activities that the park provides, and how our ultralight backpacking hammocks can help you explore it. 

Grand Teton National Park: General Information

Grand Teton National Park is located in Northwestern Wyoming, just south of Yellowstone National Park. Because it is so close to Yellowstone, it often does not get the recognition that it deserves as one of the most beautiful places in the United States. In reality, Grand Teton National Park might have just as much to offer as Yellowstone — well, without the geysers and hot springs, that is. 

When you visit Grand Teton National Park, you’ll have a long list of activities and places to visit to choose from. Regardless of what you choose to do, you will be fully immersed in both nature and natural history. 

What to Do

Like Yellowstone National Park, Grand Teton National Park has no shortage of activities to participate in and places to go. Featuring guided ranger programs, scenic drives, backcountry camping, biking, climbing, and other adventure sports, you could spend days in the park participating in fun activities. 

Another great thing about Grand Teton National Park is that you can visit it year-round and still have plenty of activities to choose from. In the summer, paddling, biking, climbing, and hiking is available on hundreds of miles of trails and river. In winter, snowshoeing and skiing allow you to explore the solitude of the snowy park. So when you plan your trip, plan ahead — because the sheer number of activities that you can participate in might overwhelm you. 

Fees

  • Entrance: $20–$30
  • Campgrounds: Year-round
  • Wilderness camping: Permit access only

Campsite Availability

Camping at Grand Teton National Park is one of the most sought-after activities. For some, they prefer to camp in a car-access campground where they can still wake up immersed in nature. Others, however, wish to make their camping trip a little more extreme. For car campers, there are six beautiful campgrounds to choose from scattered throughout the park. For those who prefer something a little bit more extreme like camping in the backcountry, you will need to get a permit. 

Backcountry camping is incredibly exciting. You walk out into nature — isolating yourself — and time seems to run slower. While many people might see the appeal of backcountry camping, they usually think of having to carry their heavy tent, only to set it up and sleep uncomfortably on the ground in the middle of nowhere. But at Hennessy Hammock, we say that you don’t have to sleep uncomfortably in the backcountry ever again. Check out our ultralight backpacking hammocks today

Climate

When planning your trip to Grand Teton National Park, you’ll want to consider what time of year that you will visit so that you have a general idea of how to pack. In the summer months, the average daily temperature is 77°F. During the spring, temperatures typically range from a low of 22°F to a high of 49°F.

While winter travel to the park is not as common as visitor travel in the spring and summer months, there are still plenty of people who do it. Keep in mind that you’ll want to pack warm though. During winter months, you can expect an average temperature of around 28°F.

Last, but not least, you’ll want to consider the elevation that you intend on camping at, as temperatures drop 4°F for every 1,000 feet in elevation gain.

Hammock Camping in Grand Teton National Park

If you plan on camping in the backcountry, we strongly suggest that you bring along an ultralight backpacking hammock from Hennessy Hammock. Not only are our camping hammocks comfortable — keeping you off of the cold, hard ground, but they are also extremely light. Traveling easier and sleeping better can help you adventure farther! 

Within the park, there are a large number of backpacking routes that you can choose from — all of which vary in distance and elevation change. Because of this, you can tailor a trip to meet your needs and desires. Consider checking out the Teton Crest Trail to see what your hammock camping trip could be like.

Recommended Gear

Before you head out on your adventure, be sure to check out our online store to find great outdoor gear for your trip. From camping hammocks to replacement parts, accessories, outdoor cooking solutions, and more, you are sure to find something for your gear bag. 

HEX Rainfly

At Hennessy hammock, we manufacture all of our camping hammocks to protect you from the elements. We also do it with a calculated amount of materials so that you can save space in your pack while carrying less weight. That said, sometimes a larger, heavier rainfly can be helpful in the backcountry. 

The Hex Rainfly is a large camping hammock cover that can protect you in all weather situations. That said, it can also be used in a number of other ways as a sun shield during the day or a community rain cover that you and your friends can use to hide from the storm. Find your favorite color rainfly today

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So what are you waiting for? Order your Hennessy Hammock camping hammock today so that you can start planning your trip to Grand Teton National Park tomorrow. Shop now.

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10 Best National Parks for Hammock Camping

In the United States, we are lucky enough to have a wealth of natural areas where people can choose to immerse themselves in nature. For some, a national park might be a short drive away. For others, the closest national park might be a short flight away. Regardless, the opportunities are there — you just have to make a plan and start your adventure!

At Hennessy Hammock, your supplier of lightweight camping hammocks, our business is fueled by adventure — and what better way is there to be adventurous than to explore the wonderful national parks in our country?

Designed to be lightweight, comfortable, and functional, our camping hammocks are the perfect outdoor sleeping solution for your next adventure. Be sure to check out our large inventory of portable camping hammocks today so you can plan for your next adventure tomorrow. 

But what national parks should you consider visiting when you are planning for your next adventure? Continue reading to learn more. 

Our 10 Favorite National Parks 

While pretty much all of the national parks are worth visiting, we believe that 10 parks are perfect for the budding adventurer. In this blog series, we will be discussing each of the following national parks in-depth, as well as how your portable camping hammock from Hennessy Hammock can be used to make the experience more enjoyable. 

  • Olympic National Park
  • Yosemite National Park
  • Joshua Tree National Park
  • Glacier National Park
  • Grand Teton National Park
  • Big Bend National Park
  • Rocky Mountain National Park
  • Voyageurs National Park
  • Acadia National Park
  • Congaree National Park

While there are a large number of parks to choose from in the United States, and you might choose a different park to visit closer in relation to your home, we believe that the above parks are the most diverse and unique — offering the most to those who can manage to visit each one. 

Portable Camping Hammocks & National Parks

At Hennessy Hammock, we truly believe that there is no better way to spend a night under the stars than in an ultralight hammock. Our ultralight backpacking and camping hammocks are specially designed to provide you with the most comfortable sleep possible while out on your adventure. 

So you're in Rocky Mountain National Park and can’t find a level camping spot without rocks and other debris — what can you do? Well, if you have a camping hammock, any spot that you’d like can be comfortable. Say that you’re in Congaree National park and you can’t find a dry patch of land to set up your tent? Again, if you have a camping hammock, the status of the ground is never a concern. That’s why we think that camping hammocks are the best outdoor sleeping solution. 

Stay Tuned for More National Park Hammock Camping Information!

Tune in to the Hennessy Hammock blog as we discuss our 10 favorite national parks and how hammock camping can help you enjoy them to their fullest. Have questions about the parks or our ultralight camping hammocks? Check out our future blog posts for camping resources and contact a member of our team today for any hammock camping questions that you might have. 


 

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