Rush Creek

Rush Creek Lodge is a 143 room new hotel build set on 20 acres, one mile from the Big Oak Flat entrance to Yosemite National Park. Rush Creek Lodge opened in June 2016 and is the first new development in the area in over 25 years. Sierra Watershed Progressive has been involved from the beginning of the project, designing and implementing a greywater reuse system, subsurface blackwater dispersal system and integrated native low water use landscaping. The gravity fed greywater system reuses approximately 3.8 million gallons annually from showers, sinks laundry to supply 95% of the water needed for outdoor irrigation.  


Project Highlights: 

  • 3.8 million gallons of  greywater recycled annually back into landscape
  • 80% of greywater is gravity fed requiring zero energy
  • 95% of outdoor irrigation water comes from recycled water sources   
  • 19,000 gal per day capacity of subsurface blackwater dispersal system


SWP Systems Installed:

  • Gravity fed branched drain greywater systems for guest villas, staff housing and main hotel
  • Laundry to Landscape greywater system 
  • Geoflow subsurface blackwater drip dispersal system
  • Low Impact Development (LID) stormwater measures  
  • Low water use native landscaping 



Rush Creek Lodge at Yosemite
34001 Highway 120
Groveland, California 95321