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Yosemite National Park Entry Notification

Planning to visit Yosemite National Park between May 20 - Sep 30? If so, in addition to the usual (pre-covid) Yosemite 1 week pass, All Federal Lands annual pass, or Lifetime pass (aquirable at the park entrances) with matching photo ID, visitors will also need a peak-hours park entry reservation between 6am to 4pm daily, aqurirable in advance online ONLY through Recreation.gov. The temporary reservation system will help manage congestion and provide a quality visitor experience while numerous key visitor attractions are closed for critical infrastructure repairs.
Yosemite’s FAQ page on reservations - https://www.nps.gov/yose/planyourvisit/faq.htm
For reservations and information, visit NPS.gov/yose

Park Entry Requires Reservations:

May 20 thru September 30, during peak hours (6am - 4pm)

WHEN can visitors get reservations:
For all dates - 70% of total reservations open March 23, 8am PST
30% are held in reserve - available seven (7) days before planned entrance date beginning at 8am PST

WHERE to get reservations:
www.Recreation.gov/timed-entry/10086745 or call (877) 444-6777

More information:
www.nps.gov/yose/planyourvisit/reservations.htm Or call the YNP Public Information


If visitors are unable to get a reservation, don't worry. There are other opportunities to go into the park this year: by tour bus or non-peak hours from 4 pm to 6 am. PLUS, the Park will release 30% of the passes 7 days out at 8 am. Visitor's should set up an account on recreation.gov prior to getting their pass and be logged in and ready to book when they want their reservation.

Visitors can enter with:
Peak-hours reservations
In park camping, lodging, or vacation rentals
Wilderness or Half Dome permits
Regional transit or tour groups

Yosemite Reservations:

Yosemite’s Peak Hour Reservations open March 23 for the entire summer season (May 20 thru September 30, 2022). Yosemite will release 70% of the reservations on March 23 and the remaining 30% will be released (same as last year) 7 days from date of arrival starting at 8 am. Make sure to have a login already established on www.recreation.gov so when the tickets go on sale (for advanced or 7 days out) visitors will have a much better chance of getting them.

The good news this year is that visitors CAN get into the park from 4 pm to 6 am. And if someone goes in before 6 am, they can stay all day and enjoy the park without a reservation. If visitors arrive during “off peak hours” they are allowed to remain in the park during “peak hours”.

Visitors do NOT have to show up on the 1st day of their 3-day reservation, but their reservation is still only valid for the original 3 days. Park gates are open 24 hours a day.

Driving through the park without stopping requires a reservation if entering the park between 6 am and 4 pm.

The vehicle entrance fee, which is valid for three days, still applies. Credit cards are the only form of payment accepted for entrance fees.

For those with an overnight reservation, the fee is valid for three days or the duration of the overnight reservation (whichever is longer).

If you enter the park via YARTS (Yosemite Area Regional Transportation System) buses, bicycle, on foot, or on horseback, or if you visit Hetch Hetchy, you do not need a peak-hours reservation to enter the park. Park entrance fees still apply.

We’ve attached a printable Yosemite information poster / flyer as a PDF file on our website for visitor's reference & use. Click here download & print that. Please feel free to share with anyone to help get the word out.

Mariposa Grove is expected to fully reopen by Memorial Day Weekend.

Yosemite National Park will have multiple major Great American Outdoors Act (GAOA) and other infrastructure improvement projects on-going during 2022. Many of these will have impacts to access and services in the park.

Tips for Visiting Yosemite:

Be prepared for some limits to services in the park including lodging, parking, camping, dining, and shopping. www.travelyosemite.com
Restrictions may still be in place due to COVID-19. Please check the park’s website for the latest status. www.nps.gov/yose/planyourvisit/index.htm
Shuttle buses are planned to be operating throughout the park this year. Routes and stops info including updates will be on the park’s website. www.nps.gov/yose/planyourvisit/publictransportation.htm
The Mariposa Grove of Giant Sequoias is expected to return to normal operation on or around Memorial Day Weekend. The most up-to-date information regarding status and available facilities in the Grove can best be found online. www.nps.gov/yose/planyourvisit/mg.htm
Bridalveil Fall (trails and parking) and Glacier Point Road are CLOSED for 2022.
Tuolumne Meadows, Porcupine Flat, Crane Flat & Bridalveil Creek Campgrounds are CLOSED. All other park camgrounds are planned to be open with reservations are required for all of
Hetch Hetchy does NOT require reservations.

We’ve also included all the current ways to get into Yosemite with a tour of some sort. These local tour operators and adventure companies do a fantastic job taking care of visitors from all over the world!

Yosemite Tours & Adventures (No Park Reservation Needed):

Below is a list of public, private and specialty tours for guests who want to enter Yosemite during peak hours but don’t have reservations to get in. These are also great for guests who do have a reservation and want a guided tour or specialty adventure like rock climbing, hiking,
photography, fishing and more...


DAILY GROUP OR PRIVATE GUIDED TOURS
• Crossroads Tours - (559) 658-8687 - www.Yosemite1.com
• Discover Yosemite Tours - (559) 642-4400 - www.DiscoverYosemite.com
• Incredible Adventures, Inc. - (415) 642-7378 - www.IncAdventures.com
• Photo Safari Yosemite - (559) 760-6124 - www.PhotoSafariYosemite.com
• Three Brothers Adventure Tours - (559) 307-5146 - www.3BrothersTours.com

REGIONAL PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION
• YARTS (Yosemite Area Regional Transportation) - (877) 989-2787 - www.YARTS.com
Seasonal Only - May 10 thru Sept 10 for the Highway 41 Route
• Amtrak San Joaquins (connects to YARTS) - (800) USA-RAIL - www.AmtrakSanJoaquins.com

SPECIALTY GUIDED TOURS AND ACTIVITIES
• Airborrn Aviation - Airplane Tours over Yosemite - (209) 966-2143 - www.YosemiteAviation.com
• Ansel Adams Gallery - (209) 372-4413 - www.AnselAdams.com
• Lasting Adventures, Inc. - (800) 513-8651 - www.LastingAdventures.org
• Sierra Fly Fisher Guide Service | Yosemite Rivers Fly Shop - (559) 683-7664 - www.SierraFlyFisher.com
• Southern Yosemite Mountain Guides - (800) 231-4575 - www.SYMG.com
• Yosemite Conservancy - (209) 379-2317 ext. 10 - www.Yosemite.org
• Yosemite Trails Horseback Adventures - (559) 683-7611 - www.YosemiteTrails.com

Sierra National Forest News:
We have been told to expect some of Nelder Grove to reopen by Memorial Day Weekend. The Shadow of the Giants trail, which was damaged by the Railroad Fire, will remain closed for at least several more years (no estimated reopening at this time) due to the extensive damage and safety concerns.

The Sierra National Forest will be working on repairing signage, picnic areas, toilets, re-paving roadways, Scenic Byway spots and more over the next few years with funding from the Great American Outdoors Act. We will update what projects are being completed as we find out more concrete information, but wanted to let visitors know projects are being identified and preparations are being made now.


If you have further questions, please don’t hesitate to call or write our local south entrance Yosemite / Sierra Visitor's Bureau.

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