Park Access

Yosemite National Park covers nearly 1,200 square miles of mountainous terrain in the Sierra Nevada of California and is open year round.

Yosemite National Park Reopens

The government shutdown has closed Yosemite National Park, in addition to its 401 other national park counterparts. Currently all non-essential employees, including those regulating campsites and the Wawona Hotel, have been been indefinitely furloughed until the government passes a new budget. Park law enforcement officers and utility crews will continue work as usual. Read More...

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Rim Fire Area Responds Well to Rain

After a lengthy period of drought up to six inches of rain fell on the Yosemite Rim Fire area between February 7-11. Original fears that the rain would wash out roads when the burn area could not absorb the extra water were quelled as preemptive safeguards held up. Read More...

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Drones in Yosemite

Fire officials are now using a drone to help fight the Rim Fire near Yosemite National Park. Read More...

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2013 Free National Park Days

The National Park Service has announced its free national park days for 2013. All park entry fees are waived. Read More...

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Park Access Overview

Yosemite National Park covers nearly 1,200 square miles of mountainous terrain in the Sierra Nevada of California. You can visit Yosemite all year, though some areas of the park are inaccessible by car from approximately November through May due to snow. Read More...

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Getting Around Yosemite National Park

Visitors to Yosemite can drive on roads throughout the park. However, we encourage you to use shuttle buses, where available. Also, some roads are closed at certain times of the year. Read More...

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Permits

Nearly 95 percent of Yosemite National Park is designated Wilderness. Wilderness is a special distinction granted by Congress protecting land from further development. The best way to experience the 1,100 square miles of the Yosemite Wilderness is to explore it first hand. Read More...

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Yosemite Park Entrance Fees

If you arrive in your private car, the entrance fee is $20 per car. This is valid for unlimited entries to Yosemite for seven days, and includes all occupants of the car. Otherwise, entrance fees are as follows: $10 per person if arriving on foot, horseback, bicycle, motorcycle, or on a non-commercial bus (free for those 15 years old and younger). Read More...

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