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.

Big Oak Flat Entrance in Yosemite. Photo by Gloria Wadzinski

How Much Does Yosemite cost?

Heading to the home of El Capitan and Half Dome? Here are the many options for entrance fees. 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...