You don't need reservations to visit or enter Yosemite National Park, but reservations for lodging or camping are essential if you plan to spend the night in the park.
The park entrance fees apply to all visitors.
If you arrive in your private car, the entrance fee is $35 per car, effective June, 1, 2018. This is valid for unlimited entries to Yosemite for seven days and includes all occupants of the car.
Otherwise, entrance fees are as follows:
Effective June 1, 2018, it costs $20 per person for those ages 16 or older if arriving on foot, horseback, bicycle or on a non-commercial bus (free for those 15 years old and younger). Those arriving via motorcycle will pay $30, effective June 1, 2018.
Commercial tours pay the following rates (a special permit is required)
* Commercial sedan (up to six seats): $25 (plus $10 per person)
* Commercial van (7-15 seats): $125
* Commercial mini bus (16-25 seats): $200
* Commercial motor coach (more than 26 seats): $300
(Note that fees are based on capacity, not on occupancy.)
These passes admit the pass owner and any accompanying passengers in a private car. Purchase these passes at any park entrance station.
Yosemite Pass (annual pass): $70, effective June 1, 2018
America the Beautiful - National Parks and Federal Recreational Lands Annual Pass: $80. This is an annual admission pass covering admission and standard amenity fees. This replaces the National Parks Pass and Golden Eagle Pass.
Access Pass: Free
This is a lifetime admission and discount pass for US citizens or permanent residents with permanent disabilities.
Senior Pass: $80
This is a lifetime admission and discount pass for US citizens or permanent residents who are age 62 or older.
Read more about passes here.