Beginning May 21, a temporary day-use reservation system will be in place for any visitors without an in-park overnight lodging reservation to enter Yosemite.
Day-use reservations will be required for all users, including annual and lifetime pass-holders. Each reservation is valid for three days. Reservations can be acquired on Recreation.gov.
Reservations are available on www.recreation.gov beginning at 8 a.m. on April 21, 2021. Each day-use reservation is valid for one vehicle and the occupants of that vehicle. For more detailed information, please visit: https://www.nps.gov/yose/planyourvisit/covid19.htm
Day-use reservations are included for all visitors staying overnight in the park. This includes reservations for The Ahwahnee Hotel, Yosemite Valley Lodge, Curry Village, Wawona Hotel, Housekeeping Camp, NPS-managed campgrounds and in-park vacation rentals in Wawona, Foresta and Yosemite West. Day-use reservations are also included for all visitors with wilderness and Half Dome permits and visitors entering the park via YARTS buses and on permitted commercial tours.
The reservation system will be in effect through September 30, 2021.
For more information on everything you need to know about the new temporary reservation system, please visit our Day-Use Reservations page.