Anyone interested in visiting Yosemite National Park will now have to make a reservation.
Beginning Monday, anyone wanting to visit will need to a pay the park entrance fee, which is $2 and included in the $35/car park fee. You will also need to have one of the following:
- A day-use reservation, which is valid for seven straight days for unlimited re-entries.
- An Upper Pines Campground reservation
- A Yosemite Valley Lodge or Ahwahnee reservation
- Private lodging or vacation rental reservation in Wawona, Yosemite West or Foresta
- A Yosemite wilderness permit
- A commercial-use authorization
According to the Yosemite website, the reservations are needed to help manage "heavy visitation" as the national park looks to curb the spread of COVID-19.