NewsCovering California


Reservations now needed to visit Yosemite National Park

Virus Outbreak Yosemite Layoffs
Posted at 7:02 AM, Feb 08, 2021
and last updated 2021-02-08 10:19:03-05

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.