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COVID-19 STATUS: KNOW BEFORE YOU GO

PARK PHASED REOPENING

Face Masks or Coverings Required in Certain Areas Social Distancing Required Visitors Centers, Stores and/or Other Facilities Closed
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COVID-19 STATUS: KNOW BEFORE YOU GO

PARK PHASED REOPENING

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So what does "Park Phased Reopening" mean?

According to the U.S. National Park Service, Yosemite National Park is currently working on reopening. This can mean that certain areas are closed. It can include trails, campgrounds, facilities, visitor centers, etc. Visit the source link below for more detailed information regarding this park's status.

What we know:

The below source link has more information about the status of the park. Beginning May 21, 2021, Yosemite National Park will require an entrance reservation in order to enter the park. More information about the entrance reservation process can be found at the source link below. The National Park Service requires everyone at this park, regardless of vaccination status, to continue to wear masks indoors and in crowded outdoor spaces, such as narrow/busy trails, overlooks, visitor center patios, & other congested areas.

Face Masks or Coverings Required in Certain Areas

Yosemite National Park is currently requiring masks or face coverings in certain or all areas. Depending on your vaccination status, if you are not fully vaccinated (meaning two weeks after your final vaccination), and according to CDC guidelines, which currently depends on the COVID-19 transmissibility rate in the community in and around the park. Most parks requiring masks indoors have put an alert out (found below in the Alerts section). Please refer to the U.S. National Park Service, the state of California and the local community for more detailed information.

Social Distancing Required

Yosemite National Park is currently requiring everyone to social distance, 6 feet or more, from others. This usually means outside of your immediate group. Some parks may also have size restrictions on gatherings to help assist in social distancing. Please refer to the U.S. National Park Service, the state of California and the local community for more detailed information.

Visitors Centers, Stores and/or Other Facilities Closed

Yosemite National Park currently has visitors centers, stores, or other facilities closed due to Covid-19. It is highly suggested that you bring all the supplies you may need in case a store is closed or shopping is limited due to local communities or the park. Please refer to the U.S. National Park Service, the state of California and the local community for more detailed information.

Last Updated: August 30, 2021
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***Discover Our Parks, LLC takes no responsability in the accuracy of these alerts, which are taken directly from NPS.gov, and we provide them for informational purposes only. Please refer to NPS.gov for more information.

Yosemite National Park Overview

Not just a great valley, but a shrine to human foresight, the strength of granite, the power of glaciers, the persistence of life, and the tranquility of the High Sierra. First protected in 1864, Yosemite National Park is best known for its waterfalls, but within its nearly 1,200 square miles, you can find deep valleys, grand meadows, ancient giant sequoias, a vast wilderness area, and much more.

Entrance Fees

Access Pass - $0
Lifetime admission and discount pass for US citizens or permanent residents with permanent disabilities.
Annual Pass for US Military - $0
Annual pass covering entrance and standard amenity fees for all active US military personnel and their dependents, valid for 12 months from date of issuance. (For active duty military personnel and dependents with proper identification (CAC Card or DD Form 1173).)
Annual 4th Grade Pass - $0
Annual pass covering entrance fees for 4th grade students for 2018–2019 school year.
Foot, bicycle, horse, or non-commercial bus or van with more than 15 passenger seats - $20
This fee is valid for seven days. People 15 years and younger are free. Cost is per person.
Commercial Tour (sedan up to six seats) - $25
The fee is $25 plus $15 per person.
Motorcycle - $30
The fee is valid for seven days. Cost is per motorcycle (not per person).
Non-commercial car, pickup truck, RV, or van with 15 or fewer passenger seats - $35
This fee is valid for seven days.
Yosemite Annual Pass - $70
Annual pass providing free entrance to Yosemite for 12 months from the date of purchase.
America the Beautiful—National Parks and Federal Recreational Lands Annual Pass - $80
Annual pass covering entrance and standard amenity fees for national parks and other federal fee areas, valid for 12 months from date of purchase. This replaces the National Parks Pass and Golden Eagle Pass.
Senior Pass - $80
Lifetime or annual admission and discount pass for US citizens or permanent residents who are age 62 or older. An annual version of this pass, valid for 12 months, costs $20.
Commercial Tour (van, 7-15 seats, regardless of occupancy) - $125
Commercial Tour (mini bus, 16-25 seats, regardless of occupancy) - $200
Commercial Tour (motor coach, 26 or more seats, regardless of occupancy) - $300