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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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Yosemite National Park News

Showing the last 10 news releases. Click here to visit nps.gov's Yosemite National Park - News section for more.

  • Yosemite National Park Solicits Feedback on Proposed Campground Fee Increases

    June 9, 2021 | 4:47 pm

    Yosemite National Park is proposing a fee increase for overnight camping to enable the park to keep up with the rising costs of campground operations. Increased revenue from campground fees will enable the park to better maintain facilities, enhance visitor services, and provide for better resource protection. These proposed fee increases are consistent with other public and private campgrounds within the greater Sierra Nevada region.

    Read more at nps.gov


  • Yosemite National Park and Stanislaus National Forest Announce Release of the Ackerson Meadow Restoration Environmental Assessment for Public Review

    June 1, 2021 | 2:18 pm

    Yosemite National Park and the Stanislaus National Forest announce the release of the inter-agency Ackerson Meadow Restoration Project Environmental Assessment for public review through July 8, 2021. The Ackerson Meadow complex spans from Yosemite into the Stanislaus National Forest and it is the largest mid-elevation meadow in Yosemite. The meadow is important to a suite of at-risk wildlife species. A large unnatural erosion gully network, up to 14 feet deep and 100 feet wide, is actively draining 90 acres of former wetlands in the meadow and threatening an additional 100 acres of wet meadow habitat. Yosemite and the Stanislaus National Forest jointly propose to reduce erosion and restore wetland functionality in the Ackerson Meadow complex.

    Read more at nps.gov


  • Yosemite National Park to Implement a Pilot Overnight Climbing Permit System Beginning on Friday, May 21, 2021

    May 6, 2021 | 1:30 pm

    All visitors planning to overnight on any rock climbing routes in Yosemite National Park will be required to obtain an overnight wilderness climbing permit beginning on May 21, 2021. This pilot program is being implemented to better understand how park visitors use Yosemite’s big walls and to help improve climbing wilderness ethics and reduce negative human impacts associated with overnight big wall use.

    Read more at nps.gov


  • Yosemite National Park to Re-Implement a Day-Use Reservation System Beginning on Friday, May 21, 2021

    April 8, 2021 | 12:00 pm

    Yosemite National Park – Beginning Friday, May 21, visitors to Yosemite National Park will need a day-use reservation to enter the park. The temporary day-use reservation system will allow the park to manage visitation levels to reduce risks associated with exposure to COVID-19. 

    Read more at nps.gov


  • Investigators seek more information, possible additional victims, concerning sexual assault in Yosemite National Park

    March 23, 2021 | 8:00 am

    US Park Rangers of Yosemite National Park and Special Agents with the National Park Service Investigative Services Branch (ISB) are investigating a sexual assault that occurred in April 2020 within the park.

    Read more at nps.gov


  • Yosemite National Park Announces Emily Dayhoff as a 2021 Bearss Fellowship Award Recipient

    March 18, 2021 | 9:00 am

    Historian Frances Kennedy and her husband, the late NPS Director Roger Kennedy, endowed the fellowship in honor of Edwin Bearss, who served as NPS Chief Historian from 1981 to 1994. The Kennedys' generous gift supports NPS employees' graduate-level studies in American History or American Studies and is administered in partnership with the National Park Foundation.

    Read more at nps.gov


  • Yosemite National Park to require day-use reservations starting February 8

    January 29, 2021 | 12:00 pm

    Beginning February 8, visitors to Yosemite National Park will need a day-use reservation to enter the park. The temporary day-use reservation system will allow the park to manage visitation levels to reduce risks associated with exposure to COVID-19.

    Read more at nps.gov


  • Yosemite National Park Announces Glacier Point and Tioga Roads are Closed for the Season

    November 20, 2020 | 11:39 am

    Yosemite National Park announces Glacier Point and Tioga Roads are closed to all vehicular traffic for the winter season. Glacier Point and Tioga Roads typically close each fall and remain closed through the winter season. These roads reopen each spring when weather and road conditions are safe for vehicular traffic.

    Read more at nps.gov


  • Yosemite National Park Honors the Recipients of the 2020 Volunteer of the Year Awards

    November 13, 2020 | 5:18 pm

    Yosemite National Park proudly announces the recipients of the 2020 Volunteer of the Year Awards. These awards are bestowed annually to outstanding volunteers in several different categories, recognizing exemplary service to Yosemite National Park. 

    Read more at nps.gov


  • Ansley Singer Receives the 2019 Barry Hance Memorial Award at Yosemite National Park

    October 7, 2020 | 4:50 pm

    Ansley has spent most of her life living in and around Yosemite National Park. Her father worked in Yosemite and was based both in Wawona and El Portal. Ansley started her NPS career at the age of 14, working on a Youth Conservation Corps crew. She began her first permanent NPS job in 2002, working for the park’s dispatch office. In 2016, she transitioned to the Management Assistant role, where she is responsible for coordinating essential projects and managing core administrative functions for wilderness, fire, and Law Enforcement Rangers. Ansley has also served on many fire and other incident management teams as a Resource Unit Leader.   

    Read more at nps.gov