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.


Bridalveil Fall in late winter

All Things Current

Check here for current conditions - such things as roads, traffic, trails, campgrounds, rivers & waterfalls, snowpack, wildflowers/fall color, etc.

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Follow Yosemite on Social Media

No matter where you are, you can stay connected to Yosemite! Get the latest news, learn more about the wonders of the park, and keep memories alive.

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Tents set up in Camp 4, Yosemite Valley

Camping in Yosemite

Yosemite's campgrounds are extremely popular. Reservations are essential for those campgrounds that require them, and those that don't fill early.

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Planning Your Yosemite Visit

What is there to do in Yosemite? This common question is a difficult one to answer... because there are so many activities to choose from!

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Planning to Hike Half Dome?

Permits are required to hike to the top of Half Dome (when the cables are up, approximately late May to mid October).

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Yosemite Video Productions

Trip planning videos, video podcasts that share unique stories about the natural and human history of the park, audio podcasts, and more!

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Camping in Yosemite's Backcountry

Heading into Yosemite's Wilderness?

Nearly 95% of Yosemite National Park is designated Wilderness. Permits are required year-round for any overnight stay in the Yosemite Wilderness.

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Jobs in Yosemite

Interested in working in Yosemite National Park? Find out what variety of options exist.

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