Renting a Bear Canister
You must use approved bear canisters throughout the Yosemite Wilderness to store all your food. (Read more...)
Bear Canister Rentals
Garcia Backpackers' Cache canisters are 12 inches (30 cm) tall, 8.8 inches (22.4 cm) in diameter, have a volume of 615 cubic inches (10 L), and weigh 2 pounds, 11 ounces (1.2 kg).
You may be able to rent other allowed bear canisters by directly contacting a manufacturer.
(Check current hours for these wilderness centers.)
To Return a Canister in Yosemite
You can return bear canisters 24 hours per day to any wilderness permit station.
If the station is open, please return to the front desk for quicker processing. If the station is closed, you can find a drop box outside the permit station.
To Return a Canister by Mail
Mail canisters to:
Did You Know?
That Yosemite National Park has a sister park in Chile? Parque Nacional Torres del Paine is located among the breath taking scenery of Patagonian Chile. Both parks feature remarkable geology, hydrology, flora and fauna--together the staff of both parks work together to share best practices and care for these landscapes so generations of visitors can revel in their stunning beauty.