Tioga & Glacier Point Roads Closed for the Winter
The Tioga Road (Highway 120 through the park) and Glacier Point Road are closed due to snow; they usually reopen late May or June. You can check on current road conditions by calling 209/372-0200 (press 1 then 1). More »
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?
Hiking to Half Dome? Permits are now required seven days per week when the cables are up (typically late May through mid October, conditions permitting). More...