Fees & Reservations
You don't need reservations to visit or enter Yosemite National Park, but reservations for lodging or camping are essential if you plan to spend the night in the park.
The park entrance fee applies to all visitors. If you arrive in your private car, van, pickup truck, or RV, the entrance fee is $20 per car. This is valid for unlimited entries to Yosemite for seven days, and includes all occupants of the car.
Otherwise, entrance fees are as follows:
$10 per person if arriving on foot, horseback, bicycle, motorcycle, or on a non-commercial bus (free for those 15 years old and younger).
Commercial tours pay the following rates (a special permit is required):
(Note that fees are based on capacity, not on occupancy.)
We accept cash, checks, traveler's checks, and credit/debit cards (Visa, MasterCard, American Express, and Discover). In addition to purchasing a pass at park entrance stations, passes are available at the visitor centers in Oakhurst, Mariposa, Groveland, and Lee Vining from about Memorial Day (late May) through Columbus Day (early October).
In 2014, entrance fees will be waived on:
These passes admit the pass owner and any accompanying passengers in a private car. Purchase these passes at any park entrance station.
Yosemite Pass (annual pass): $40
America the Beautiful--National Parks and Federal Recreational Lands Annual Pass: $80
Annual Pass--Military: Free
Access Pass: Free
Senior Pass: $10
Did You Know?
Natural fires in Yosemite are often no more than a single burning snag (standing dead tree) or a slow moving, low intensity fire that cleans underbrush from the forest floor. These fires prevent unwanted fires by removing accumulating forest debris that can fuel a larger fire in hot, dry conditions.