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    Yosemite

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  • Temporary Closures Due to Fire

    All main roads within Yosemite National Park, including the Big Oak Flat Road, are open. Crane Flat, Bridalveil Creek, and Yosemite Creek Campgrounds are temporarily closed. The community of Foresta remains closed. More »

Permits

Business Permits and Commercial Use Authorizations

Commercial Passenger Vehicle Commercial Use Authorizations


Guiding Permits


Film Permits

  • Special use permits [586 kb PDF]
    For first amendement activities, special events, business operations, public assembly, sale or distribution of printed material, or construction


Permits for Other Activities

Educational Fee Waivers

Permission to Scatter Cremated Remains

Research and Collection Permits


Wedding permits

Wilderness permits


Half Dome Permits

Did You Know?

Vernal and Nevada Falls

In Yosemite Valley, dropping over 594-foot Nevada Fall and then 317-foot Vernal Fall, the Merced River creates what is known as the “Giant Staircase.” Such exemplary stair-step river morphology is characterized by a large variability in river movement and flow, from quiet pools to the dramatic drops of the waterfalls themselves.