Permits & Reservations
Reservations are not required to enter Yosemite National Park, but we strongly recommend that you make reservations for lodging, camping, and backpacking. You can pay the park entrance fee upon arrival (there's no need to pay it in advance).
Business Permits and Commercial Use Authorizations
Commercial Passenger Vehicle Commercial Use Authorizations
Commercial use authorizations are available for day hikes, photography workshops, backpacking, nordic activities (snowshoeing, cross-country skiing, snow camping), fishing, step-on guiding (road-based tours only), art workshops, and motorcycle tours.
Special Use Permits
Permits for Other Activities
Half Dome Permits
Permits are available for anyone to collect wood from wood lots in Yosemite National Park. Wood lots are located in El Portal, Foresta, Hodgdon Meadow, and Wawona. Permits are issued at fiscal offices in El Portal (209/379-1870) and Mariposa (209/379-1863). Call before going to the office. Wood is for personal use only—not for sale or exchange.