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  • Road Closures Due to El Portal Fire

    The Big Oak Flat Road between Crane Flat and the El Portal Road is temporarily closed. There is no access to Yosemite Valley via the Big Oak Flat Road or Highway 120. Tioga Road is open and accessible via Big Oak Flat and Tioga Pass Entrances. More »

  • Campground Closures Due to Fire

    Crane Flat, Bridalveil Creek, and Yosemite Creek Campgrounds are temporarily closed. More »

  • Yosemite National Park is Open

    Yosemite Valley, Glacier Point, and Wawona/Mariposa Grove areas are open and accessible via Highways 140 and 41. Tioga Road is not accessible via Highways 140 and 41 due to a fire.

Staying Overnight in Yosemite


Lodging options in Yosemite National Park range from simple tent cabins to deluxe rooms at The Ahwahnee. Visit the DNC Parks & Resorts at Yosemite website for full descriptions, prices, and online reservations. You can also find information about High Sierra Camps. Reservations are available 366 days in advance and are strongly recommended, especially for the busy summer months!

Yosemite.com provides information about lodging on private land within Yosemite and in communities surrounding Yosemite.



Camping is an extraordinarily popular way of spending the night in Yosemite National Park. For those campgrounds that do accept reservations, don't expect to find a site without a reservation from April through September. The camping section contains information, prices, and online reservations. (Note: The High Sierra Camps are considered lodging units and are managed by DNC.)

Yosemite.com provides information about camping in communities surrounding Yosemite.

Please note that sleeping in your car or RV is not permitted within Yosemite except in individual campsites.


Overnight Hiking in Wilderness

Nearly 95% of Yosemite National Park is designated Wilderness. Visit our wilderness section for more information about required wilderness permits, places to go, and other backpacking tips.

Did You Know?

Ranger talking to kids

Yosemite Conservancy’s signature project in 2013 is Youth In Yosemite. This project encompasses 12 individual youth programs that focus on education, mentoring, and wilderness exploration. One of the programs funded by Yosemite Conservancy is the Junior Ranger program, a program that benefits over 27,000 children annually. More...