Top Things To Know
Learn more about what to expect when visiting after the 2021 Dixie Fire including unaffected areas, anticipated and current closures, and burned area safety.
Leashed pets are welcome in parking areas, campgrounds, roadways and picnic areas. To protect park wildlife, pets are not permitted on park trails, including in carriers and on snow-covered routes. Be prepared to leave your pet in your vehicle (if conditions are appropriate). Learn more about visiting the park with pets.
Stay on sidewalks or boardwalks for your safety. Learn more about how to visit hydrothermal areas safely.
Don't be surprised if you can't receive calls or texts in the park and the surrounding area. WiFi is available only at the Kohm Yah-mah-nee Visitor Center.
There are no guardrails on the historic highway. Observe posted speed limits and use pullouts to watch wildlife, take pictures, and let other cars pass. Be prepared to share the road with bicyclists. Learn more about driving the park highway.
Visit these popular areas during non-peak hours, before 9 am and after 3 pm, for the best chance of finding parking. Have an alternative ready if you are unable to park.
The park ranges in elevation from 5,650 feet to 10,457 feet. Being active at high elevation can aggravate pre-existing medical conditions; however all visitors should be prepared to descend immediately if experiencing symptoms of altitude sickness including headache, dizziness, shortness of breath, confusion, pain behind the eyes, nausea.
Last updated: February 3, 2022