Last updated: September 30, 2022
Big Oak Flat Entrance
Welcome to Yosemite National Park! Prepare to let your curiosity guide you to new places. Pick up a map and brochure as you enter your national park.
The park entrance fee can be paid upon arrival. Park passes can be purchased here, and park brochures may be available.
(valid for seven days with receipt)
- Private vehicle: $35 (no per-person fee)
- Motorcycle: $30 (no per-person fee)
- Individual (walk-in, bicycle, horse, in a bus): $20 per person, aged 16 or older
- Yosemite Pass: $70
Valid for one year in Yosemite.
- Interagency Annual Pass: $80
Valid for one year at all federal recreation sites.
- Interagency Senior Pass: $80
(Lifetime) For U.S. citizens or permanent residents 62 and over.
- Interagency Annual Senior Pass: $20
For U.S. citizens or permanent residents 62 and over.
- Interagency Access Pass (Free)
(Lifetime) For permanently disabled U.S. citizens or permanent residents.
- Interagency Military Pass (Free)
(Annual) For active duty U.S. military and dependents.
- Interagency 4th Grade Pass (Free)
(Annual) For fourth graders and their families. Must present paper voucher. For paper voucher and more information visit
See website for more details.
Yosemite National Park is open 24 hours per day, 365 days per year (conditions permitting).
Located on Big Oak Flat Road (continuation of Highway 120 from the west), about 24 miles from both Groveland and from Yosemite Valley.
From spring through fall, you are likely to experience congestion in Yosemite Valley and at park entrances. Be prepared for delays, especially in afternoons and on weekends. Plan accordingly and use restrooms when available. It is best to arrive early in the morning or in the late afternoon to find parking and avoid traffic delays.
Request a park accessibility guide here.