Place

South Entrance

Three small wooden buildings at the entrance with the American flag on a pole
South Entrance

Quick Facts

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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.

Entrance Fees

(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

Passes

  • 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.

Hours

A reservation is required to drive into or through the park if arriving between 6 am and 4 pm through September 30, 2022.

Yosemite National Park is open 24 hours per day, 365 days per year (conditions permitting).

Getting Here

From Highway 99 in Fresno, take Highway 41 north into Yosemite National Park.

Traffic Warnings

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.

Accessibility

Request a park accessibility guide here.

Yosemite National Park

Last updated: May 27, 2022