Tioga Pass Entrance

A female park ranger assists a person in a car at a park entrance kiosk.

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.

Visitors can also pay the park entrance fee in advance through Once purchased, the digital pass can be saved to a cell phone, or printed and brought to the entrance station where rangers will scan the pass.

Additionally, you may pay the entrance fee or purchase a pass at the visitor centers in Oakhurst, Mariposa, Groveland, and Lee Vining from about Memorial Day (late May) through Columbus Day (early October).

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 (fee waivers may be available for curriculum-based educational trips)

- 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. Visit website for paper voucher and more information.

See website for more details.

Tioga Road is open to vehicles from late May or early June to sometime in October or November.

When Tioga Road is closed, it is not possible to drive to Tuolumne Meadows or enter Yosemite National Park from the east. All other park entrances, including those accessed via Highway 120 from the west, Hetch Hetchy, Highway 140, and Highway 41, remain open all year.

Yosemite National Park is open 24 hours per day, 365 days per year (conditions permitting), no reservations are required to enter [the park].

Getting Here:
Located on Highway 120 East, about 13 miles from Lee Vining and 62 miles from Yosemite Valley.

Hazards & Warnings:
During the busy summer, 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 by mid-morning to find parking and avoid traffic delays.

Request a park accessibility guide here.