Not just a great valley, but a shrine to human foresight, the strength of granite, the power of glaciers, the persistence of life, and the tranquility of the High Sierra.

First protected in 1864, Yosemite National Park is best known for its waterfalls, but within its nearly 1,200 square miles, you can find deep valleys, grand meadows, ancient giant sequoias, a vast wilderness area, and much more.

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Reservations Required to Visit Yosemite

Find out what kinds of reservations provide entry to Yosemite and how to get them. Reservation requirement ends after October 31.

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Recreate Responsibly

Join the #RecreateResponsibly movement to protect America's treasures while looking out for each other's health and safety

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What's different about visiting in 2020?

Learn more about changes to reservations, lodging, camping, and other services in Yosemite this summer.

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Reservation Video

Watch this video to learn more about reservations to drive into Yosemite National Park.

Current conditions in Yosemite such as  roads, trails, campgrounds, fire, rivers and waterfalls, etc

Current Park Conditions

Learn more about current conditions in Yosemite such as roads, trails, campgrounds, fire, rivers and waterfalls, snowpack, etc.

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Yosemite App

Use the app to help you explore Yosemite and find scheduled programs

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Camping is extremely popular in Yosemite. Plan ahead and figure out what options you have for this enjoyable activity.

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Applying for a Wilderness Permit

Wilderness permits are required for all overnight hikes. Learn how and when to apply for a permit.



Looking for lodging? Learn more about our popular overnight accommodations.

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Places to Go

So many places to go and so little time! Learn more about all the areas and attractions in Yosemite.

Stay Connected to Yosemite from Home!

Stay Connected to Yosemite from Home!

Stay connected to Yosemite through live programs on social media, park videos, webcams, art, and online learning options.

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Plan Your Adventure and Explore Yosemite

What is there to do in Yosemite? This common question is a difficult one to answer... because there are so many options.

Last updated: October 1, 2020

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