NPS Centennial

The National Park Service turned 100 on August 25, 2016, and we're celebrating all year long! Throughout 2016, we invite you to participate in Find Your Park Experiences to learn, discover, be inspired, or simply have fun in national parks. Find Your Park Experiences offer unique opportunities to explore national parks both in person and online. Check out the experiences in this park or search all experiences to identify an opportunity that matches your interests. You can also share your national park story at

A Call to Action remains the foundation for our 2016 centennial efforts. It is the National Park Service's blueprint for the future, outlining the innovative work we want to accomplish. Yosemite National Park is a big part of this effort. Take a look at what we're doing and get involved!



  • Explore a Wilderness of Stars

    A very starry night sky over a row of peaks.

    Dark skies over the Sierra Nevada and in other remote areas offer the gift of stars. The universe spreads far and wide over your head for your delight and contemplation. Read more

  • Find Your World Heritage Sites in the United States

    A park visitor stands in Yosemite Valley. Behind him is Yosemite Falls.

    The World of World Heritage awaits. Get out and explore the 22 World Heritage Sites in the United States and see what makes these protected areas unique. Find out why the World has recognized them as being the most significant cultural and natural sites on the planet. Read more

  • Hike to a Waterfall...or Two!

    Vernal Fall with rainbow in foreground

    Yosemite is famous for a lot of things and waterfalls are one of them. Yosemite and Bridalveil Falls are easily seen in Yosemite Valley without much effort, but you can also hike to other less visible waterfalls such as Vernal and Nevada. The trail to these popular waterfalls is well traveled for a reason ‹ two waterfalls, granite walls, and endless beauty all on one hike! Read more

  • Take a Walk on the Wild Side

    A person stands on a peak in awe of the huge wild mountain landscape before her.

    The Sierra Nevada, called the "range of light" by naturalist John Muir, reaches its highest crest in the wilderness of Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks. Its trails beckon visitors with trails of varying scenery and levels of challenge. The mountains are calling -- go! Read more

  • Visit Yosemite from Wherever you are!

    View from Glacier Point along the trail

    Do you ever find yourself miles and miles away, but craving a view of your favorite Yosemite landscape? If so, the partnership between Google Maps and Yosemite National Park has a treat for you! Check out some of your favorite trails and views with new Street View imagery: Read more

Call to Action Projects 

  • From iPads and ePlans to 70,000 Likes

    Interpreter using iPad in the field

    From iPads and ePlans to surpassing 70,000 likes, Yosemite has explored many ways to connect with the visiting public in a meaningful way through new media. Read more

  • Breaking Down Cultural and Socio-Economic Barriers

    Breaking Barriers

    Breaking Barriers, a National Park Service collaborative, aims to break down cultural and socio-economic barriers to participation in the outdoors by people from under-represented groups. The collaborative is committed to aligning programs with the needs and concerns of foothill and Central Valley communities using a 'bottom-up' approach to harness the community's skills, talents, ideas, and assets. Read more

  • Empowering Leadership at all Levels

    Train the Trainer Operational Leadership Class

    Throughout the 2011-2012 year, Yosemite has trained over 125 employees in Operational Leadership. In addition, in 2012 Yosemite hosted a "Train the Trainer" Operational Leadership workshop, empowering more employees to teach other employees about leadership at all levels. Read more

  • The Future of Public Lands is in Their Hands

    The future of public lands is in their hands

    Programming includes classroom and field based activities, overnight excursions, sister park presentations, Skype supported distance learning, themed events, special projects, and long term learning activities. These programs will culminate with a Centennial Youth Symposium held in Yosemite National Park in 2016. Read more

  • A Mosaic of Sustainable Actions

    Solar panels line the Yosemite Adminstrative Building

    Like most parks these days, Yosemite is working hard to integrate energy efficient practices into their operations. From publishing sustainability newsletters, to installing the largest photovoltaic project within PWR, to DNC Parks & Resorts at Yosemite remodeling the Village Store - Yosemite is raising the bar while reducing their impact. And most importantly, Yosemite is making it a priority to share their work with others! Read more

Contact the Park

Mailing Address:

PO Box 577
Yosemite National Park, CA 95389


(209) 372-0200
The public information office is open from 9 am to 5 pm Pacific time (closed for lunch). Once connected, dial 3 then 5. If the ranger is already on the line, you'll be returned to the main menu. If the ranger is not there, you can leave a message and we will return your call.

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