Reservations are not required to enter Yosemite National Park, but we strongly recommend that you make reservations for lodging, camping, and backpacking. You can pay the park entrance fee upon arrival (there's no need to pay it in advance).
Business Permits and Commercial Use Authorizations
Commercial Passenger Vehicle Commercial Use Authorizations
- 2016 Bus Application (New Companies - Required) [747 kb PDF]
- 2016 Bus CUA Form - (All Companies - Required) [829 kb PDF]
- 2016 Annual Report (Returning companies - Required) [100 kb PDF]
- Access routes and vehicle size restrictions [216 kb PDF]
- Unloading, loading, and parking instructions [200 kb PDF]
- Commercial Tour Fees [130 kb PDF]
Commercial use authorizations are available for day hikes, photography workshops, backpacking, nordic activities (snowshoeing, cross-country skiing, snow camping), fishing, step-on guiding (road-based tours only), art workshops, and motorcycle tours.
- Guiding permit (commercial and non-commercial) application [100 kb DOCX].
- Information about Acknowledgement of Risk/Liability Waiver [33 kb DOC]
If you're leading a trip in Yosemite, please ensure your group is aware of park regulations and safety issues.
- Guiding Annual Report [250 kb PDF]
- List of authorized guiding companies and organizations [250 kb PDF]
Special Use Permits
- Special event permits [586 kb PDF]
For first amendment activities, special events, business operations, public assembly, sale or distribution of printed material, or construction
Permits for Other Activities
Half Dome Permits
Permits are available for anyone to collect wood from wood lots in Yosemite National Park. Wood lots are located in El Portal, Foresta, Hodgdon Meadow, and Wawona. Permits are issued at fiscal offices in El Portal (209/379-1870) and Mariposa (209/379-1863). Call before going to the office. Wood is for personal use only—not for sale or exchange.