Yosemite

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.

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.

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.

Tent and visitor

Camping

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

Lodging

Lodging

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

River and reflection

Places to Go

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

Two tents and campers overlook the high country, with Half Dome and a lake in the background.

Applying for a Wilderness Permit

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

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Yosemite App

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

Last updated: April 27, 2020

Contact the Park

Mailing Address:

PO Box 577
Yosemite National Park, CA 95389

Phone:

(209) 372-0200

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