How will COVID-19 affect my visit?

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Can I spend the night in Yosemite?

While the California regional stay home order is in effect, the park is only open from 8 am to 5 pm. Overnight stays are prohibited and the park is closed from 5 pm to 8 am. Hotels and campgrounds are closed. Wilderness permits are not available. While the wilderness (including big wall climbing) is open, overnight stays in wilderness (including on big walls) is prohibited.

I’m not planning to spend the night. Can I stay in the park after 5 pm?

No. Currently, the park closes at 5 pm; all visitors must leave the park by 5 pm.

How long will the park have limited hours?

Yosemite National Park is working closely with officials from Mariposa County Public Health and the California Department of Public Health to implement California's regional Stay Home order. Consistent with the Governor’s order, these temporary restrictions will remain in effect until local conditions change.Read more about the California Stay Home order. Updates to park operation will be posted at www.nps/yose and on the park’s social media.

What recreational activities are available?

Winter day-use activities are available, including day hiking, daytime rock climbing, bicycling, sightseeing, etc.

What services and facilities are open?

Additional information about Yosemite Hospitality services is available on their website.

Is public transportation available?

Shuttle service is not available in Yosemite this season. This includes shuttles in Yosemite Valley, Mariposa Grove, and Tuolumne Meadows

Yosemite Hospitality is not operating any bus tours. This includes the Valley Floor Tour, Glacier Point Tour, Grand Tour, and Tuolumne Meadows Tour and Hikers Bus.

YARTS is operating its regional transit system with reduced capacity (30 people per bus, with 22 available by reservation—reservations are strongly recommended). Visit for more information.

Are roads and gas stations open?

Tioga and Glacier Point Roads are closed for the season. All other major roads are open; tire chains may be required. Gas is available in Wawona, El Portal, and Crane Flat.

Are restrooms, showers, or a laundry available?

Public restrooms are available throughout the park. Restrooms are being cleaned multiple times per day, which results in restrooms being closed at times.

Showers and laundry are not available.

Are emergency services available?

The Yosemite Medical Clinic is open Monday–Friday. Ambulance, search and rescue, and law enforcement services are operating.

Are visitor centers and museums open?

Visitor centers, the Yosemite Museum, Happy Isles Art and Nature Center, and Yosemite Conservation Heritage Center are closed. Rangers and volunteers are staffing outdoor visitor information desks at the Valley Visitor Center.

Are ranger walks and other interpretive programs available?

Interpretive programs are not currently available.

What hotels and campgrounds are open?

All lodging facilities and campgrounds in the park are closed.

Are markets and gift shops open?

Groceries and gifts are available in Yosemite Valley at the Village Store. Limited sales are also available outside the Valley Visitor Center .
The Wawona Store and El Portal Market are also open. The privately owned Pine Tree Market in Wawona is open.

What food service is available?

Yosemite National Park, in response to guidance from the State Health Department and to support the nation’s effort to reduce the spread of COVID-19, will temporarily limit some indoor services at the park. You can find a list of currently operating food services facilities at

The health and wellbeing of visitors and park employees remains our top priority. We continue to work closely with the NPS Office of Public Health using CDC guidance to provide safe and clean public areas and workspaces for visitors, employees, partners, and volunteers. Our operations are continually evaluated and adjusted as necessary to support public health and safety. Updates on the park’s operations will be posted at and on the park's social media accounts.

Public Health Information

What should I do if I feel sick or think I am infected with or have been exposed to COVID-19?

First, if you feel sick or may have been exposed to COVID-19 prior to arriving at Yosemite, please stay home and call your medical provider. If you are traveling and not near home, stay where you are and call your medical provider.

If you are in the park and feel sick or are concerned you were exposed to COVID-19, you are welcome to call the Yosemite Medical Clinic at 209/372-4637. Please call before visiting the clinic as appointment availability and clinic hours can vary. Other sources of medical care are available in Mariposa, Oakhurst and other neighboring communities. If it is an emergency, please call 911. For more information on what to do if you are sick, please refer to the CDC’s webpage on COVID-19.


Last updated: December 5, 2020

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