Special Programs


Earth Day 2016

Joins us for our Earth Day Festival on April 23, 2016 (one day after Earth Day) in Yosemite Village.


Parsons Memorial Lodge

Tuolumne Meadows

Schedule [165 kb PDF]
Poetry festival [70 kb PDF]


Yosemite Forum

Yosemite Valley

An interactive lecture series designed to bring evolving knowledge of the Sierra Nevada to the public and the park. Sponsored by the Yosemite National Park Division of Resources Management and Science.

Annual Yosemite Facelift: September

Volunteer to help clean up Yosemite! Join the National Park Service and the Yosemite Climbing Association for this official National Public Lands Day event, picking up litter and performing special projects to clean up Yosemite after a busy summer. This event happens every year during the last full week in September, from Wednesday through Sunday. All volunteers must register on site to participate (no advance registration), and should wear long pants, closed-toed shoes, and be prepared for the weather. For more information contact 209/379-1850 or email us.


Stars Over Yosemite

Glacier Point

During summer, amateur astronomy clubs host star parties at Glacier Point Amphitheater in cooperation with the National Park Service.

Jun 24-25: San Francisco Amateur Astronomers
Jul 1-2: MIRA Astronomy Club
Jul 8-9: Sacramento Valley Astronomical Society
Jul 15-16: Tri-Valley Stargazers
Jul 22-23: Sonoma County Astronomical Society
Jul 29-30: Mount Diablo Astronomical Society
Aug 5-6: Peninsula Astronomical Society
Aug 12-13: San Jose Astronomical Association
Aug 26-27: Santa Cruz Astronomy Club
Sep 2-4: Central Valley Astronomers

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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