While reservations are no longer required to drive into the park, we continue to urge you to follow CDC guidance to prevent the spread of infectious diseases by maintaining a safe distance between yourself and other groups; wearing a cloth face covering when social distancing cannot be maintained; washing your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds; avoiding touching your eyes, nose, and mouth; covering your mouth and nose when you cough or sneeze; and most importantly, staying home if you feel sick.
Based on local, state, and federal public health guidelines, the number of vehicles entering Yosemite was reduced from normal visitation levels for public safety from June 11, 2020 through October 31, 2020 and February 8, 2021 through February 28, 2021, and May 21, 2021 through September 30, 2021. This helped reduce overcrowding at the park’s most popular destinations. The park aimed to increase public access while providing visitors with a reasonable opportunity to comply with health guidelines. The day-use reservation system was a temporary system that was created to address public health concerns resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic.
The day-use reservations only limited the number of vehicles; it did not limit the number of people.
Last updated: October 1, 2021