Yosemite National Park is open, however getting in looks a little different than it did before the pandemic. Starting May 21 and continuing through Sept. 30, reservations will temporarily be required for park entry. Unless local public health conditions improve, all vehicles entering the park will need a day-use permit.
Make sure to plan ahead as some services and facilities are limited inside the park and reservations are limited. If you have a reservation for in-park camping, lodging, or vacation rental you do not need an additional reservation.
Day-use reservations for May, June and July are available online. Reservations for August will be available starting May 5. Each reservation is valid for one vehicle and the occupants of that vehicle for three days.
Since Yosemite is a popular California vacation destination, reservations are taken almost immediately after they’ve been released on recreation.gov. If you want to make sure to snag a spot, create your online account ahead of time and be logged in promptly at 8 a.m. when reservations are released each day. You can also call 877-444-6777 to make a reservation.