Visitor Guide
Get Our Newsletter
Yosemite National Park
What to Do Yosemite National Park

Yosemite National Park

Information regarding the Washburn or Oak Fires, including links to current conditions in Yosemite, can be found on our Travel Alerts Page.  

Reservations are required to enter Yosemite National Park
during Peak-Hours of 6am to 4pm 
May 20, 2022, through September 30, 2022.

(Entering Yosemite between 4pm to 6am does not require a reservation.)

Yosemite requires a reservation to drive into the park from May 20 through September 30, 2022. This restriction is only in place between the park's designated Peak-Hours of 6am and 4pm. Note - driving through the park to another destination will require a reservation if entering between 6am and 4pm. Click on the graphic below for more information.


For a complete list of alternative transportation options that include a park reservation check out the article,  "How to Get In And Experience The Park This Summer."

For International Travelers, click HERE for helpful information about making a Yosemite reservation on the website.

Note:  Most services inside the park are operational but there some impacts as a result of the many projects in the park this summer (e.g. closure of Glacier Point Road for all of 2022, roadwork along Tioga Road, Bridalveil Fall area rehabilitation, revised traffic pattern pilot in Yosemite Valley, etc...) 

Please see the FAQ page for more information about visiting the park -

For a list of concessionaire services go to

Yosemite Valley Shuttles are up and running for the 2022 season with a modified route and schedule. See below for details.

Yosemite Valley Map

View or Download the Yosemite Valley map, complete with shuttle route and stops.  

Learn More

I Didn't Know That! 

This is a National Park Service series that breaks down the, sometimes ambiguous, and obscure rules of recreating in the outdoors. Not all visitors to national parks have the same background and experience with nature. Things that may seem obvious to some - like brushing your boots before a hike, not picking flowers, or not feeding wildlife - can seem strange, harmless, or unnecessary to others. There's no shame in admitting "I Didn't Know That!" Click this link to explore.

Translations:  Did you know that Yosemite National Park has translated brochures with general park information and map?  

Click on the language link to download your copy.   

CHINESE            FRENCH                GERMAN             ITALIAN            JAPANESE            SPANISH

View All
Find Lodging

Okay - so you've figured out where to go and what to do.  Now it's time to determine where to stay during your visit. There's a wide variety of options available through the region; from hotels, bed & breakfasts, vacation rentals, campgrounds and RV sites, and much more!  Click below to explore the options here.

Learn More

YARTS (Yosemite Area Regional Transit System) is another way to get to and from Yosemite from the gateway towns.  YARTS operates in the southern gateway towns of Fresno, Coarsegold, Oakhurst, Bass Lake & Fish Camp along Highway 41 from mid-May through mid-September.  

FREE VALLEY SHUTTLE:  To help with find your favorite icons in Yosemite Valley, you can view and download the Yosemite Valley Shuttle Map.  

Finally, here are a couple outside sources that we recommend incorporating into your planning arsenal:


Like what you see? Save any of these pins (or all of them) to your travel planning board(s) to give you an easy way to find your way back here!  Also check out our travel stories/blog posts and itineraries for more ideas and pins!

Our annual Visit Yosemite | Madera County Visitors Guide can answer all your questions about visiting California's Gateway to Yosemite. From the park itself to the museums, wineries, art galleries and more throughout Madera County, our guide can help you plan the perfect vacation. Please note that we mail to the USA only, but anyone can download the guide.
Visit Yosemite - Madera County
Oakhurst Visitor Center, 40343 Highway 41, Oakhurst, CA 93644
(559) 683-4636
Email us!

Sunday thru Wednesday – 8:30 am to 4:30 pm
Thursday thru Saturday – 8:30 am to 6:00 pm

Developed by Drozian Webworks | ©2022 Southern Yosemite Visitors Bureau. All Rights Reserved.