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Yosemite National Park re-opened Friday, September 25th.

Some restrictions are still in place.  All Park visitors must have a reservation to enter the park through October 31, 2020.  
Beginning November 1, 2020 you will NO LONGER need a Park Entry Reservation,
visitors can buy their park pass at the Park entrance stations and use your Annual and Lifetime Passes normally.

To get a day-use reservation go to www.Recreation.gov.  Also see the FAQ page for more information - https://www.nps.gov/yose/planyourvisit/covid19.htm.


Experience the beauty of Fall in Yosemite!

Fall is one of our favorite times to visit Yosemite! Though the days are getting shorter they are getting noticeably cooler. The pace of activity starts slowing down. The many broad leafed trees of the valley and beyond start changing out their green colors for various shades of orange, tan, brilliant yellows and some splashes of red. The scenes of all these many brilliant hues reflected on the surface of the seasonally low and slow Merced are ones to remember!  

As you are making plans to return, here are some Social Distancing Itineraries for you to consider.


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.


More information to help you make the most of your visit to Yosemite National Park:

There is so much to explore in Yosemite National Park! We have put together several suggestions of things to do in Yosemite to jump start your planning:

  • Yosemite in a Day: The can’t miss sites of Yosemite through the seasons: Spring, Summer, Fall and Winter.
  • Yosemite Hikes: Tony Krizan gives an insider’s guide to Sentinel Dome & Taft Point Hikes.
  • Fossils to Falls: A 4-day tour of history, Bass Lake, and Yosemite waterfalls.

We would be remiss if we didn’t mention that one of the best ways to see the park is with a little help from a knowledgeable Yosemite tour guide. You get the best Yosemite Park information, without someone having to miss out on the beauty because they're driving. Guided tour companies and adventure tours specialize in making your Yosemite Trip memorable.  

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.   Note:  YARTS service has ended along the Highway 41 for the 2020 season.

FREE VALLEY SHUTTLE:  To help with find your favorite icons in Yosemite Valley, you can view and download the Yosemite Valley Shuttle Map.  Note: The Yosemite Valley Shuttle will not be running in 2020 due to Covid restrictions.  

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

Deals in Yosemite
Activities in Yosemite
Dining & Shopping in Yosemite
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40343 Highway 41,
Oakhurst, CA 93644
(559) 683-4636
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