A reservation will be required to drive into Yosemite May 21 through September 30, 2021. You must display your permit on your dashboard at all times while inside the park. A reservation is not required to visit Yosemite prior to May 21. This permit is included for all SYMG guests that are joining us this summer.
Ways to Get a Reservation
Reservations are available on recreation.gov, with most reservations available in spring, and limited reservations available seven days before the arrival date (e.g., make a reservation for an arrival date of September 30 on September 23):
|First day to reserve||Arrival date|
|April 21||May 21–June 30|
|April 28||July 1–31|
|May 5||August 1–31|
|May 12||September 1–30|
|May 14–September 23||seven days in advance|
(through September 30)
Reservations are available each day at 8 am Pacific time. Reservations are taken almost immediately. Be sure to have an account and be logged in and ready to get a reservation promptly at 8 am Pacific time.
The non-refundable reservation fee is $2 and is included in the $35/car park entrance fee. If you have an annual or lifetime pass, be sure to specify you’re a current pass holder to pay the discounted rate ($2).
Cancelled reservations become available immediately on recreation.gov.
Each user can make one reservation per day. Only one reservation is needed per vehicle (regardless of the number of people in the vehicle). An occupant of the arriving vehicle must be the reservation holder (with photo ID).
Day-use permits are valid for three consecutive days for unlimited entries. Day-use permits are not valid for overnight use (the park is only open to day-use permit holders from 5 am to 11 pm).
If you don’t have computer access, you can call 877/444-6777 to make a reservation.