The National Park Service is working to make all parks safe for visitors and has made adjustments for guests visiting Yosemite this summer. In lieu of camping cancellations, visitors will now need to reserve park tickets to enter.

Each day 1,700 day-use park passes will be made available via online reservation for entry Jun. 11 through Oct. 31. Reservations will be required, with only one needed per vehicle and all occupants for $33 per car.

Reservations go on sale at 7 a.m. PST daily 48 hours in advance and on July 1st, August 1st, and September 1st for one month in advance. So, tickets for entry Aug. 1-31 will be available starting Jul. 1.

In order to gain access, all visitors must arrive on the day reserved between 5 a.m. and 11 p.m. Day use access will be good for seven consecutive days after, including the day of arrival.

Annual or lifetime pass holders can use their passes as the entrance fee, plus a non-refundable $2 reservation fee. Eligible passes include Yosemite National Park Annual Pass, Interagency Annual Pass, Interagency Senior Pass, Interagency Access Pass, Interagency Volunteer Pass, Interagency Military Pass, Interagency 4th Grade Pass, Golden Age, Golden Access.

If you have an overnight reservation in the park, no day use reservation is needed. However, all visitors will need to show their permit reservation conformation at the entrance station.

––Karly Wood

 

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