Reservation required during peak hours in Yosemite National Park

Starting Friday 20 May 2022 a reservation is required to enter Yosemite National Park between 6 a.m. and 4 p.m.. Outside of these peak hours you don’t need a reservation. The system will be used to spread the visitors and lessen the infamous traffic congestions in the park.

The reservations will be required between May, 20 and September, 30 and are required for everyone, also annual pass holders. A reservation is valid for 3 days and can be booked starting March, 23 2022 on www.recreation.gov. You don’t have to make a reservation for everyone in you party. One reservation per vehicle will be required.

Arrivals before 6 a.m. and after 4 p.m. can enter the park without a reservation, and are welcome to stay during peak hours.

If you have booked an overnight stay in the park, a reservation is not necessary. This includes stays in The Ahwahnee Hotel, Yosemite Valley Lodge, Curry Village, Wawona Hotel, Housekeeping Camp and all National Park Service managed campgrounds. Also holders of a wilderness or a Half Dome permit will not have to make a reservation.

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