YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK, Calif. —
Yosemite National Park will be reinstating the day-use reservation system for their visitors, park officials said Thursday.
Starting on May 21, anyone visiting the park will need a day-use reservation to enter. The temporary day-use reservation system will allow park officials to better manage visitation levels in order to reduce COVID-19 health concerns and risks associated with exposure.
The day-use reservations will be required for all visitors, officials said. This includes annual and lifetime pass holders to the park. Each day-use reservation is valid for three days.
Starting on April 21, reservations will be available here, starting at 8 a.m. Each day-use reservation is valid for one vehicle and the occupants of that vehicle.
If visitors are planning to stay overnight at the park, the day-use reservations are required. This includes all reservations for the following lodgings:
- The Ahwahnee Hotel
- Yosemite Valley Lodge
- Curry Village
- Wawona Hotel
- Housekeeping Camp
- National Park Service managed campgrounds
Day-use reservations will be included for all visitors with wilderness and Half Dome permits, officials said.
They will also be included for visitors who are entering the park through YARTS buses and for those who are on permitted commercial tours. The reservation system will be in effect through Sept. 30, 2021.