California’s Great Beyond

Yosemite National Park Reservations System


Please visit Caltrans and Yosemite National Park for current road information.

A reservation will be required to drive into or through Yosemite National Park on some days from April 13 through October 27 between 5:00am and 4:00pm as follows: 

  • April 13 through June 30: A reservation is required from 5:00am to 4:00pm on Saturdays, Sundays, and on holidays (May 27 and June 19).

  • July 1 through August 16: A reservation is required from 5:00am to 4:00pm every day.

  • August 17 through October 27: A reservation is required from5:00am to 4:00pm pm on Saturdays, Sundays, and holidays (September 2 and October 14).

The temporary reservation system will help manage congestion and provide a quality visitor experience while numerous key visitor attractions are closed for critical infrastructure repairs.

Only visitors with peak hour reservations, Half Dome or wilderness permits, overnight lodging or camping reservations can enter the park from 5:00am through 4:00pm. The reservation is good for three consecutive days beginning with the day of arrival reserved. Only one day use reservation is required for the vehicle and all occupants.

Driving through the park will also require a reservation if entering between 5 am and 4 pm. If you are planning to visit after peak hours, please do not arrive before 4 pm; vehicles blocking roads will be cited.

To make a reservation for Yosemite National Park, please visit

No reservation but still want to visit Yosemite? Relax and enjoy the view on a scenic bus ride from Mono County to several Yosemite stops with the Yosemite Area Regional Transportation System, also known as YARTS. Bus tickets include a reservation and the Park entrance fee!

For additional information about reservations and entry tickets, please visit Frequently Asked Questions About Yosemite National Park Peak Hour Reservations.

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