Travel Updates

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Yosemite announced a pilot “Peak Hours Plus” 2024 vehicle reservation system for park entry on select days between April 13 and October 27, 2024, for those driving into or through Yosemite National Park between 5 am and 4 pm. 

Details are updated regularly on the Park Service's website, and here are our key highlights at-a-glance, including exceptions to the program:

  •  Tickets are on sale now, and can be purchased within 7 days of your arrival day on a first-come first-served basis at recreation.gov.  Be sure to set up your recreation.gov login in advance and be ready to log on to their site at 8 am on your target day.
  • Even if you have a National Park Pass, you will need to reserve a Peak Hour Reservations ticket on recreation.gov in order to enter the park.  You won’t have to pay the entrance fee a second time, just a $2 processing fee
  • Park Entrance Passes are good for 3 days; visitors will NOT be required to validate at the gate on the first day of their reservation. 
  • At this time, we are not able to obtain passes for our guests to drive their own cars in/out of the park.  Each vehicle must obtain their own pass at recreation.gov.
  • You do not need a reservation if you:

Firefall Park Reservations: NPS will temporarily require Horsetail Fall Ticketed Entry reservations for Park entry for the last 3 weekends of February, when conditions allow Horsetail Fall to create the Firefall event.

For more details and to reserve your Horsetail Fall Day-Use Reservation, please visit recreation.gov.

Here are the latest travel updates:
  • For traffic alerts and updates from the National Park Service text YNPTRAFFIC to 333111
  • Purchase Yosemite’s new Digital Park Pass before you visit for a swift gate entry at recreation.gov
  • Glacier Point Road is close for the 2024 winter season
  • Tioga Pass/Highway 120 EAST of Crane Flat is closed for the 2024 winter season
  • Get an early start on holiday weekends! To avoid long lines at the entrance and to find parking, we recommend leaving before 8am
  • If you don’t want to adventure out on your own, join one of our professionally guided tours!  For more details you can speak with our Recreation team at (209)­ 379-2606 extension 6521, or email [email protected]
  • Access to the lodge via Highway 120 West is OPEN
  • Visit nps.gov/yose for Park announcements and updates
  • Call us at (209) 379-2606, email [email protected] or live chat with us on this website for help with travel planning

We update this page regularly, and here is additional information you may find helpful:

WILDFIRE STATUS

Here's the latest on fires in the Yosemite area:

  • There are no wildfires of concern in the Yosemite region
  • Small wildfires routinely occur throughout the year in Yosemite’s High Country, however they do not pose a threat to our area and the majority of Yosemite’s attractions
  • You can see Yosemite Valley live through the Half Dome Live Webcam and Yosemite’s High Country conditions through the High Sierra Webcam
  • Smoky air conditions usually clear by the afternoon. For the latest air quality index for the areas you want to visit, check the Real-time Map on purpleair.com
  • Visit nps.gov/yose for Park announcements and updates

LET OUR RECREATION EXPERTS HELP YOU!

Our friendly Recreation Team is here to help you plan your ideal adventure, or you can join one of our professionally guided trips.  Park admission fees and park access are included in our trips. Explore Options…

Remember to visit Yosemite’s stunningly beautiful, lesser-traveled Hetch Hetchy area right here in our northwest corner of the Park.

The Restaurant and Tavern also offer takeout, so you’re free to enjoy great food and drinks around property, in the privacy of your cabin or on your private deck.

Please call or email us at (209) 379-2606 or [email protected] if you have any questions or concerns.

PLANNING A SPRING VISIT

The EAST side of Highway 120, also known as Tioga Pass, or Yosemite’s EAST entrance, closes for the winter each year from November through May, depending on snow conditions at high elevations.

All other Yosemite entrances, including our Hetch Hetchy and Big Oak Flat/Highway 120 WEST gates, are open year-round.

You can see Yosemite Valley live through the Half Dome Live Webcam and Yosemite’s High Country conditions through the High Sierra Webcam

Visit nps.gov/yose for Park announcements and updates

We can’t wait to share an amazing time with you and your loved ones!

Happy trails,
Your friends at the Evergreen

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