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Rentals & Day Use

It’s OK to travel light.  We offer a variety of items for rent so you can try new activities and gear, and leave some of that bulky equipment at home.

We offer a variety of items for rent during your Yosemite visit so that you can have more options for recreation and discovery. Rentals are available on a first-come-first-served basis. The rental desk is open daily 8 AM to 8 PM in the Recreation Center.  There are also a host of facilities available for Evergreen guest use at neighboring Camp Mather for a modest day-use fee. More details are provided below.

Call our Recreation Department at (209)­ 379-2606 x3, email us, or send a Recreation Request for more details.


Rental Bikes

Enjoy an outing on our hybrid mountain bikes. Feel free to venture into Yosemite or cruise the local area to our favorite rivers, swimming holes, trails, and vistas.

We have a variety of different bike sizes for adults and kids.  Pull behind kid bike trailers (for up to 100 pounds) and Strider balance bikes are also available.  Helmets are included with all bike rentals.

Rental Prices:Trekking Through SequoiasSnowshoesAdult Bikes – Two Hours: $20, Full Day: $40
Kids Bikes (12 and under) and Balance Bikes – Two Hours: $15, Full Day: $25
Pull Behind Kid Bike Trailers – Two Hours: $20, Full Day: $35
Security Deposit Required

You are also welcome to sign up for a professionally guided bike ride.


In addition to guided snowshoe hikes, we also offer snowshoe rentals. All winter and spring there is great snowshoeing both around the Park and right out our front door. The High Country usually has snow well into the summer. Modern snowshoes are lightweight and easy to use. We are happy to give you a quick ‘how to’ session and send you on your way with snowshoes and poles in hand for a memorable day’s adventure. We can also help with trip routing to ensure you have a fun day making fresh tracks in the Park.

Rental Prices:Adults – $30 per day
Kids (age 2-12) – $15 per day
Security Deposit Required

Trekking Poles

What do the Europeans know that we don’t? That trekking poles are a must-have item for hiking to help minimize the impact on your back and knees, to get a full body workout and to assist on descents, water crossings and prodding your partner to wake up from their afternoon nap! Seriously, most guides use poles and once you get used to using them, you’ll be hooked.

Rental Prices:
Adults – $15 per day
Tenaya Lake Paddle Boarding July 2022 (1200 x 900)Security Deposit Required

Stand up paddle Boards

Rental Prices:
Stand Up Paddle Board with oar, manual and electric pump, and repair kit – $60

We are excited to now offer stand up paddle boards! We suggest taking them to Cherry Lake, avoiding Yosemite’s summer crowds or Tenaya Lake in the High Country for stellar views. We recommend packing a delicious lunch from our General Store and renting a paddle board and fishing equipment from the Recreation Desk for the ultimate summer day. 

Camp Mather – Day Use Facilities (Summer Only)

Camp MatherCamp Mather, our only neighbor, is a beautiful 350-acre family camp owned by the City of San Francisco.   It’s a private property that our guests can enjoy for a modest day-use fee that provides you access to the following Mather amenities:

  • Spring-fed lake with small beach and lifeguard on duty – great for kid-friendly sunbathing and a picnic
  • Swimming pool
  • Tennis courts & sand volleyball court
  • Miles of trails for hiking and biking

Day Use Prices:
Adults – $16 per day
Kids (age 2-12) – $8 per day
Pay and get wristbands at the kiosk near stop sign to left of Mather General Store. Prices subject to change.

Learn More About Camp Mather »

Other Convenient Rental Items

Backpack – $15/day ($50 Security Deposit Required)

Baby Carrier – $35/day ($250 Security Deposit Required) 

Binoculars – $15/day ($150 Security Deposit Required) 

Yoga Mat – $10