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Yosemite is OPEN
Evergreen Lodge is Open
Peak Hour Reservations will NOT be required for Summer 2023

Yosemite Travel Updates 2023

Updated May 26, 2023, 7:15 amHetch Hetchy Wildflowers (Corey M.)Sunrise on Yosemite ValleyYosemite Wapama Falls Fun (Kim Carroll)
Evergreen Lodge Dogwood Trees (Kim Carroll)Carlon Falls (Mark F.)Deluxe King Cabin Exterior (Kim Carroll)

GOOD NEWS: Peak Hour Reservations will NOT be required for summer 2023!

Highway 120 from the Lodge into Yosemite Valley Reopens June 10th

  • During this temporary road closure, Yosemite Valley is still accessible using a detour through Highway 140 just south of us.  This adds time to your drive, but it’s a beautiful drive and a great adventure through California’s famed Gold Country and Sierra foothills.
  • If you don’t want to adventure out on your own, our professionally guided tours are operating with minor adjustments to selected routes. For details you can speak with our Recreation team at (209)­ 379-2606 extension 6521, or email [email protected].
  • You will still be able to enjoy Yosemite’s wonders and use the lodge as a launch point for many of the Park’s iconic attractions, including Hetch Hetchy and Carlon Falls! For more ideas of where to adventure locally, check out our new blog post.
  • Tioga Pass/Highway 120 EAST is temporarily closed for winter and is expected to open later than usual this year due to conditions.
  • Access to the lodge via Highway 120 West is OPEN
  • Visit for Park announcements and updates
  • Call us at (20) 379-2606, email [email protected] or live chat with us on this web site for help with travel planning

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

Let Our Recreation Experts Help You!

Our friendly Recreation team is here to help you plan your ideal adventure, or you can participate in 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.

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

Happy trails,
Your friends at the Evergreen

We are doing our best to provide the most current and accurate information as quickly as possible, so please check back often. Or stay tuned on our Instagram page as we'll be posting there as well.