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Evergreen Lodge is temporarily closed for winter break
We reopen for the season February 17, 2023
Rush Creek Lodge & Spa is open through winter
Peak Hour Reservations will NOT be required for Summer 2023

Yosemite Travel Updates Winter 2022

El Capitan Winter Reflection (Kim Carroll)Giant Sequoia Snowshoeing Fun (Kim Carroll)Updated January 21, 2023,  9:33 am

Evergreen lodge is temporarily closed for our Annual winter break

As always, we reopen for the season on Presidents Day Weekend, Friday, February 17, 2023.

Tioga Pass/Highway 120 EAST is also temporarily closed for winter and typically reopens Memorial Day Weekend, the last weekend in May, conditions permitting.

Meanwhile, our Reservations team is available to help you with future reservations and Yosemite planning advice.

If you would like to visit before we reopen for the season, our sister property Rush Creek Lodge & Spa is open year-round and is conveniently located 7 miles from the Evergreen.

Call us at (20) 379-2606, email [email protected] or live chat with us on this web site.

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

  • NEW for February 2023: 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.
  • If you first enter the Park any Monday through Thursday, your Park pass will be valid for entry on the weekend, and you will not Horsetail Fall Ticketed Entry reservation.
  • January 13th beginning at 8am Pacific Standard Time, 50% of February’s Day Use Reservations will be available at for a non-refundable $2 fee
  • The remaining 50% will be available 2 days prior to the arrival date. For example, on February 8 at 8 am, Day Use Reservations for February 10 will be available.

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.

For information on our lodge’s enhanced cleaning and service protocols, visit our Clean & Safe program page.

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

Planning a Winter 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.

WildFire Status

  • There are no wildfires of concern in the Yosemite region.
  • Small wildfires are a natural occurrence 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
  • For the latest air quality index for the areas you want to visit, check the Real-time Map on
  • Visit for Park announcements and update

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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