The Second Wave of Summer reservations Opened today for July 1 – 31

Glacier Point Road

Glacier Point Road will open to all traffic on Friday, April 30 at 8 am. The full road is currently open to cyclists.

Cyclists should watch for heavy equipment traveling to the closed portion of the road for plowing, road repairs, tree work, etc.

The Glacier Point Road normally opens to vehicles sometime in May.

Glacier Point Road will be closed to all traffic in 2022 to rehabilitate and improve the road. The only access to Glacier Point will be via the Four Mile, Panorama, and Pohono Trails, all of which are strenuous hikes.

Bridal Veil Falls Yosemite National Park
Bridal Veil Falls Yosemite National Park

Day Use reservations

The COVID-19 pandemic will continue to affect park operations in 2021. Visitation to the park will be managed in accordance with recommendations from public health officials, and in line with the California Blueprint for a Safer Economy’s Color-Tiered System. The purpose of following the tiered system is to be responsive to changing conditions, protect public and employee health, and sustain park operations.

A reservation will be required to drive into Yosemite May 21 through September 30, 2021. You must display your permit on your dashboard at all times while inside the park. A reservation is not required to visit Yosemite prior to May 21.

Tioga Road

Plows have reached Tioga Pass. Plowing of side roads, turnouts, parking lots, etc., are in progress. Additional work, including road repairs, removal of trees that may fall onto the road, utility system repair, etc., must all occur prior to road opening. There is no estimated opening date for Tioga Road.

If the road opens to bicycles before it opens to cars, an update will appear here.

The road normally reopens in late May or June.

Day-Use Reservations Important Dates

Reservations are available on recreation.gov, with most reservations available in spring, and limited reservations available seven days before the arrival date (e.g., make a reservation for an arrival date of September 30 on September 23):

First day to reserveArrival date
April 21May 21–June 30
April 28July 1–31
May 5August 1–31
May 12September 1–30
May 14–September 23seven days in advance

Reservations are available each day at 8 am Pacific time. Reservations are taken almost immediately. Be sure to have an account and be logged in and ready to get a reservation promptly at 8 am Pacific time.

The non-refundable reservation fee is $2 and is included in the $35/car park entrance fee. If you have an annual or lifetime pass, be sure to specify you’re a current pass holder to pay the discounted rate ($2).

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