Yosemite National Park has announced a vehicle reservation system for park entry on the following dates: All weekends from April 13th to June 30th inclusive, Every day from July 1st to August 15th & All weekends from August 16th to October 27th

Reservations will be required for vehicle entry to the park between 5am and 4pm during the reservation periods shown above. Reservations are not required to enter the park after 4pm. Visitors can choose from two types of reservations: Reservations valid for a full day or reservations valid for entry any time after 12 noon.  

Reservations will be available for purchase online beginning at 8am (California time) on January 5th 2024 for all arrival dates between April 13th and October 20th  at  Recreation.gov/timed-entry/10086745.  Afternoon arrivals and additional full-day reservations will be added one week in advance e.g. reservations for a September 30th arrival date will be added on September 23rd.   

Both reservation types (full day and afternoon) are valid for up to three consecutive days, including the arrival date. Visitors with in-park lodging or campground reservations, wilderness or Half Dome permits, or visitors entering the park via YARTS buses and on permitted commercial tours do not need a vehicle reservation. Learn more about reservations at https://www.nps.gov/yose/planyourvisit/reservations.htm.