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Yosemite Peak-Hours reservation 2024

In recent years, Yosemite has used a Day-Use reservation system for visitors during the Corona crisis. The park says it has learned from this and will have a Peak-Hour reservation system in 2022. After no reservation system was used in 2023, they will again use a Peak-Hour reservation system in several periods of the year in 2024.

Yosemite Reservations 2024

First of all, advance reservations will be required for several weekends in February. These are the weekends during the Horsetail Fall event. In order to manage this event, a reservation will be required to enter Yosemite National Park on the weekends of February 10–11, February 17–19, and February 24–25, 2024. The other Peak-Hour Reservation will apply roughly from April 13, 2024 to October 27, 2024.

Source: NPS.gov

Tioga Pass

You also need a reservation between 5:00 am and 4:00 pm if you want to drive over the Tioga Pass. So keep this in mind with your itinerary! The reservation is valid for three days. You do not need a reservation outside these times.

Reservations

Reservations can now be made via Recreation.gov. You can find more information about all National Park Reservations by clicking on the link.

When?

Reservations can now be made via Recreation.gov.

Fee

The reservation fee is $2. These fee is independent of the general admission fee of $35 or the America the Beautiful Pass.

Days

Each user can make one reservation for each three-day period. Is your arrival day on Friday? Then the reservation will give you access trough Sunday. Peak-hours reservations are valid for three consecutive days (including arrival date).

No reservation needed

You do not need a Peak-hours reservation if you already have a reservation for one of the following:

  • Yosemite National Park Campground
  • Curry Village, Housekeeping Camp, Yosemite Valley Lodge, The Ahwahnee, White Wolf Lodge, Tuolumne Meadows Lodge, or Wawona Hotel.
  • Private lodging or vacation rental in Wawona, Yosemite West, or Foresta
  • Yosemite wilderness permit
  • Half Dome Permit
  • If you enter the park by public transport (YARTS)
  • If you enter the park with an “authorized tour group”

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