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Yosemite Mariposa County Road Conditions Update

For updated 24-hour road and weather conditions for Yosemite National Park:

Call (209) 372-0200 for the latest road conditions update

July 30, 2019

Each year, Yosemite National Park welcomes over four million visitors. If you’re visiting Yosemite—particularly Yosemite Valley—in summer, expect extremely high visitor concentrations, resulting in extended traffic delays, extremely limited parking, busy trails, and no lodging or campground availability. Expect delays of an hour or more at entrance stations and up to two to three hours in Yosemite Valley. If you are planning to visit Yosemite, plan ahead and arrive early in the morning. You may also experience delays and difficulty finding parking from spring through fall, especially on weekends and around holidays.

The following information applies May through September, and on weekends and holidays during spring and fall.

Top Travel Recommendations

  • Arrive early and stay late, and visit Yosemite during the week instead of on weekends. Congestion and delays are worse on weekends, with Saturdays and holiday weekends being particularly busy.
  • Ride a YARTS bus to enter the park.
  • If you drive, park your car for the duration of your stay. Driving from site to site increases traffic congestion and can cause frustration for you and your passengers.
  • Ride free shuttles to enjoy Yosemite Valley, once parked.
  • Bring plenty of food and water for potential delays and stop and use restrooms when they are available.

Whether you’re here for a day or a month, a map is essential to getting around in Yosemite National Park. Yes, there are great smartphone apps and reliable GPS units out there, but we all know technology can fail at the worst times, which makes a backup map a crucial addition to your backpack. Pick up weatherproofed/laminated maps at your local outdoors store or print out PDF maps from our Yosemite Maps page.

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