For updated 24-hour road and weather conditions for Yosemite National Park:
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.
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.
Familiar old names are being welcomed back to Yosemite after the conclusion of a successful trademark dispute settlement. The temporary tarp with “Half Dome Village” printed on it which covered the beloved wooden sign marking the entrance to Camp Curry came down & signs and maps will be changed out all over the park over the next few months.
Information on road conditions for the Yosemite region
Tenaya Lodge at Yosemite has exciting news. Coming Summer 2019, 50 new “Explorer Cabins” will open. Experience all the mountains have to offer from the privacy of your own modern, two-bedroom cabin. Come together with your family and other guests at the 1,800-square-foot Explorer Lounge and communal firepits. Nestled among a fishing pond and creek, you’ll feel like you’re miles from civilization.