- Yosemite, CA 95389
Not just a great valley, but a shrine to human foresight, the strength of granite, the power of glaciers, the persistence of life, and the tranquility of the High Sierra. First protected in 1864, Yosemite National Park is best known for its waterfalls, but within its nearly 1,200 square miles, you can find deep valleys, grand meadows, ancient giant sequoias, a vast wilderness area, and much more.
Plan Your Adventure and Explore Yosemite
What is there to do in Yosemite? This common question is a difficult one to answer… because there are so many options.
What’s different about visiting in 2021?
Learn more about changes to operations in Yosemite this year.
Join the #Recreate Responsibly movement to protect America’s treasures while looking out for each other’s health and safety
Current Park Conditions
Learn more about current conditions in Yosemite such as roads, trails, campgrounds, fire, rivers and waterfalls, snowpack, etc.
Visiting Yosemite in Fall
If you’re planning a trip to Yosemite in fall, plan ahead for what’s open and what to expect during this variable time of year.
Camping is extremely popular in Yosemite. Plan ahead and figure out what options you have for this enjoyable activity.
Looking for lodging? Learn more about our popular overnight accommodations.
Applying for a Wilderness Permit
Wilderness permits are required for all overnight hikes. Learn how and when to apply for a permit.
Applying for a Half Dome Permit
Permits to hike to the top of Half Dome are required seven days per week when the cables are up and are distributed by lottery.
Things to Do
Find activities that fit into your Yosemite adventure!
Places to Go
So many places to go and so little time! Learn more about all the areas and attractions in Yosemite.
Stay Connected to Yosemite from Home!
Stay connected to Yosemite through live programs on social media, park videos, webcams, art, and online learning options.