Yosemite National Park

Yosemite National Park USA History

Yosemite National Park Location Tuolumne, Mariposa, & Madera Counties, California, USA
Yosemite National Park Nearest city MariposaNearest city: Mariposa
Yosemite National Park Coordinates 37°50′N 119°30′W
Yosemite National Park Area 761,266 acres (3,081 km²)
Yosemite National Park Established October 1, 1890 Established: October 1, 1890
Yosemite National Park Visitors 3,242,644 (in 2006)
Yosemite National Park Governing body National Park Service
Yosemite National Park World Heritage Site 1984

Yosemite National Park USA Ranger Programs

Yosemite National Park Badger Pass Area

Program Days Time Length
Explore the Forest in Winter Daily 10:30 am 2.0 hrs


Yosemite National Park Yosemite Valley Area

Program Days Time Length
Ahwahneechee Stories and Games Tue 2:00 pm 1.0 to 1.5 hrs
Ansel Adams Gallery Camera Walk Sat 3:00 pm Varies
Evening Programs Sun - Mon 7:30 pm 1.0
Film - Ansel Adams, Photographer Sun 6:30 pm Varies
Granite and Ice Mon 2:00 pm 1.0 to 1.5 hrs
Morning Light Photo Walk Mon 8:30 am 1.0 hr
The Future Yosemite Valley Sat 2:00 pm 1.0 to 1.5 hrs
Trees in Winter - Ranger Walk Fri 2:00 pm 1.0 to 1.5 hrs
Wildlife in Winter Wed 2:00 pm 1.0 to 1.5 hrs
Yosemite's Legacy Thu 2:00 pm 1.0 to 1.5 hrs
Yosemite's First People Sat 10:00 am 1.0 to 1.5 hrs


Yosemite National Park Wawona Area

Program Days Time Length
Ranger Programs Sat 10:00 am 1.0 to 1.5 hrs

Yosemite National Park USA Weather

  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
Avg High - °F 47.5 54.0 58.3 65.5 72.6 81.2 89.6 89.6 84.2 73.2 57.7 47.4 68.4
Avg Low - °F 26.6 29.2 31.7 36.4 42.4 48.6 54.5 53.4 48.2 39.9 31.6 27.1 39.2
Avg Precip (in) 6.82 6.16 5.53 2.90 1.50 0.71 0.77 0.21 0.81 1.87 4.81 6.12 37.87
Avg Snowfall (in) 18.1 12.2 12.0 5.8 0.1 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 3.9 10.3 62.4
Avg Snow Depth (in) 4.0 4.0 2.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 2.0 1.0

Yosemite National Park USA Entrance Fee

Yosemite National Park Individual Entry (Bike, Foot) $ 10.00 (Seven Day Pass)
Yosemite National Park Private Non-commercial Vehicle $ 20.00 (Seven Day Pass)
Annual Pass (Good one year from date of purchase) $ 40.00
Gold Access Passport (Blind or permanently disabled) Free (Lifetime - good in all national parks)
Golden Age Passport (One time fee - for those 62+) $ 10.00 (Lifetime - good in all national parks)
National Park Pass (Good one year from purchase date) $ 50.00 (Good in all national parks)
Golden Eagle Pass (Good one year from purchase date) $ 15.00 (Good in all natl parks & natl forests)

Yosemite National Park USA Camping

Yosemite National Park Yosemite Valley Campground Information

Campground Open Close Sites Water Toilet Pets Allowed Dump Station Reservation Fee
Lower Pines Mar Oct 60 Tap Flush No No Yes $15.00
North Pines Apr Oct 85 Tap Flush No No Yes $15.00
Upper Pines All Year   238 Tap Flush Yes Yes Yes $15.00
Sunnyside Walk-in All Year   35 Tap Flush No No No $3.00 per person


Yosemite National Park Campgrounds Outside Yosemite Valley

Campground Open Close Sites Water Toilet Pets Allowed Dump Station Reservation Fee
Bridalveil Creek Jun Sep 110 Tap Flush Yes No No $10.00
Crane Flat Jun Sep 166 Tap Flush Yes No Yes $15.00
Hodgdon Meadow All Year   105 Tap Flush Yes No Yes* $15.00
Porcupine Flat Jun Sep 52 Stream Pit No No No $6.00
Tamarack Flat Jul Sep 52 Stream Pit No No No $6.00
Tuolumne Meadows Jul Sep 314 Tap Flush Yes Yes Yes** $15.00
Wawona All Year   100 Tap Flush Yes Yes Yes* $15.00
White Wolf Jul Sep 87 Tap Flush Yes No No $10.00
Yosemite Creek Jul Sep 75 Stream Pit Yes No No $6.00

Yosemite National Park USA Direction

  • Yosemite National Park San Francisco/Bay area
    Distance: 195 mi / 314 km
    Time:4-5 hours
  • Yosemite National Park Sacramento
    Distance: 176 mi / 283 km
    Time: 4 hours
  • Yosemite National Park Reno & Lake Tahoe
    Distance: 218 mi / 351 km (Reno)
    Time: 5 hours
  • Yosemite National Park Los Angeles area
    Distance: 313 mi / 504 km
    Time: 6 hours
  • Yosemite National Park San Diego area
    Distance: 441 mi / 710 km
    Time: 8 hours
  • Yosemite National Park Las Vegas
    Distance: 350 mi / 560 km
    Time: 6-7 hours
  • Death Valley National Park
    June through October
    Distance: 270 mi / 435 km

Yosemite National Park USA Hiking

  • Yosemite National Park Hiking - Yosemite Valley
  • Yosemite National Park Hiking - Glacier Point Road
  • Yosemite National Park Hiking - Wawona & Mariposa Grove
  • Yosemite National Park Hiking - Hetch Hetchy
  • Yosemite National Park Hiking - Tuolumne Meadows
  • Yosemite National Park Hiking - Hiking Safety

Yosemite National Park USA Jobs

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  3. Yosemite National Park jobs in Archeology
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  6. Yosemite National Park jobs in Human Resources
  7. Yosemite National Park jobs in Biological Sciences
  8. Yosemite National Park jobs in Landscape Architecture
  9. Yosemite National Park jobs in Community Planning
  10. Yosemite National Park jobs in Maintenance and Facility Management
  11. Yosemite National Park jobs in Concessions
  12. Yosemite National Park jobs in Natural Resources
  13. Yosemite National Park jobs in Contracting
  14. Yosemite National Park jobs in Park Police
  15. Yosemite National Park jobs in Cultural Resources
  16. Yosemite National Park jobs in Park Ranger (Protection)
  17. Yosemite National Park jobs in Engineering
  18. Yosemite National Park jobs in Park Ranger (Interpretation)
  19. Yosemite National Park jobs in Financial Management
  20. Yosemite National Park jobs in Park Site Interpretation
  21. Yosemite National Park jobs in Firefighting
  22. Yosemite National Park jobs in Physical Sciences
  23. Yosemite National Park jobs in Fire Management

Yosemite National Park USA Lodging

  • The Redwoods
    559-375-6666
    $82 to $432 p/night
  • Wawona Hotel
    559-252-4848 closed until Dec. 22, 2006
    209-375-6556 front desk
  • Yosemite Lodge
    559-252-4848
    $121 to $185 p/night 2008
  • Curry Village
    559-252-4848
    $85 to $205 2008
  • Housekeeping Camp
    559-252-4848
    $79 p/night (2008)
  • Tuolumne Meadows Lodge White Wolf Lodge
    559-252-4848
    $82 p/night (2008)

Yosemite National Park USA Sights To See

  • Birdwatching
  • Botanizing
  • Bridalveil Falls
  • El Capitan
  • Four Mile Trail
  • Gates of the Valley
  • Glacier Point
  • Half Dome
  • Happy Isles
  • Hetch Hetchy
  • Indian Village of Ahwahnee
  • Mariposa Grove
  • Mariposa Grove of Big Trees
  • Mirror Lake
  • Mist Trail
  • Mono Lake
  • Museum Gallery
  • Nevada Fall
  • Panorama Trail
  • Pioneer Yosemite History Center
  • Sentinel Dome
  • The Valley
  • Tioga Pass
  • Tunnel View
  • Tuolumne Grove of Big Trees
  • Tuolumne Meadows
  • Vernal Fall
  • Wawona
  • Yosemite Cemetery
  • Yosemite Falls

Yosemite National Park USA Animals

  • Amphibians
  • Birds
  • Fish
  • Mammals
  • Reptiles
  • Insects and Their Relatives
  • Wildlife Species List
  • Fire and Wildlife