Fees & Reservations


Fees are only applicable to visitors who are above 15 years.

  • $10 for visitors traveling on foot, horseback, bikes, motorbikes, or non-commercial buses
  • $20 per private car, van, truck or RV (valid for multiple entries in a week and covers all the car’s occupants)

For commercial tours, a special permit is needed along with one of the following payments.

  • $25 (plus $10 per person) for a commercial sedan [1-6 people]
  • $125 for a commercial van [7-15 people]
  • $200 for a commercial mini bus [16-25 people]
  • $300 for a commercial motor coach [more than 26 people]

However, entrance fees may be waived on certain weekends and holidays like Veterans Day (Nov 11) and National Park Week’s Opening Weekend (April 19-20).

Yosemite National Park also offers passes that allow the driver and passengers in a private car to enter it.

  • Yosemite Pass – An annual pass that costs $40
  • America the Beautiful – National Parks and Federal Recreational Lands Annual Pass – A pass that costs $80 and covers admission as well as amenities
  • Annual Pass – Military – A free annual pass for active military personnel and their dependents
  • Access Pass – A free lifetime admission pass for citizens and permanent residents with disabilities
  • Senior Pass – A $10 lifetime pass for those aged 62 or older


No reservations are required for visiting Yosemite National Park. You will, however, need to reserve lodging or camping areas if you intend to spend the night.


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