Yosemite reservations come standard with every tour. Experience summer in the park, without the crowds.
OAKHURST, CA, — The National Park Service has made adjustments to the access of Yosemite this summer. Each day 1,700 day-use park passes are available via online reservation. While the situation is not ideal when passes sell out, Yosemite and the communities that surround the park are prioritizing visitor comfort and health, providing creative solutions during temporary setbacks.
“Thankfully, when you book a tour it includes your park entry pass for the day. Now, taking an expertly guided tour into Yosemite is a better option than ever!” emphasized Rhonda Salisbury, CEO of Visit Yosemite | Madera County. “When people need reservations, we’ve got them covered. Local tour businesses have been safely guiding travelers to Yosemite for decades, and now they are ready to step in and meet the demand.”
Madera County pledges to maintain standards of cleanliness and safety for all visitors and staff. Posters at each shop, restaurant and hotel are there to inform potential guests the safeguards being implemented and encouraged.
So far this summer, visitors speak of idyllic conditions, with cascading waterfalls,an abundance of wildlife, and glorious sunshine-filled days. Add in the reduced number of people and ample parking, and we are all set for a unique summer in this national treasure.
Are you curious to see what Yosemite looks like this week? Access and view footage provided by Yosesmite Hospitality, at YOSEMITE NOW. Download video of Yosemite’s Cooks and Ahwahnee meadows, plus waterfall views from the Yosemite Village. (Videos are permitted for personal and commercial use.)
On your visit to Yosemite via a guided tour, be assured, all operators are dedicated to all current state guidelines of safety and sanitation standards. On tour vehicles, touchpoints are repeatedly cleaned, and there is plenty of hand sanitizer for frequent hand washing. But there is also something else – there will be fun! Let’s not forget, with group, private, jeep, backpack, horseback, aviation tours and climbing excursions providing spectacular views of El Capitan at every turn, this summers skies and family fun times are limitless.
ABOUT VISIT YOSEMITE — Formed in 1985, Visit Yosemite | Madera County’s mission is to draw the millions of visitors of Yosemite National Park to the many businesses and attractions in its gateway. Inviting visitors to take a journey from the Fossil Discovery Center to the Madera Wine Trail and onward into the High Sierra. Along the way, discover incredible dining, talented tradespersons, four-seasons of water sports at Bass Lake, the Yosemite Mountain Sugar Pine Railroad and mighty adventures right up to the massive Giant Sequoia trees. Madera County is the gateway to so much more.