Yosemite National Park Reservation System Returns For 2022

Beginning May 20, 2022!

Starting May 20, 2022 through September 30, 2022, visitors to Yosemite National Park will need a day-use vehicle reservation to enter the park each day between 6am-4pm. This temporary day-use reservation system will allow the park to manage visitation levels during this year’s various construction projects.

The Rules:

Day-use Reservations are available on www.recreation.gov beginning at 8 am on March 23, 2022. Prior to March 23, 2022, we HIGHLY recommend that you download the recreation.gov app and set up your account including credit card information.

EACH DAY-USE RESERVATION IS VALID FOR 3 DAYS! (NOT 7 DAYS) from May 20, 2022-September 30, 2022. Additionally, you will only be able to get one reservation in a 3 day consecutive period. For Example: if you purchase a reservation for Friday, you will not be able to purchase additional reservations for the following Saturday and Sunday.

Reservations will be required for all users, including annual and lifetime pass holders.

NEW THIS YEAR: Temporary day-use reservations will also be required if you are just passing through the park without stopping. This new rule excludes Local residents depending on the address listed on your driver’s license.

Each day-use reservation is valid for one vehicle and all the occupants of that vehicle. The holder of the reservation must be in the vehicle to show ID when entering the gate.

Finally, If the Day-use reservation system changes, we will post it here on our website and notify our EXISTING RESERVATION HOLDERS BY TEXT MESSAGE. PLEASE MAKE SURE WE HAVE A CURRENT MOBILE NUMBER FOR YOU.

For more information, please visit: https://www.nps.gov/yose/planyourvisit/covid19.htm.


If you were unable to get a day-use reservation at www.recreation.gov, all is not lost. There are several alternative ways to still visit the park on your selected day. Please call your innkeeper at 209-962-4663 for details.

Please stay safe while visiting Yosemite National Park and the Blackberry Inn Yosemite.