Dear Guest:

We are sorry to inform you that Yosemite National Park has re-instituted a reservation system for Peak Season making it confusing and difficult for visitors. You must understand these rules and plan your visit accordingly.

Horsetail Fall Event: Reservations are required to enter Yosemite on Saturdays and Sundays including the holiday Monday beginning February 10th through February 25th, 2024. YOU MUST OBTAIN A RESERVATION IF YOU PLAN TO ENTER ON: February 10, 11, 17, 18, 19, 24, 25, 2024.

Reservations will be required on select days beginning April 13 and ending October 27, during peak hours from 5:00 AM - 4:00 PM

  • From April 13 - June 30 reservations are required on Saturdays, Sundays, and Holidays (May 27, June 19)
  • From July 1 - August 16, reservations are required EVERY DAY - seven (7) days a week
  • From August 17 - October 27, reservations are required on Saturdays, Sundays, and Holidays (September 2 and October 14)

Most reservations for all dates from April 13 - October 27 will be available on on January 5 at 8:00 AM Pacific time. Additional reservations will be available seven days before the arrival date on

Additional reservations will be available seven days before the arrival date (e.g., make a reservation for an arrival date of October 27 or October 20). Reservations available one week in advance will be a combination of reservations valid for full days or reservations valid for arrival only in the afternoons.

Driving through the park will also require a reservation if entering between 5 am and 4 pm

Reservations are available each day at 8 am Pacific time. Reservations are taken almost immediately. Be sure to have a account and be logged in and ready to get a reservation promptly at 8 am Pacific time.

There is a non-refundable reservation fee of $2 (this does not include the $35-per-car park entrance fee).

Each user can make one reservation for each three-day period. For example, if a user makes a reservation for a Friday arrival (valid Friday through Sunday), the user won’t be able to make a second reservation for an arrival that Friday, Saturday, or Sunday. The reservation holder must be in the arriving vehicle and show a photo ID at the entrance station.

There are two reservation types: Full Day (covers entry between 5 am - 4 pm, and Half Day (covers entry between noon - 4 pm).

Peak-hours reservations are valid for three consecutive days (including arrival date).

If you don't have computer access, you can call at (877) 444-6777 to make a reservation.

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The Inn at Sugar Pine Ranch, just 3.7 miles east of authentic Gold-Rush Groveland and just 20 miles from Yosemite, provides excellent service and accommodations. Achieve some privacy in cozy, comfortable cottages and escape from the hustle and bustle of noisy city life. Leave behind the intrusion of technology, media, traffic, crowds, and nosy neighbors. Free from structured programming of city life, guests cast off stress and anxiety in the presence of tranquility, fresh air and starry nights. Choose from one of Sugar Pine Ranch’s intimate cozy cottages or the lovely uptown units.
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ADDRESS: 21250 CA-120, Groveland, California, USA 95321