Yosemite National Park to require day-use reservations starting May 21

Anyone who wants to spend the day exploring Yosemite National Park later this spring or this summer will have to make a reservation.

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- Visitors planning to head to Yosemite National Park later this spring or over the summer will need to make a reservation first.

- Now starting Friday, May 21, visitors will need to reserve a day-use pass. That includes annual and lifetime pass holders. Park rangers say the temporary reservation system is being reinstated to allow the park to manage visitation levels to reduce risks associated with exposure to COVID-19. Reservations will be available at Recreation.gov. That's beginning at 8:00 AM on April 21, and they do go fast.