Reservations are not required to enter Yosemite National Park, but we strongly recommend that you make reservations for lodging, camping, and backpacking. You can pay the park entrance fee upon arrival (there's no need to pay it in advance).
Business Permits and Commercial Use Authorizations
Commercial Passenger Vehicle Commercial Use Authorizations (CUAs)
CUAs require a $450 processing fee, which you can pay online.
To request information on obtaining a commercial use authorization, commercial bus operators and sightseeing tour companies may email us or call 209/379-1854.
If you're leading a trip in Yosemite, please ensure your group is aware of park regulations and safety issues.
You can now pay online
To request information on obtaining a commercial use authorization (CUA) to conduct guided hiking, backpacking, fishing, photography workshops and, skiing/winter camping email us or 209/379-1851. To apply for a CUA use the form listed below.park regulations and safety issues.
Special Use Permits[Special Events Permits, First Amendment Permits, and Right-of-Way Permits]
Permission to Scatter Cremated Remains
Educational Fee Waivers
Research and Collection Permits
Half Dome Permits
Last updated: September 12, 2019