Yosemite National Park - Yosemite Valley
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  • Yosemite Valley Visitor Center
  • 9039 Village Drive
  • Yosemite Village, CA 95389
  • Phone:1 209-372-4386
  • Website
Recognized as one of United States' most exceptional nature parks, Yosemite covers an area of 761,266 acres. Protected as a wilderness park since 1890, it was awarded World Heritage Site status in 1984. Visitors can enjoy magnificent waterfalls, for which the park is best known, as well as forests, meadows, lakes, granite cliffs, and a variety of spectacular views.

Yosemite Valley is a section of the park that is open year-round regardless of weather conditions. The valley hosts a number of activities and attractions including hiking, biking, native plants and animals, and more amazing views.

Practical information

Opening hours

Always open


$20 per car
$10 per person (entering on foot / bicycle / motorcycle / horse)

How to get there

From Sacramento: take Highway 99 South to Merced. Exit onto Highway 140 East in Merced and follow directly into Yosemite.

To the Yosemite Valley Visitor Center: From Arch Rock Entrance, Travel eastward into the Yosemite Valley, 11.5 miles to the Curry Village day-use area. Park your car and take the shuttle to stop number 6, the Valley Visitor Center. The visitor center lies west of the post office.


We highly recommend that you look at the park's website to prepare your visit. Please note, reservations are required for lodging, camping or backpacking.


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