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Yosemite National Park

Area

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  • Size

    745875.59 acres

Contact Information

Description

Not just a great valley, but a shrine to human foresight, the strength of granite, the power of glaciers, the persistence of life, and the tranquility of the High Sierra.

First protected in 1864, Yosemite National Park is best known for its waterfalls, but within its nearly 1,200 square miles, you can find deep valleys, grand meadows, ancient giant sequoias, a vast wilderness area, and much more.

Allowed Activities
Hiking
Backpacking
Birdwatching
Fishing
Horseback Riding
Picnicking
Boating
Backcountry Skiing
Wildlife Watching
Trail Running
Tent Camping
Swimming
Snowshoeing
Snowboarding
Sightseeing
Road Biking
Rv Camping
Photography
Motorcycle Riding
Downhill Skiing
Rock Climbing
Good For
Families
Rules & Regulation
No Unmanned Aircrafts

Additional Information

Accessibility Description

Yosemite National Park is a wonderful and beautiful place with towering trees, thundering waterfalls and massive granite formations. Set aside as a national park in 1890, Yosemite is a place visited by almost four million visitors each year. Yosemite's goal is to provide the highest level of accessibility to our visitors as possible. Each year has shown marked improvements in both physical and programmatic accessibility at Yosemite.

The staff at Yosemite is working hard to correct and resolve accessibility deficiencies throughout the park. By using principles of universal design, Yosemite is committed to providing physical access to the greatest number of individuals. From designing and building new facilities to the rehabilitation of older buildings, accessibility has become a key component of all projects. The park also offers a free fully accessible shuttle bus service in Yosemite Valley to all park visitors.

For more information, download the park's accessibility guide [2 MB PDF], which describes access to areas, facilities, and services for people with disabilities. In addition, our Deaf Services Program is dedicated to connecting the Deaf community to everything Yosemite has to offer. Finally, we have a visual guide to visiting Yosemite Valley for people with aphasia [1.5 MB PDF].

Audio description for the park brochure is available using the UniDescription app, available for iOS and Android devices.

Horseback Riding & Stock Use

More information on the Yosemite National Park website.

Biking

More information on the Yosemite National Park website.

Pets

More information on pets in Yosemite National Park can be found on the website.