Yosemite, CA — It can be challenging to find a space at the Yosemite National Park prompting a new pilot program to be tested on two upcoming weekends.
Now visitors can reserve spots thanks to a pilot program that guarantees day-use parking in Yosemite Valley the weekends of June 25-26 and July 2-4, 2016. The only condition is that you have to arrive before 11:00 a.m. at the lot located directly west of Yosemite Valley Lodge and South of Camp 4 adjacent to shuttle bus stops, which will transport travelers to destinations in the park.
A total of 150 parking spaces are available each day during those weekends. To reserve your spot, click here or call 1-877-444-6777. There is a $1.50 per transaction with no refunds or cancellations if you arrive after 11:00 A.M.
Park officials state the goal of the program is to reduce visitor’s parking frustrations while ensuring all parking stalls are utilized and to encourage the use of free transit within the park. The program will be evaluated for its effectiveness once completed. If deemed successful, park officials indicate the program may be extended throughout the remaining summer season to include Saturdays, Sundays, and holiday weekends.