Yosemite, CA – Visitors to Yosemite National Park will get two chances to take advantage of waived entrance fees.
The free gate fees are only for this weekend (Saturday and Sunday, April 15-16) and next weekend (April 22-23). The National Park Service is celebrating National Park Week, which runs all week-long. All other park fees associated with camping, lodging, or activities within the park will still be charged.
Park officials urge visitors to get to the park before 9 a.m. as parking areas throughout the park are expected to fill up quickly. Parking is also available at the Yosemite Falls Day Parking Area, located near Yosemite Lodge and Camp 4, and at Half Dome Village. Visitors are encouraged to take the free bus shuttle to get to the Yosemite Valley Village and the Visitor Center.