"Yosemite is a land where history was made—our nation's first land dedicated to recreation and enjoyment. As the precedent for all future American national parks, we truly know there would be no national parks without Yosemite. Located in central California, Yosemite National Park was established in 1890 and draws four million annual visitors. Almost 95 percent of the park’s 747,956 acres (roughly the size of Rhode Island) is classified as wilderness.
Yosemite National Park offers an abundance of activities and sightseeing destinations. The Valley is a 7 mile wide canyon with incredible rock formations, including El Capitan, the world's tallest granite monolith and one of the world's top rock climbing destinations. Yosemite Falls is the largest waterfall in North America with breathtaking views. Peak visitation at the falls is in the spring as it is comprised entirely of melting snow. The park is also known for its Giant Sequoia trees, which are estimated to be over 3,000 years old." - National Parks
Permits Are No Longer Required For Film
Due to Price v. Barr, they have removed the requirement for filmmakers to need a permit if you're doing "low-impact" film. For "high-impact" film, you will need to contact the park directly before your shoot. Visit this link to learn more about what "high-impact" film means.
Permit Required For Photographers
Permits are required for photographers if the following applies to you:
the activity takes place at location(s) where or when members of the public are generally not allowed; or
the activity uses model(s), sets(s), or prop(s) that are not a part of the location's natural or cultural resources or administrative facilities; or
a park would incur additional administrative costs to monitor the activity.
Visit this link for application forms and permit information.
Entrance Fee Required
$35 / vehicle
For more information on entrance fees, annual passes, or other non traditional vehicles, click this link.
Please note that GPS units do not always provide accurate directions to or within Yosemite. Use this link for specific directions on how to get there.
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