Yosemite National Park – What’s Open and What’s Not


Updated: June 23, 2020

Yosemite National Park recently reopened on a limited basis after the COVID-19 shutdown. The park is now operating on a reservation system.



For more information on the reservation system, visit http://barrierfreetravels.com/2020/06/yosemite-slated-to-open-reservations-for-day-use-required/.

And here’s the rundown on which facilities are open, and which ones are closed for the season.

The Ahwahnee

Reopened on June 13, 2020. Only hotel guests are allowed to access any of the public areas, including the dining room, bar, gift shop and sweet shop. The dining room is open for breakfast and dinner.


Yosemite Valley Lodge

Reopened on June 13, 2020. The Base Camp Eatery is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner. The Mountain Room Lounge is open in the evenings.  Starbucks, the gift shop and the bike rental stand are open all day. The Mountain Room is temporarily closed, and the pool and the tour desk are closed for the season.


Curry Village

Curry Village reopened at a 50% occupancy rate on June 13, 2020. The Meadow Grill is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Temporary food trucks, which are located in the main parking lot, are open in the afternoon and early evening. Curry Village Grocery and the Mountain Shop are open all day. The bike rental stand will be open all day, beginning on June 16, 2020. The Pavilion and the Pizza Deck are closed for renovations; and raft rentals, the Yosemite Mountaineering School, the pool and the kennels are closed for the season.



Although some campgrounds were opened in early June, due to spike in Covid-19 cases, all campgrounds on June 23. 2020.  All reservations through July 31 have been cancelled. It’s unknown when or if they will reopen.


Yosemite Village

The Village Store, Degnan’s Kitchen and the Village Grill are open all day. The Loft at Degnan’s is closed for the season.



Most of the trails are open. The boulders section at Lower Yosemite Fall is closed, as is Bridaveil Falls. Descending the steps down from Vernal Falls is prohibited. Hikers are instead instructed to continue on to Clark Point, then take the John Muir Trail back to the trailhead.


Other Stores

Glacier Point Store, El Portal Store, and the Wawona Store are open all day.  Crane Flat Store is temporarily closed, but gas is available with a credit/debit card at the pumps.



YARTS is operating at a reduced capacity, at 30 people per bus (22 spots are available by reservations). Advance reservations are highly recommended.


Closed for the Season

  • Wawona Hotel, golf course and stables
  • Housekeeping Camp
  • All High Sierra (Tioga Road) camps, lodges and facilities
  • All Yosemite Shuttles
  • All Concessionaire-Operated Bus Tours
  • Tuolumne Meadows Hikers Bus
  • Tuolumne Meadows Shuttle

And for information on accessible Yosemite itineraries for wheelchair-users and slow walkers, visit http://barrierfreeyosemite.com/suggested-itineraries