Yosemite National Park


Yosemite National Park is one of the national park jewels that everyone must visit at least once in their lifetime. It makes for a perfect adventure for any Van nomad. 


Yosemite is probably one of the most beautiful places I have visited in my van. The scenery and wildlife is spectacular and will leave you breathless. The park also offers a wide variety of activities including hiking, camping, fishing, climbing, photography, and exploring.


The amount of hiking trails located throughout the park is endless. The trails range from basic to advance. The most popular trails include Half Dome. Some of these trails require a permit so plan accordingly. 


Yosemite National Park has 13 popular campgrounds, of which up to seven are on a reservation system. From April through September, reservations are essential and even the first-come, first-served campgrounds usually fill by noon (often earlier) from April through September.

It’s a privilege to have Yosemite National Park for our enjoyment, so please practice Leave No Trace principles.


You can drive to Yosemite year-round and enter via Highways 41, 140, and 120 from the west. Tioga Pass Entrance (via Highway 120 from the east) is closed from approximately November through late May or June. Hetch Hetchy is open all year but may close intermittently due to snow. Please note that GPS units do not always provide accurate directions to or within Yosemite.


reservation is required to drive into Yosemite National Park during peak hours (6 am – 4 pm) from May 20 through September 30, 2022.

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