Yosemite National Park. (Syndication: The Californian)
Will Yosemite National Park be open for visitors on the 4th of July in 2022? If you grab a reservation you can check out the splendor of Yosemite valley.
On the 4th of July, celebrations across the country will vary widely, from lakeside picnics to backyard barbecues.
Some out there will have the chance to spend the day in one of the most beautiful locations in all the land: Yosemite National Park.
Going to Yosemite is truly a magnificent experience, whether you explore the valley floor or hike up to get a closer look at epic waterfalls and jaw-dropping rock faces scaled by the likes of Alex Honnold.
However, getting there requires some preplanning.
Is Yosemite National Park open on July 4th?
Yes, Yosemite is hope on the 4th of July but you must have a reservation if you plan to enter the park during peak hours from 6:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Click here to learn more about making a reservation online. Entrance fees are $35 for vehicles and $30 for motorcycles.
The new reservation system was put in place to limit the number of visitors who enter the park in hopes of preventing overcrowding. That’ll be especially needed on Independence Day with the holiday freeing up more people than usual to check out the sights.
So if you plan to go, be prepared to get there early and deal with some crowds. Check the current conditions to be aware of road closures and other access information.
It’s also summer, so remember that heat can always become a factor. Bring water and stay hydrated, especially if you plan to hike during the heat of the day.
And don’t forget that Yosemite is home to all sorts of wild animals, including bears. As you’re packing up your car make sure you’re not leaving any food behind. The last thing you want is an animal ruining your 4th of July by wrecking your car while looking for that bag of Cheetos you left behind.