Yosemite

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Yosemite National Park enthralls visitors with its diverse terrain, abundant wildlife, and incomparable scenery.

Features:
- Established October 1, 1890
- Covers 761,268 acres
- Yosemite Valley
- Half Dome
- El Capitan
- Bridalveil Fall

Yosemite National Park enthralls visitors with its diverse terrain, abundant wildlife, and incomparable scenery.

750,000 acres of soaring cliffs, cascading waterfalls, and lush meadows make Yosemite one of the world’s natural wonders.

Whether you want to marvel at the Park’s most famous landmarks or discover hidden gems, your trip to Yosemite starts here!

Yosemite Valley

The heart of the Park, and its most popular attraction.

Yosemite Falls, North America’s tallest waterfall, cascades 2,425 feet to the Valley floor far below. Light dances across the sheer granite faces of El Capitan and Half Dome, a natural performance unlike any in the world. A shuttle system, a web of paved walking paths and trails, and plentiful dining and accommodation options make a trip to the Valley effortlessly easy.

Established October 1st, 1890
Size: 748,542 acres, or, 1,169 square miles;
94% of the park is designated wilderness.

Address: P.O. Box 577, Yosemite National Park, CA 95389

Campsites: 1,445 individual sites parkwide

Overnight Accommodations: 1,729 units

Paved Roads: 360 miles

Developed Trails: 800 miles

Wildlife Species (approximate)
Amphibians & Reptiles – 40
Birds – 242
Fish – 11
Mammals – 77

Flora Species:
Flowering Plants – 1,400
Trees – 37

Highest Peak: Mt. Lyell 13,114 ft.

Geographic Center of the Park: Mt. Hoffmann

Highest Paved Pass in the Sierra:
Tioga Pass, 9,945 ft.

Major Park Lakes: 318
With Fish – 127
Without Fish – 191

Rivers & Streams: 880 miles

Yosemite’s Ten Highest Peaks

Mt. Lyell – 13,114 ft
Mt. Dana – 13,053 ft
Kuna Peak – 13,003 ft
Rodgers Peak – 12,978 ft
Mt. Maclure – 12,960 ft
Mt. Gibbs – 12,764 ft
Mt. Conness – 12,590 ft
Mt. Florence – 12,561 ft
Simmons Peak – 12,503 ft
Excelsior Mountain – 12,446 ft

Yosemite Valley Weather Data

Max TempMin TempRainfall in inches
Jan 49 26 6.2
Feb 55 28 6.1
Mar 59 31 5.2
Apr 65 35 3.0
May 73 42 1.3
Jun 82 48 0.7
Jul 90 54 0.4
Aug 90 53 0.3
Sep 87 47 0.9
Oct 74 39 2.1
Nov 58 31 5.5
Dec 48 26 5.6


Unforgettable Adventures

Explore the treasures of Yosemite National Park.

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Mariposa County

Discover mining camps and ghost towns, world-class fishing and fine dining!

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Glacier Point

Take in soaring valley views and first-class stargazing from a 3,200 foot perch.

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Mariposa Grove

Feel tiny beside giant sequoias, the planet's largest living organisms.