Yosemite National Park

Yosemite National Park

Yosemite National Park - Yosemite Wilderness Area

Latitude, Longitude: 38.051520, -119.595702

Wilderness Area Wilderness permits are required for all overnight trips into the wilderness in Yosemite National Park. The Wilderness Center in Yosemite Valley is open daily from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm for wilderness information and to obtain wilderness permits. Same day permits are available by self-registration in Tuolumne Meadows, Wawona, and the Big Oak Flat area. Permits are available up to 24 weeks in advance by writing: Wilderness Permits P.O. Box 545 Yosemite CA 95389 or by calling: 209-372-0740. There is a $3.00 per person non-refundable processing fee charged for all reservation requests received by mail or phone. Winter in the Wilderness Yosemite's wilderness is a popular destination for winter skiing and snow-shoeing. But winter wilderness travel calls for snow-camping experience as well as a knowledge of route finding over snow-covered terrain where trails are no longer visible. Most winter wilderness users prefer to enjoy the marked ski and snowshoe trails at Yosemite's three winter use areas. Visitors to the wilderness should be familiar with the use of snowshoes or skis in order to navigate deep snow conditions. Common sense and an understanding of wilderness travel techniques are required to safely enjoy wilderness areas while protecting their fragility. Park regulations are designed for your safety and the protection of the environment. However, rules alone, can never achieve these goals it also takes understanding, care, and respect for these wild lands and their communities of life.