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Dear Guest:

We are sorry to inform you that Yosemite National Park has re-instituted a reservation system for Peak Season making it confusing and difficult for visitors. You must understand these rules and plan your visit accordingly.


Horsetail Fall Event: Reservations are required to enter Yosemite on Saturdays and Sundays including the holiday Monday beginning February 10th through February 25th, 2024. YOU MUST OBTAIN A RESERVATION IF YOU PLAN TO ENTER ON: February 10, 11, 17, 18, 19, 24, 25, 2024.


Reservations will be required on select days beginning April 13 and ending October 27, during peak hours from 5:00 AM - 4:00 PM

  • From April 13 - June 30 reservations are required on Saturdays, Sundays, and Holidays (May 27, June 19)
  • From July 1 - August 16, reservations are required EVERY DAY - seven (7) days a week
  • From August 17 - October 27, reservations are required on Saturdays, Sundays, and Holidays (September 2 and October 14)


Most reservations for all dates from April 13 - October 27 will be available on Recreation.gov on January 5 at 8:00 AM Pacific time. Additional reservations will be available seven days before the arrival date on Recreation.gov

Additional reservations will be available seven days before the arrival date (e.g., make a reservation for an arrival date of October 27 or October 20). Reservations available one week in advance will be a combination of reservations valid for full days or reservations valid for arrival only in the afternoons.

Driving through the park will also require a reservation if entering between 5 am and 4 pm

Reservations are available each day at 8 am Pacific time. Reservations are taken almost immediately. Be sure to have a Recreation.gov account and be logged in and ready to get a reservation promptly at 8 am Pacific time.

There is a non-refundable reservation fee of $2 (this does not include the $35-per-car park entrance fee).

Each user can make one reservation for each three-day period. For example, if a user makes a reservation for a Friday arrival (valid Friday through Sunday), the user won’t be able to make a second reservation for an arrival that Friday, Saturday, or Sunday. The reservation holder must be in the arriving vehicle and show a photo ID at the entrance station.

There are two reservation types: Full Day (covers entry between 5 am - 4 pm, and Half Day (covers entry between noon - 4 pm).

Peak-hours reservations are valid for three consecutive days (including arrival date).

If you don't have computer access, you can call Recreation.gov at (877) 444-6777 to make a reservation.

Frequently Asked Questions for Yosemite Peak Reservations System

Yosemite Southgate Hotel and Suites

Located just 14 miles from Yosemite's Southgate Entrance!

Yosemite Southgate Hotel & Suites

Our hotel is located in Oakhurst, California only minutes away from the south gate entrance to Yosemite National Park on Highway 41. We are conveniently located nearby many restaurants including Denny's Restaurant which is located next door.
Consistently ranked the #1 Hotel in Oakhurst according to TripAdvisor, The Yosemite Southgate Hotel & Suites and its staff take immense pride in providing travelers who are coming to visit our Country's Crown Jewel, Yosemite National Park, a comfortable place to stay.

Yosemite Southgate Hotel & Suites Amenities

The Yosemite Southgate Hotel & Suites offers spacious suite type rooms which at nearly 500 square feet are some of the largest rooms in the Yosemite area. We also are the only property in Oakhurst with interior corridor entry and an elevator, and ample parking for buses and RVs, making The Southgate a perfect hotel for groups. A convenient Hot Continental Breakfast is available for every registered guest.

Yosemite National Park Lodging

We offer two different fully remodeled room types: The King Mini Suite is a large and spacious room with a California King Size bed and sleeper queen sized sofabed that can easily accommodate a couple with children. The Double Queen Family Mini Suite is a large and spacious room with two Queen Size beds that can easily accommodate a party of four adults. All of our rooms feature full baths and brand new 46 inch LED TVs, RFID locks, in-room safe, and brand new furnishings and decor. Every room features an executive work desk and chair with ample plugs.

Yosemite Southgate Hotel & Suites Services

The Yosemite Southgate Hotel & Suites' facilities include a steam and a dry heat sauna and a seasonal pool and spa to unwind after a long day sightseeing. WIFI is available throughout our property. Additionally, we provide a small business center with a computer and printer so you can easily print boarding passes or do research for your travels if you are traveling without a laptop.

Yosemite Southgate Hotel & Suites Attractions

We are conveniently located a short drive from the Yosemite Sierra Visitor's Center where you can obtain assistance and information about visiting Yosemite National Park.
Let us host you at the Yosemite Southgate Hotel & Suites and show you our hospitality when you are traveling to Yosemite National Park or visiting Bass Lake.


Take a look at the special offers and hotel packages offered by Yosemite Southgate Hotel & Suites. Book your stay today at our Oakhurst hotel now! The very best way to plan your trip to Oakhurst is with Yosemite Southgate Hotel & Suites Packages. Spend less for your fun and entertainment in Yosemite.


Spacious suites with modern decor and plush bedding, a private full bath, and high-end signature amenities await after your nature expedition.

Yosemite Southgate Hotel & Suites

All of our rooms are non-smoking and offer RFID electronic locks and air-conditioning and heat.

Attractions Oakhurst, California

The Yosemite Valley is known for its breathtaking sheer walls and valley floor. The Valley's evolution began when alpine glaciers permeated through the canyon of the Merced River. Ice carved through the granite leaving such intriguing rock formations as El Capitan and Cathedral Rocks. The Valley is home to a variety of wildlife and the most majestic waterfalls of the world. The beauty of Yosemite is unsurpassed and is a favorite of nature lovers and photographers.

Yosemite Southgate Hotel & Suites Attractions
OUR LOCATION Located just 14 miles South of
Yosemite’s South Entrance/Mariposa Grove

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When traveling to top tourist destinations in California, we've got covered!

If you are planning on visiting the California Coast, stay at the quaint Stage Coach Lodge which is located in Downtown Monterey.

If you are extending your visit at the Yosemite National Park, stay with us at the Yosemite Westgate Lodge, located on Highway 120.

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