Why you won’t need reservations to visit Yosemite National Park next year

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The Mercury News

Ending a requirement that has been in place for the past three years, Yosemite National Park won’t require people to make reservations next year for day visits to the famed Sierra landmark. But next month, Yosemite officials will begin a planning process that could result in permanent reservation requirements for day-use visitors after 2024. “The issue of congestion and gridlock have been issues for 30 or 40 years,” said Yosemite spokesman Scott Gediman. “The time is right to initiate this process and come up with a managed access plan. We’re hearing from visitors and the environmental groups …

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