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Yosemite National Park

Location
California
Formed
October 1, 1890
Area
761,747.50 acres
(3,082.7 km2)
Visitors in 2017
4,336,890

Yosemite National Park is a United States national park lying in the western Sierra Nevada of California. The park, which is managed by the U.S. National Park Service, covers an area of 747,956 acres (1,168.681 sq mi; 302,687 ha; 3,026.87 km). Designated a World Heritage Site in 1984, Yosemite is internationally recognized for its granite cliffs, waterfalls, clear streams, giant sequoia groves, lakes, mountains, glaciers, and biological diversity. Almost 95% of the park is designated wilderness.

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Visitor Centers

Yosemite Valley Visitor Center

Top Attractions

Sentinel Dome
Half Dome
El Capitan
Yosemite, Tunnel View
Tuolumne Meadows
Yosemite Falls
Mist Trail
Yosemite Valley
Glacier Point

Airports Nearby

Mariposa-Yosemite Airport (RMY)
47.0 mi / 1 hour 15 mins
Fresno Yosemite International Airport (FAT)
94.7 mi / 2 hours 26 mins
Sacramento International Airport (SMF)
176 mi / 3 hours 38 mins
Norman Y. Mineta San Jose International Airport (SJC)
184 mi / 3 hours 51 mins
San Francisco International Airport (SFO)
192 mi / 3 hours 54 mins
Mammoth Yosemite Airport (MMH)
322 mi / 6 hours 38 mins

Towns Nearby

El Portal
14.9 mi / 29 mins
Yosemite West
17.6 mi / 36 mins
Wawona
28.2 mi / 54 mins
Mariposa
43.3 mi / 1 hour 10 mins
Groveland
47.8 mi / 1 hour 12 mins
Bass Lake
48.9 mi / 1 hour 26 mins
Mammoth Lakes
320 mi / 6 hours 36 mins

Weather Averages

(In Farenheit. Source: NOAA)

* Distances and travel times are calculated to Yosemite Valley Visitor Center.