Children and youth explore nature in Yosemite’s popular Junior Ranger Program.

Visitor Services

Funding Needed for Visitor Services: $1,346,355

What geological forces created Half Dome? How did Yosemite get its name? Who were the park’s original inhabitants? What animal left those footprints on the trail: bear or mountain lion? Your support allows us to provide the resources to answer these questions and many more by educating and inspiring visitors through informative and inspirational visitor programs.

Visitors watch climbers on El Capitan while climbing rangers answer their questions.

Climbing rangers answer your questions

Environmental-education programs in Yosemite’s gateway communities inspire youth.

Inspiring future generations of park stewards

Yosemite’s preventative Search and Rescue programs reduce visitor accident and injury.

Reducing visitor accident and injury through education

Visitors appreciate the new signage in Yosemite Valley.

Improving maps and signs in Yosemite Valley

Underserved youth learn about nature through photography in Yosemite.

Underserved youth learn about nature through photography

Children and youth explore nature in Yosemite’s popular Junior Ranger Program.

Children and youth explore nature in one of Yosemite’s most popular programs

Adventure Risk Challenge transforms the lives of underserved youth through team-building in Yosemite.

Transforming the lives of underserved youth

Parsons Memorial Lodge hosts a popular arts-and-sciences forum in Yosemite’s Tuolumne Meadows.

Popular arts-and-sciences forum in Tuolumne Meadows

Yosemite’s Search and Rescue programs reduce visitor accident and injury.

Caring for our Search and Rescue volunteers

Maintaining scenic vistas in Yosemite connect visitors to the park’s landscapes.

Connecting visitors to the majesty of the park

Underserved youth are introduced to Yosemite through WildLink programs.

Underserved youth are introduced to Yosemite

New visitor information hub will greet visitors and connect them to Yosemite’s beauty.

Greeting visitors and connecting them to Yosemite’s beauty

UC Merced’s on-campus center connects Yosemite with youth in their own communities.

The on-campus center connects the park with youth in their own communities

Youth explore National Park Service careers with WildLink Bridge.

Youth explore National Park Service careers with WildLink Bridge

Yosemite’s popular Nature Notes video series provides glimpses of Yosemite’s wonder on our Youtube channel.

Expanding the popular video series