Please note that while Yosemite remains open during the federal government shutdown, services and facilities are very limited, and certain areas of the park are closed. For more information, please refer to the National Park Service and the Department of the Interior: visit www.nps.gov/yose and www.doi.gov/shutdown.

As the impact of the government shutdown continues to be felt, Yosemite Conservancy remains committed to supporting Yosemite National Park.

Click here for more information on the availability of Yosemite Conservancy programs and services during the shutdown.

Visitor Services

Yosemite's WildLink programs connect youth to nature in a national park — and in their own neighborhoods.

Visitor Services

People from around the world visit Yosemite to hike, camp, climb, take in the storied scenery and reconnect with the natural world. Conservancy donors help ensure diverse park visitors can access, experience and enjoy Yosemite’s wonders. This year, your gifts can help underrepresented groups connect with wilderness, inspire kids and teens to become stewards of public lands, support efforts to improve visitor flow in the Valley, and more.  

Create transformational outdoor experiences for low-income Central Valley teens through a 40-day academic- and adventure-focused summer course, weekend retreats and mentoring. Photo: Courtesy of ARC

Create transformational outdoor experiences for low-income Central Valley teens through a 40-day academic- and adventure-focused summer course, weekend retreats and mentoring.

Connect visitors with Yosemite’s vertical wilderness through an interactive ranger-led program focused on natural history, climbing culture and environmental conservation. Photo: Yosemite Conservancy/Ryan Kelly

Connect visitors with Yosemite’s vertical wilderness through an interactive ranger-led program focused on natural history, climbing culture and environmental conservation

Initiate a “Beach Educators” program to create a more welcoming experience for Spanish-speaking visitors, with a focus on promoting environmental ethics and safety. Photo: Courtesy of NPS

Initiate a “Beach Educators” program to create a more welcoming experience for Spanish-speaking visitors, with a focus on promoting environmental ethics and safety.

Inspire Yosemite’s future stewards through year-round Junior Ranger activities that encourage kids to explore, learn about and protect the natural world. Photo: Yosemite Conservancy/Keith Walklet

Inspire Yosemite’s future stewards through year-round Junior Ranger activities that encourage kids to explore, learn about and protect the natural world.

Coordinate volunteer-driven efforts to spread key messages and patrol popular trails, to help visitors enjoy the park safely and avoid preventable accidents. Photo: Yosemite Conservancy/Mark Marschall

Coordinate volunteer-driven efforts to spread key messages and patrol popular trails, to help visitors enjoy the park safely and avoid preventable accidents.

Examine how daytime and overnight visitors move through Yosemite, to inform strategies for ensuring positive park experiences and reducing congestion. Photo: Yosemite Conservancy/Mark Marschall

Examine how daytime and overnight visitors move through Yosemite, to inform strategies for ensuring positive park experiences and reducing congestion.