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Yosemite National Park anticipates extremely busy Memorial Day weekend

Visitors advised severe traffic congestion expected

Yosemite National Park anticipates an extremely busy Memorial Day weekend with heavy traffic congestion.

Visitors in personal vehicles arriving late morning through mid-day should expect extensive delays getting into and moving about the park, particularly in Yosemite Valley and Glacier Point. Park rangers urge visitors to enter the park before 9 a.m. or after 6 p.m. in order to avoid traffic congestion and difficulty finding parking.

Rangers also ask visitors to consider using alternative transportation, such as the Yosemite Area Regional Transportation System (YARTS) buses, which serve the park from several gateway communities.

“The park has made improvements to parking, revamped entrance stations, added internal shuttle service and additional YARTS bus service to alleviate congestion over the last few years,” said Park Superintendent Don Neubacher. “However, we’ve been experiencing very high visitation and we wanted to ensure that visitors are informed and able to trip-plan accordingly during this very popular holiday weekend.” ...

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