Day-use Reservations for National Parks – Summer 2024

Summer 2024, some national parks require a day-use or timed entry reservation.

Other national parks require reservations for car parking, driving on certain roads through the park, or hiking on popular trails.

Arches National Park – Utah

April 1 through October 31, for entrance to Arches you’ll need a timed entry ticket, photo ID, plus park pass or entrance fee.

Reserve your timed entry ticket for a specific day, at a specific time.

Tip: When you arrive the park, don’t be late; miss your time slot, you may not be allowed in.

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Yosemite National Park – California

Yosemite requires a day-use reservation for specific days to drive into the park – April 13 to October 27, between 5am and 4pm.

If you want to drive through the park, on Hwy 120 through Tuolumne Meadows to cross to the other side of the Sierra, day-use reservation is also required.

More information : Day-use Reservations

Tip: If you have campground, hotel or vacation rental reservation inside the park, a day-use reservation is not needed.

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Rocky Mountain National Park – Colorado

Plan your visit, May 24 to October 15, timed entry ticket to the park is required. More info: Timed Entry

Tip: No ticket is needed if you have reserved camping, guided tour, or commercial tour.

Reserve ticket here:

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Glacier National Park – Montana

Glacier requires a vehicle reservation to drive Going-to-the-Sun Road and North Road – May 24 to September 8.

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Shenandoah National Park – Virginia

  • March 1 to November 30, planning to visit Old Rag Mountain, including hiking on the trails, day-use reservation is required.

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    Muir Woods National Monument – California

    To visit the magnificent redwoods, you’ll need a reservation for car parking or shuttle bus. This is required every day, year round.

    The parking lot is walking distance to Muir Woods entrance. More info: Parking

    If car parking reservations are all filled up, on weekends and holidays, a shuttle bus from off-site location to the woods is an option. More info: a href=”″>Shuttle bus

    Pick up the shuttle bus at Pohono Street Park and Ride – 100 Shoreline Hwy, Mill Valley CA.

    Tip: There is no WiFi or cell phone coverage in Muir Woods, so download or print your reservation become you come.

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    Mount Rainier National Park – Washington

    Timed-entry reservation required May 24 to September 2 for Paradise corridor, which is most popular route through the park, 7am to 3pm.

    Reservations available three months in advance.

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    Fern Canyon Redwood National Park – California

    It’s a bit of a drive to reach Fern Canyon, 7 miles are down a gravel dirt road, but a walk through Fern Canyon is one of our favorite things to do with kids on the Redwood Coast.

    Car parking for Fern Canyon is very limited.

    May 15 to September 15, 2024, parking reservation is required.