Dear Guest:

We are sorry to inform you that Yosemite National Park has re-instituted a reservation system for Peak Season making it confusing and difficult for visitors. You must understand these rules and plan your visit accordingly.

Horsetail Fall Event: Reservations are required to enter Yosemite on Saturdays and Sundays including the holiday Monday beginning February 10th through February 25th, 2024. YOU MUST OBTAIN A RESERVATION IF YOU PLAN TO ENTER ON: February 10, 11, 17, 18, 19, 24, 25, 2024.

Reservations will be required on select days beginning April 13 and ending October 27, during peak hours from 5:00 AM - 4:00 PM

  • From April 13 - June 30 reservations are required on Saturdays, Sundays, and Holidays (May 27, June 19)
  • From July 1 - August 16, reservations are required EVERY DAY - seven (7) days a week
  • From August 17 - October 27, reservations are required on Saturdays, Sundays, and Holidays (September 2 and October 14)

Most reservations for all dates from April 13 - October 27 will be available on on January 5 at 8:00 AM Pacific time. Additional reservations will be available seven days before the arrival date on

Additional reservations will be available seven days before the arrival date (e.g., make a reservation for an arrival date of October 27 or October 20). Reservations available one week in advance will be a combination of reservations valid for full days or reservations valid for arrival only in the afternoons.

Driving through the park will also require a reservation if entering between 5 am and 4 pm

Reservations are available each day at 8 am Pacific time. Reservations are taken almost immediately. Be sure to have a account and be logged in and ready to get a reservation promptly at 8 am Pacific time.

There is a non-refundable reservation fee of $2 (this does not include the $35-per-car park entrance fee).

Each user can make one reservation for each three-day period. For example, if a user makes a reservation for a Friday arrival (valid Friday through Sunday), the user won’t be able to make a second reservation for an arrival that Friday, Saturday, or Sunday. The reservation holder must be in the arriving vehicle and show a photo ID at the entrance station.

There are two reservation types: Full Day (covers entry between 5 am - 4 pm, and Half Day (covers entry between noon - 4 pm).

Peak-hours reservations are valid for three consecutive days (including arrival date).

If you don't have computer access, you can call at (877) 444-6777 to make a reservation.

Frequently Asked Questions for Yosemite Peak Reservations System



Welcome to Yosemite Westgate Lodge

Yosemite Westgate Lodge by BLINK HOTELSTM

Welcome to The Yosemite Westgate Lodge, 'your home away from home’ when visiting Yosemite National Park. Our Yosemite National Park hotel is conveniently located on scenic Highway 120 in Buck Meadows, just past the historic gold rush town of Groveland, California. With the most spacious and well-appointed guest rooms in the region and facilities that include a seasonal pool and spa, WiFi, guest laundry, and seasonal on-site restaurant, The Yosemite Westgate Lodge is the closest and most modern hotel to the world-renowned natural treasure, Yosemite.

Yosemite Hotels & Lodging

Our hotel boasts luxuriously appointed and newly remodeled and extremely spacious rooms. Most of our rooms have two queen-size beds, making them ideal for families or groups. The Yosemite Westgate Lodge is a 100% Non-Smoking facility and unfortunately, Pets are NOT allowed. All of our rooms have unique photography of the park from our selected professional photographer Scott Sandler. You can find his images for sale at The Lodge has a seasonal swimming pool, spa, playground, laundry facilities, and an adjacent restaurant. WiFi is available but may be limited in effectiveness due to our wooded natural surroundings.

The Westgate is a horseshoe-shaped facility with 6 independent buildings that frame a central area with a playground, seasonal pool, and spa. Behind the property is an expansive meadow where you are welcome to picnic during the day or enjoy the stars at night. The property offers ample space for gatherings with family and friends.

Yosemite National Park Attractions and Things To Do

Nestled in the Sierra Nevada of California, the Yosemite Westgate Lodge offers easy access to the grandeur of Yosemite National Park and the recreational wonderland of the Stanislaus National Forest. Spacious and comfortable rooms and suites make the Yosemite Westgate Lodge your mountain retreat and a perfect setting for family reunions, corporate events, or even a romantic gateway. The staff and management of the Yosemite Westgate Lodge invite you to experience The Sierras with us.

Yosemite National Park embraces a stunning vastness of scenic wildlands in the Sierra Nevada that stretches along California's eastern edges. The park covers an incredible 1,170 square miles of breathtaking natural splendor. Ranging from 2,000 feet to more than 13,000 feet above sea level, the park encompasses vast wilderness, mountains, lakes, waterfalls, and groves of giant sequoias that are unparalleled to other national parks. Wildlife abounds from the many deer that frequent our property grounds, hence the name of our town, Buck Meadows, to the mountain lions, black bears, bobcats, and many other Sierra animals. Every season brings its own unique picturesque moments, from blooming wildflowers during the spring and summer to the colors of fall and snow in the winter. It is hard to believe that this serene oasis is just hours from bustling metropolitan cities like San Francisco and Los Angeles.

Yosemite Hotel Accommodations

The Lucky Buck Cafe is a seasonal restaurant located right next door that offers great American dining throughout the spring and Summer and with limited hours during the Fall and Winter. With a full menu of good old hearty home-cooked meals from eggs and pancakes in the morning to steak for dinner, The Lucky Buck Cafe is a great place to start your day before your hike and end it after touring The Park. The Lucky Buck Cafe also offers beer and wine and occasional live music with darts and shuffleboard.

If you are traveling on a budget, consider booking at our adjacent sister property, Buck Meadows Lodge. Book directly and save by making your reservation at Please follow the directions on our website to get exact directions to our hotel. Note that GPS devices are generally not reliable up in the mountains and if you use GPS to reach our hotel, you will NOT find us. If your GPS device can find the town of Buck Meadows, CA, then it will properly get you to us, otherwise plugging in our address will NOT lead you to us. We are NOT in Groveland. We are 12 miles further East towards the Park past the town of Groveland in Buck Meadows.

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Our Location Located Only 12 Miles From The West Entrance of
Yosemite National Park

Explore Our Hotel

Our Yosemite hotel offers a wide array of amenities that you would expect in a hotel located in a major metropolitan city, but in close proximity to one of The Natural Wonders of The World. Enjoy a dip in our seasonal pool or relax in our hot tub after a long Yosemite hike. Picnic on our expansive grounds with friends and family or relax with a book in our gazebo or park benches. The Yosemite Westgate Lodge offers a guest laundry and a business center with Internet connectivity. The Lucky Buck Cafe is a seasonal on-site restaurant that offers hearty American fare for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

Our Guest Rooms Spacious and comfortable room with plush bedding and private full bathrooms with granite counter tops and shower surrounds await you after your nature expedition.


When traveling to top tourist destinations in California, we've got you covered!
Stay at either of our hotels at the Westgate or Southgate when travelling to Yosemite National Park. If you are planning on visiting the California Coast, stay at the quaint Stage Coach Lodge which is located in Downtown Monterey.
Book directly with us and save!

Lucky Buck Cafe


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