The Half Dome, emblematic granite dome in Yosemite National Park, mountains of the Sierra Nevada.
You'll Need A Reservation To Visit These Incredible National Parks
Mount Rainier National Park has had a dramatic surge in interest, so the staff has instituted a reservation system to create timed entry slots for the first time.
Mount Rainier
This approach is set to be tested in 2024 to alleviate stress. Entry is good for one day, and time slots can be reserved between 7 a.m. and 3 p.m. for Paradise and Sunset Corridor.
Rocky Mountain National Park will have a reservation program in 2024. The park will be split into two sections: Bear Lake Road Corridor and the rest of the park.
Rocky Mountain
Visitors can secure a timed entry permit for either section. The reservations themselves are free, but to book a time slot, you'll have to pay a $2 processing fee.
Glacier National Park is complete with 700 miles of hiking trails and relatively few visitors. To explore the park during peak season, you'll need a vehicle reservation.
Like others, the reservation's cost comes in the form of a $2 processing fee on Reservations can be made 120 days in advance and are good for one day.
Due to its popularity, Shenandoah National Park has a permanent ticket system. To access the mountain's base, trail, and summit, you'll need to be on the day-ticket list.
The park offers 800 day-use tickets for each day. This ticketing process begins at 10 a.m. on February 17, and reservations will cost the standard $2 processing fee.
In 2024, visitors will need entry reservations if they visit Yosemite National Park to alleviate stress on the park's infrastructure. The reservation calendar is hectic.
In February, spring, early summer, and fall, reservations are needed on weekends and holidays. From July 1 to August 16, you'll need one for every day.