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Lodge Reopens Friday, February 5th!

In keeping with the latest state health order, we will be reopening the Lodge, Spa, Restaurant, Tavern and General Store, to all guests on Friday, February 5th, following recommended guidelines for health and safety.

We operate in keeping with Federal, State, and Local guidelines for social distancing designed to slow the spread of Covid-19:

  • All allowable amenities will be open, including  heated saltwater swimming pool, hot tubs, play areas and professionally guided excursions
  • When necessary, Restaurant and Tavern service shifts to takeout only, so you can dine in outdoor spaces around the property, in the privacy of your room or on your private deck
  • Rush Creek’s new Spa offers private treatments and private day use for couples and small groups
  • For more information on our lodge’s enhanced cleaning and service protocols, visit our Clean & Safe Program page

Please call or email us at (209) 379-2373 or if you have any questions or concerns.  Our Front Desk team is available 8:00 am – 4:30 pm daily.

Yosemite Reopens 2/1, Day Use Entry Tickets Required 2/8-28

To make safe social distancing possible, the Park Service will temporarily require advance reservations for most day-use visitors, February 8th through the 28th, 2021. 

Yosemite Day Use Entry Tickets go on sale Monday, February 1st at 8am at recreation.gov.

Details are updated regularly on the Park Service’s website, and here are our key highlights at-a-glance, including exceptions to the program:

  • Yosemite Day Use Entry Tickets go on sale Monday, February 1st at 8am at recreation.gov, and it’s best to make purchase your Day Use Entry Ticket for “Yosemite National Park Ticketed Entry” online as far in advance as possible
  • Last minute travelers: while most Day Use Entry Tickets will be sold in advance, the Park Service will release 20% of them for purchase within 48-hours of arrival day on a first-come first-served basis at recreation.gov
  • Even if you have a National Park Pass, you will need to reserve a Day Use Entry Ticket on recreation.gov in order to enter the park.  You won’t have to pay the entrance fee a second time, just a $2 processing fee
  • Park Entrance Passes are good for 7 days, but you MUST register your Day Use Entry Ticket at the Park entrance gate on the first day of your ticketed week in order to also obtain Day Use Entry on any of the other days
  • Shuttle service is not available in/out of the park right now, but we are actively working with regional partners in search of a solution
  • Yosemite’s free shuttle service is not operating
  • At this time, we are not able to obtain passes for our guests to drive their own cars in/out of the park.  Each vehicle must obtain their own pass at recreation.gov.

If you would like to see/download/print our PDF with key information and step-by-step instructions, click here.

You Do Not Need a Day Use Entry Ticket If:

  • Participating in one of our professionally guided trips.  Park admission fees and park access are included in our trips.
  • Visiting the Hetch Hetchy area, however access is limited when parking fills
  • You have an existing Wilderness permit

Although the ways in which we access the park these days is a bit different, Yosemite is as incredible as ever, and we can’t wait to share an amazing adventure with you.

Happy trails,
Your friends at Rush Creek

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