August 5, 2019 — A new app by Yosemite National Park and Yosemite Conservancy makes it easier to plan a visit and explore Yosemite National Park.
“This app features incredible content about what to see and do in Yosemite in different areas of the park during all seasons,” said Yosemite National Park Superintendent Michael Reynolds. “It’s a great tool intended to enrich visitors’ time in Yosemite.”
The app is available on iOS as NPS Yosemite National Park and on Android as NPS Yosemite. App users will find basic information about park services and programs, as well as an interactive map designed to help visitors locate iconic features, scenic spots, trailheads and amenities. The app features one-day itineraries to explore different areas of park, such as hiking in Yosemite Valley, experiencing the Mariposa Grove of Giant Sequoias and picnicking at Tenaya Lake. It offers self-guided tours to learn about Yosemite’s history and natural phenomena as well as schedules for a variety of activities, including art workshops and theater performances, Ranger-guided programs and more. The app also provides basic details about bus shuttles, road conditions, parking, where to eat in the park, and much more.
“This is a powerful tool to have in your hand to explore and learn about the park,” said Yosemite Conservancy President Frank Dean. “As more people experience Yosemite’s beauty, learn of its history and create memories, it will inspire them to preserve and protect it.”
Yosemite Conservancy donors contributed to building the app. Members of the National Park Service in Yosemite, Yosemite Conservancy and other park partners created the content in the app based on years of experience working with park visitors in and around the Yosemite area. Most app content can be downloaded before arriving in the park and used offline in areas of limited cell service. Users are also able to find Yosemite Conservancy-led programs and adventures, and link to the Conservancy website to learn more about the organization or to donate.
Yosemite Conservancy inspires people to support projects and programs that preserve Yosemite National Park and enrich the visitor experience. Thanks to generous donors, the Conservancy has provided $125 million in grants to the park to restore trails and habitat, protect wildlife, provide educational programs, and more. The Conservancy’s guided adventures, volunteer opportunities, wilderness services and bookstores help visitors of all ages to connect with Yosemite. Learn more: yosemiteconservancy.org or 1-415-434-1782.