I’ve heard that there is a long wait to get into the gate at Yosemite this year. Is this the case for all of the gates? I usually go in the south gate near Oakhurst but am wondering if I should go to Mariposa instead.
The Park Service’s most popular destinations are all having record attendance. The Grand Canyon: 5.5 million in 2015, a 16 percent jump from 2014. Yosemite: 4.1 million, 6.8 percent jump. Yellowstone: 4 million, 16 percent jump. The result? Two-hour waits just to get up to a park’s entrance. Overspilling trash cans. Jam-packed parking lots. Interminably long lines at bathrooms and shuttle stops.