Yosemite Area Online Forums Visiting Yosemite Long wait to get into the gate

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    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.

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    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.

    http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/opinion/editorials/ct-national-parks-yellowstone-yosemite-nps-edit-0811-jm-20160810-story.html

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