The park closed in mid-March because of the coronavirus pandemic. Yosemite prepares for possible opening, but with no firm date set and major modifications The plan details how visitors may enjoy the park while trying to limit the spread of the coronavirus. Reservations will be required to visit Yosemite National Park when the popular California park reopens, possibly in early June, according to a draft reopening plan released this week. Access it via 120 and by Evergreen Road. The Ahwahnee Hotel and Yosemite Valley Lodge would be open, along with … Reservations will be required to visit Yosemite National Park when the popular California park reopens, possibly in early June, according to a draft reopening plan released this week. In 2012, only 50,000 visitors ventured this far north in the park during all 12 months of the year in comparison to the 24,000 daily visitors to the Yosemite Valley that same year, according to the Sacramento Bee. Yosemite’s Re-Opening Plan Will Mean a Much Less Crowded Park. An exact opening date hasn't been set yet, and the Trump administration must still approve the plan. FRESNO, Calif. — Reservations will be required to visit Yosemite National Park when the popular California park reopens, possibly in early June, according to a draft reopening plan released this KFSN If it’s approved by the Department of the Interior, that is. FRESNO, Calif. -- Yosemite National Park may reopen as early as June, but with major modifications, according to draft plans obtained by ABC7's sister station in Fresno, ABC30. But the plan to re-open the park, formulated by Yosemite authorities to mitigate the spread of the coronavirus, will reduce a whole lot of those headaches. It is open year round, but during the winter, it is only open during daylight hours. When Yosemite reopens, The Ahwahnee hotel and Yosemite Valley Lodge are expected to open at full capacity, along with half of the accommodations at Curry Village, park officials said. Yosemite Falls, as photographed on April 11. The park has been closed since March 20 and this week outlined a draft plan for reopening. Yosemite National Park will reopen Thursday, but don’t expect to spontaneously show up for a visit. —Yosemite Valley Lodge and Mountain Room Lounge bar, but not the Mountain Room Restaurant. That plan also calls for not running shuttle buses in Yosemite Valley. —The Ahwahnee Hotel, but the dining room will only be open … Officials at Yosemite National Park have drawn up a plan to reopen as early as June. But parks …