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Park Entrance?

Walker, Louisiana
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Park Entrance?
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Which entrance to enter park from Fresno International?

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google.com/maps/dir/Fresno+Yosemite+International+Airport,+5175+E+Clinton+Way,+Fresno,+CA+93727,+Vereinigte+Staaten/Yosemite+Valley,+Kalifornien,+USA/@37.5143866,-120.7329025,8.48z/data=!4m13!4m12!1m5!1m1!1s0x80945f2cf9262ef1:0xcffea114d9cd0c3a!2m2!1d-119.7199042!2d36.7698448!1m5!1m1!1s0x8096f1fe38f263af:0x19213f2e54c9e26e!2m2!1d-119.5936038!2d37.7455701

Washington State
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Hi

There are great maps in the Top Questions on the right side of the page, full TripAdvisor website.

The South Gate on Hwy 41 is the best choice from FAT.

Where are you staying?

Washington State
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Here is the map in Reply 1, zoomed in on the South Entrance. (The three horizontal dots in the upper left are a menu symbol. Click. Then select Share/Embed map, paper clip icon.)

https://goo.gl/maps/PBBz9UFHRqQNPQh99

At this exact moment, there is a delay at the South Entrance Gate so Hwy 41 is red. That's where folks show their in-the-park lodging reservations OR their Peak Hours Entry Permit as well as pay the entrance fee or show an annual pass. The delay could be a few minutes or more. My delay was 48 minutes. I drove by the South Gate exiting a week later at the same time and the delay was about 1 or 2 minutes. It is possible that entry permits or overnight lodging inside the Park will again be a requirement in May 2023, but we don't know.

I recommend using specific locations rather than "Yosemite Valley" on Google Maps. Use the name of the lodging or specific parking lot. One way roads in Yosemite Valley can make things confusing.

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