Mariposa Grove Commercial Bus Parking

Yosemite National Park

The Mariposa Grove Shuttle service season for 2024 will begin sometime in May. Bus parking reservations are only available when the shuttle service is operating. Check back here for updated information on shuttle service to the Mariposa Grove for the 2024 season.

Mariposa Grove Bus Parking Reservations will be released January 5, 2024 at 7:00 am PT for arrivals TBD season opening through November 30, 2024. 

The Mariposa Grove bus parking will resume for the season TBD.

Bus parking reservations are required for all commercial and non commercial operators with vehicles over 21 feet in length arriving at the Mariposa Grove. The reservation must be obtained by the transportation operator or the tour company. Individual (private) vehicles do not require a reservation and may park in the Mariposa Grove Day Use Parking area.  

The Mariposa Grove, near Yosemite's South Entrance, contains about 500 mature giant sequoias, which are among the largest living things on Earth. The Mariposa Grove is a popular destination, drawing hundreds of visitors each day who meander along the pathways among some of the largest trees in the world.  

Commercial and non-commercial passenger carriers with vehicle over 21 feet in length must make a bus parking reservation through to park in the Mariposa Grove Bus Parking lot. Commercial bus parking reservations are only available to commercial operators who hold a Commercial Use Authorization (CUA) from Yosemite National Park and private, nonprofit bus groups. Schools planning to visit the Mariposa Grove by bus should email the Educational Fee Waiver Office at for fee waiver information.  

If you are a commercial operator and do not have a Commercial Use Authorization and want to bring your commercial vehicle to Yosemite National Park, please visit, or email

Permit & Season Information

This permit allows the permit holder to park bus over 21 feet in length in the Mariposa Grove Bus Parking Lot. 

Non-commercial passenger carriers or commercial carriers with a CUA may book up to 2 reservations per day.

Need to Know

Fee Policy

There a $6 non refundable processing fee for each reservation. 

Two bus parking reservations per day per customer and up to six reservations in one transaction.

No refunds for cancellations. Please cancel if possible so your spot can be utilized.

Cancellation Policy

Changing permit times after making a reservation require cancelling and purchasing a new reservation.

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