Discussion are expanding regarding how to solve Yosemite National Park's traffic congestion problems but no solution is yet in sight. Since 2010, Yosemite has received over 30 million visitors with 2017 being the second highest year at 4.4 million visitors. Some days last summer, visitors were routinely turned back after inching their way to the Valley floor in miles-long lines of cars, RVs and buses and paying the $30 entrance fee. Frustration has risen in direct proportion to the gridlock and some visitors feel their trip to Yosemite was not what they had expected.
National Park Service recently released a video showing just how bad the congestion can be. You can watch the video by clicking here. In addition, three newspapers recently released editorials on Yosemite's overcrowding. You can read the editorials by clicking the following links for the Sacramento Bee, the Modesto Bee or the Merced Sun Star.