Cellular Service & Internet Access

Cellular Service & Internet Access


Cellular Phone Service

Can you hear me now? Because the towering mountains block the signals from cell phone towers, you phone may not always work in all parts of Yosemite. Here’s our best advice for getting a good signal—though it will depend greatly on which wireless company you use:

  • Yosemite Valley and Tuolumne Meadows have good signals. The best signal is in the Yosemite Village area near the Visitor Center.  
  • Signals also tend to be dependable in Crane Flat and right outside the park in El Portal.

Keep in mind that cell phone service is uncertain in and around the Park. To learn more about cell phone data coverage, visit the National Park Service website.


Wireless Internet Access

Here’s where you can get a Wi-Fi signal for checking email or visiting websites:

Yosemite Valley Lodge:

  • Anyone staying at the Lodge or using the conference/business services will be given a password for free internet access.
  • At the Lodge, non-guests can pay $5.95 for an Internet Access Pass that’ll provide you with 24 hours of service.
  • Guests staying at the Lodge can take advantage of the lobby computer to print documents—like maps or directions.

Yosemite Village:

  • Access to Yosemite-specific websites via Wi-Fi is free
  • Computer kiosks with pay-to-use internet service are located Degnan’s Café
  • You can also use the Internet at the Mariposa County Library.

Half Dome Village and The Majestic Yosemite Hotel:

  • Internet access provided to only guests staying at the hotel.