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 Village:

  • Complimentary WiFi is available at Degnan's Kitchen (bandwidth is limited).
  • You can also use the Internet at the Mariposa County Library.

Half Dome Village, Yosemite Valley Lodge and The Majestic Yosemite Hotel:

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

NOTE: WiFi bandwidth is limited in Yosemite National Park. The WiFi is only recommended for checking email or some (very) light web browsing. Don't expect to be able to stream movies or download/upload large files. Enjoy the digital detox!