For many visitors entering Yosemite from the west, the information station at Big Oak Flat is their first opportunity to get oriented with the celebrated national park. The existing facility, however, strains to house important services, including wilderness permits, campground reservations and a Yosemite Conservancy bookstore, in just 200 square feet. With limited space and no helpful directional materials, the structure is ill-equipped to accommodate the thousands of people traveling in via Highway 120 each day.

In conjunction with the park’s construction of a more spacious structure, this grant funds the design of integrated orientation, wayfinding, trip-planning and educational resources for the new space. Clear, practical signs will help visitors take advantage of self-service resources, find relevant one-on-one assistance, and efficiently navigate through the building and on to their Yosemite journey.

Your support will fund a key component of a much-needed revitalization of visitor services at Yosemite’s Big Oak Flat.

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