New Yosemite Names

Yosemite Name Changes


On January 14, 2016, the National Park Service issued a press release stating that several places within the park would be given new names to avoid trademark infringement issues tied to a dispute with its outgoing concessionaire. That dispute continues, and the following changes went into effect March 1, 2016:

  • Wawona Hotel became Big Trees Lodge
  • Curry Village became Half Dome Village
  • Yosemite Lodge at the Falls became Yosemite Valley Lodge
  • The Ahwahnee became The Majestic Yosemite Hotel
  • Badger Pass Ski Area became Yosemite Ski & Snowboard Area