There is now a new EV charging station at the Ahwahnee in Yosemite Valley that will accommodate two cars, as well as the charger in Yosemite Village. The new chargers at the Ahwahnee were supplied by Tesla and installed by the Delaware North Corporation (DNC), the current Park concessionaire. All parking in the National Park is public so the chargers at the Ahwahnee are for use by all EVs, not just hotel guests.
The National Park Service requirement was that this station should be able to charge all electric vehicles and not be brand specific, and that there be no obvious brand advertising. To this end Tesla supplied a HPWC and a Clipper Creek J1772 for this facility and DNC installed those chargers on simple wood post in the back row of the parking lot to the right of the porte cochere as you approach the Ahwahnee.
I tested these chargers today and the HPWC charged our MS at 80 amps, and the J1772 at 15 amps. I understand that this was probably all the power that was available for this purpose at that site. I also tested the J1772 by the Village Store and it charged at 32 amps.
DNC is in the process of establishing a protocol for charging and moving cars when they are adequately charged to accommodate those waiting and this may well involve the using the bellman and/or Valet Parking personnel. Let's just say that the Valets learned how charge a Tesla today!
DNC, is also planning to install one or more similar stations at the Yosemite Lodge, but i am not at all sure of the timeframe. Since the parking at the Yosemite Lodge/Yosemite Falls area is so crazy in the summertime, there is a concern that those spaces might go unused. If the spots at the Ahwahnee are used, that might reassure them of the demand more EV charging.
I think that it is significant that Tesla was willing to supply charging equipment for non-Tesla vehicles and that they did not insist on any obvious Tesla signage. Hopefully something similar will happen in other National Parks.
Start planning your trips to Yosemite. BTW, today was a beautiful day at Yosemite. No crowds. Excellent lunch at the Ahwahnee. The only thing that would have made the day better would have been rain!