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  • Road Closures Due to El Portal Fire

    The Big Oak Flat Road between Crane Flat and the El Portal Road is temporarily closed. There is no access to Yosemite Valley via the Big Oak Flat Road or Highway 120. Tioga Road is open and accessible via Big Oak Flat and Tioga Pass Entrances. More »

  • Campground Closures Due to Fire

    Crane Flat, Bridalveil Creek, and Yosemite Creek Campgrounds are temporarily closed. More »

  • Yosemite National Park is Open

    Yosemite Valley, Glacier Point, and Wawona/Mariposa Grove areas are open and accessible via Highways 140 and 41. Tioga Road is not accessible via Highways 140 and 41 due to a fire.

Carstens Fire Update

June 19, 2013 Posted by: Yosemite Fire Information
  • The Carstens Fire started June 16, 2013, at approximately 2 p.m. at the bottom of Plumbar Creek in Mariposa County. It is currently in Clarks Valley.
  • The fire has been determined to be human caused. An unattended campfire was not fully extinguished. Continued vigilance and fire safety during dry forest conditions is required.
  • Please be aware of large fire equipment on local roads – slow down when passing fire crews. 
Fire Update
  • There is a combination of hand and dozer line around the north end of the fire; firefighters are improving the line while mop-up actions continue. The fire area continues to generate interior heat and areas of smoke. On the southwest side of the fire, the fire continues to back downslope toward the constructed dozer lines burning pockets of green fuel between the fire line and the fire. This is favorable for containment goals.
  • Cooperating Agencies include: The US Forest Service; CALFIRE; California Highway Patrol, National Park Service, Mariposa County, Mariposa County Fire and Mariposa County Sheriff.
Road Closures
  • Jerseydale Rd.
  • Carter Rd.
  • Buckingham Mtn. Rd.
  • Memory Lane Rd.
  • Triangle Rd. – HWY 140 to Darrah Rd is only open to residences on the south side of Triangle Rd.
  • Evacuation orders remain in effect for the areas of: Hites Cove; Jerseydale; Clarks Valley; Mariposa Pines; residents on the north side of Triangle Rd. from HWY 140 to Darrah Rd., including Carter Rd., Buckingham Mtn. Rd. and Memory Lane.
Re-Entry Information
  • Darrah Rd. to Valley View Rd, including Nickel Plate Rd.
  • Triangle Rd – from Darrah Rd. to East Westfall Rd.
  • Lushmeadows sub-division

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YLP Students in 2010

The Yosemite Leadership Program partners with UC Merced, to bring students to the park each summer for hands-on professional development through internships. Students work alongside scientists, educators, interpreters, business managers, and many other professionals of the NPS and park partner organizations. Some go on to become National Park Service rangers.