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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.

Hodgdon Meadow Prescribed Burn - Update

July 10, 2012 Posted by: Yosemite Fire Information

 Hodgdon Meadow Prescribed Burn - Update

Firefighters completed the 234 acre Hodgdon Meadow prescribed fire at 11:30 am on Thursday, June 21. The prescribed fire remains in patrol status, with fire crews continuing to lightly mop-up along the fire perimeter of the 234 acre project. Smoke may be visible over the next few days from continued smoldering within the perimeter. The light smoke will be local in extent to the Hodgdon Community, Big Oak Flat Entrance Station, Evergreen and the Carlon roads. The Carlon road is open. The fishing, and falls trails are open. Hikers are encouraged to stay on the trail and not walk into the fire area.

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Did You Know?

View of Yosemite Valley from the Wawona Tunnel Vista.

Rockfall events have helped shape many of the outstanding features along Yosemite Valley's walls, including Royal Arches, North Dome, and Half Dome. Giant talus slopes that slant away from the Valley walls accumulate debris with each rockfall event.