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.
Yosemite National Park Asks for New Contract Proposals for Operation of an Urgent Care Medical Clinic
Yosemite National Park announces that the Prospectus for new proposals for the operation of an urgent care medical clinic located in Yosemite Valley, is now available. The existing fifteen year contract, currently held by Tenet Healthcare and managed by Doctors Medical Center of Modesto, will expire on December 31, 2010.
“Doctors Medical Center has been an excellent provider of medical service to Yosemite National Park, and has contributed in a very significant way to the health and well-being of Yosemite visitors and employees for well over a decade,” said Marty Neilson, Chief of Business and Revenue Management for Yosemite National Park. “The existing contract will expire at the end of the year, and we look forward to receiving offers from medical providers who are interested in serving the continuing need for medical service in the park.”
A site visit to the urgent care medical clinic, and related employee housing, for all interested offerors, is scheduled for June 9, 2010 at 10 a.m. Questions concerning the Prospectus should be directed to Darby Watson, Project Manager, National Park Service Division of Commercial Services, Pacific West Region, at 510-817-1365, or by e-mail. Questions pertaining to the site visit on June 9th may be directed to Kim Tucker, Concessions Specialist, National Park Service, Yosemite National Park, at 209-379-2698, or via e-mail.
Did You Know?
When it opened to the public on May 29, 1926, the Yosemite Museum became the first museum building in the national park system, and its educational objectives served as a model for parks nationwide. It still functions much as it was originally intended, and currently exhibits items which mainly reflect the Native occupation of Yosemite Valley and its surroundings. When in the park, you can visit with one of three cultural demonstrators who primarily staff the Museum.