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  • No telephone service along Tioga Road

    There is no telephone service available along the Tioga Road from White Wolf to Tioga Pass (including Tuolumne Meadows) until further notice due to a damaged phone line. This affects all telephones, including hotels, campgrounds, and payphones.

Yosemite: the Park and its Resources

Cover of Historic Resource Study showing old photo of Yosemite Falls

Linda Greene's 1987 Historic Resource Study (YOSEMITE: THE PARK AND ITS RESOURCES; A History of the Discovery, Management, and Physical Development of Yosemite National Park, California) is available in three volumes.

  1. Historical Narrative [2.3 MB PDF]
  2. Historical Narrative (continued) [15.7 MB PDF]
  3. Discussion of Historical Resources, Appendixes, Historical Base Maps, Bibliography [9.2 MB PDF]

Did You Know?

Cars and campers in a meadow in Yosemite Valley.

Unrestricted camping is no longer allowed in Yosemite Valley because of damage it causes. The placement of campgrounds and campsites has changed over the past 75 years in response to a growing understanding of river dynamics, geologic hazards, and the park's natural and cultural resources.