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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.

National Register: Yosemite's List

At Yosemite National Park, there are more than 60 National Register properties with nearly 600 individual resources that have National Register status. Yosemite is home, also, to five National Historic Landmarks. Some properties have been determined "eligible" for listing, including both individual properties and historic districts. A determination of eligibility is an official finding, which requires State Historic Preservation Office concurrence, that a property meets the criteria for eligibility in the National Register without actually listing the property in the National Register. Upon further documentation, a property that is determined eligible can be listed on the National Register. Find Yosemite's National Register properties listed below with attached PDFs of the original nominations.
 
Modern photo of Wawona Hotel exterior

Wawona Hotel

National Historic Landmarks
The Ahwahnee Hotel
– listed [400 kb PDF]
LeConte Memorial Lodge
– listed [279 kb PDF]
Parsons Memorial Lodge

– listed [412 kb PDF]
Rangers' Club

– listed [586 kb PDF]
Wawona Hotel & Thomas Hill Studio District
– listed [475 kb PDF]

 

National Register (structures/ buildings/ objects / sites)
Acting Superintendent's Headquarters—listed [758 kb PDF]
Ahwahnee Hotel – listed [1.5 MB PDF]
Badger Pass Ski Area – eligible [5.3 MB PDF]
Bagby Stationhouse, Water Tanks & Turntable – listed [794 kb]
Buck Creek Cabin – eligible [154 kb PDF]
Camp 4 – listed [3 MB PDF]
Chris Jorgenson Studio – listed [2.1 MB PDF]
Crane Flat Fire Lookout – listed [2.9 MB PDF]
El Portal Old Schoolhouse – listed [3.2 MB PDF]
El Portal Historic Structures – eligible [6 MB PDF]
Glacier Point Trailside Museum – listed [3.6 MB PDF]
Golden Crown Mine – eligible [132 kb PDF]
Great Sierra Mine – listed [2.5 MB PDF]
Great Sierra Wagon Road – listed [3.5 MB PDF]
Henness Ridge Fire Lookout – eligible [144 kb PDF]
Hetch Hetchy Comfort Station – eligible [131 kb PDF]
Hetch Hetchy Railroad Engine No. 6 – listed [268 kb PDF]
Hodgdon Homestead Cabin – listed [2 MB PDF]
Lake Vernon Cabin – eligible [156 kb PDF]
LeConte Memorial Lodge – listed [880 kb PDF]
Mariposa Grove Museum – listed [1.4 MB PDF]
McCauley and Meyer Barns – listed [2.1 MB PDF]
McGurk Cabin – listed [658 kb PDF]
Merced Grove Ranger Station – listed [1.4 MB PDF]
Merced Lake Ranger Station – eligible [156 kb PDF]
New Big Oak Flat Road – eligible [145 kb PDF]
Old Big Oak Flat Road – eligible [156 kb PDF]
Old Coulterville Road and Trail – eligible [777 kb PDF]
Ostrander Lake Ski Hut – eligible [150 kb PDF]
Parsons Memorial Lodge – listed [409 kb PDF]
Rangers' Club – listed [22 kb PDF]
Sachse Springs Cabin – eligible [156 kb PDF]
Snow Creek Cabin – eligible [143 kb PDF]
Snow Flat Cabin – eligible [156 kb PDF]
Soda Springs Cabin – listed [884 kb PDF]
Substation & Substation Control House No. 1 – eligible [440 kb]
Tioga Pass Entrance Station – listed [2.7 MB PDF]
Tuolumne Meadows Ranger Stations & Comfort Stations – listed [1.9 MB]
Wawona Covered Bridge – listed [1.3 MB PDF]
Wawona Tunnel – eligible [155 kb PDF]
White Wolf Lodge – eligible [146 kb PDF]
Yosemite Transportation Company Office – listed [1.5 MB PDF]
Yosemite Valley Chapel – listed [1.1. MB PDF]
Yosemite Valley Railroad Caboose No. 15 – listed [1.3 MB PDF]

National Register Historic Districts
Camp Curry Historic District – listed [5.3 MB PDF]
Chinquapin Historic District – eligible [181 kb PDF]
Glacier Point Road – eligible [2 MB PDF]
Glen Aulin High Sierra Camp Historic District – eligible [167 kb PDF]
Mariposa Grove Historic District – eligible [9 MB PDF]
May Lake High Sierra Camp Historic District – eligible [169 kb PDF]
Merced Canyon Travel Corridor Historic District – eligible [495 kb PDF]
Merced Lake High Sierra Camp Historic District
– eligible [169 kb PDF]
Soda Springs Complex Historic District – eligible [2 MB PDF]
South Entrance Historic District – eligible [5.3 MB PDF]
Tuolumne High Sierra Camp Historic District – eligible [169 kb PDF]
Tuolumne Meadows Historic District – eligible [2.1 MB PDF]
Vogelsang High Sierra Camp Historic District – eligible [167 kb PDF]
Wawona Hotel and Pavilion – listed [4.9 MB PDF]
Yosemite Valley Bridges Historic District – listed [554 kb PDF]
Yosemite Valley Historic District – listed [848 kb PDF]
Yosemite Village Historic District – listed [2.1 MB PDF]

Archeological National Register Properties
Yosemite Valley Archeological District
– listed
El Portal Archeological District – listed

 
Ongoing National Register Work at Yosemite
  • Register nominations are being prepared for all of Yosemite's High Sierra Camps. These include Tuolumne Meadows Lodge, May Lake, Glen Aulin, Vogelsang, Merced Lake and Sunrise. Staff seek to add necessary documentation to existing determinations of eligibility to convert them to listed properties.
  • The Yosemite Museum, currently a National Register listed property, is being nominated as a National Historic Landmark.
  • A National Register nomination is being prepared for the The Half Dome Cables and Trail.
  • National Register nominations are being prepared for nine backcountry cabins. These include: two backcountry ski huts, a fire guard station, a facility associated with the Happy Isles Fish Hatchery, and five snow survey shelters.

  • Multiple Property Document: Yosemite has prepared a Multiple Property Document titled “Historic Resources of Yosemite National Park.” The Yosemite MPD establishes themes, trends, and patterns of history at Yosemite and organizes them into historic contexts and property types. The historic contexts and property types established in the MPD will be used in the future to nominate additional properties to the National Register of Historic Places.
 

Did You Know?

ARC Students journaling near Hetch Hetchy

Adventure Risk Challenge (ARC) brings youth to Yosemite National Park each summer for a dynamic literacy and leadership immersion program. ARC works with students, boosting academic and leadership skills through a variety of programs, including a 40 day experience in Yosemite full of adventure and intensive learning.