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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.

Amphibian Species List

An adult and two baby salamanders on a rock

Mount Lyell salamanders: Adult and two babies

Below are listed the native and non-native amphibian species found in Yosemite National Park. Some species have a federal or state status due to population declines, limited distribution, or other factors that make populations vulnerable. Four of Yosemite's amphibian species have a special status; this includes the foothill yellow-legged frog that wildlife biologists believe might be extirpated, or no longer present, in the park.

  • Federal Threatened species (FT)
  • Federal Endangered species (FE)
  • Federal candidate species (FC)
  • California Candidate Endangered species (CCE)
  • California Species of Concern (CSC)

Sierra newt (Taricha sierrae)
Gregarious slender salamander (Batrachoseps gregarius)
Hell hollow slender salamander (Batrachoseps diabolicus)
Sierra Nevada ensatina (Ensatina eschscholtzii platensis)
Yellow-eyed ensatina (Ensatina eschscholtzii xanthoptica)
Arboreal salamander (Aneides lugubris)
Mount Lyell salamander (Hydromantes platycephalus)—CSC
California (western) toad (Anaxyrus boreas halophilus)
Yosemite toad (Anaxyrus canorus)—FT/CSC
Pacific treefrog (Pseudacris regilla)
California red-legged frog (Rana draytonii) (extirpated)
Foothill yellow-legged frog (Rana boylii)—CSC
Sierra Nevada yellow-legged frog (Rana sierrae)—FE/CCE

Non-native Amphibians: American bullfrog (Lithobates catesbeiana)

Did You Know?

Upper Yosemite Fall with spring runoff

Yosemite Falls is fed mostly by snowmelt. Peak flow usually happens in late May, but by August, Yosemite Falls is often dry. It begins flowing again a few months later, after winter snows arrive.