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    All main roads within Yosemite National Park, including the Big Oak Flat Road, are open. Crane Flat, Bridalveil Creek, and Yosemite Creek Campgrounds are temporarily closed. The community of Foresta remains closed. More »

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Yosemite-area Wildflower Viewing: Learn more about Yosemite's wildflower walks and common wildflower species. Examine the BLM's Merced River Canyon and the Sierra National Forest websites.

California Wildflower Viewing: Time a trip to view wildflowers at nearby federal lands. Follow Death Valley and Joshua Tree national parks' wildflower watches, where color began in early February. Track flower sightings at Carrizo Plain National Monument through the Theodore Payne Foundation's wildflower hotline, covering much of Southern California through its weekly alerts in March through May.

Rare Plants: Learn more at the California Native Plant Society's Inventory of Rare and Endangered Plants.

Did You Know?

Rockfall area and talus slope at base of Three Brothers in Yosemite Valley.

In March 1987, the largest historical rockfall in Yosemite National Park deposited an estimated 1.5 million tons of debris at the base of Three Brothers, closing Northside Drive for several months.