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.
Natural Resource Statistics
If you count the length of the spectacular waterfalls to the height of the majestic mountains, Yosemite’s natural resources add up to be quite impressive to the 3.7 million annual visitors taking in the view.
Mammals: Approximately 90 species
Flowering plants: Approximately 1,500 species
Christine White Loberg
Yosemite Falls: 2,425 feet (with its three sections, it makes up the tallest waterfall in North America)
Bridalveil Fall: 620 feet
Elevations of Popular Sites (above sea level)
El Capitan: 7,569 feet and 3,593 feet from the base
Elevations of Tallest Peaks (above sea level)
Mt. Lyell: 13,114 feet (tallest point in the park)
Climate (Yosemite Valley)
Did You Know?
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.