• Rainbow over Half Dome

    Yosemite

    National Park California

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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.

Special Status Mammal Species

Badger sits in a grassy field

American badger

Dave Herr/U.S. Forest Service

Designations of protection can be state or federally issued. In the case of Yosemite National Park’s mammal species, the Sierra Nevada bighorn sheep is the only animal listed with the highest protections as federally and state endangered.

  • Federally Endangered (FE)
  • Federal Candidate (FC)
  • State Endangered (SE)
  • State Threatened (ST)
  • California Species of Concern (CSC)

Sierra Nevada bighorn sheep—FE/SE
Pacific fisher—FC/CSC
Mount Lyell shrew—CSC
Pallid bat—CSC
Townsend’s big-eared bat—CSC
Spotted bat—CSC
Western red bat—CSC
Western mastiff bat—CSC
Sierra Nevada mountain beaver—CSC
Sierra Nevada snowshoe hare—CSC
Western white-tailed jackrabbit—CSC
Sierra Nevada red fox—ST
California wolverine—ST
American badger—CSC

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.