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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.

Community Resources

Yosemite structural firefighters vent a house during a training in March, 2009.

Yosemite structural firefighters break a window to vent a house during a training in March, 2009.

Fire Preparedness and Prevention

There are six Wildland Urban Interface (WUI) communities in Yosemite National Park: Foresta, Hodgdon Meadow, Yosemite West, Yosemite Valley, El Portal, and Wawona.

Yosemite Fire provides structure protection in each of these communities and throughout the park.

Community Wildfire Protection Plans

Foresta Yosemite West

The reduction of hazardous amounts of wildland fuels in, and adjacent to, these communities is a central focus of the fire management program.

Each year, Yosemite's Fire Marshal and Fire Prevention Specialists perform inspections on properties in Yosemite National Park. Please refer to the guidelines below for information on property clearance standards and to view a blank inspection form.

Clearance standards

Inspection form

Community Emergency Preparedness Plans

Did You Know?

The Merced River flowing serenely through Yosemite Valley

Congress designated the Merced River as Wild and Scenic in 1987. The National Park Service manages 81 miles of the Merced River, encompassing both the main stem and the South Fork in Yosemite National Park and the El Portal Administrative Site. More...