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  • Temporary Closures Due to Fire

    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 »

Fire Photos

Rainbow colors show progression of fire on Yosemite topo map
Slope Fire: Progression map as of Oct. 1
Colors designate fire's spread on park map
Vernon Fire: Progression map as of Sept. 29.
Vernon and Slope fires: Two smoke plumes across blue sky
View two lighting-caused wildfires in this one photo: Vernon Fire smoke plume on left and Slope Fire plume in distance on right.  Photo taken from Moraine Ridge, northwest of Lake Vernon, on the first weekend in September.
Forest scene with fire and smoke
Firefighters observe fire behavior--creeping and smoldering--in Vernon Fire in early September.

Did You Know?

American black bear

Black bears in Yosemite are active both day and night. Most bears that rely on natural food sources are active during the day. However, those that get food from people are often active at night, when they can quietly sneak around and grab unattended food. More...