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    Yosemite

    National Park California

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  • Yosemite is open, but some wilderness trails are closed due to the Meadow Fire

    The Meadow Fire is burning southeast of Yosemite Valley. Some trails are closed and some areas of the park may be smoky at times. 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?

Upper Merced Watershed

The Merced River above Nevada Fall and South Fork Merced River above Wawona, numerous small meadows and adjacent riparian habitats occur. Owing their existence to the river and its annual flooding, these habitats help support eight special status animal species: harlequin ducks, black swifts, bald eagles, osprey, willow flycatchers, yellow warbler, western red bat, and Sierra Nevada mountain beaver.