Tioga & Glacier Point Roads Closed for the Winter
The Tioga Road (Highway 120 through the park) and Glacier Point Road are closed due to snow; they usually reopen late May or June. You can check on current road conditions by calling 209/372-0200 (press 1 then 1). More »
Invasive Plants Update - meetings
In concert with the public review of the Invasive Plant Management Plan Update Environmental Assessment, Yosemite National Park will host two public meetings on January 5 and 26, 2011. The first meeting will be on January 5 from 1 to 3 p.m. in the El Portal Community Hall. The second meeting will be conducted as part of the park's regularly scheduled open house on January 26 from 1 to 4 p.m. Theopen house will feature a special presentation on the plan and a question and answer session with the project managers.
Did You Know?
Starting in 1907, the Yosemite Valley Railroad brought passengers bound for Yosemite Valley up the Merced River canyon to El Portal. From there, they would take stagecoaches to the Valley. Some of the old train cars are now on display in El Portal.