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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.


Interested in working in Yosemite National Park?

Several organizations hire in Yosemite; each has different application procedures.

DNC Parks & Resorts at Yosemite hires most Yosemite employees, and primarily for lodging, recreation, retail, food & beverage, and employee services jobs.

National Park Service
The National Park Service, an agency of the US Government, is responsible for all aspects of park management. Its mission is to conserve the the park's resources and provide for the enjoyment of the park.

DNC Parks & Resorts at Yosemite
DNC Parks & Resorts at Yosemite is the primary concessioner in Yosemite National Park. It provides a variety of guest services to the park's four million annual visitors including, hotels, restaurants, transportation, sightseeing tours, conferences, recreation and merchandise.

Yosemite Conservancy
Yosemite Conservancy is the only philanthropic organization dedicated exclusively to the protection and preservation of Yosemite National Park, while enhancing visitor experience. The Conservancy creates opportunities for individuals to experience and connect with the park by funding trail repairs, habitat restoration, outdoor programs, volunteering and other essential programs that otherwise would not happen. (Yosemite Conservancy is the nonprofit formed by a merger of the Yosemite Association and The Yosemite Fund.)

NatureBridge operates in Yosemite National Park under a cooperative agreement to educate people about the natural and cultural history of the area, and related resource issues of the park. Every year, NatureBridge hires instructors and other staff in order to carry out its mission.

Ansel Adams Gallery
Best's Studio, Inc, dba The Ansel Adams Gallery, has a rich history of operating in Yosemite National Park since 1902.

Local Communities
Local communities play a vital role in providing goods and services to park visitors. There are a multitude of employment possibilities with local businesses.

Did You Know?

Half Dome Permit

Hiking to Half Dome? Permits are now required seven days per week when the cables are up (typically late May through mid October, conditions permitting). More...