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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.

Employment in Local Communities

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

A great place to start looking for employment with area businesses outside of the park would be through local chambers of commerce:

Mariposa County Chamber of Commerce
5158 Highway 140
Mariposa, California 95338

Eastern Madera County Chamber of Commerce
40637 Highway 41
Oakhurst, California 93644

Tuolumne County Chamber of Commerce
222 South Shepherd Street
Sonora, California 95370

Lee Vining Chamber of Commerce
P.O. Box 29
Lee Vining, California 93541

Did You Know?

Riparian area in Tuolumne Meadows

Riparian communities are adjacent to the river channel and tributaries; they are the interface between the river and surrounding meadow and upland communities. They provide specialized habitat and important nutrients to the meadow and river systems.