• View of Half Dome and Washington Column in Yosemite Valley


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  • Tioga Road is Closed for the Winter

    The Tioga Road (Highway 120 through the park) is closed due to snow; it usually reopens in late May or June. You can check on current road conditions by calling 209/372-0200 (press 1 then 1). More »

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?

Nevada and Vernal Falls

In Yosemite Valley, dropping over 594-foot Nevada Fall and then 317-foot Vernal Fall, the Merced River creates what is known as the “Giant Staircase.” Such exemplary stair-step river morphology is characterized by a large variability in river movement and flow, from quiet pools to the dramatic drops of the waterfalls themselves.