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.
MRP Transportation Workshop
The purpose of this workshop is to gain a common understanding of transportation issues and constraints and how these may affect river values. The Merced River Plan will identify opportunities for different types of transportation options that provide visitor access while offering a quality experience and protecting river values. The workshop will provide the public with the opportunity to participate in discussions about the various transportation and related access options that may be considered in the plan and how these may affect river values and their experiences.
The workshop will showcase research, modeling and other information related to transportation considerations that will inform the development of the Merced River Plan.
April 26, 2011
Presentations given at the workshop:
Watch a recording of the Transportation Workshop. This is an unedited recording of the workshop with all of its technical glitches.
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.