Big Oak Flat Road is Closed; no access to Yosemite via Highway 120 from the west
The Big Oak Flat Road is temporarily closed; there is no access to Yosemite via Highway 120 from the west (except to Hetch Hetchy). Tioga Road is open and accessible only from the east (Tioga Pass to Crane Flat), but the road dead-ends at Crane Flat More »
Campground Closures Due to Fire
Crane Flat, Bridalveil Creek, and Yosemite Creek Campgrounds are temporarily closed. All other campgrounds, including Hodgdon Meadow, are open. 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 41, 140, or 120 from the west due to a fire, but is accessible from the east (via US 395). More »
Open House - July 2011
Join us at one of Yosemite's monthly Open Houses! These are held during the last Wednesday of the month typically from January - October. Open Houses are located in Yosemite Valley in the Visitor Center Auditorium, from 1-4pm.
The public is invited to the Open House to:
July 27, 2011
The following projects were presented:
Presentation 1 [1.87 MB PDF]: Introduction & Update on Current Plans and Projects
Presentation 2 [2.58 MB PDF]: Ansel Adams Gallery Comprehensive Rehabilitation
Presentation 3 [1.73 MB PDF]: The Ahwahnee Comprehensive Rehabilitation Plan
Presentation 4 [971 kb PDF]: How to Comment - Introduction to PEPC
Presentation 5 [4.58 MB PDF]: Fire Management in Yosemite
Presentation 6 [4.95 MB PDF]: Half Dome Permit System
After the presentations project managers were available for further discussion on the projects such as the Tioga Road Rehabilitation plan and Badger Pass Ski Lodge.
Did You Know?
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.