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  • Tioga Road is Closed

    The Tioga Road (Highway 120 through the park) is closed due to snow; there is no estimated opening date, although it usually opens sometime in May. More »

  • Rain and snow is forecast Friday and Saturday

    The Glacier Point Road is closed and will be reevaluated on Sunday. Tire chains may be required; bring and be prepared to use them if visiting this weekend. Check current road conditions by calling 209/372-0200 (then dial 1 then 1).

Planner's Reading Room

 

Planning and compliance efforts are guided by a variety of official National Park Service documents as well as scientific research, design guidelines and supporting legislation.

National Park Service Policies:

National Park Service Directives:

National Environmental Policy Act and Other Environmental Policies: The following documents provide overviews of both the National Environmental Policy Act and other types of environmental compliance used in park planning:

Wild and Scenic Rivers Act and Wilderness Act Information: The following websites and acts regard the designation of rivers as wild and scenic and lands as wilderness, providing them with special protections:

Historic Preservation Information: These programs, acts and guidelines inform park planners when preserving historic buildings and grounds:

Public Comments Information:

Transportation Studies:

Design Guides:

Accessibility:

Federal Codes and Policies:

Yosemite Plans and Projects:

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...