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:
Federal Codes and Policies:
Yosemite Plans and Projects:
Did You Know?
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...