• Rainbow over Half Dome

    Yosemite

    National Park California

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  • Yosemite is open, but some wilderness trails are closed due to the Meadow Fire

    The Meadow Fire is burning southeast of Yosemite Valley. Some trails are closed and some areas of the park may be smoky at times. More »

Prescribed Fire History Map

Boundary map of Yosemite that marks past prescribed burn areas
Yosemite National Park helped lead the development of the National Park Service's prescribed burn program. Yosemite's first prescribed burn occurred in 1970. View the legend above to see the number of acres ignited by prescribed fires in more than four decades.
 

Did You Know?

Upper Yosemite Fall with spring runoff

Yosemite Falls is fed mostly by snowmelt. Peak flow usually happens in late May, but by August, Yosemite Falls is often dry. It begins flowing again a few months later, after winter snows arrive.