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.
Yosemite National Park announces Public Scoping for the Ansel Adams Gallery Buildings Rehabilitation Environmental Assessment
Yosemite National Park announces the opening of public scoping for the Ansel Adams Gallery Buildings Rehabilitation Environmental Assessment (EA). Public scoping will be open from July 20th through September 2, 2011. The public is invited to attend two Open Houses at the Auditorium behind the Yosemite Valley Visitor Center from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. on July 27, 2011 and August 31, 2011. Park staff will be available to discuss the project, answer questions, and accept comments. The National Park Service is preparing an EA according to National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) and National Historic Preservation Act (NHPA) guidelines, to develop and analyze alternatives, including a no action alternative, for stabilization and rehabilitation of the buildings. The Gallery buildings were initially constructed as Best’s Studio in 1902, and improved upon and occupied by Ansel Adams and his family through the early 1970s. The proposed project consists of rehabilitation of four buildings (the Ansel Adams Gallery, photo studio, and two residences behind the Gallery) in Yosemite Valley, adjacent to the Visitor Center. The private residences and commercial photography studio and gallery which have been continuously occupied and operating since the 1920s, are in the Yosemite Valley Archaeological District, the Yosemite Village Historic District, and on the National Register of Historic Places. The buildings are contributing elements to the district and are significant for their historic association with Ansel Adams himself. All four buildings are outside the Merced River corridor and 100-year floodplain.
Did You Know?
Yosemite and Huangshan are sister parks. Huangshan, which protects over 77 magnificent granite peaks 3,000 feet (1,000 m) or higher, is one of China's most famous and sacred scenic areas. Countless poems and writings dating back 2,200 years attest to its beauty. More...