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 Release of the Finding of No Significant Impact for the Badger Pass Ski Lodge Rehabilitation
Yosemite National Park announces the signing of the Badger Pass Ski Lodge Rehabilitation Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI). This document records the decision of the National Park Service (NPS) to adopt a plan for the rehabilitation of Badger Pass Ski Lodge as described under the Selected Action (Alternative 3 – Rehabilitation and Improvements) in the Badger Pass Ski Lodge Rehabilitation Environmental Assessment (EA). The FONSI, EA, and errata sheets are available at http://www.nps.gov/yose/parkmgmt/badgerlodge.htm.
The park will implement the rehabilitation plan over a long-term period as funding becomes available. Immediate structural improvements to the lodge exterior deck are planned for summer 2012.
Public scoping on the project occurred from January 14, 2009 to February 13, 2009. The EA was available for review and comment from May 19, 2010 to July 7, 2010; three letters were received. All scoping and EA comments were reviewed by park staff, and all relative and substantive comments were considered throughout the planning process.
Requests for hardcopies of the Badger Pass Ski Lodge Rehabilitation FONSI are available on a limited basis. Requests can be submitted to: Superintendent, Yosemite National Park, Attn: Badger Pass Ski Lodge Rehabilitation, P.O. Box 577, Yosemite, CA 95389; or fax (209) 379-1294; or email.
Did You Know?
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.