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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).

All Roads Open in Yosemite National Park

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Date: September 9, 2009

Big Meadow Fire 100% Contained

All roads into Yosemite National Park, including the Big Oak Flat Road and portions of the Tioga Road, are now open with no restrictions.  The roads, which have been closed since Wednesday, August 26 due to the Big Meadow Fire, allows visitors to enter Yosemite Valley via Highway 120. 

The Crane Flat Campground and the Tamarack Flat Campground remain closed until further notice.  The Bridalveil Creek Campground, originally slated to close September 8, will remain open until October 12 in an effort to accommodate more visitors staying overnight within the park.

The Big Meadow Fire is now 100% contained and burned a total of 7,425 acres.  Yosemite Fire Crews will continue to monitor for sporadic hotspots to prevent any further fire activity.

Visitors driving on the Big Oak Flat Road and the Tioga Road are urged to use caution as some smoke may still be present.  In addition, multiple pull-outs along either road may be closed due to hotspots in proximity to the road.  The Tamarack Creek to El Capitan trail, the Rockslides to El Capitan trail, and the Old Big Oak Flat Trailhead to El Capitan all remain closed at this time. 

Did You Know?

Granite Peaks and Clear Lakes in Torres Del Paine NP

That Yosemite National Park has a sister park in Chile? Parque Nacional Torres del Paine is located among the breath taking scenery of Patagonian Chile. Both parks feature remarkable geology, hydrology, flora and fauna--together the staff of both parks work together to share best practices and care for these landscapes so generations of visitors can revel in their stunning beauty.