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  • 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.

Suppression Efforts Continue for Big Meadow Fire

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Date: August 29, 2009

The Big Meadow Fire in Yosemite National Park and Stanislaus National Forest grew to 3,506 acres today.  The Big Meadow Fire was set by Yosemite National Park Fire Crews on August 26, 2009 as a prescribed burn and shortly thereafter, the fire grew out of the prescription lines.

The Big Oak Flat Road, from Crane Flat Gas Station to the intersection of El Portal Road and Big Oak Flat Road, remains closed due to fire activity.  In addition, Crane Flat and Tamarack Flat Campgrounds, Foresta, Old El Portal, and Yosemite View Lodge also remain closed.  There is no projected opening date at this time.

Visitors to Yosemite National Park may experience delays on Route 140 due to fire operations.

The fire is 16% contained.

For additional fire information please visit www.inciweb.org , www.nps.gov/yose/fire and www.nps.gov/fire/public/pub_firenews.cfm.  In addition, visitors may call 209-372-0669 or 209-372-0327 for updated fire information during business hours.

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