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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.

Big Meadow Fire Suppression Efforts Continue

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Date: September 2, 2009

The Big Meadow Fire in Yosemite National Park and Stanislaus National Forest has grown to 5,938 acres, from 5,257 acres yesterday.  Containment remains at 55%.  The fire continues to be active on the northern flank approaching the Tioga Road near Tamarack Flat and in the upper Crane Creek drainage.

Crane Flat Campground, Tamarack Flat Campground, and Foresta remain closed.  Hodgdon Meadow Campground remains open and accessible to visitors. All other campgrounds in the park remain open. 

The Big Oak Flat Road is closed to through traffic at the Big Oak Flat Entrance Station to the junction of the El Portal Road.  In addition, the Tioga Road remains closed to through traffic from White Wolf to the Crane Flat Gas Station.  These closures will remain in effect through the Labor Day weekend and until further notice. 

Access to Tuolumne Meadows from the east side (via Hwy. 395 at Lee Vining)  remains open utilizing the Tioga Pass Entrance.

For additional fire information please visit www.inciweb.org.  In addition, visitors may call 209-372-0669 or 209-372-0327 for updated fire information during business hours.

Did You Know?

YLP Students in 2010

The Yosemite Leadership Program partners with UC Merced, to bring students to the park each summer for hands-on professional development through internships. Students work alongside scientists, educators, interpreters, business managers, and many other professionals of the NPS and park partner organizations. Some go on to become National Park Service rangers.