Tioga & Glacier Point Roads Closed for the Winter
The Tioga Road (Highway 120 through the park) and Glacier Point Road are closed due to snow; they usually reopen late May or June. You can check on current road conditions by calling 209/372-0200 (press 1 then 1). More »
Big Meadow Fire Suppression Efforts Continue
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?
When it opened to the public on May 29, 1926, the Yosemite Museum became the first museum building in the national park system, and its educational objectives served as a model for parks nationwide. It still functions much as it was originally intended, and currently exhibits items which mainly reflect the Native occupation of Yosemite Valley and its surroundings. When in the park, you can visit with one of three cultural demonstrators who primarily staff the Museum.