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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.

All Roads in Yosemite National Park to Remain Closed Through the Evening

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Date: January 22, 2010

All roads leading into Yosemite Valley will remain closed through this evening, Friday, January 22, due to snow, ice, and fallen trees.  Road closures include Highways 41 (Wawona Road), 120 (Big Oak Flat Road), and 140 (El Portal Road).  Additionally, the Badger Pass Road and the Hetch Hetchy Road will also remain closed.

Reassessment of all roads in Yosemite will continue throughout the evening and into Saturday, January 23.  There is no estimated opening time for any park roads.  For 24-hour road information please call 209-372-0200.  

The precipitation total from this latest storm, which began Thursday evening, accumulated approximately two feet of snow on the Valley floor.  Badger Pass received eight to 10 feet of new snow and Tuolumne Meadows recorded six feet of new snow.

Visitors coming into the park over the weekend are urged to drive slowly and with caution.  All vehicles entering the park must carry chains as the weather can change quickly (even vehicles equipped with four-wheel-drive).  Additionally, visitors are also urged to be aware of significant risk of falling trees while driving or walking in the park.

Did You Know?

Tuolumne River

In 1984, 83 miles of the Tuolumne River were added to the Wild and Scenic Rivers System by Congress with an amendment to the Wild and Scenic Rivers Act. This included 54 miles of the river within Yosemite National Park.