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).
Yosemite National Park Announces Scoping for the Curry Village Rockfall Hazard Zone Structures Project
Yosemite National Park is initiating public scoping for the Curry Village Rockfall Hazard Zone Structures Project. Compliance with the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) and the National Historic Preservation Act (NHPA) will be coordinated through development of an environmental assessment (EA). The public scoping period for the EA will open on Thursday, February 25, 2010 and will extend through Wednesday, April 7, 2010. Public scoping comments will be used to assist the park in developing a range of reasonable and feasible alternatives that meet the purpose and need, including a no action alternative, and then analyzing the environmental effects of each alternative.
Comments are encouraged to be submitted electronically through the National Park Service’s Planning, Environment and Public Comment (PEPC) system. A link to PEPC is provided on the project’s park website at http://www.nps.gov/yose/parkmgmt/curry_village.htm. Comments may be submitted through April 7, 2010 to:
Attn: Curry Village Rockfall Hazard Zone Structures Project
P.O. Box 577
Yosemite, CA 95389
Did You Know?
Built to connect human developments on both sides of the South Fork Merced River, the Wawona Covered Bridge is one of few covered bridges in the region. Built in 1868 by Yosemite’s first guardian, Galen Clark, the Wawona Covered Bridge boasts state significance within transportation, entertainment, and recreation contexts.