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 »
Yosemite National Park Celebrates National Public Lands Day
Saturday, September 30, 2006, is the thirteenth annual National Public Lands Day (NPLD). National Public Lands Day is an annual event that provides opportunities for the public to participate in volunteer projects that accomplish much needed work on public lands. NPLD, organized by the National Environmental Education & Training Foundation, is supported by nine federal land management agencies.
This year the annual Fee Free Day will also be celebrated on Saturday, September 30, 2006. In accordance with guidance issued by the Department of the Interior, the National Park Service (NPS) will celebrate National Public Lands Day as the interagency Free Day. The waived fee for the admission of private vehicles includes seven days of visiting the park, including entering and exiting the park on those days. The waived fee does not include campground or overnight lodging fees.
Those interested in obtaining more information about NPLD to visit the website at www.npld.com.
Did You Know?
Giant sequoias are a fire adapted species. Their bark is fire resistant and fire helps open the sequoia cone and scatter the tiny seeds. Fire also clears forest debris from the mineral soil and provides a nutrient rich seed bed as well as clearing competing species.