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 Rangers Staffing in Gateway Community Visitor Centers
Park Providing Additional Staffing During Holiday Season
Yosemite National Park announces that Park Rangers will be staffing visitor centers in the gateway communities of Mariposa, Oakhurst, and Groveland from Saturday, December 17, 2011 through Monday, January 2, 2012.Park Rangers will be helping to staff the Mariposa Visitor Center, the Yosemite Sierra Visitors Bureau in Oakhurst, and the Yosemite Chamber of Commerce in Groveland.The hours of each of the visitor centers varies.
The park has provided Rangers working in the gateway community visitor centers for the past several years.The Rangers help provide up-to-date information about the park, assist in trip planning, and sell park passes.In the visitor centers, park visitors can purchase the 2012 Annual Yosemite National Park Pass, the Interagency Annual Pass, the Lifetime Senior Pass, and the Access Pass.Additionally, visitors can purchase a single visit pass to the park that is good for any time during the 2012 calendar year.
"We are very happy to be able to provide Park Rangers to assist in staffing the gateway community visitor centers.We have received a lot of positive feedback about Rangers who have staffed these centers during the summer months.The holidays are a great time to visit Yosemite National Park," said Don Neubacher, Yosemite National Park Superintendent.
For more information about Yosemite National Park and available passes, please visit www.nps.gov/yose.For information on each visitor center hours, please visit their website.
Did You Know?
In Yosemite Valley, dropping over 594-foot Nevada Fall and then 317-foot Vernal Fall, the Merced River creates what is known as the “Giant Staircase.” Such exemplary stair-step river morphology is characterized by a large variability in river movement and flow, from quiet pools to the dramatic drops of the waterfalls themselves.