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Glacier Point Road in Yosemite National Park to Open Friday, May 3

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Date: May 1, 2013

Scenic Road Provides Access to Spectacular Vista

The Glacier Point Road in Yosemite National Park will open for the season Friday, May 3, 2013, at 12:00 p.m. There will be limited visitor services available at Glacier Point. Vault toilets will be available, and there will be no running water. There is no projected opening date for the Bridalveil Creek Campground.

Visitors are urged to drive slowly and with caution, as wildlife may be present on or near the roadway. Additionally, road surfaces may be wet due to snow melt.

The Tioga Road is tentatively scheduled to open for the season on Saturday, May 11, 2013.  

For up to date, 24 hour road and weather information, please call 209-372-0200.

Did You Know?

Vernal and Nevada Falls

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.