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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.

Half Dome Cables Day Use Permits Available March 1

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Date: February 25, 2010

Yosemite National Park will implement the Half Dome Cables Day Use Permit Interim Program beginning this summer for ascending the Half Dome cables on Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays, and holidays.  No permits will be required for the Half Dome cables Monday through Thursday.  Permit reservations will be accepted starting Monday, March 1, at 7:00 a.m. PST for the months of May and June.

It is anticipated that demand for the Half Dome Cables Day Use Permits will be high.  Visitors are urged to become familiar with www.recreation.gov prior to the first available date of March 1.  For step by step directions on how to secure a reservation to climb the cables on Half Dome, it is recommended visitors read the suggestions at http://www.recreation.gov/resource/contracts/nrso/Half_Dome_Permit_Process.pdf.

Did You Know?

Upper Merced Watershed

The Merced River above Nevada Fall and South Fork Merced River above Wawona, numerous small meadows and adjacent riparian habitats occur. Owing their existence to the river and its annual flooding, these habitats help support eight special status animal species: harlequin ducks, black swifts, bald eagles, osprey, willow flycatchers, yellow warbler, western red bat, and Sierra Nevada mountain beaver.