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.
Hetch Hetchy Road in Yosemite National Park Reopens
Tioga Road Remains Closed Until Further Assessment
After a temporary closure, the Hetch Hetchy Road in Yosemite National Park has reopened to the public at 11:00 a.m. today, Friday, December 02, 2011. The Hetch Hetchy Road was temporarily closed on Wednesday, November 30 due to a high wind warning in the Yosemite area. Several trees fell along the roadway during the event, causing blocked access to the Hetch Hetchy Dam and the Hetch Hetchy area. Forestry crews were able to access the area this morning and clear the roadway of any remaining debris.
The Tioga Road, previously closed due to the high wind event, remains closed at this time. The area experienced gusts of wind up to 75 miles per hour, causing dozens of trees to uproot and fall across the roadway. Forestry crews continue to work in the area to remove debris from the road. Work on the roadway and fallen trees will continue throughout the weekend and an announcement will be made upon the opening of the Tioga Road.
All roads within the Yosemite National Park are subject to temporary closures due to hazardous driving conditions. For updated 24-hour road and weather conditions for Yosemite National Park, please call 209-372-0200.
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.