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.
Search Underway for Missing Hiker in Yosemite National Park
A large-scale search is underway in Yosemite National Park for Ronald Hoggard, 58, from Corcoran, California. Hoggard was last heard from on September 14, 2007 via cell phone while driving to the Sentinel Dome/ Taft Point area near Glacier Point in Yosemite National Park.
Hoggard is described as 5'8" tall male, with brown hair and brown eyes. He is not an experienced hiker, but is in good health.
Search and Rescue teams from Fresno, Madera, Marin, Mono, and Tulare Counties have joined Yosemite National Park in the search effort. Dog teams and air searchers are being used as well.
Anyone hiking near the Sentinel Dome/ Taft Point or off of the Glacier Point Road (from Friday, September 13, 2007 to present only) is asked to call Yosemite National Park at 209/372-0529.
Did You Know?
That Yosemite National Park has a sister park in Chile? Parque Nacional Torres del Paine is located among the breath taking scenery of Patagonian Chile. Both parks feature remarkable geology, hydrology, flora and fauna--together the staff of both parks work together to share best practices and care for these landscapes so generations of visitors can revel in their stunning beauty.