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Mariposa Grove Road to Open in Yosemite National Park (2011)

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Date: April 14, 2011

The Mariposa Grove Road in Yosemite National Park will open for the season tomorrow morning, April 15, 2011 at 9:00 a.m. The road provides visitor access to the Mariposa Grove of Big Trees, the largest grove of Giant Sequoia in Yosemite National Park. The road is located near the park’s South Entrance, on Highway 41.

Some commercial services within the Mariposa Grove will open later in the day. Additionally, tram tours are slated to begin operating over the next several weeks.
 
There are vault toilets available in the parking area. Visitors are urged to drive with caution as snow and ice may still be present on the road. The Mariposa Grove Road may intermittently close due to weather conditions.

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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.