Tioga & Glacier Point Roads Closed for the Winter
The Tioga Road (Highway 120 through the park) and Glacier Point Road are closed due to snow; they usually reopen late May or June. You can check on current road conditions by calling 209/372-0200 (press 1 then 1). More »
Yosemite National Park to Waive Entrance Fees for Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Weekend 2012
In celebration of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, Yosemite National Park will offer free admission into the park starting Saturday, January 14 through Monday, January 16, 2012. The fee free waiver is for all visitors in honor of the holiday weekend.
Fees being waived for Martin Luther King, Jr. Day weekend include the fees associated with entrance into the park only. All other fees associated with camping, lodging, or activities within the park are not waived. The fee waiver is good for the Martin Luther King, Jr. Day weekend only.
Visitors coming to the park over the fee free weekend are urged to be aware of the possibility of changing weather and precipitation. Ice on the roadways may be present throughout the park. For updated 24-hour weather and road information please call, 209-372-0200.
Did You Know?
Giant sequoias are a fire adapted species. Their bark is fire resistant and fire helps open the sequoia cone and scatter the tiny seeds. Fire also clears forest debris from the mineral soil and provides a nutrient rich seed bed as well as clearing competing species.