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  • Big Oak Flat Road is closed; no access to Yosemite via Highway 120 from the west

    The Big Oak Flat Road is temporarily closed west of Crane Flat; there is no access to Yosemite via Hwy 120 from the west (except to Hetch Hetchy). Tioga Road is open and accessible if entering the park via Hwys 41 and 140, and Hwy 120 from the east. More »

  • Campground Closures Due to Fire

    Crane Flat, Bridalveil Creek, and Yosemite Creek Campgrounds are temporarily closed. All other campgrounds, including Hodgdon Meadow, are open. More »

Yosemite National Park to Waive Entrance Fees for Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

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Date: January 15, 2013

In celebration of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, Yosemite National Park will offer free admission into the park on Monday, January 21, 2013. The fee free waiver is for all visitors in honor of the holiday.

Fees being waived for Martin Luther King, Jr. Day 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 Martin Luther King, Jr. Day.

The park has experienced a spectacular winter thus far, with an abundance of snowfall throughout the park. The floor of Yosemite Valley is blanketed in snow and Yosemite Falls, Bridalveil Fall, Vernal Fall, and other waterfalls in Yosemite Valley are flowing due to the higher elevation snow and the recent snow.

Visitors coming to the park over the weekend and on the fee free day are urged to be aware of snow and ice on the roadway and that chain restrictions may apply on all roads within the park. For updated weather and road information please call, 209-372-0200.

Did You Know?

ARC Students journaling near Hetch Hetchy

Adventure Risk Challenge (ARC) brings youth to Yosemite National Park each summer for a dynamic literacy and leadership immersion program. ARC works with students, boosting academic and leadership skills through a variety of programs, including a 40 day experience in Yosemite full of adventure and intensive learning.