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.
Yosemite National Park Invites Public to Open House
The National Park Service welcomes those interested to attend an Open House in Yosemite Valley on Wednesday, August 30, 2006 from 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm in the Valley Visitor Center Auditorium.
Planning efforts and projects that will be represented at this Open House are:
Public scoping materials will be available and public comments accepted for the Tuolumne River Plan and Tuolumne Meadows Plan during this Open House. Comments will be accepted through September 7, 2006. Project managers for this plan will be available for questions, and a presentation about this planning effort will also take place throughout the day.
To learn more about ongoing projects, add your name to the park's planning mailing list and receive the Planning Update newsletter as well as other planning-related notices, or submit your email address to receive Yosemite National Park's periodic electronic newsletter.
Did You Know?
In Yosemite Valley, dropping over 594-foot Nevada Fall and then 317-foot Vernal Fall, the Merced River creates what is known as the “Giant Staircase.” Such exemplary stair-step river morphology is characterized by a large variability in river movement and flow, from quiet pools to the dramatic drops of the waterfalls themselves.