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  • 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.

Electrical Power Restored to Yosemite National Park

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Date: March 26, 2011

Electrical power has been restored to Yosemite National Park today, March 26, 2011. The park has been without electrical power since Sunday, March 20, after a severe winter storm affected the area. The winter storm dropped several feet of new snow on Yosemite National Park over the last week causing snowy and icy conditions on the roadways, downed trees on the roadways, landslides, and damage to the electrical power lines throughout the park and surrounding communities.  

All roads into Yosemite National Park are open, pending weather and safety along the roadways. This includes park entrances via Highways 120, 140, and 41. All park services are fully operating at this time except for the Yosemite Valley campgrounds, which will open back up to the public on Monday, March 28, 2011.

Bus service to Yosemite via the Highway 140 corridor on the Yosemite Area Regional Transportation System (YARTS) will resume normal schedule on Sunday, March 27. Please check www.yarts.com for current schedules.

For 24-hour road conditions in Yosemite National Park please call 209-372-0200. Road conditions outside of Yosemite National Park can be found by calling 1-800-427-7623.

Did You Know?

The Bachelor and Three Graces

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.