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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 »

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    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 Announces Public Site Visit for the  Tioga Road Rehabilitation Project

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Date: September 29, 2010

Yosemite National Park is currently developing an Environmental Assessment (EA) to study rehabilitation on approximately 40 miles of the Tioga Road, the highest trans-sierra highway that crosses the northern part of the park. The primary goal of this project is to improve visitor safety along the Tioga Road while still preserving the natural and cultural resources throughout the Tioga Road corridor.

Yosemite National Park invites the public to a site visit for the Tioga Road Rehabilitation Project on October 9, 2010, from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. This public site visit is an opportunity for interested parties to learn more about this planning effort. Park planners will be at the meeting to discuss the project and hear comments and concerns regarding the planning effort and proposed rehabilitation actions.

Due to the high elevation of the Tioga Road, the proposed Tioga Road Rehabilitation Project will be completed over a series of three phases. Phases include:
Phase 1: Crane Flat to White Wolf (2012)
Phase 2: Olmsted Point to east of Tuolumne Lodge (2014)
Phase 3: White Wolf to Olmsted Point (2016)

The site to discuss the Tioga Road Rehabilitation Project will take place in two locations along the Tioga Road. Interested parties are invited to join one, or both, portions of the discussion. Visitors should meet at the South Fork Bridge turnout along the Tioga Road (approximately seven miles east of Crane Flat) from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. The second site visit will be held from 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. at the Tuolumne Meadows Visitor Center parking lot.

Visitors wishing to attend the site visit are urged to wear comfortable hiking shoes and bring water, lunch and/or snacks, and wear appropriate attire in preparation for colder weather.

The Tioga Road Rehabilitation Project will be released for public review in spring of 2011.

For more information about this project please visit: http://www.nps.gov/yose/parkmgmt/tioga_rehab.htm
 

Did You Know?

Low intensity fire in Yosemite

Natural fires in Yosemite are often no more than a single burning snag (standing dead tree) or a slow moving, low intensity fire that cleans underbrush from the forest floor. These fires prevent unwanted fires by removing accumulating forest debris that can fuel a larger fire in hot, dry conditions.