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 to be Featured on New Travel Channel Show
"Yosemite- America’s Treasure" will debut on the Travel Channel this Sunday, April 13 at 7:00 p.m. (ET/PT). The one- hour program, produced in the summer and fall of 2007, features the beauty, cultural and natural history, and landmark features of Yosemite National Park.
The show, produced by Bellvue Entertainment Inc. of Chicago, Illinois, was shot in high-definition and gives viewers unique perspectives of icons in the park such as Yosemite Falls, Half Dome, and El Capitan. Interviews with several Yosemite park rangers were also a part of the production.
"They were a great crew to work with and we are all excited to see the result. We last did a Travel Channel show over 10 years ago so we are especially excited about this new, state of the art program", said Scott Gediman, Chief of Media Relations for Yosemite National Park.
The Travel Channel is seen in over 90 million homes across the United States. In addition to Sunday’s debut, the show will be broadcast on Thursday, April 17 at 8:00 p.m. (ET/PT) and on Friday, April 18 at 4:00 p.m. (ET/PT).
Did You Know?
Unrestricted camping is no longer allowed in Yosemite Valley because of damage it causes. The placement of campgrounds and campsites has changed over the past 75 years in response to a growing understanding of river dynamics, geologic hazards, and the park's natural and cultural resources.