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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.

Yosemite National Park to Waive Fees for Veterans Day Weekend

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Date: November 3, 2011

In celebration of Veterans Day, Yosemite National Park will offer free admission on Friday, November 11 through Sunday, November 13, 2011. This fee free weekend is offered to all visitors in honor of current and retired members of the United States armed forces and their families.  

This fee free weekend has been observed since 2006. Waiving entrance fee waivers to all public lands on Veterans Day and Veterans Day Weekend is one way to show appreciate for the millions of men and women who fight to keep America's public lands accessible to all Americans.  

Fees being waived for Veterans Day Weekend 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 Friday, November 11, through Sunday, November 13, 2011 only.

Did You Know?

Great gray owl (photo by Cameron Rognan)

In 90 years of serving Yosemite National Park, the Conservancy has seen many accomplishments. From restoring the habitat of the great gray owl to funding the first museum in the Valley, Yosemite Conservancy has played a vital role in the preservation and protection of Yosemite. More...