Tioga & Glacier Point Roads Closed for the Winter
The Tioga Road (Highway 120 through the park) and Glacier Point Road are closed due to snow; they usually reopen late May or June. You can check on current road conditions by calling 209/372-0200 (press 1 then 1). More »
Road Construction to Cause Delays in Yosemite National Park
Road construction on the Wawona Road in Yosemite National Park is set to begin in May. This project will vastly improve 24.4 miles of the Wawona Road starting from the South Entrance of Yosemite. This improvement project will end at the junction of the Wawona Road and Bridalveil Straight in Yosemite Valley.
Visitors traveling into Yosemite via Highway 41/Wawona Road will experience up to 30 minute delays Monday through Thursday from 6:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m. and from 6:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. on Friday. Additionally, 60 minute delays will be scheduled from 11:00 p.m. to 6:00 a.m. on Sunday through Friday. There will be no weekend delays.
This project will resurface, restore and rehabilitate the roadway, improve drainage and grading, add new signage and striping of the roadway.
Road construction on the Wawona Road is slated to be completed by November, 2010.
Did You Know?
The indigenous people of Yosemite Valley have used fire as a tool for thousands of years. Fire was used to encourage the growth of plants used for basket making and to promote the growth of the black oak--a sun loving species--and a staple food source for American Indians from this region.