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 Announces the White Wolf Lodge and Duplex Cabins Rehabilitation Environmental Assessment Open for Public Comment
Yosemite National Park announces the opening of public scoping for the White Wolf Lodge and Duplex Cabins Rehabilitation Environmental Assessment (EA). The scoping period will begin August 15, 2011 through September 4, 2011. Comments will be used to assist the park in assessing feasible project alternatives that meet the purpose and need of the plan, including a no action alternative, and analyzing the environmental effects of each alternative.
Primary rehabilitation work on the cabins and the lodge will include:
A public Open House will take place on August 31, 2011 from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. in the Valley Visitor Center Auditorium in behind the Valley Visitor Center. Park Admission fees will be waived for those attending the Open House.
The public scoping period for this EA will open on August 15, 2011 and will extend through September 4, 2011. Written comments should be postmarked no later than September 4, 2011. Comments can be submitted at public meetings, by mail, fax, email, or through the Planning, Environment, and Public Comment (PEPC) commenting system. Comments may be submitted by the following means:
Attn: White Wolf Lodge Duplex Cabins Rehabilitation
P.O. Box 577
Yosemite, CA 95389
Phone: 209/379-1365; Fax: 209/379-1294E-mail
Web: PEPC (Planning, Environment, and Public Comment). Access the site at http://parkplanning.nps.gov/yose
Did You Know?
When it opened to the public on May 29, 1926, the Yosemite Museum became the first museum building in the national park system, and its educational objectives served as a model for parks nationwide. It still functions much as it was originally intended, and currently exhibits items which mainly reflect the Native occupation of Yosemite Valley and its surroundings. When in the park, you can visit with one of three cultural demonstrators who primarily staff the Museum.