• View of Half Dome and Washington Column in Yosemite Valley

    Yosemite

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    The Tioga Road (Highway 120 through the park) is closed due to snow; it usually reopens in late May or June. You can check on current road conditions by calling 209/372-0200 (press 1 then 1). More »

Multimedia Presentations

Yosemite Trip Planning focuses on videos to help you plan your trip.
 
Yosemite Nature Notes is a video podcast series that tells unique stories about the natural and human history of Yosemite National Park.
 
Yosemite Presents... contains selected videos about Yosemite National Park.
 
Yosemite Voices is an audio podcast intended to provide insights into the natural and cultural history and management of Yosemite National Park. The podcast also explores the lives of and lifestyles of the people who live and work in Yosemite.
 
A Buffalo Soldier Speaks
A Buffalo Soldier Speaks is an audio podcast featuring National Park Ranger Shelton Johnson as Sergeant Elizy Boman, Troop "k," Ninth U.S. Cavalry, who was dispatched to Yosemite National Park in 1903. On their routine patrols through the high country of Yosemite, these Buffalo Soldiers recorded the pertinent but mundane details of their journeys.
 
Listen to an audio presentation about the recently renovated Yosemite Valley Visitor Center exhibits (10:28, 10.2 MB).

Did You Know?

Sierra Sweet Bay

In Wawona and downstream, the South Fork Merced River provides habitat for a rare plant, the Sierra sweet bay (Myrica hartwegii). This special status shrub is found in only five Sierra Nevada counties. In Yosemite, it occurs exclusively on sand bars and river banks along the South Fork Merced River downstream from Wawona and on Big Creek.