• Rainbow over Half Dome


    National Park California

Current Conditions

View of Yosemite Falls
Current view of Yosemite Falls
(Yosemite Conservancy webcam)
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Road Status

Call 209/372-0200 (press 1 then 1) for the most up-to-date conditions (the information below only reflects planned or long-term closures).

Wawona Road
(continuation of Highway 41 from Fresno)
(Information about Highway 41 outside Yosemite)


Big Oak Flat Road
(continuation of Hwy 120 from Manteca into Yosemite Valley)
Expect delays Feb. 17 through May 20
(Information about Highway 120 outside Yosemite)


El Portal Road
(continuation of Highway 140 from Merced)
(Information about Highway 140 outside Yosemite)


Hetch Hetchy Road
(open 8 am to 5 pm; 8 am to 7 pm beginning April 1)


Mariposa Grove Road
Glacier Point Road
Tioga Road
(continuation of Highway 120 through the park)
(Information about Highway 120 outside Yosemite)
Expect delays in 2015
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Seasonal Information

  • Rivers & Waterfalls: Yosemite, Vernal, Nevada, and Bridalveil Falls are flowing with typically moderate flows for the time of year. Snow (water content) for the Tuolumne drainage is 16% and Merced, 12%, of average for this time of year. (Last year, it was 29% for Tuolumne and 26% for Merced.)
  • Bears: Some bears are active: be sure to store your food properly and to remain at least 50 yards from bears in forest and meadows.
  • Fire & Smoke: A prescribed fire may be burning at times near Wawona this spring.


In Yosemite Valley, Curry Village, Yosemite Lodge and The Ahwahnee are open. Housekeeping Camp is closed for the season but reopens April 16. Outside of Yosemite Valley; White Wolf Lodge and Tuolumne Meadows Lodge are closed for the season. Wawona Hotel reopens on March 27.

Reservations are available up to 366 days in advance. Visit Delaware North at Yosemite's website for more information.


  • Yosemite Valley:
    Reservations required: Upper Pines (North Pines, beginning March 30; Lower Pines, beginning April 6)
    First-come, first served: Camp 4

    Closed: Lower Pines and North Pines

  • Outside Yosemite Valley:
    Reservations required: None
    First-come, first served: Hodgdon Meadow and Wawona (1st loop only)

    Crane Flat, Bridalveil Creek, White Wolf, Yosemite Creek, Porcupine Flat, Tuolumne Meadows, and Tamarack Flat

  • Check today's campground availability by calling 209/372-0266.

  • View estimated opening and closing dates in 2015 for all campgrounds.

Reservations are available up to five months in advance and are strongly recommended. If you don't have a reservation, get details about camping without a reservation.

Trails and Wilderness

Trails in Yosemite may be closed when there are hidden hazards or when they are impassable due to rock fall, snow, ice, or fire. Open trails aren't necessarily free of hazards--by entering the wilderness, you assume responsibility for your safety and must use good judgment. Trails not listed below are open, but may be snowy and very difficult to find from about November through May/June (and may have other hazards).

  • The trail to Rancheria Falls is open to foot traffic (but not stock) beyond Wapama Fall (due to a rockfall).
  • The Half Dome cables are down for the season. (A permit is required to hike to the top of Half Dome when the cables are up.)
  • No other trails are closed.
Climbing closures are in effect on several routes each year from March 1 through Aug. 1 to protect peregrine falcons.

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