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  • Temporary Closures Due to Fire

    All main roads within Yosemite National Park, including the Big Oak Flat Road, are open. Crane Flat, Bridalveil Creek, and Yosemite Creek Campgrounds are temporarily closed. The community of Foresta remains closed. More »

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)
(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 7 am to 9 pm)


Mariposa Grove Road

Glacier Point Road

Tioga Road
(continuation of Highway 120 through the park)
(Information about Highway 120 outside Yosemite)
Expect delays Sundays at 11 pm through Fridays at 4:30 pm
Feeling lost? Find driving directions.

What's it like in Yosemite right now?


Seasonal Information

  • Rivers & Waterfalls: Vernal and Nevada Falls are low for this time of year, but still flowing well. Bridalveil Fall is low while Yosemite Falls is nearly dry. (Snowpack this year was about 20% of average.)
  • Bears: Bears are very active, both day and night: be sure to store your food properly and to remain at least 50 yards from bears in forest and meadows.
  • Fire & Smoke: There is a fire in the El Portal/Foresta area, which is causing smoke impacts in Yosemite Valley and beyond. Additionally, several very small lightning-caused fires are burning; smoke impacts are minimal.

Lodging & Other Concessions

In Yosemite Valley, Yosemite Lodge, Curry Village, Housekeeping Camp, and The Ahwahnee are open. Outside of Yosemite Valley, the Wawona Hotel, White Wolf Lodge, and Tuolumne Meadows Lodge are open.

Reservations are available up to 366 days in advance. Visit DNC Parks & Resorts' website for more information.


  • Yosemite Valley: Camp 4 is open on a first-come, first-served basis. Upper, Lower, and North Pines Campgrounds are open; reservations are required.

  • Outside Yosemite Valley:
    Open: Hodgdon Meadow and Wawona Campgrounds; reservations required
    Tamarack Flat, White Wolf, and Porcupine Flat Campground; first-come, first-served
    Tuolumne Meadows Campground; 50% reservations-only and 50% first-come, first-served

    Closed: Crane Flat, Yosemite Creek, and Bridalveil Creek Campgrounds.

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

    Estimated opening and closing dates
    in 2014 for all campgrounds are available.

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 following closures are in effect due to fire activity
    • The trail from Lukens Lake trailhead south of Tioga Road to its junction with the Yosemite Creek trail
    • Yosemite Creek trail
    • Merced Grove
  • 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 up for the season. (A permit is required to hike to the top of Half Dome when the cables are up.)
Climbing closures are in effect on several routes each year from March 1 through Aug. 1 to protect peregrine falcons.

Did You Know?

View of Yosemite Valley from the Wawona Tunnel Vista.

Rockfall events have helped shape many of the outstanding features along Yosemite Valley's walls, including Royal Arches, North Dome, and Half Dome. Giant talus slopes that slant away from the Valley walls accumulate debris with each rockfall event.