• Rainbow over Half Dome

    Yosemite

    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)

Open

Big Oak Flat Road
(continuation of Hwy 120 from Manteca into Yosemite Valley)
(Information about Highway 120 outside Yosemite)

Open

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

Open

Hetch Hetchy Road
(open 7 am to 9 pm)

Open

Mariposa Grove Road

Open
Glacier Point Road

Open
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
Open
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Seasonal Information

 

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.


Campgrounds

  • 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, Crane Flat and Wawona Campgrounds; reservations required
    Bridalveil Creek, Tamarack Flat, White Wolf, Yosemite Creek, and Porcupine Flat Campgrounds; first-come, first-served
    Tuolumne Meadows Campground; 50% reservations-only and 50% first-come, first-served

  • 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 closure is in effect due to fire activity:
    • The trail from Lukens Lake trailhead south of Tioga Road to its junction with the Yosemite Creek trail.
  • The Tuolumne Grove trail is open, however, the trailhead parking (east of Crane Flat) will be closed in September from 6 am Mondays through 5:30 pm Fridays, then completely closed from October through December for parking lot and trailhead improvements.
  • 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?

YLP Students in 2010

The Yosemite Leadership Program partners with UC Merced, to bring students to the park each summer for hands-on professional development through internships. Students work alongside scientists, educators, interpreters, business managers, and many other professionals of the NPS and park partner organizations. Some go on to become National Park Service rangers.