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    Yosemite

    National Park California

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  • 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.

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
Closed from Crane Flat east toward Yosemite Valley
Open west of Crane Flat, with access to Tioga Road
(continuation of Hwy 120 from Manteca into Yosemite Valley)
(Information about Highway 120 outside Yosemite)

Closed

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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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. 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.


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:
    Hodgdon Meadow, Crane Flat, and Wawona Campgrounds are open; reservations are required. Bridalveil Creek, Tamarack Flat, White Wolf, Porcupine Flat, and Yosemite Creek Campgrounds are open on a first-come, first-served basis. Tuolumne Meadows Campground is open on Sunday with half the campground reservations-only and half 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).

  • Due to fire activity, the trail from Lukens Lake trailhead south of Tioga Road to its junction with the Yosemite Creek trail is closed due to a small fire. The Yosemite Creek trail is also closed.
  • 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?

Nevada and Vernal Falls

In Yosemite Valley, dropping over 594-foot Nevada Fall and then 317-foot Vernal Fall, the Merced River creates what is known as the “Giant Staircase.” Such exemplary stair-step river morphology is characterized by a large variability in river movement and flow, from quiet pools to the dramatic drops of the waterfalls themselves.