• View of Half Dome and Washington Column in Yosemite Valley


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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 »

Special Programs

View our weekly special, children, and evening program listings for additional programs.


Yosemite Forum
Yosemite Valley

An interactive lecture series designed to bring evolving knowledge of the Sierra Nevada to the public and the park. Sponsored by the Yosemite National Park Division of Resources Management and Science.

10th Annual Yosemite Facelift: September 2013

Volunteer to help clean up Yosemite! Join the National Park Service and the Yosemite Climbing Association for this official National Public Lands Day event, picking up litter and performing special projects to clean up Yosemite after a busy summer. All volunteers must register on site to participate (no advance registration), and should wear long pants, closed-toed shoes, and be prepared for the weather. For more information contact 209/379-1850 or email us.

Volunteers working in a meadow
Join the Habitat Protectors of Yosemite (HaPY) at our weekly drop-in program!
Typical season is May through Labor Day. Activities last up to 3 hrs. Meet at the Yosemite Valley Visitor. Learn more...

Parsons Lodge. Photo by Doug Harnsberger.

Parsons Memorial Lodge
Tuolumne Meadows

Schedule [181 kb PDF]
Poetry festival [141 kb PDF]

Junior Rangers and NPS Ranger with bear pelt

Stars Over Yosemite
During summer, amateur astronomy clubs host star parties at Glacier Point Amphitheater in cooperation with the National Park Service.

July 26-27, 8:30 pm: Sonoma County Astronomical Society
August 2-3, 8:15 pm: Central Valley Astronomers
August 9-10, 8:15 pm: Peninsula Astronomical Society
August 16-17, 8:15 pm: Tri-Valley Astronomers
August 23-24, 8:15 pm: San Jose Astronomical Association
August 30-September 1, 8:15 pm: Sacramento Valley Astronomical Society

Did You Know?

Granite Peaks and Clear Lakes in Torres Del Paine NP

That Yosemite National Park has a sister park in Chile? Parque Nacional Torres del Paine is located among the breath taking scenery of Patagonian Chile. Both parks feature remarkable geology, hydrology, flora and fauna--together the staff of both parks work together to share best practices and care for these landscapes so generations of visitors can revel in their stunning beauty.