Tioga & Glacier Point Roads Closed for the Winter
The Tioga Road (Highway 120 through the park) and Glacier Point Road are closed due to snow; they usually reopen late May or June. You can check on current road conditions by calling 209/372-0200 (press 1 then 1). More »
2013 Road Projects
Wawona Tunnel Repairs
September 8 - December 13, 2013
Sunday nights 8:30 pm - Friday afternoons at 4:30 pm (no work between Friday evening and Sunday evening)
You should expect the following delays as you are traveling along the Wawona Road:
Beginning October 20, 2013, there will be 24-hour traffic control at the Wawona Tunnel (just south of Yosemite Valley) with only one lane open with controlled pilot car operations.
This project began on September 8, 2013 and includes cleaning the tunnel, repairing sections of the wall, floor, and ceiling where the concrete has deteriorated and is falling off, sealing the various cracks and joints, as well as improving the drainage system at each end of the tunnel and within the tunnel. There are no delays scheduled on weekends between Friday at 4:30 pm and Sunday at 8:00 pm. The project completion date is scheduled for December 13, 2013.
Crews will be working with controlled traffic and pilot car operations, so please be cautious and patient as you are traveling through the work zone.
Hetch Hetchy Road
November - December 2013
The Hetch Hetchy Road is open to visitor traffic while Hetch Hetchy Water and Power and AT&T conduct utility repair operations along the roadway for the next couple of months to repair fire damaged electrical and communication infrastructure. Expect single lane closures, and at times full closures, of the road as the utility repair is undertaken. On November 5 and 6 the road will be closed to facilitate the utility repair work. Please drive slowly along the road and watch out for construction workers and stopped vehicles.
As of Tuesday, October 29, the trail from the O'Shaughnessy Dam to Wapama Falls and beyond is open. The backpacker's campground is also open. All other backcountry areas accessed from the trailheads along the Hetch Hetchy Road and O'Shaughnessy Dam areas will remain closed until further notice due to impacts from the Rim Fire.
To find out more information about the current status of all park roads, call the park information line at
209/372-0200 (then press 1, and 1 again).
Did You Know?
Yosemite and Huangshan are sister parks. Huangshan, which protects over 77 magnificent granite peaks 3,000 feet (1,000 m) or higher, is one of China's most famous and sacred scenic areas. Countless poems and writings dating back 2,200 years attest to its beauty. More...