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 »
Wilderness Permits Reservation Window
Wilderness permit reservations are available 24 weeks (168 days) in advance. The table below indicates which day you can first make a reservation for specific dates.
The reservation office opens for the season on December 2. 2013 and will remain open through September 2014.
Did You Know?
The indigenous people of Yosemite Valley have used fire as a tool for thousands of years. Fire was used to encourage the growth of plants used for basket making and to promote the growth of the black oak--a sun loving species--and a staple food source for American Indians from this region.