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 »
Through the support of donors, Yosemite Conservancy provides grants and support to Yosemite National Park to help preserve and protect Yosemite today and for future generations. The work funded by Yosemite Conservancy is visible throughout the park, from trail rehabilitation to wildlife protection and habitat restoration. The Conservancy is dedicated to enhancing the visitor experience and providing a deeper connection to the park through outdoor programs, volunteering and wilderness services. Thanks to dedicated supporters, the Conservancy has provided more than $75 million in grants to Yosemite National Park. Learn more at yosemiteconservancy.org or call 1-800-469-7275.
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The Rim Fire has burned tens of thousands of acres in portions of Yosemite National Park and surrounding areas. You can help restore trails, facilities and wildlife habitat destroyed by fire. Make a gift today to Yosemite Conservancy for the Yosemite Fire Restoration Fund. Donate now.
NatureBridge partners with the National Park Service to inspire personal connections to the natural world through environmental education in Yosemite National Park. For almost four decades, our residential education programs have provided students from diverse cultural and economic backgrounds with the opportunity to actively experience nature's classroom, often for the first time.
By tapping into sense of wonder through adventure and exploration of this World Heritage Site, we:
The wild places of Yosemite National Park stimulate young minds in ways that the built environment cannot. With today's youth increasingly disconnected from nature, the Yosemite Institute provides experiences and skills that strengthen student's physical, social, and mental health.
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The National Park Service preserves unimpaired the natural and cultural resources and values of the national park system for the enjoyment, education, and inspiration of this and future generations.
You can make a donation directly to the National Park Service via donation boxes at all visitor centers and wilderness centers. Donations collected at these boxes are used to improve exhibits at these facilities and to offer educational programs.
Did You Know?
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.