Yosemite National Park Announces Yosemite Valley to Reopen at 4:00 pm on Friday, August 3, 2018

July 28, 2018 Posted by: Yosemite Fire Information

Mariposa Grove and the Wawona Road remain closed. Limited visitor

services will be available

Yosemite National Park announces Yosemite Valley will reopen to all visitors at 4:00 pm on Friday, August 3, 2018. Limited visitor services will be available inside Yosemite Valley, including campgrounds, lodging, and food service operations.

Yosemite Valley has been temporarily closed since July 25 due to smoke impacts and for firefighting operations along El Portal Road and the Wawona Road due to the Ferguson Fire.

Due to continuing firefighting operations along the Wawona Road, the Mariposa Grove of Giant Sequoias and the Wawona Road (Highway 41) from the South Entrance of Yosemite National Park to Tunnel View will remain closed until further notice. 

The Hetch Hetchy area remains open. The Big Oak Flat Road (Highway 120 West) to Crane Flat and Tioga Road (Highway 120 East) from Crane Flat to Tioga Pass remain open to all visitors and vehicles. All trails and campgrounds along Tioga Road, including the Tuolumne Meadows Campground remain open. All visitor services along Tioga Road, including the High Sierra Camps and visitor services near Tuolumne Meadows remain open.

Since the Ferguson Fire began on Friday, July 13, several other park facilities and roads have been closed due to fire impacts and the need to support firefighting operations. These closures include Glacier Point Road, Bridalveil Creek Campground, the Wawona Campground, and the Merced Grove of Giant Sequoias.

Yosemite National Park continues to work closely with the Incident Management Team and continues to assess park conditions daily.

For updated  24-hour road and weather conditions for Yosemite National Park, please call 209-372-0200, press 1 and press 1 again. Updated information is also available on the park’s website at www.nps.gov/yose and on the Yosemite National Park Facebook page.


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  1. Jeannette
    July 31, 2018 at 10:32
     

    I hope the cause of this fire does not turn out to be a “controlled burn” such as happened in Nevada in 2016 taking down over 20 homes and the lives of 20 horses. The State accepts no responsibility even though admitting same.

     
  2. Jeannette
    July 31, 2018 at 10:31
     

    I hope the cause of this fire does not turn out to be a “controlled burn” such as happened in Nevada in 2016 taking down over 20 homes and the lives of 20 horses. The State accepts no responsibility even though admitting same.

     
  3. Jeannette
    July 31, 2018 at 10:31
     

    I hope the cause of this fire does not turn out to be a “controlled burn” such as happened in Nevada in 2016 taking down over 20 homes and the lives of 20 horses. The State accepts no responsibility even though admitting same.

     
  4. Jeannette
    July 31, 2018 at 10:30
     

    I hope the cause of this fire does not turn out to be a “controlled burn” such as happened in Nevada in 2016 taking down over 20 homes and the lives of 20 horses. The State accepts no responsibility even though admitting same.

     
  5. Susan
    July 31, 2018 at 10:10
     

    Will South gate entrance be open by Thursday 9th August. We are coming all the way from South Africa to see Yosemite and have accommodation booked in Oakhurst.

     
  6. Susan
    July 31, 2018 at 10:09
     

    Will South gate entrance be open by Thursday 9th August. We are coming all the way from South Africa to see Yosemite and have accommodation booked in Oakhurst.

     
  7. Karen
    July 31, 2018 at 07:17
     

    We are meant to be staying in Wawona 8-10th August, do we need to cancel as its says this is closed indefinately?

     
  8. Karen
    July 31, 2018 at 07:17
     

    We are meant to be staying in Wawona 8-10th August, do we need to cancel as its says this is closed indefinately?

     
  9. Karen
    July 31, 2018 at 07:16
     

    We are meant to be staying in Wawona 8-10th August, do we need to cancel as its says this is closed indefinately?

     
  10. Karen
    July 31, 2018 at 07:16
     

    We are meant to be staying in Wawona 8-10th August, do we need to cancel as its says this is closed indefinately?

     
  11. Karen
    July 31, 2018 at 07:16
     

    We are meant to be staying in Wawona 8-10th August, do we need to cancel as its says this is closed indefinately?

     
  12. Karen
    July 31, 2018 at 07:16
     

    We are meant to be staying in Wawona 8-10th August, do we need to cancel as its says this is closed indefinately?

     
  13. Karen
    July 31, 2018 at 07:16
     

    We are meant to be staying in Wawona 8-10th August, do we need to cancel as its says this is closed indefinately?

     
  14. Karen
    July 31, 2018 at 07:15
     

    We are meant to be staying in Wawona 8-10th August, do we need to cancel as its says this is closed indefinately?

     
  15. Karen
    July 31, 2018 at 07:15
     

    We are meant to be staying in Wawona 8-10th August, do we need to cancel as its says this is closed indefinately?

     
  16. Rebecca
    July 29, 2018 at 11:24
     

    Does this closure include access to the half-dome hike? We have permits for aug 3rd, does that mean we cannot access the trailhea?

     
  17. Rebecca
    July 29, 2018 at 11:23
     

    Does this closure include access to the half-dome hike? We have permits for aug 3rd, does that mean we cannot access the trailhea?

     
  18. Rebecca
    July 29, 2018 at 11:19
     

    Does this include the half dome hike? We have permits for aug 3rd, does that include access to that trail head?

     
  19. Rebecca
    July 29, 2018 at 11:19
     

    Does this include the half dome hike? We have permits for aug 3rd, does that include access to that trail head?

     
  20. Rebecca
    July 29, 2018 at 11:18
     

    Does this include the half dome hike? We have permits for aug 3rd, does that include access to that trail head?

     
 
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