Closure Order—Public Use Restriction
June 20, 2019 (The designation will remain in place until rescinded.)
The Tioga Road between Crane Flat Junction and Tioga Pass in Yosemite National Park is a seasonally restricted road that closes each winter due to snowfall. Snow clearing operations this year have made the road passable through the park but the water delivery and wastewater infrastructure in the Tuolumne Meadows area is still not ready to be used. In order to protect this fragile alpine environment from the impacts which come from human waste associated with the large numbers of visitors that utilize this area of the park when it is opened to the public, but still allowing for the motoring public to transit this important road corridor, the Superintendent is issuing the following public use restriction.
By order of the Superintendent of Yosemite National Park and under authority of Title 36, Code of Federal Regulations, Section 1.5(a) and Section (a)(1):
Starting Friday June 21, 2019 10 am, the Tioga Road from the “Walker Party Gate” on the west side (5 road miles east of Crane Flat Junction) to the “Tioga Pass Gate” at the eastern Park boundary shall be closed to the parking of any vehicles regardless of location or duration.
This closure shall not apply to Administratively Approved Uses, which shall be defined as:
Employees of the National Park Service or official Partner organizations operating government or partner vehicles performing administrative functions approved by a NPS supervisor, the Yosemite Concessions Office or NPS Law Enforcement.
The closure area will be monitored to ensure compliance. Your cooperation in complying with this temporary restriction is greatly appreciated.
Safety Closure (Wildlife Protection)May 31, 2017 (The designation will remain in place until rescinded.)
Due to increasing bear activity along the Snow Creek Trail and the resulting potential for negative human-bear interactions, the area to the south and east of the footbridge as depicted on the attached map will be closed to overnight camping. The National Park Service will continue to monitor bear activity in this area and will re-open the area to camping as soon as conditions allow.
By order of the Superintendent of Yosemite National Park and under authority of Title 36, Code of Federal Regulations, Section 1.5(a) (1):
The area marked on the accompanying map entitled Wildlife Safety Closure dated May 31, 2017 is closed to overnight camping or unattended food (even when stored properly).
The marked area remains open for day use.
Notice of closure will be posted and area will be monitored to ensure compliance. Your cooperation in complying with this temporary restriction is greatly appreciated. Please see map below for more information.
Last updated: June 20, 2019