Safety Closure (wildlife protection)May 31, 2017 (The designation will remain in place until rescinded.)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.
Safety Closure (Hazardous Conditions)
October 20, 2017 (This designation will remain in place until rescinded.)
This closure is anticipated to remain in effect until the summer of 2018. Design and Engineering staff will be working on a repair design over the winter to begin repairs on the trail as soon as it is safe to do so.
Last updated: January 4, 2018