Current Conditions


Park Closure


View of Yosemite Falls
Current view of Yosemite Falls
(Yosemite Conservancy webcam)
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Road Status

Carry tire chains in your car and be prepared to use them (even if your car has four-wheel drive): chains may become mandatory at any time. Drive carefully even when there are no chain requirements: you may encounter icy spots on mostly dry roads.

Call 209/372-0200 (press 1 then 1) for the most up-to-date conditions (the information below only reflects planned or long-term closures).

Wawona Road

Continuation of Highway 41 from Fresno

Expect delays Monday–Friday due to road construction


Tioga Road

Continuation of Highway 120 through the park


El Portal Road

Continuation of Highway 140 from Merced

Possible delays Sunday–Thursday due to road construction


Badger Pass Road

Glacier Point Road closed beyond Badger Pass
Subject to closure at any time.


Big Oak Flat Road

Continuation of Highway 120 from Manteca


Mariposa Grove Road


Hetch Hetchy Road

Open 8 am to 5 pm


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Seasonal Information



  • Yosemite Valley:

    Reservations required: Upper Pines
    First-come, first served: Camp 4

    Closed: Lower Pines and North Pines

  • Outside Yosemite Valley:

    Open: Reservations required: None.
    First-come, first served: Wawona and Hodgdon Meadow

    Closed: Bridalveil Creek, Yosemite Creek, Tuolumne Meadows, White Wolf, Tamarack Flat, and Porcupine Flat

Check today's campground availability online or by calling 209/372-0266.

View estimated opening and closing dates in 2018 for all campgrounds.

Reservations are available up to five months in advance and are strongly recommended. If you don't have a reservation, get details about camping without a reservation.

Visit Yosemite Hospitality's website for lodging information. Reservations are available and recommended up to 366 days in advance.


Trails and Wilderness

Trails in Yosemite may be closed when there are hidden hazards or when they are impassable due to rock fall, snow, ice, or fire. Open trails aren't necessarily free of hazards--by entering the wilderness, you assume responsibility for your safety and must use good judgment. Trails not listed below are open, but may be snowy and very difficult to find from about November through May/June (and may have other hazards).

  • The Mist Trail from its junction with the John Muir Trail to the top of Vernal Fall and the John Muir Trail from Clark Point to near the top of Nevada Fall are closed for the winter. It is possible to hike to the top of Nevada Fall using still-open sections of trail, however, conditions may be snowy and/or icy.

  • The Four Mile Trail is closed from Union Point to Glacier Point. It is possible to hike about halfway up the trail from Yosemite Valley (to Union Point).

  • Due to bear activity along the Snow Creek trail and the potential for bear/human interactions the area to the south and east of the footbridge is closed to overnight camping and unattended food (even if stores properly). The National Park Service will continue to monitor the bears' activity and will re-open the area to camping as soon as possible. The trails and areas are open to day hiking.

  • The Half Dome cables are down for the season. They are scheduled be up beginning May 25, 2018 through October 9, 2018, conditions permitting. A permit is required to hike to the top of Half Dome when the cables are up.

  • Trails in the Mariposa Grove are closed due to a restoration project.

  • No other trails are closed.

Climbing closures are in effect on several routes each year from March 1 through July 15 to protect peregrine falcons.

More Information Sources

Skier in the shadow of Mounts Lyell and Maclue

Tuolumne Meadows Winter Conditions

Weekly updates from the Tuolumne Meadows winter rangers (approx. December through April).

Snowplow plowing snow

Tioga & Glacier Point Roads Plowing

Plowing updates from the Tioga and Glacier Point Roads.

Road work ahead sign

Road Work

Current information about road work in Yosemite

National Weather Service

Weather Forecasts

National Weather Service forecasts for Yosemite

Snowy and cloudy view of Half Dome


View webcams in Yosemite National Park

Graph of streamflow

How High is the River?

View streamflow data for the Merced River in Yosemite Valley

Last updated: March 16, 2018

Contact the Park

Mailing Address:

PO Box 577
Yosemite National Park, CA 95389


(209) 372-0200

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