Current Conditions


Park Closure


  • Alert 1 , Severity ,caution ,, Keep wildlife wild! Plague has been identified throughout the Sierra Nevada including Yosemite National Park. Wild rodents (including squirrels and chipmunks) are the principal source of plague in California.
  • Alert 2 , Severity ,caution ,, Hantavirus pulmonary disease Hantavirus pulmonary disease is a rare but serious disease that humans can contract through contact with infected rodents or their urine, saliva, blood, or droppings. Approximately 12% of deer mice carry hantavirus across California.
  • Alert 3 , Severity ,caution ,, Staying healthy With cold, flu, and the stomach bug season upon us, remember to wash your hands often and especially before eating or drinking, and after using the bathroom, and alert staff if someone in your party becomes ill while staying at the park.

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Road Status

Carry tire chains in your car and be prepared to use them (even if you have four-wheel drive): chains may become mandatory at any time. Drive carefully even when there are no chain requirements: you may still 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


Tioga Road

Continuation of Highway 120 through the park


El Portal Road

Continuation of Highway 140 from Merced


Badger Pass Road

Glacier Point Road closed beyond Badger Pass.
Badger Pass Road closes on April 2 at 7 pm for plowing.


Big Oak Flat Road

Continuation of Highway 120 from Manteca

The road is closed between Foresta and Crane Flat, with no access to Yosemite Valley from west of Crane Flat or anywhere outside Yosemite.
Crane Flat, including Tuolumne and Merced Groves of Giant Sequoias, are accessible from Buck Meadows, Groveland, and Sonora.


Mariposa Grove Road


Hetch Hetchy Road

Open 8 am to 5 pm


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Seasonal Information



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


  • Yosemite Valley:
    Reservations required: Upper Pines and Lower Pines
    First-come, first served: Camp 4

    Closed: North Pines (opens April 3)

  • Outside Yosemite Valley:
    Reservations required: None.

    First-come, first served: Hodgdon Meadow and Wawona (first loop only).

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

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

  • View estimated opening and closing dates in 2017 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.


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).

  • Beehive Trail (from Rancheria Falls Trail) is closed due to rockslides.
  • The Wapama Falls Footbridge is closed due to storm damage. Once the bridge reopens, the trail beyond Wapama Fall will remain closed to stock use (but open to foot traffic) (due to a rockfall).
  • The Four Mile Trail above Union Point (about halfway up) is closed for the season.
  • The Mist Trail is now open. The John Muir Trail from Clark Point to near the top of Nevada Fall is still 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.
  • 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 [3.3 MB PDF] is closed to overnight camping. 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. The cables are typically down from Columbus Day until Memorial Day. We are planning on the Half Dome cables being up May 26, 2017 through October 10, 2017, but these dates could change based on conditions. (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.

Contact the Park

Mailing Address:

PO Box 577
Yosemite National Park, CA 95389


(209) 372-0200
The public information office is open from 9 am to 5 pm Pacific time (closed for lunch). Once connected, dial 3 then 5. If the ranger is already on the line, you'll be returned to the main menu. If the ranger is not there, you can leave a message and we will return your call.

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