Current Conditions



  • 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.


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Road Status

Arrive at Yosemite before mid-morning, especially on weekends, to avoid delays at entrance stations and popular areas like Yosemite Valley and Glacier Point.

Wawona Road
(continuation of Highway 41 from Fresno)
(Information about Highway 41 outside Yosemite)


Big Oak Flat Road
(continuation of Hwy 120 from Manteca into Yosemite Valley)
(Information about Highway 120 outside Yosemite)


El Portal Road
(continuation of Highway 140 from Merced)
(Information about Highway 140 outside Yosemite)


Hetch Hetchy Road
Open 7 am to 9 pm


Mariposa Grove Road
The Mariposa Grove is closed until spring 2017
Glacier Point Road
Free shuttle may be required between Badger Pass and Glacier Point from 10 am to 4:30 pm daily.
Tioga Road
(continuation of Highway 120 through the park)
(Information about Highway 120 outside Yosemite)
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Seasonal Information



In Yosemite Valley, Half Dome Village (formerly Curry Village), Yosemite Valley Lodge (formerly Yosemite Lodge), and The Majestic Yosemite Hotel (formerly The Ahwahnee), and Housekeeping Camp are open. Outside of Yosemite Valley, the Big Trees Lodge (formerly Wawona Hotel) is open. Tuolumne Meadows Lodge is open. White Wolf Lodge tentatively opens July 22.

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


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

    Closed: None.

  • Outside Yosemite Valley:
    Reservations required: Hodgdon Meadow, Crane Flat, and Wawona
    First-come, first served: Tamarack Flat, Yosemite Creek, Porcupine Flat, White Wolf, and Bridalveil Creek
    50% reservations/50% first-come, first-served: Tuolumne Meadows.

    Closed: None.

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

  • View estimated opening and closing dates in 2016 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).

  • The trail to Rancheria Falls is open to foot traffic (but not stock) beyond Wapama Fall (due to a rockfall).
  • The Half Dome cables are up for the season. (A permit is required to hike to the top of Half Dome when the cables are up.)
  • 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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