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Road Status

 

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)
Reservation required to drive into or through the park from 6 am to 4 pm.
No stopping or parking between southern park boundary and Wawona.

Open

El Portal Road (continuation of Highway 140 from Merced)
Reservation required to drive into or through the park from 6 am to 4 pm.

Open

Big Oak Flat Road (continuation of Highway 120 from Manteca)
Reservation required to drive into or through the park from 6 am to 4 pm.

Open

Yosemite Valley Roads
Traffic circulation has changed! Please pay attention to signs and do not rely on GPS.
Reservation required to drive into or through the park from 6 am to 4 pm.

Open

Hetch Hetchy Road
Open 8 am to 5 pm

Open

Tioga Road (continuation of Highway 120 through the park)
Reservation required to drive into or through the park from 6 am to 4 pm.
Expect 30–60-minute delays Sunday nights through Friday afternoons.

Open

Glacier Point Road
The entire road is closed until 2023 for rehabilitation.

Closed

Mariposa Grove Road
Road is open only to vehicles displaying disability placards. All others must use the free shuttle from Mariposa Grove Welcome Plaze (near South Entrance). Reservation required to drive into or through the park from 6 am to 4 pm.

Open

Feeling lost? Find driving directions. You can also view a map showing road conditions outside of Yosemite.

 

Seasonal Information

 

Fire and Smoke

Some small fires in the park may cause smoky conditions at times. Yosemite air quality may be affected by fires elsewhere in the region or by prescribed fire in Yosemite; hazy or smoky conditions are always possible.

Fire and Smoking Restrictions

Current Air Quality in Yosemite Village

 
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Campground Information

  • Yosemite Valley:

    Open: Reservations required: Upper Pines, North Pines, Lower Pines, Camp 4
    First-come, first-served: None

    Closed: None

  • Outside Yosemite Valley:

    Open: Reservations required: Wawona, Hodgdon Meadow, Tamarack Flat
    First-come, first served: None

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

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

View estimated opening and closing dates in 2022 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 (including information about Housekeeping Camp and High Sierra Camps). Reservations are available and recommended up to 366 days in advance.

 

Trails and Wilderness Conditions

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).

Yosemite Valley Area

  • The boulders around the base of Lower Yosemite Fall (the off-trail area between the footbridge/viewing area and the waterfall) is closed.
  • The trail to Bridalveil Fall is closed due to the Bridalveil Fall Rehabilitation Project.
  • The Lower Mist Trail - from the John Muir Trail (JMT) junction (just uphill from the Vernal Fall Footbridge) to the top of Vernal Fall - will be closed between 6:30am and 4:00pm as follows (subject to change):

    • Monday through Friday: September 26 through September 30
    • Monday through Thursday: October 3 through October 6
    • Tuesday, Thursday, Friday: October 11, 13, and 14
    • Monday through Friday: October 17 through 28
    • Monday through Wednesday: October 31 through November 2

The trail may occasionally need to remain closed overnight for safety reasons without notice.

Vernal and Nevada Fall will remain accessible via a detour. The John Muir Trail will remain open, providing access (via the Clark Point cutoff trail) to Vernal Fall and via either the upper portion of the Mist Trail or the John Muir Trail to Nevada Fall.

  • 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.
  • 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 stored 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.

Wawona and Mariposa Grove Area

  • The trail from the Mariposa Grove toward Wawona is closed. The western portion of the Perimeter Trail (from the Galen Clark Tree to near the Grizzly Giant Loop Trail) is also closed. Please stay on trails: hazards may exist off trail in the Mariposa Grove. View a map for details. The Washburn Trail reopened on August 18.

Glacier Point Area

  • The Glacier Point Road, including land and trails adjacent to the Glacier Point Road (within 100 feet from centerline on both sides of the road) are closed. (The Pohono Trail remains open, including where it crosses Glacier Point Road just above Glacier Point. This is the only exception for trails crossing the road.)
  • Camping is prohibited at Glacier Point (and anywhere else within four trail miles of Glacier Point or within one mile of the road).
  • Trails south of the Panorama Trail to Merced Pass lakes and near Buena Vista Lake are closed due for the Red Fire. (The Panorama Trail is open.) View map.
  • The trail from near Illilouette Creek to Upper and Lower Merced Pass Lakes is closed due to the Red Fire.

Crane Flat to Tuolumne Meadows Area

  • A section of trail between Pate Valley and the Pacific Crest Trail is closed due to the Rodgers Fire.
  • Merced Grove will be closed starting August 22 for a biomass removal project. The closure is expected to last about a week.
  • Trails leaving from Crane Flat Campground are closed.
  • Soda Springs Road and Lembert Dome picnic area are closed.
  • Elizabeth Lake Trailhead (in Tuolumne Medows Campground) is closed. Start from the visitor center or Dog Lake parking areas instead.

Climbing Closures

Climbing closures are in effect on several routes each year from March 1 through July 15 to protect peregrine falcons. Additionally, a free wilderness climbing permit is required for all overnight big wall climbs.

More Information Sources

 
National Weather Service

Weather Forecasts

National Weather Service forecasts for Yosemite

Snowy and cloudy view of Half Dome

Webcams

View webcams in Yosemite National Park

Graph of streamflow

How High is the River?

View streamflow data for the Merced River in Yosemite Valley

Machine moving dirt in roadbed

Road Work

Before you hit the road, check for current information about road work in Yosemite.

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.

 

Last updated: September 27, 2022

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