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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.

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)
Opens Friday, May 27, at 9 am. (Reservation required once it opens.)

Closed

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 cycle or hike to the grove from Mariposa Grove Welcome Center (near South Entrance). Reservation required to drive into or through the park from 6 am to 4 pm.

Open

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Seasonal Information

 

Fire & Smoke

Pile burning is planned on Wednesday, May 11, west of Sentinel Beach.

Yosemite air quality may be affected by fires elsewhere in the region or by prescribed fire in Yosemite; hazy or smoky conditions are possible. View More Data
 

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 and Hodgdon Meadow
    First-come, first served: None

    Closed: Tamarack Flat, White Wolf, Yosemite Creek, Bridalveil Creek, Crane Flat, 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 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.

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 as of May 2, 2022. (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.)

Tuolumne Meadows Area

  • Soda Springs Road and Lembert Dome picnic area are closed.

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

 
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

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

Last updated: May 20, 2022

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