Current Conditions


Park Closure


  • Alert 1 , Severity ,caution ,, Expect smoky conditions in Yosemite Expect poor air quality and limited visibility due to fires in Yosemite. Avoid strenuous exercise outdoors and remain indoors when possible. All areas of Yosemite are open, but Chilnualna Falls trail and some others south of Glacier Point Road are closed.


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

Expect 15-30 minute 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


Glacier Point Road

Road may frequently close between 10 am and 5 pm when parking fills. The Badger Pass-Glacier Point shuttle is not in operation due to a fire.


Big Oak Flat Road

Continuation of Highway 120 from Manteca


Mariposa Grove Road


Hetch Hetchy Road

Open 7 am to 9 pm


Feeling lost? Find driving directions


Seasonal Information

  • Rivers & Waterfalls: Vernal, Nevada, Bridalveil, and Yosemite Falls are flowing nicely, but well past peak flow. Use extreme caution anywhere near rivers and creeks.
  • Bears: Bears are active!. Be sure to store your food properly and to remain at least 50 yards from bears in forest and meadows.
  • Fire & Smoke:
    • The Empire Fire, which was ignited by lightning, is burning south of Bridalveil Creek Campground and is generating smoke in the park. (The campground is not threatened.) Check the fire blog for updates.
    • The South Fork Fire is burning one mile east of Wawona and is generating smoke in the park. Check the fire blog for updates.
    • Fires may occur spring through fall and Yosemite may be hazy due to fires elsewhere in California (read the latest fire news and check air quality).
    • Stage 1 fire restrictions are in effect (below 6,000 feet).


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

    Closed: None

  • Outside Yosemite Valley:
    Reservations required: Wawona, Hodgdon Meadow, and Crane Flat
    First-come, first served: Tuolumne Meadows, Tamarack Flat, Porcupine Flat, and White Wolf

    Closed: Yosemite Creek. Bridalveil Creek Campground is closed due to a fire.

    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.

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 Chilnualna Falls trail is closed at the trailhead due to the South Fork Fire, which is currently being suppressed but remains active.
  • The following trails are closed due to the Empire Fire:
    • The trail is closed from near Bridalveil Creek Campground to the junction of the Deer Camp trail.
    • The trail is closed through Westfall Meadows from Glacier Point Road to the Empire Meadows junction.
    • The trail is closed from Bridalveil Creek Campground to the first junction of the trail from the Ostrander Lake trailhead.
  • 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 up for the season; they will remain up through October 10, 2017. 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: August 19, 2017

Contact the Park

Mailing Address:

PO Box 577
Yosemite National Park, CA 95389


(209) 372-0200

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