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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

Open

Tioga Road

Continuation of Highway 120 through the park

Expect 15-minute delays on weekdays once road opens

Closed

El Portal Road

Continuation of Highway 140 from Merced

Open

Glacier Point Road

Open

Big Oak Flat Road

Continuation of Highway 120 from Manteca.

Expect 15-minute delays on weekdays beginning in June

Open

Mariposa Grove Road

Road is open only to vehicles displaying disability placards when shuttles are operating. All others should use free shuttle from Mariposa Grove Welcome Center (near South Entrance).

Open

Hetch Hetchy Road

Open 7 am to 9 pm

Open

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Seasonal Information

  • Rivers & Waterfalls: Vernal Fall, Nevada Fall, Bridalveil Fall, and Yosemite Falls are flowing very high. Use extreme caution near flowing water. As of May 1, snowpack is 160% of average in the Merced River basin and 149% of average in the Tuolumne River basin.

  • Bears: Bears are active throughout the park! Be sure to store your food properly and to remain at least 50 yards from bears in forest and meadows.

  • Fire & Smoke: Fires may occur spring through fall. We are burning debris piles, which will create locally smoky conditions this spring. Yosemite may be hazy due to fires elsewhere in California (read the latest fire news and check air quality).

 

Campground Information

  • Yosemite Valley:

    Open: Reservations required: Upper Pines, Lower Pines, North Pines
    Available by daily lottery: Camp 4

    Closed: None.

  • Outside Yosemite Valley:

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

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

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

View estimated opening and closing dates in 2019 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 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).

  • 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.
  • 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

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: June 5, 2019

Contact the Park

Mailing Address:

PO Box 577
Yosemite National Park, CA 95389

Phone:

(209) 372-0200

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