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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

Open

El Portal Road

Continuation of Highway 140 from Merced

Open

Glacier Point Road

Open

Big Oak Flat Road

Continuation of Highway 120 from Manteca

Open

Mariposa Grove Road

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 all flowing well, but past peak. Snowpack as of May 1 is about 40% of average for this time of year. Use extreme caution near waterfalls, rivers, and creeks.

  • 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. Burn piles are possible, with locally smoky conditions, in winter. Yosemite may be hazy due to fires elsewhere in California (read the latest fire news and check air quality).

 

Campgrounds

  • Yosemite Valley:

    Open:
    Reservations required: Upper Pines, Lower Pines, and North Pines; Tuolumne Meadows opens June 14 (50% reservation, 50% first-come, first-served)
    First-come, first served: Camp 4

    Closed: None.

  • Outside Yosemite Valley:

    Open: Reservations required: Wawona, Hodgdon Meadow, Crane Flat, and Tuolumne Meadows (50% reservation, 50% first-come, first-served)
    First-come, first served: Tamarack Flat

    Closed: Bridalveil Creek, Yosemite Creek, White Wolf, and Porcupine Flat

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

View estimated opening and closing dates in 2018 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).

  • 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. 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

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 18, 2018

Contact the Park

Mailing Address:

PO Box 577
Yosemite National Park, CA 95389

Phone:

(209) 372-0200

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