Current Conditions

Alerts

Park Closure

Information


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

Carry tire chains in your car and be prepared to use them (even if your car has four-wheel drive): chains may become mandatory at any time. Drive carefully even when there are no chain requirements: you may encounter icy spots on mostly dry roads.

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 delays Monday–Friday due to road construction

Open

Tioga Road

Continuation of Highway 120 through the park

Closed

El Portal Road

Continuation of Highway 140 from Merced
Possible delays Sunday–Thursday due to road construction

Open

Glacier Point Road

Badger Pass Road is also closed

Closed

Big Oak Flat Road

Continuation of Highway 120 from Manteca

Open

Mariposa Grove Road

Closed

Hetch Hetchy Road

Open 8 am to 7 pm

Open

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Seasonal Information

  • Rivers & Waterfalls: Vernal Fall, Nevada Fall, Bridalveil Fall, and Yosemite Falls are all flowing high. Snowpack as of April 1 is 67% (Tuolumne River basin) and 61% (Merced River basin) 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
    First-come, first served: Camp 4

    Closed: None.

  • Outside Yosemite Valley:

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

    Closed: Bridalveil Creek, Yosemite Creek, Tuolumne Meadows, White Wolf, Tamarack Flat, 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).

  • The John Muir Trail from Clark Point to near the top of Nevada Fall is closed due to trail damage. Access to the top of Nevada Fall is available via the Mist Trail. Conditions may be snowy and/or icy.

  • The Four Mile Trail is closed from Union Point to Glacier Point. It is possible to hike about halfway up the trail from Yosemite Valley (to Union Point).

  • 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 down for the season. They are scheduled be up beginning May 25, 2018 through October 9, 2018, conditions permitting. 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: April 10, 2018

Contact the Park

Mailing Address:

PO Box 577
Yosemite National Park, CA 95389

Phone:

(209) 372-0200

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