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)
Feeling lost? Find driving directions. You can also view a map showing road conditions outside of Yosemite.
Fire and Smoke
Prescribed fires and pile burning are planned for this spring, which may cause smoky conditions at times, mainly in Yosemite Valley, Wawona, and Crane Flat areas. Yosemite's air quality may be affected by fires elsewhere in the region or by prescribed fire in Yosemite; hazy or smoky conditions are always possible.
Fire and Smoking Restrictions
Current Air Quality in Yosemite Village
Check today's campground availability by calling 209/372-0266.
View estimated opening and closing dates in 2023 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).
While several miles of paved pedestrian paths in Yosemite Valley are plowed, all hiking trails are covered in snow. Wear waterproof boots and traction devices as even plowed paths can be icy. Hiking on snow-covered trails is not recommended.
Stay away from all rivers and creeks, which are running high and with snowbanks that may collapse.
Yosemite Valley Area
Wawona and Mariposa Grove Area
Crane Flat to Tuolumne Meadows Area
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
National Weather Service forecasts for Yosemite
View webcams in Yosemite National Park
How High is the River?
View streamflow data for the Merced River in Yosemite Valley
Before you hit the road, check for current information about road work in Yosemite.
Tuolumne Meadows Winter Conditions
Weekly updates from the Tuolumne Meadows winter rangers (approx. December through April).
Tioga & Glacier Point Roads Plowing
Plowing updates from the Tioga and Glacier Point Roads.
Last updated: March 24, 2023