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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).

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.

Wawona Road

Continuation of Highway 41 from Fresno
Rockfall and debris flows are more likely than usual during heavy rain due to effects of the Ferguson Fire. Use caution and be prepared for possible road closures between Chinquapin (Badger Pass Road intersection) and Tunnel View.


Tioga Road

Continuation of Highway 120 through the park

When will Tioga Road open?


El Portal Road

Continuation of Highway 140 from Merced

Rockfall and debris flows are more likely than usual during heavy rain due to effects of the Ferguson Fire. Use caution and be prepared for possible road closures from just west of Savage's Trading Post to the junction with Big Oak Flat Road (just west of Yosemite Valley).


Badger Pass Road

Glacier Point Road closed beyond Badger Pass
Road is subject to closure at any time. The ski area facilities are closed.

When will Glacier Point Road open?


Big Oak Flat Road

Continuation of Highway 120 from Manteca.


Mariposa Grove Road

When open (spring–fall), 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).


Hetch Hetchy Road

Open 8 am to 7 pm


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Seasonal Information

  • Rivers & Waterfalls: Vernal Fall, Nevada Fall, Bridalveil Fall, and Yosemite Falls are flowing well, with nice spring flows. As of April 1, snowpack is 153% of average in the Merced River basin and 176% of average in the Tuolumne River basin.

  • Bears: Bears remain 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
    First-come, first served: Camp 4

    Closed: Upper Pines is closed due impacts from winter storms; it will reopen on April 12.

  • 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, 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 Mist Trail is open to Vernal and Nevada Falls.
  • The John Muir Trail from Clark Point to near the top of Nevada Fall (the "ice cut") is closed for the winter. The trail from near Vernal Fall footbridge to Clark Point has some snow and downed trees.
  • The entire Four Mile Trail is closed (the lower portion normally open in winter is closed due to rockfall and down power lines).
  • 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.
  • The Half Dome cables are down for the season. A permit is required to hike to the top of Half Dome when the cables are up.

  • 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: April 17, 2019

Contact the Park

Mailing Address:

PO Box 577
Yosemite National Park, CA 95389


(209) 372-0200

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