Current Conditions



  • Alert 1 , Severity ,caution ,, Keep wildlife wild! Plague has been identified throughout the Sierra Nevada including Yosemite National Park. Wild rodents (including squirrels and chipmunks) are the principal source of plague in California.
  • Alert 2 , Severity ,caution ,, Hantavirus pulmonary disease Hantavirus pulmonary disease is a rare but serious disease that humans can contract through contact with infected rodents or their urine, saliva, blood, or droppings. Approximately 12% of deer mice carry hantavirus across California.


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Road Status

Detours are in place within Yosemite Valley. Please be aware of your surroundings, drive slowly, and follow directional signs posted throughout Yosemite Valley to your destination.

Wawona Road
(continuation of Highway 41 from Fresno)
(Information about Highway 41 outside Yosemite)


Big Oak Flat Road
(continuation of Hwy 120 from Manteca into Yosemite Valley)
(Information about Highway 120 outside Yosemite)


El Portal Road
(continuation of Highway 140 from Merced)
(Information about Highway 140 outside Yosemite)


Hetch Hetchy Road
Open 8 am to 7 pm


Mariposa Grove Road
The Mariposa Grove is closed until early summer 2017
Glacier Point Road
No overnight parking beginning October 15
Tioga Road
(continuation of Highway 120 through the park)
No overnight parking beginning October 15
(this includes all parking areas accessed via Tioga Road)

(Information about Highway 120 outside Yosemite)
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Seasonal Information



In Yosemite Valley, Half Dome Village (formerly Curry Village), Yosemite Valley Lodge (formerly Yosemite Lodge), and The Majestic Yosemite Hotel (formerly The Ahwahnee) are open. Housekeeping Camp is closed for the season.

Outside of Yosemite Valley, the Big Trees Lodge (formerly Wawona Hotel) is open. Tuolumne Meadows Lodge and White Wolf Lodge are closed for the season.

Reservations are available up to 366 days in advance. Visit Yosemite Hospitality's website for more information.


  • Yosemite Valley:
    Reservations required: Upper Pines, Lower Pines (closes Nov. 1), and North Pines (closes Nov. 7)
    First-come, first served: Camp 4

    Closed: None.

  • Outside Yosemite Valley:
    Reservations required: None.

    First-come, first served: Hodgdon Meadow, Wawona, Tamarack Flat (closes October 15), and Porcupine Flat (closes October 15)

    Crane Flat, Yosemite Creek, Bridalveil Creek, White Wolf, Tuolumne Meadows.

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

  • View estimated opening and closing dates in 2016 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.

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 O'Shaughnessy Dam at Hetch Hetchy will be closed on the mornings of October 11 and October 27, 2016. The trailhead toward Wapama and Rancheria Falls, including Beehive, will not be accessible until the afternoon.
  • The trail toward Wapama Fall is temporary closed due to debris flows.
  • The trail between Turner Meadow (beyond the top of Chilnualna Fall) and Buena Vista Lake is closed due to a fire.
  • Due to increasing bear activity along the Snow Creek trail and the potential for bear/human interactions the area to the south and east of the footbridge [3.3 MB PDF] is closed to overnight camping. 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 trail to Rancheria Falls is open to foot traffic (but not stock) beyond Wapama Fall (due to a rockfall).
  • The Half Dome cables are down for the season. The cables are typically down from Columbus Day until Memorial Day. (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.

Contact the Park

Mailing Address:

PO Box 577
Yosemite National Park, CA 95389


(209) 372-0200
The public information office is open from 9 am to 5 pm Pacific time (closed for lunch). Once connected, dial 3 then 5. If the ranger is already on the line, you'll be returned to the main menu. If the ranger is not there, you can leave a message and we will return your call.

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