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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


Tioga Road

Continuation of Highway 120 through the park

No overnight parking anywhere between Crane Flat and Tioga Pass

Expect 15-minute delays on weekdays


El Portal Road

Continuation of Highway 140 from Merced

Expect 15-minute delays on weekdays


Glacier Point Road

No overnight parking


Big Oak Flat Road

Continuation of Highway 120 from Manteca.

Expect 15-minute delays on weekdays


Mariposa Grove Road

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


Feeling lost? Find driving directions


Seasonal Information


Campground Information

  • Yosemite Valley:

    Open: Reservations required: Upper Pines, Lower Pines, North Pines
    First-come, first-served: Camp 4

    Closed: None

  • Outside Yosemite Valley:

    Open: Reservations required: None
    First-come, first served: Hodgdon Meadow, Wawona (A loop open until late October)

    Closed: Bridalveil Creek, Crane Flat, Tamarack Flat, White Wolf, Yosemite Creek, Porcupine Flat, and Tuolumne Meadows

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 (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).

  • The Mist Trail from its junction with the John Muir Trail above Vernal Fall footbridge to the top of Vernal Fall will be closed October 21–24 and October 28–31 from 7:30 am to 3 pm each day for trail work. Use the John Muir Trail to get to Vernal Fall and beyond.
  • The John Muir Trail from the restroom near the top of Nevada Fall to its junction with the Panorama Trail (including footbridge at the top of Nevada Fall) will be closed October 21–25 and October 28–November 1 from 7 am to 4:30 pm each day for trail work. Use the winter route (Mist Trail above Vernal Fall) to reach the top of Nevada Fall and beyond.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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: October 15, 2019

Contact the Park

Mailing Address:

PO Box 577
Yosemite National Park, CA 95389


(209) 372-0200

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