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 15-30 minute delays Monday - Friday due to road construction

Open

Tioga Road

Continuation of Highway 120 through the park
Road is closed due to snow drifts and icy conditions. Road will be reassessed the week of November 27.

No overnight parking beginning October 15
(this includes all parking areas accessed via Tioga Road)

Closed

El Portal Road

Continuation of Highway 140 from Merced

Expect 5-30 minute delays Sunday - Thursday due to road construction

Open

Glacier Point Road


No overnight parking beginning October 15.

Open

Big Oak Flat Road

Continuation of Highway 120 from Manteca

Open

Mariposa Grove Road

Closed

Hetch Hetchy Road

Open 8 am to 5 pm

Open

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Seasonal Information

 

Campgrounds

  • Yosemite Valley:
    Open:
    Reservations required: Upper Pines
    First-come, first served: Camp 4

    Closed: Lower Pines and North Pines

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

    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 2017 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 ("ice cut") is closed due to trail damage. The trail will be closed through the winter. Access to Nevada Fall is available via the upper portion of the Mist Trail.
  • The following trail areas are closed due to the Empire Fire, burning in Wilderness:
    • Ostrander Lake is closed from Bridalveil and Lost Bear Meadow trailheads
    • Deer Camp is closed including access from Turner Meadow, Empire Meadow, and Bridalveil Creek
    • For detailed information about trail clsoures review the most recent closure order map.
  • 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: November 22, 2017

Contact the Park

Mailing Address:

PO Box 577
Yosemite National Park, CA 95389

Phone:

(209) 372-0200

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