Current Conditions

Alerts

Park Closure

Caution

  • 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.
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  • 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

Carry tire chains in your car and be prepared to use them (even if you have four-wheel drive): chains may become mandatory at any time.
Drive carefully even when there are no chain requirements: you may still 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

Open

Tioga Road

Continuation of Highway 120 through the park

Closed

El Portal Road

Continuation of Highway 140 from Merced

Open

Glacier Point Road

Closed

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

 

Lodging

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

Campgrounds

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

    Closed: Lower Pines, North Pines

  • Outside Yosemite Valley:
    Open:
    Reservations required: None.

    First-come, first served: Hodgdon Meadow and Wawona (first loop only).

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

    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 Four Mile Trail is closed due to snow.
  • The Mist Trail from its junction with the John Muir Trail above Vernal Fall footbridge to the top of Vernal Fall and the John Muir Trail from Clark Point to near the top of Nevada Fall are closed for the winter. It is possible to hike to the top of Vernal and Nevada Falls using still-open sections of trail, however, conditions may be snowy and/or icy.
  • 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 [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

Phone:

(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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