Historical Seasonal Opening and Closing Dates

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Campgrounds

The only campgrounds listed are those with opening and closing dates that are based on conditions, which vary from year to year. Wawona, Hodgdon Meadow, and campgrounds in Yosemite Valley are not listed because they open and close on a fairly consistent schedule or are open all year.

(See table with this year's estimated opening and closing dates.)

Year

Bridalveil Creek

Crane Flat

Tamarack Flat

White Wolf

Yosemite Creek

Porcupine Flat

Tuolumne Meadows

2018

July 1-July 19*

May 25-
(closed Jul 29-Aug 14)*

June 2-
(closed 8/3-Aug 15)*

July 13-Sep 24

June 28-Sep 4

July 6-Oct 15

June 14-Sep 24

2017

Aug 1-29
(closed Aug 16-25*)

Jun 28-Oct 9

Jun 21-Oct 15

Aug 17- Sep 25

Aug 25-
Sep 18

Aug 18-Oct 15

Aug 1-Sep 25

2016

Jul 1-Sep 19

Jun 10-Oct 10

May 27-Oct 15

Jul 8-Sep 26

Jun 17-Sep 5

Jul 1-Oct 15

Jun 20-Sep 26

2015

Jun 12-Sep 21

May 22-Oct 13

May 20-Oct 15

Jun 12-Sep 9*

Jun 5-Sep 8

Jul 5-Oct 15

May 30-Sep 27

2014

Jun 13-Sep 22
(closed Jul 27-Aug 3*)

May 23-Oct 14
(closed 7/26-8/7)

May 23-Oct 1

May 30-Sep 15

Jun 6-Sep 8
(closed Jul 27-Aug 15)

Jun 13-Oct 15

Jun 8-Sep 28

2013

Jun 22-Sep 23

May 24-27; Jun 7-Oct 15

May 24-Oct 3
(closed Jun 8-Jun 17*; closed Aug 27-Sep 20*; closed early due to gov't shutdown)

Jun 7-Aug 25*

Jun 18-Aug 27*

Jun 18-Oct 15

Jun 7-Sep 26

2012

Jun 28-Sep 10

Jun 1-Oct 9

May 24-Oct 15

Jun 8-Sep 17

Jun 1-Sep 10

Jun 16-Oct 15

Jun 8-Sep 26

2011

Jul 15-Sep 12

Jul 8-Oct 11

Jul 1-Sep 26*

Jul 25-Sep 12

Jul 21-Sep 12 (open Fri & Sat through Oct 9)

Jul 26-Oct 15

Jul 15-Sep 28

2010 Jul 9-Sep 13 Jul 1-Oct 12 Jul 1-Oct 15 Jul 9-Sep 13 Jul 1-Sep 13 Jul 1-Oct 15 Jul 1-Sep 27
2009

Jul 1-Oct 12

Jun 18-Oct 13

Jun 24-Aug 28*

Jun 19-Sep 15

Jul 1-Sep 8

Jul 1-Oct 13
(closed early due to snow)

Jun 19-Sep 28

2008

Jul 3-Se 8

Jun 20-Oct 13

Jun 24-Oct 13

Jun 20-Sep 15

Jun 20-Sep 1

Jul 3-Oct 15

Jun 20-Sep 28

2007

Jun 8-Sep 4

May 25-Oct 9

May 25-Oct 12

May 25-Sep 17

Jun 8-Sep 4

Jun 8-Oct 15

Jun 11-Sep 25

2006

Jun 30-Sep 4

Jun 26-Oct 9

Jun 26-Oct 9

Jun 19-Oct 15

Jul 12-Sep 4

Jul 12-Oct 15

Jul 8-Sep 25

2005

Jul 8-Sep 5

Jun 30-Oct 10

Jun 30-Oct 10

Jul 1-Sep 5

Jul 15-Sep 5

Jul 15-Oct 15

Jul 8-Sep 26

2004

Jun 18-Sep 6

Jun 18-Oct 11

Jun 18-Oct 11

Jun 20-Sep 6

Jun 25-Sep 6

Jun 25-Oct 15

Jun 18-Sep 27

2003

Jun 20-Sep 8

Jun 20-Oct 13

Jun 20-Oct 13

Jun 22-Sep 22

Jun 27-Sep 8

Jun 27-Oct 15

Jun 27-Sep 29

2002

Jun 28-Sep 9

Jun 28-Oct 14

Jun 28-Oct 14

Jun 16-Sep 23

Jun 30-Sep 8

Jun 30-Oct 15

Jul 12-Sep 14

2001

?

?

Jun 16-Sep 23

Jun 21-Sep 23

Jun 21-Sep 3

Jun 15-Oct 15

Jun 15-Sep 24

2000

?

?

May 26-Sep 25

Jun 29-Sep 25

Jun 21-Sep 5

Jun 27-Oct 15

Jun 16-Sep 25

* The campground was closed for the dates indicated, or closed earlier than planned, either as a result of impacts from a fire or for use as a fire camp.

 

Roads

(See plowing updates during spring road opening.)

Clearing of the Tioga Road begins on or about April 15 each year and usually takes between one and two months. Predicting when these roads will open is not possible, even in late spring, because weather in April and May can affect plowing progress significantly.

 

Year

Tioga Road

Glacier Point

Mariposa Grove

Snowpack

Opened

Closed

Opened

Closed

Opened

Closed

as of Apr. 1

2019

?

?

May 10

?

Apr 16

?

176%

2018

May 21

Nov 20

Apr 28

Nov 20

Jun 15 ***

Nov 30

67%

2017

June 29

Nov 14

May 11

Nov 14

Closed ***

Closed ***

177%

2016

May 18

Nov 16

Apr 19

Nov 16

Closed ***

Closed ***

89%

2015

May 4

Nov 1

Mar 28

Nov 2

No closure

July 6 ***

7%

2014

May 2

Nov 13

Apr 14

Nov 28

No closure

Never closed

33%

2013

May 11

Nov 18

May 3

Nov 18

No closure

Never closed

52%

2012

May 7

Nov 8

Apr 20

Nov 8

No closure

No closure

43%

2011

Jun 18

Jan 17, 2012

May 27

Nov 19**

Apr 15

No closure

178%

2010

Jun 5

Nov 19

May 29

Nov 7

Mar 26/
May 21

Nov 20

107%

2009

May 19

Nov 12

May 5

Nov 12

92%

2008

May 21

Oct 30

May 2

Dec 12

99%

2007

May 11

Dec 6

May 4

Dec 6

46%

2006

Jun 17

Nov 27

May 25

Nov 27

129%

2005

Jun 24

Nov 25

May 25

?

163%

2004

May 14

Oct 17

May 14

?

83%

2003

May 31

Oct 31

May 31

Oct 31

65%

2002

May 22

Nov 5

May 17

Nov 5

95%

2001

May 12

Nov 11

May 15

?

67%

2000

May 18

Nov 9

May 15

Nov 9

97%

Year

Tioga Road

Glacier Point

Mariposa Grove

Snowpack

Opened

Closed

Opened

Closed

Opened

Closed

as of Apr. 1

1999

May 28

Nov 23*

May 28

Nov 23

110%

1998

Jul 1

Nov 12

Jul 1

Nov 6

156%

1997

Jun 13

Nov 12

May 22

Nov 12

105%

1996

May 31

Nov 5

May 24

Nov 5

111%

1995

Jun 30

Dec 11

Jul 1

Dec 11

178%

1994

May 25

Nov 10

51%

1993

Jun 3

Nov 24

159%

1992

May 15

Nov 10

58%

1991

May 26

Nov 14

79%

1990

May 17

Nov 19

45%

1989

May 12

Nov 24

83%

1988

Apr 29

Nov 14

31%

1987

May 2

Nov 13

51%

1986

May 24

Nov 29

137%

1985

May 8

Nov 12

97%

1984

May 19

Nov 8

85%

1983

Jun 29

Nov 11

224%

1982

May 28

Nov 15

131%

1981

May 15

Nov 12

77%

1980

Jun 6

Dec 2

144%

Average
('96-'15)

May 26

Nov 14

May 14

Nov 15

--

--

92%

Median
('96-'15)

May 21

Nov 12

May 16

Nov 10

--

--

96%

Note: Snowpack shows the percent of average for the Tuolumne River drainage (which includes the higher elevation areas of Tioga Road).

* Re-opened December 23, 1999 - January 1, 2000.

** Re-opened December 16, 2011 - January 17, 2012.

*** Mariposa Grove was closed for a restoration project July 6, 2016–June 15, 2018

Caltrans has a list of recent closing and opening dates for other passes in the Sierra Nevada.

 

Trails

The only trails that are routinely closed in Yosemite are the Mist Trail to Vernal Fall, the John Muir Trail between Clark Point and near the top of Nevada Fall (including the "ice cut"), and the Four Mile Trail.

Year

Mist Trail

John Muir Trail (ice cut)

Half Dome Cables

Four Mile Trail

2019 Apr 12– Apr 26– ?? May 23–

2018

Mar 31-Dec 3

May 30-Dec 3
(trail opened late due to damage)

May 11-Oct 9

Apr 24-Dec 6

2017

Mar 26-Jan 18, 2018

Apr 28-Jan 18, 2018
(trail closed earlier due to
damage, but would have closed
seasonally on Jan 18)

Jun 2-Oct 10

May 24-Jan 18, 2018

2016

Feb 26-Nov 25
(closed for
a few weeks
in March)

Apr 13-Nov 25

May 27-Oct 11

Apr 19-

2015

Jan 22-Nov 16

Feb 15-Nov 16

May 2-Oct 13

Jan 19-Nov 20

2014

Mar 13-Dec 15

Apr 14-Dec 15

May 16-Oct 14

Apr 21-Dec 15

2013

Mar 27-Nov 27

Apr 23-Nov 27

May 24-Oct 14

May 3-Dec 4

2012

Apr 19-Dec 13

May 9-Dec 13

May 24-Oct 9

May 9-Dec 19

2011

Apr 28-Jan 20, 2012

May 13-Dec 10

Jun 22-Oct 10

Jun 10-Mar 5, 2012

2010

May 5-Nov 23

?-Nov 23

Jun 16-Oct 11

Jun 7-Nov 23




Last updated: May 23, 2019

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