Historical Seasonal Opening and Closing Dates

Campgrounds
(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

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
(closed early for fire camp)
Jun 5-Sep 8 Jul 5-Oct 15 May 30-Sep 27
2014 Jun 13-Sep 22
(closed Jul 27-Aug 3 for fire camp)
May 23-Oct 14
(closed 7/26-8/7 due to fire)
May 23-Oct 1 May 30-Sep 15 Jun 6-Sep 8
(closed Jul 27-Aug 15 due to fire)
Jun 13-Oct 15 Jun 8-Sep 28
2013 Jun 22-Sep 23 Jun 7-Oct 15
(also: May 24-May 27)
May 24-Oct 3
(closed Jun 8-Jun 17; closed Aug 27-Sep 20 due to fire; closed early due to gov't shutdown)
Jun 7-Aug 25
(closed early due to fire)
Jun 18-Aug 27 (closed early due to fire) 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
(closed early due to fire)
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
(closed early due to fire)

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

 
Road Opening and Closing Dates
(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.
 
Tioga Road Glacier Point Mariposa Grove Snowpack

Year

Opened Closed

Opened

Closed

Opened

Closed as of Apr. 1
2016 May 18 Nov 16 Apr 19 Nov 16 Closed for restoration project Closed for restoration project 89%
2015 May 4 Nov 1 Mar 28 Nov 2 (Didn't close
for the season)
Closed for restoration
project 7/6/15
7%
2014 May 2 Nov 13 Apr 14 Nov 28 (Didn't close
for the season)
(Didn't close for
the season)
33%
2013 May 11 Nov 18 May 3 Nov 18 (Didn't close
for the season)
(Didn't close for
the season)
52%
2012 May 7 Nov 8 Apr 20 Nov 8 (Didn't close
for the season)
(Didn't close
for the season)
43%
2011 Jun 18 Jan 17, 2012 May 27 Nov 19** Apr 15 (Didn't close
for the season)
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%
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%


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

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

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

2016 Feb 26-Nov 25
(closed for
a few weeks
in March)
Apr 13-Nov 25 May 27-Oct 11 4/19-
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 23-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 25-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




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Phone:

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