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Yosemite National Park to Implement a Pilot Overnight Climbing Permit System

Yosemite National Park – All visitors planning to overnight on any rock climbing routes in Yosemite National Park will be required to obtain an overnight wilderness climbing permit beginning on May 21, 2021. This pilot program is being implemented to better understand how park visitors use Yosemite’s big walls and to help improve climbing wilderness […]

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Yosemite National Park Announces Emily Dayhoff as a 2021 Bearss Fellowship Award Recipient

Yosemite National Park is pleased to announce that the 2021 Edwin C. Bearss History Fellowship has been awarded to Emily Dayhoff. Emily is a Park Ranger who works in Yosemite National Park’s Division of Interpretation and Education, and specializes in cultural demonstration. In addition to being a full-time Park Ranger in Yosemite, Dayhoff is working on her Master of Arts […]

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Yosemite National Park to require day-use reservations starting February 8

Yosemite National Park — Beginning February 8, visitors to Yosemite National Park will need a day-use reservation to enter the park. The temporary day-use reservation system will allow the park to manage visitation levels to reduce risks associated with exposure to COVID-19.    Day-use reservations will be required for all users, including annual and senior pass holders. Each reservation is valid for seven days and must be validated the first day of the […]

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Yosemite National Park Remains Closed Due to Hazardous Air Quality

September 20, 2020 – Yosemite National Park remains closed due to hazardous air quality. However, park through roads are now accessible for vehicular traffic desiring to drive through the park. Limited services are available throughout the park. Visitors should be prepared to drive through without stopping.     Accessible roads for driving through Yosemite National Park include […]

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Yosemite Park closing due to significant smoke impacts and hazardous air quality throughout the park

Yosemite National Park announces that the park will close to all visitors and vehicular access due to significant smoke impacts and hazardous air quality throughout the park. All park entrance stations and roads will close beginning at 5:00 pm tonight, Thursday, September 17, 2020. With air quality projected to be in the unhealthy to hazardous […]

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Yosemite National Park Continues a Phased Reopening on Thursday, June 11, 2020

June 8, 2020 – In accordance with guidance from the White House, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), state and local public health authorities, Yosemite National Park will continue to incrementally increase recreational access. Beginning June 11, the park will open all the primary attractions to some extent and visitors will be able to […]

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Yosemite National Park Reports Multiple Cases of Gastrointestinal Illness

January 16, 2020 – Yosemite National Park has received reports of approximately 170 people who have experienced a gastrointestinal illness. Affected individuals include park visitors and employees, and most of these individuals spent time in Yosemite Valley. As of today, there have been two confirmed cases of norovirus. Most of the cases occurred on and […]

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Yosemite National Park Announces Glacier Point and Tioga Roads are Closed for the Season

November 27, 2019 – Yosemite National Park announces Glacier Point and Tioga Roads are closed to all vehicular traffic for the winter season. Glacier Point and Tioga Roads typically close each fall and remain closed through the winter season. These roads reopen each spring when weather and road conditions are safe for vehicular traffic. Yosemite […]

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Yosemite NP Rescue Medic Heather Wonenberg Awarded the 2018 Outstanding Wildfire EMS Individual of the Year

August 16, 2019 – The National Wildfire Coordinating Group in Boise, Idaho has awarded Yosemite National Park Helitack member Heather Wonenberg the 2018 Outstanding Wildfire EMS Individual of the Year Award. This award recognizes and honors individuals who have demonstrated outstanding work, actions, or programs in emergency medical service for our Nation’s Wildland Firefighters. Over […]

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Threatened California Red-Legged Frogs Making a Comeback in Yosemite National Park After a 50-Year Absence

May 6, 2019 – Federally threatened California red-legged frogs are showing signs of a return to Yosemite Valley in Yosemite National Park after a 50-year absence following their reintroduction as part of a collaborative effort by the National Park Service, Yosemite Conservancy, the San Francisco Zoo & Gardens, U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service, California Department of Fish & […]

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Yosemite National Park Announces the Launch of a Pilot Daily Lottery for Camp 4 Campground

April 16, 2019 – Yosemite National Park announces that a new pilot lottery program for Camp 4 Campground will launch on Tuesday, May 21, 2019. This daily lottery system will be operated through Recreation.gov and will help improve the visitor experience at Camp 4 Campground. Camp 4 Campground is a walk-in campground and the only first-come, first-served campground in Yosemite Valley. Visitor demands […]