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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 […]

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Glacier Point Road and the Surrounding Trails to Remain Open for Extended Winter Season

March 28, 2019 – Yosemite National Park is pleased to announce that Glacier Point Road and the surrounding trails will remain open for winter recreational use through Sunday, April 14, 2019, conditions permitting. Due to the significant snow pack, the current trail conditions are great for cross-country skiing and snowshoeing throughout the area surrounding Glacier […]

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Yosemite National Park Announces Late Seasonal Openings for Several Park Facilities

March 13, 2019 – Yosemite National Park announces that there will be late seasonal openings to facilities throughout the park. These late openings are due to the exceptionally heavy snowpack in Yosemite National Park and the subsequent extensive damage to many park facilities. Yosemite National Park experienced significant snowfall over the winter season. The March […]

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Yosemite National Park Announces 2019 Half Dome Preseason Lottery will Open on Wednesday, March 13, 2019

March 5, 2019 – Yosemite National Park announces that the 2019 preseason lottery for Half Dome permits will open at 7:00 am PDT on Wednesday, March 13, 2019. For the latest information on the Half Dome preseason lottery, please visit https://www.nps.gov/yose/planyourvisit/hdpermits.htm. All hikers are required to have permits to ascend the subdome steps and the […]

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Yosemite National Park announces 2019 Half Dome Preseason Lottery will be delayed

February 27, 2019 – Yosemite National Park announces that the 2019 preseason lottery for Half Dome permits will be delayed this year due to a transition to a new contracted provider. The preseason lottery typically opens on March 1. For the latest information on the status of the Half Dome preseason lottery, please visit https://www.nps.gov/yose/planyourvisit/hdpermits.htm. No […]

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Yosemite National Park Impacted By Recent Winter Storms

February 8, 2019 – Multiple park facilities, housing units, and the park’s ski area have been significantly impacted by the significant snowfall the park received earlier this week. Yosemite Valley received approximately 18 to 24 inches of snow due to storms Monday through Wednesday. Yosemite’s high country saw several feet of new snow. The large snowfall […]

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Access to Yosemite National Park will be Limited Along the Highway 41 Corridor Due to the Lapse in Federal Appropriations

January 2, 2019 – Yosemite National Park remains open, however there will be limited access to the park along the Highway 41 corridor from the South Entrance to the Badger Pass Road during the hours of highest visitation due to continuing issues with human waste and resource damage. Park Rangers will staff a check point […]

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Limited visitor services in Yosemite: Closures inside the park include the Wawona Campground, Hodgdon Meadow Campground, and the Mariposa Grove of Giant Sequoias

December 30, 2018 – Yosemite National Park is open, however visitor services are limited due to the lapse in federal appropriations. During the government shutdown, national parks are working to remain as open and accessible to the American people as possible. Unfortunately, the following facilities and areas inside Yosemite National Park are closed due to […]

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Tioga and Glacier Point Roads in Yosemite National Park will Close Beginning at 6:00 pm Tuesday

November 19, 2018 – The Tioga and Glacier Point Roads in Yosemite National Park will close to all vehicular traffic beginning at 6:00 pm on Tuesday, November 20, 2018 due to incoming winter weather. The road will reopen as weather and road conditions permit. This is not necessarily a seasonal closure.   A series of winter storms are expected to […]

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Park Ranger Jack Hoeflich Receives Prestigious Award at Yosemite National Park

August 28, 2018 – Yosemite National Park is proud to announce that Park Ranger Jack Hoeflich is the recipient of the 2017 Barry Hance Memorial Award. This ceremony was attended by approximately 450 National Park Service employees, volunteers, park partners, and retirees, including several past Barry Hance Award recipients. The Barry Hance Memorial Award is […]

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Yosemite NP and Ansel Adams Gallery Sponsor 8th Annual Gateway Expressions Student Art, Poetry Contest

Aug. 23, 2018 – Yosemite National Park and Ansel Adams Gallery announce the eighth annual Gateway Expressions Student Art, Photography and Poetry Contest. The Gateway Expressions Student Art, Photography and Poetry Contest celebrate the creativity of youth in Yosemite’s gateway communities. The contest is open to all students, grades K-12, who attend school or youth […]

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Yosemite Valley and other Sections of the Park Remain Closed Indefinitely Due to Impacts from the Ferguson Fire

August 5, 2018 – Due to increased fire activity in the areas adjacent to and on Yosemite National Park, park administrators and fire managers have made the decision to extend the current park closures indefinitely. Fire managers are continuously assessing conditions in the area and will work directly with and will immediately advise park managers […]

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Yosemite National Park Announces Yosemite Valley and Other Areas Will Remain Closed through Sunday, August 5

July 31, 2018 – Yosemite National Park announces Yosemite Valley, Wawona Road, the Mariposa Grove of Giant Sequoias, the Merced Grove of Giant Sequoias, Hetch Hetchy, and other areas will remain closed to all visitors through Sunday, August 5, 2018 due to continued unhealthy smoke impacts and ongoing firefighting operations. The park will continue to […]

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Yosemite National Park Announces Yosemite Valley to Reopen at 4:00 pm on Friday, August 3, 2018

July 27, 2018 – Yosemite National Park announces Yosemite Valley will reopen to all visitors at 4:00 pm on Friday, August 3, 2018. Limited visitor services will be available inside Yosemite Valley, including campgrounds, lodging, and food service operations. Yosemite Valley has been temporarily closed since July 25 due to smoke impacts and for firefighting operations along El […]

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