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Yosemite National Park Institutes Fire Restrictions

YOSEMITE – Due to current and predicted fire conditions and possible active fire behavior, Yosemite National Park has implemented Stage 1 Fire Restrictions until further notice. Yosemite National Park is experiencing very high fire danger along with continued hot and dry weather patterns. By order of the Superintendent Yosemite National Park: No building, maintaining, attending or using a fire, campfire, ...

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Important Info For Yosemite Visitors This Weekend

YOSEMITE – Yosemite National Park anticipates a very busy Fourth of July weekend and visitors are urged to arrive at the park very early to avoid potential traffic congestion and difficulties with parking. Visitors should plan to arrive at the park entrances by 9 a.m. each day. Parking in Yosemite Valley is expected to be especially challenging and visitors should ...

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Roaming in the Tioga Pass High Country

We decided to hike off trail where the colorful mountains in the Tioga Pass Area raise above 12,000′ elevation. We were ready for an adventure in an area that revealed beautiful pink heather lined tarns, small lakes where the creeks were wide, high country lakes, many with no names. We explored when we were inspired to check out an area ...

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Update On Fires In Yosemite

YOSEMITE – As the 4th of July holiday weekend approaches, visitors are reminded that no fireworks of any kind are allowed within Yosemite National Park. All visitors are urged to use established campgrounds for fires, and with all campfires, when departing, please be sure fires are completely out.

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DNC Replaced As Concessionaire In Yosemite

YOSEMITE – The National Park Service (NPS) has selected Yosemite Hospitality, LLC, a subsidiary of Aramark, to receive the new primary concession contract for providing visitor services in Yosemite National Park. The 15-year contract – the largest single concession contract in the NPS – is expected to begin on March 1, 2016, and will include overnight accommodations, food and beverage ...

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Yosemite Fire Update June 12

YOSEMITE – Recent thunderstorms over the Sierra Nevada mountains and Yosemite National Park has sparked several fires that are active and are being monitored for multiple objectives. Precipitation associated with the recent lightning-caused fires has put some of them out. The National Weather Service is predicting continued thunderstorm activity through this weekend at the Sierra crest. All the fires are ...

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Yosemite Rangers Receive Emergency Response Awards

YOSEMITE – Three Yosemite National Park Rangers have received awards from the Mariposa County Health Department for their efforts and service to emergency medical services (EMS) in Yosemite National Park. Heidi Schlichting received an award for Paramedic of the Year, Dave Hahn was honored for Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) of the Year, and Nancy Phillipe for Emergency Medical Dispatch (EMD) ...

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Dawn Wall Climber Kevin Jorgeson At Yosemite Festival

OAKHURST – Join the communities of Madera County to celebrate the 125th Anniversary of Yosemite National Park with a day of festivities, and meet Dawn Wall Climber Kevin Jorgeson. In its second consecutive year, the Yosemite Festival will be held Saturday, June 27, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Oakhurst Community Park. President Benjamin Harrison signed the legislation 125 ...

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