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Construction Update In Yosemite

YOSEMITE – Travelers to Yosemite National Park will want to be aware of construction and repair projects throughout the park. Here are the updates from the Yosemite Daily Report: The Hetch Hetchy Road is open to visitor traffic while Hetch Hetchy Water and Power and AT&T conduct utility repair operations along the roadway for the next couple of months to ...

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Free Admission To Yosemite On Veterans Weekend

YOSEMITE – The fall colors are spectacular, photo opportunities abound, the summer crowds have gone and the weather is perfect for a trip to Yosemite National Park. As an added bonus, in celebration of Veterans Day Weekend, admission fees into the Park will be waived.

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Lottery Open For Ostrander Ski Hut

YOSEMITE – With the winter season approaching, Yosemite Conservancy announced today that it is accepting lottery registration forms for the 2013-2014 season at the newly restored Ostrander Ski Hut, the cherished rustic stone cabin used by intrepid skiers and snowshoers who make the 10-mile journey from the park’s Badger Pass Ski Area to Ostrander Lake.

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Yosemite Honors Most Valuable Volunteers

YOSEMITE — Yosemite National Park celebrated its fourth annual Volunteer Awards Ceremony on Saturday, Sept. 28, on what is known as National Public Lands Day. The Yosemite Volunteer Awards recognize and honor the outstanding contributions of people and work groups who provided exceptional volunteer services towards the mission of National Park Service and Yosemite.

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Student Art & Poetry Contest Closes Friday

YOSEMITE — The Gateway Expressions Student Art and Poetry Contest celebrates the creativity and inspiration of youth in the Yosemite gateway communities. The contest is open to all students, grades K-12, who attend school or youth programs within the gateway community school districts of Yosemite National Park. Students should submit artwork and poetry no later than Friday, Oct. 25.

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Yosemite Celebrates Anniversary Events

YOSEMITE – Fall pageantry and warm temperatures invite visitors back to a reopened Yosemite with a host of celebrations planned in gateway communities. “Visitors are thrilled to be back in Yosemite and enjoying the park,” stated park Superintendent Don Neubacher. “The entire Yosemite region is dappled in spectacular autumn color and our gateway communities welcome visitors back with a series ...

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Fossils To Falls Trail Is Complete

MADERA COUNTY – Now that Yosemite National Park is open once again following a resolution to the government shutdown that lasted for three weeks, tourists can once again complete the entire Fossils to Falls Trail according to tourism officials. The shutdown has hurt a lot of businesses dependent on the millions of people who travel to Yosemite every year. However, ...

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Businesses In Yosemite Reopen

YOSEMITE – Things are up and running again in Yosemite National Park, and here is an update from the Yosemite Daily Report on what’s open and what may be closed for the season. Yosemite Valley Shuttle – Resumed standard operations on Thursday, Oct. 17 at 2 p.m.

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Yosemite National Park ReOpens

YOSEMITE – Yosemite National Park reopened to visitors tonight, Oct. 16. Visitors can access public areas and roads immediately, while facilities and other public services are being brought back on-line, according to Yosemite spokesperson Scott Gediman. Yosemite National Park has been closed since Oct. 1, due to the government shutdown.

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Wawona Hotel and General Store Reopens Today

YOSEMITE — The Wawona Hotel and the Wawona General Store operated by Delaware North Companies (DNC) Parks & Resorts at Yosemite reopened to the public today, Oct. 12 at 2 p.m. The government shutdown remains in effect, however, hotels and restaurants that are located on through roads in national parks can reopen. Yosemite National Park remains closed and all facilities ...

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