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Yosemite National Park Implements Enhanced Stage 2 Fire Restrictions

Half Dome Mountain against blue sky in Yosemite National Park

YOSEMITE – Sept. 30, 2020 – Yosemite National Park is experiencing poor air quality due to the Creek Fire, which is an ongoing wildfire burning near Yosemite National Park. The smoke from this fire is degrading air quality throughout the park by creating unhealthy levels of particulate matter. In response, Yosemite National Park has implemented park-wide Stage Two Fire Restrictions ...

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Yosemite National Park to Reopen on Friday, September 25, 2020

YOSEMITE – Sept. 23, 2020 – Yosemite National Park will reopen to all park visitors on Friday, September 25, 2020 at 9:00 am. Some visitor services will be available and other visitor services will open incrementally over the weekend. The park has been closed since September 17 due to smoke impacts and hazardous air quality throughout the park. Campsites in ...

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Yosemite National Park Remains Closed

YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK – Sept. 20, 2020 – Yosemite National Park remains closed due to hazardous air quality. However, park through roads are now accessible for vehicular traffic. Limited services are available throughout the park. Visitors should be prepared to drive through without stopping. Accessible roads open include the Wawona Road (continuation of Highway 41), the El Portal Road (continuation ...

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Forest Service Temporarily Closes Eleven California National Forests, Adds Prohibitions in Others

Image of a smoke-filled forest.

VALLEJO — Most of California remains under the threat of unprecedented and dangerous fire conditions with a combination of extreme heat, significant wind events, dry conditions, and firefighting resources that are stretched to the limit. Due to these conditions, the USDA Forest Service Pacific Southwest Region is announcing the following temporary closures and fire restrictions to provide for public safety ...

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Progress for the Mariposa Creek Parkway

MARIPOSA – The Mariposa County Board of Supervisors gave its final approval on Tuesday to acquire the last major piece of land needed to build the northern extension of the Mariposa Creek Parkway. The 187-acre property, located between the Mariposa County Jail and Fournier Road in Mariposa, provides direct access to Mariposa Creek and is anticipated to also be used ...

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Yosemite National Park Updates

OAKHURST – Click on the links for updates and road conditions. Please note that Hwy 49 is OPEN!!! Thank you to our fire fighters for containing the #mocfire to 80%!! 08-27-20 Daily Conditions Report      08-27-20 CALIFORNIA ROAD CONDITIONS Click here for current and upcoming events in the local area:  https://www.yosemitethisyear.com/whats-happening Just a friendly reminder that Yosemite National Park ...

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New Park Near Manzanita Lake

MADERA COUNTY MOUNTAIN COMMUNITIES – Madera County is very excited about a project we are working on near Manzanita Lake in North Fork ManzanitaExhibit A VICINITY MAP-11×17. In late February of this year, the County was deeded 146 acres of forest land from PG&E as a part of a Bankruptcy settlement agreement. Along with the land acquisition, the County applied ...

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Letter to the Editor: Face Coverings Needed in Yosemite National Park

Dear Editor, Yosemite National park only recommends, but does not require, face coverings when people are inside groceries, hotels, public areas. Having people inside buildings without face coverings puts Park personnel, visitors, hotel guests and concessionaire employees at risk. And it will affect local communities’ economies if the park has a Covid outbreak and needs to be shut down. Since ...

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Yosemite Park Ranger Saturday Nature Program in Wawona

07/11/2020 - 07/12/2020 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am - In a Partnership with Yosemite Conservancy, the Wawona Ranger Nature Program guided interpretive programs can cover a variety of topics, including the park’s geology, human history, wildflowers, trees, astronomy, and bird watching. (And don’t forget to ask about the history of the Park Rangers’ famous hat!) These exciting Yosemite interpretive programs are offered in all [...]

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Yosemite Park Ranger Saturday Nature Program in Wawona

07/18/2020 - 07/19/2020 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am - In a Partnership with Yosemite Conservancy, the Wawona Ranger Nature Program guided interpretive programs can cover a variety of topics, including the park’s geology, human history, wildflowers, trees, astronomy, and bird watching. (And don’t forget to ask about the history of the Park Rangers’ famous hat!) These exciting Yosemite interpretive programs are offered in all [...]

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