EASTERN MADERA COUNTY – We have been getting a lot of inquiries from folks outside the area about the effects of the Rim Fire on Eastern Madera County.
We are happy to report that the skies are clear, the weather is perfect and it’s a great time to visit our area!
The Rim Fire is well north of us, and with the winds carrying the smoke off to the north and east, we are suffering no adverse effects.
The south entrance to Yosemite National Park is open, Bass Lake is clear and blue and uncrowded, and there is plenty to see and do. Hiking and biking, fishing and boating, shopping, picnicking and sightseeing – This is the perfect time to visit Eastern Madera County!
A message from the Yosemite Sierra Visitors Bureau:
As firefighters battle the Rim Fire at the northwestern edge of Yosemite National Park, the rest of the park remains virtually unaffected by the blaze.
Most Yosemite travelers can still visit the park and never even known about the drama playing out on the other side. The majority of fire activity happening is near Lake Eleanor and the Hetch Hetchy area.
The most popular part of the park, Yosemite Valley, remains virtually smoke free as does Tunnel View, Glacier Point, Wawona, the Mariposa Grove and Giant Sequoia and other areas.
Travelers have numerous resources to help them plan their trip or answer any questions they may have regarding the Rim Fire or Yosemite travel in general.
Guests can call the Yosemite Sierra Visitors Bureau at 559-683-4636 and speak to a live person who can assist them. Updated road conditions can be found by calling 209-372-0200 and then pressing 1 and 1 again. The Yosemite Conservancy Webcams are available at www.YosemiteConservancy.com/webcams.