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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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Park Roads Open, Expect Delays

YOSEMITE – Tioga Road has reopened in Yosemite National Park, and through traffic can now access the Eastern Sierra, though the park and its services are still closed. Motorists are advised to expect delays in the Wawona Tunnel as work crews complete safety improvements.

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Yosemite Closure Invites Tourists To Town

YOSEMITE — Electronic signs leading to Yosemite National Park’s south entrance blinked with news it seemed everyone had come to dread: PARK CLOSED / DUE TO GOV’T SHUTDOWNS / THRU TRAFFIC ONLY. Beginning Oct. 1, the United States Government partially shut down, leaving non-essential government employees without work and causing many facilities to be closed. The shutdown includes Yosemite and ...

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Yosemite Closes – Through Traffic Only

YOSEMITE – Travelers to Yosemite National Park will be able to pass through, but there will be no access to the valley and no services, as the federal government shuts down until a new budget is passed. Motorists will be able to head through the park on their way to Lee Vining, El Portal and Highway 120, but will be ...

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Tioga Road Reopens Today

YOSEMITE – Tioga Road has reopened to through traffic as of noon on Saturday, Sept.14. State Route 120 (Tioga Road) had been closed from Crane Flat to White Wolf, within Yosemite National Park. Visitors will have access to Yosemite Valley from Highway 395 via SR-120. However, due to continued fire activity in the area, stopping along the roadway is strictly ...

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Update On Park Closures & Tioga Road

From Don Neubacher, Superintendent, Yosemite National Park YOSEMITE – I wanted to provide an update with some encouraging news on the Rim Fire suppression and restoration efforts. It has been nearly four weeks since the fire started and in that time it has burned 255,560 acres, 77,919 acres of which are in Yosemite National Park. The fire is currently 80% ...

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Highway 120 Into Yosemite Reopens

YOSEMITE – State Route 120 from Groveland into Yosemite National Park reopened to all vehicular traffic at noon on Friday, Sept. 6. Visitors will have full access to Yosemite Valley via SR-120. However, due to continued fire activity in the area, stopping along the roadway is strictly prohibited. The public is advised to use extreme caution as firefighting activities continue ...

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Repairs To Wawona Tunnel Begin In Yosemite

YOSEMITE – Repairs to the Wawona Tunnel in Yosemite National Park, located along the Wawona Road (Highway 41) are scheduled to begin on Sunday, Sept. 8. The historic tunnel, completed in 1933, leads to “Tunnel View,” one of the most iconic and beautiful vistas in the National Park System. Millions of visitors flock to “Tunnel View” each year to witness ...

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Portion Of Tioga Road Closes Noon Wednesday

YOSEMITE – A portion of the Tioga Road, from Crane Flat to White Wolf, will be temporarily closed to all vehicular traffic beginning Wednesday, Aug. 28, at noon. The closure is necessary for firefighters to perform fire suppression activities along the road. This portion of the road is anticipated to be closed at least through Labor Day Weekend. The park ...

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Highway 120 Closed Due To Fire

MARIPOSA COUNTY – A portion of State Route 120 just east of Groveland has been closed due to a fire in the Buck Meadows area, according to the California Highway Patrol. Eastbound SR-120 is closed at Smith Station Road. Westbound is closed at Hardin Flat Road. The entrance and exit from Yosemite on SR-120 is closed.

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