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Happy 132nd Birthday, Yosemite National Park!

Happy 132nd birthday, Yosemite! May you have many more!!

Happy Birthday Yosemite! Visit this October and help celebrate the 132nd birthday of Yosemite National Park! History of Yosemite National Park Yosemite National Park is located in central California, straddling the Sierra Nevada mountain range. Many famous explorers and naturalists have passed through this area including John Muir (a strong proponent for protecting the area’s forests), John Wesley Powell (who ...

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Wawona In Yosemite Reopens After Washburn Fire

WAWONA — Two weeks ago, the residents and visitors in the Wawona community of  Yosemite National Park were given a mandatory evacuation order due to the Washburn Fire. The Washburn Fire started on July 7th, 2022 near the Mariposa Grove of Giant Sequoias. The fire is currently 4,866 acres and 87% contained. Fire officials expect to have it completely contained ...

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Washburn Fire: Residents Return to Wawona as Containment Grows

YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK–The Washburn Fire has been burning since July 7th, 2022, in Yosemite National Park (YNP) near the Mariposa Grove. The fire is currently 4,911 acres and 50% contained. On Sunday, July 17, 2022, residents and property owners returned to a smoky Wawona and this morning, Monday, July 18, 2022, the Wawona Road (Highway 41) was opened for employees only. ...

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Washburn Fire Evacuees to Return Home

YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK–The Washburn Fire has been burning since July 7th, 2022, in Yosemite National Park (YNP) near the Mariposa Grove. The fire is currently 4,822 acres and 37% contained. One week ago the residents and visitors of Wawona and the campgrounds were evacuated. Tomorrow, Sunday, July 17th, the residents and property owners will be allowed to return. However, the ...

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Washburn Fire Managers Report 31% Contained

YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK–The Washburn Fire is currently burning within the Yosemite National Park (YNP) boundary near the Mariposa Grove area. The Mariposa Grove is closed indefinitely. The community of Wawona has been evacuated including residents, employees, and park guests. The southern entrance to YNP via Highway 41 through Oakhurst is closed. The majority of YNP is open and can be accessed ...

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Washburn Fire Continues to Threaten Yosemite

YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK–The Washburn Fire is currently burning within the Yosemite National Park (YNP) boundary near the Mariposa Grove area. The Mariposa Grove is closed indefinitely. The community of Wawona has been evacuated including residents, employees and park guests.  We will be adding updates to this article, please check back often. Helpful Links are at the bottom of the page. ...

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June 30th Reports from Visit Yosemite – Madera County

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MADERA COUNTY — Please see the attached PDFs from Visit Yosemite – Madera County for the Daily Conditions Report and for current weather conditions. Daily Conditions Report (PDF) Current Weather Conditions (PDF) Some important reminders from the park service Wawona Road Hazard Tree Removal Beginning Tuesday, July 5, park forestry crews will be working along Wawona Road between Yosemite West ...

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News You Can Use From Mariposa & Yosemite National Park

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YOSEMITE — Yosemite National Park and Mariposa County’s days are getting longer and warmer and we’re excited to share all of the great things there are to experience in Yosemite and Mariposa County. Here are some great ideas for things to do in some of the county’s lesser known areas, a reminder of the start of reservations due to construction, ...

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