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Free Entrance Into Yosemite, Free YARTS

YOSEMITE  – In honor of National Public Lands Day, the entrance fee to Yosemite National Park is being waived, and transportation to the park is free that day, as well. Saturday, Sept. 22 is a fee-free day at Yosemite National Park, as are three other days this year, through the National Park Service. The entrance fee waiver for fee-free days does not ...

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Remains Of Missing Hiker Found In Yosemite

YOSEMITE — Yosemite National Park officials say they have located the remains of a hiker missing for nearly a month. The remains of Scott Tenczar, 48, were discovered on Saturday, Aug. 18, in the far northeastern portion of the park above Tuolumne Meadows. According to Scott Gediman, director of media relations for Yosemite National Park, a hiking party came upon ...

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National Park Service Employee Missing In Yosemite

8/18/18 According to Yosemite National Park’s page on Facebook — “UPDATE: He has been found. No further details available pending investigation.” YOSEMITE — Another man is missing and thought to be inside Yosemite National Park, and authorities are seeking the public’s help to locate him. Search and Rescue teams in Yosemite are looking for John Blevins Cogdell, III, an employee ...

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Search For Missing Hiker Last Seen Near Yosemite

YOSEMITE — Authorities with the National Park Service are searching for a missing man who was last seen near Yosemite National Park. Scott Tenczar was at the Bridgeport Ranger Station on Wednesday, July 25. Tenczar, 48, is described as an experienced hiker who knows the area well. Yosemite National Park reports say he planned to backpack from Robinson Creek to Crown ...

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Reopening Of Yosemite Valley Delayed Until Aug. 3

YOSEMITE — Yosemite National Park announces Yosemite Valley will reopen to all visitors at 4 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 3. Limited visitor services will be available inside Yosemite Valley, including campgrounds, lodging, and food service operations. Yosemite Valley has been temporarily closed since July 25 due to smoke impacts and for firefighting operations along El Portal Road and the Wawona ...

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Porcupine Flat Campground Opens In Yosemite

YOSEMITE — Rangers in Yosemite National Park say Porcupine Flat Campground is open as of Friday, July 6. Located in the northern area of the park along Tioga Road, Porcupine Flat is first come, first served and is $12 per night per site. There is no potable water at this campground. Trailers and recreational vehicles are not recommended. Please call ...

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Yosemite’s Bridalveil Creek Campground Now Open

YOSEMITE — Rangers say Bridalveil Creek Campground opened Sunday, July 1. Bridalveil is first come, first served and is $18 per night for family sites. Bridalveil Creek’s three horse camp sites will not be opening at this time due to hazard tree removal. An opening date for horse camps will be announced as soon as they are habitable. Horse camp ...

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Slow Down For Butterfly Migration In El Portal

YOSEMITE — Highway 140 between Crane Creek and Parkline in El Portal has become thick with thousands of California tortoiseshell butterflies, say officials in Yosemite National Park. This species emerges in spectacular numbers in some years and is thought to be the source of Mariposa County’s name, which is Spanish for butterfly. This particular corridor where butterflies converge can become a killing ...

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Free YARTS Transportation To Yosemite For Memorial Weekend

YOSEMITE — For two days over Memorial Weekend, Sunday and Monday, May 27 – 28, Yosemite Area Regional Transportation System (YARTS) will provide free transit service from a multitude of locations into Yosemite National Park. For the special service, YARTS will run on: Highway 41 (Fresno, Oakhurst) Highway 140 (Merced, Mariposa) Highway 120 North (Sonora, Groveland) Hwy 395/120 (Mammoth Lakes, ...

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Public Meeting On Big Oak Flat Project In Yosemite

YOSEMITE — A meeting is scheduled for public input as officials in Yosemite National Park announce the opening of public scoping for the Big Oak Flat Visitor Contact Station and Emergency Services Facilities Project. This project will replace an aging contact station and restroom facility located near the Big Oak Flat Entrance to Yosemite National Park. The park is soliciting ...

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