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Image one of the many vacation rentals available at The Redwoods In Yosemite.
Just one of the many vacation rentals available at The Redwoods In Yosemite.

The Redwoods In Yosemite Has Officially Reopened

WAWONA — We are excited to confirm that as of July 28, 2022, visitors of Yosemite National Park are able to stay in their vacation home rental accommodations at The Redwoods In Yosemite.

Image of The Redwoods In Yosemite logo. Yosemite National Park day-use reservations are not required for Redwood’s guests.

As usual, you can make a cabin or vacation home reservation online at redwoodsinyosemite.com.

The wedding and event center has resumed operations as well and you can find out more about the current wedding/group size requirements by calling their events coordinator at 877-496-3052 or visiting their website.

As you may know, on July 8, 2022, they had to close their Redwoods facility on Chilnualna Falls Road (see map below) and evacuate due to the Washburn Fire burning near Wawona and The Mariposa Grove of Giant Sequoias. All of their Wawona employees were evacuated for a 14-day period. Management would like to thank everyone who helped with housing their staff during this time!

Simultaneously, The Redwoods team worked closely with the Wawona Rangers and first responders on evacuating over 70 vacation homes that day, ensuring all of their in-house visitors had left the area safely and quickly. Needless to say, their business suffered a tremendous loss of income and revenue. Over 470 reservations made by visitors from all over the world had to be canceled by their front desk team.

More importantly though, they are very relieved that the preservation of Mariposa Grove and Wawona was successful, without loss of human life, and they are back in Wawona to serve guests, homeowners, and the Wawona community to the best of their abilities.

Image of a helicopter from Yosemite's Aviation Program.

A helicopter from Yosemite Fire and Aviation.

The Redwoods would like to say thank you once more to Yosemite Fire and Aviation + NPS, Incident Team 6, all first responders, hot shot crews, fire fighting vendors, and personnel for saving historic Wawona and The Big Trees!

The saddest news, however, comes from Mariposa, where currently the Oak Fire is still burning with 45% containment. The blaze, although more than 10 miles away from Wawona, feels very close to the soul and is burning a scar into our #MariposaStrong hearts.

With over 100 single-home residences now destroyed in the Jerseydale/Midpines area of the Oak Fire, The Redwoods would like to focus on finding ways to help the victims in any way possible in these harsh times.

To anyone able to help, please consider making monetary donations to: 

Make clothing and shoe donations to the American Red Cross at the below locations:

Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster (VOAD) is accepting any person or group wishing to volunteer. Please call 209-966-5911 or 559-683-4911.

Image of giant sequoias.

Image by Simon.

To incoming guests of The Redwoods, please click here for the most current conditions and information in the park.

The smoke impact of the Oak Fire has been significantly reduced in the last few days and it is recommended that you to keep your reservation and not lose your place in line for the home rental of your choosing at The Redwoods.

Mariposa Grove of Giant Sequoias will reopen on August 3rd.

Nelder Grove, Merced Grove, and Tuolumne Grove are currently open for visitors.

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