YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK – Nov. 13, 2020 – A combination of recent rain, snow, and cooler temperatures has reduced the fire danger within Yosemite National Park, enabling the Superintendent to lift fire restrictions put in place earlier this year.
By order of the Superintendent of Yosemite National Park and under authority of Title 36, Code of Federal Regulations, Section 2.13(c):
- Stage 1 fire restrictions are hereby lifted, and all associated orders rescinded.
- Campfires are once again permitted in Yosemite Wilderness below 6,000 feet in elevation. Fires remain prohibited in some areas of the wilderness due to scarcity of wood and resource concerns. Where fires are permitted, existing campfire rings must be used.
- Campfires and cooking fires may be used in designated campgrounds, picnic areas, and residential areas in accordance with park regulations.
- Where permitted, only dead and down wood may be gathered.
- Extinguish cigarettes; filters must be properly disposed of in a trash receptacle.
Notice of this order will be posted and areas will be monitored to ensure compliance.
- Fire Restrictions: https://www.nps.gov/yose/planyourvisit/firerestrictions.htm
- Air Quality: Yosemite Air Quality Page or gov or airnow.gov/fires
- Trail Closures: https://www.nps.gov/yose/planyourvisit/conditions.htm
- National Weather Service Yosemite area forecast: weather.gov/hanford
- Sign-up for Alerts: go.nps.gov/alert