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Yosemite National Park Remains Closed

YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK – Sept. 20, 2020 – Yosemite National Park remains closed due to hazardous air quality. However, park through roads are now accessible for vehicular traffic. Limited services are available throughout the park. Visitors should be prepared to drive through without stopping.

Accessible roads open include the Wawona Road (continuation of Highway 41), the El Portal Road (continuation of Highway 140), and the Big Oak Flat and Tioga Roads (Continuation of Highway 120). Limited restroom facilities are available on all road corridors.

The Glacier Point Road and the Mariposa Grove Road will remain closed. All lodging facilities, restaurants, campgrounds, and visitor centers remain closed.

Yosemite National Park officials continue to confer with local and federal public health experts on air quality and human health and safety. The park will reopen when conditions improve and allow for the health and safety of park visitors and employees to engage in regular park activities.

Visitors utilizing park roads are required to stay in their vehicles as they drive through Yosemite National Park. Prohibited activities in Yosemite National Park include hiking, cycling, camping, climbing, etc.

For detailed information on current air quality and smoke impacts, please visit https://fire.airnow.gov/?lat=37.672508866650354&lng=-119.80573

For updated 24-hour road and weather conditions for Yosemite National Park, please call 209-372-0200, and press 1. Updated information is also available on the park’s website at www.nps.gov/yose and on the Yosemite National Park Facebook page.

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