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Yosemite National Park Resumes Normal Operations

YOSEMITE – With the enactment of the continuing resolution by lawmakers in Washington, D.C., Yosemite is in the process of returning to normal operations.

The Yosemite Valley Visitor Center, Yosemite Museum, and Hetch Hetchy area will all reopen with normal hours today.

Hodgdon Meadow and Wawona Campgrounds and the Mist Trail/John Muir Trail winter route also reopened today.

The Mariposa Grove and Crane Flat Snow Play Area will reopen later in the week after restroom maintenance can be completed.

Ranger-guided hikes and programs will resume today, and rangers will be staffing entrance stations to provide information and collect fees as usual.

“Throughout Yosemite’s history, the stewardship of those who love it has carried it forward to the next chapter,” said park officials in a statement released this morning. “Thanks to all our visitors and staff for their commitment to the park over the past month.

“During your next visit, as you lie out under the stars of the high country or study the reflection of El Capitan in the still waters of the Merced River, consider the role we all play in this chapter of Yosemite’s story—and the next.”

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