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Yosemite Valley Will Close Due To Forecast Of Flooding

OAKHURST — Yosemite National Park is reporting some Yosemite Valley closures due to forecasted flooding. 

Most of Yosemite Valley will close starting Friday, April 28, at 10 pm, due to a forecast of flooding. This closure will last until Wednesday, May 3—possibly longer. Additional flooding and closures may occur later in May or June.

For more information on the forecast, click here.

Reservations for lodging and campgrounds in eastern Yosemite Valley will automatically be canceled and refunded. Wilderness permits can be rescheduled to alternate trailheads as space allows.

Wawona, Mariposa Grove (via hike only), Crane Flat area, Hetch Hetchy, and western Yosemite Valley will be open during this closure.

In Yosemite Valley, the closure will be at the El Capitan crossover (the road that crosses the Merced River just east of El Capitan). There will be no visitor access (including pedestrian access) east of that road.

Parking in western Yosemite Valley and throughout the park will be extremely limited. Do not park off-road. No services will be available in western Yosemite Valley.

Image of Merced River in January

Merced River in Yosemite Photo Courtesy of Mike

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