Staff at Yosemite National Park have announced that Yosemite Valley and Wawona will close at noon today local time to all visitors due to the ongoing impacts of the Ferguson Fire. These closures include all hotels, campgrounds, and visitor services in Yosemite Valley and Wawona. Park visitors currently staying in park campgrounds and lodging facilities are asked to be out of these areas by noon local time.
With the ongoing closure of Highway 140, park visitors can exit the park via Highways 120 and 41. The temporary closure is expected to last until Sunday 29 July. Highway 120 will remain open and this will take you from Tuolumne County to Mammoth Lakes. Mariposa Grove of Giant Sequoias is closed.
Since the fire began on Friday 13 July, several other park facilities and roads have been closed due to fire impacts and the need to support firefighting operations. These closures include the Glacier Point Road, Bridalveil Creek Campground, the Wawona Campground, the Merced Grove of Giant Sequoias and others. .
Highways 120 West and East, and the Tuolumne Meadows area remain open at this time. The park will continue to work with the Incident Management Team and assess conditions day by day.
For updated 24-hour road and weather conditions for Yosemite National Park, call +1 209 372 0200, press 1 and press 1 again. Updated information is also available on the park’s website at www.nps.gov/yose.