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Experience Yosemite Blog

  • Yosemite Valley is OPEN, accessible by entering Yosemite via Highways 140 or 120. Glacier Point Road and Merced Grove remain closed. Other areas of the park, including Wawona/Mariposa Grove, Hetch Hetchy, and Tuolumne Meadows are OPEN.

  • Yosemite National Park has announced that Yosemite Valley, Wawona Road, the Mariposa Grove of Giant Sequoias, the Merced Grove of Giant Sequoias, and Hetch Hetchy will be closed indefinitely.

  • August 9, 2018
    Who is John Muir?

    Who is John Muir? Known fondly as “John of the Mountains” and the “Father of National Parks,” John Muir was a naturalist, author, environmental philosopher and adventurer that spent much of his time in the Sierra Nevada wilderness.

  • June 15, 2018
    Summer Music Series

    The Yosemite region is home to many great musicians with a range of musical styles for you to enjoy. If you are staying in the town of Mariposa, be sure to enjoy the Mariposa Evenings Summer Concert Series at the Mariposa Arts Park.

  • The summer season is fast approaching which means family vacations are in the works. With children out of school for summer, why not visit a National Park?

  • After extensive restoration, the Mariposa Grove of giant sequoias will reopen to Yosemite Visitors on June 15, 2018. The privilege to access this remarkable place will be regained along with the opportunity to enjoy all the improvements!

  • May 14, 2018
    Road Conditions Alert

    State Route 49 – via CALTRANS: 
    reported as of Monday, March 26, 2018 at 15:52 . 

  • Yosemite News Release, March 23, 2018 9:00 am – El Portal Road (Highway 140) Inside Yosemite National Park Will Reopen at 10:00 am Today  

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