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Mariposa Grove of Giant Sequoias is closed until spring 2017 - The Mariposa Grove is closed for a restoration project. More

Increase in incidence of plague in western United States in 2015 - Plague, which is carried by infected rodents and their fleas, was detected in rodents and fleas at Crane Flat, Tuolumne Meadows, and Tamarack Flat Campgrounds. The park treated these areas; risk of exposure remains low. Don't touch or feed wildlife More

Junior Rangers

Junior Rangers at Yosemite

Encourage your child’s natural tendency to explore and care for their National Park by participating in a Junior Ranger program.  This unique Yosemite kids' attraction allows kids to earn the official Junior Ranger badge by completing an activity book ($3.50 plus tax), attending a one-hour Junior Ranger Walk, and picking up a bag of litter to help keep the park clean.  Junior Ranger walks are held daily during the summer.  See the latest issue of the Yosemite Guide for additional details.

Junior Ranger programs are for kids aged 7-13 and our Yosemite kids' activities for Little Cubs are designed for ages 3-6.

Complete your child’s transformation into a Junior Ranger with a few items from our online store.  These great souvenirs remind us that protecting our national parks doesn’t end when you leave Yosemite.