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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 recently detected in rodents and fleas at Crane Flat and Tuolumne Meadows Campgrounds. The park has treated these areas and risk of exposure remains low. Don't touch or feed wildlife! More

Rafting & Water Sports

Yosemite Rafting & Water Sports

Stay cool on a warm day by spending some time down by the water.  Whether you're serious about fishing, or just serious about fun, the many rivers and lakes in Yosemite can provide just the right source of recreation.


Rafting
In Yosemite, rafting is a fun, relaxing way to cool off and take in the views.  Gather your friends and family, rent a raft and float leisurely down the Merced River. 

Swimming
Whether you are interested in lounging by the river or splashing at one of our swimming pools, at Yosemite, swimming is a restful and refreshing way to spend an afternoon.

Fishing
The Park has spectacular fishing in both the front and backcountry.  Yosemite Fishing licenses are available at select locations within the park.