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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


Swimming at Yosemite

Yosemite Swimming
The Wild & Scenic Merced River at the eastern end of Yosemite Valley offers many delightful swimming holes and sandy beaches for summer sunning.  In addition, Tuolumne Meadows and the Park's High Sierra Camps also have some great Yosemite swimming areas in more secluded spots. Please note that river and lake swimming is at your own risk as there are no lifeguards on duty. Floatation devices are strongly recommended, especially for children.

If you'd rather skip Yosemite National Park's swimming holes and cool off at your hotel, Curry Village®, Yosemite Lodge at the Falls and Wawona® Hotel offer on-site swimming pools. The Ahwahnee also has a swimming pool available only for Ahwahnee guests.

Use of our swimming pools is free to our overnight guests.  Non-lodging guests may use the pools at Curry Village and Yosemite Lodge at the Falls for $5/adult and $4/child per person per day.  Lifeguards are on duty at Curry Village and Yosemite Lodge at the Falls. All of Yosemite Park's swimming pools are open from Memorial Day to Labor Day, conditions permitting.  Check the Yosemite Guide for current hours.