Current Conditions including Rim Fire Update

updated 9/23/2013

All lodges and recreational activities in Yosemite National Park are fully open. The Rim Fire is 84% contained. It is confined to the north western corner of the park, and is not currently threatening Yosemite Valley.

Daily updates on air quality, including long range forecasts, as well as general Rim Fire updates are now being provided on the Inciweb site. You can also check current air quality in Yosemite Valley by visiting the Yosemite Conservancy Webcams

Tioga Road/Hwy 120 East toward Lee Vining is open. (No stopping permitted along the roadway).

NEW - Tamarack Flat Campground re-opened Friday, Sept. 20, 2013 on a first-come, first-served basis.

Closure Information:

  • Hodgdon Meadow Campground, and Hetch Hetchy Backpackers’ Campground are closed.
  • Hetch Hetchy Road is closed. 
  • Tuolumne Groves of Giant Sequoias is closed. The Merced Grove and Mariposa Grove are both open.
  • Wilderness hiking trails west of the May Lake Road and May Lake Trail continuing to the junction with the Pacific Crest Trail (PCT) at Glen Aulin and then north along the PCT to Bond Pass are closed. The park's boundary serves as the closure's northern and western edge extending south to Crane Flat Campground. The closure boundary continues east along the Tioga Road (Highway 120 through the park) to the May Lake Road. The Tioga Road and the trails serving as the eastern boundary of the closed area (including the PCT) remain open. May Lake High Sierra Camp, Glen Aulin High Sierra Camp, and Porcupine Flat Campground are open. View a map showing the closure [1.2 MB PDF].

Recent News and Press Releases:

For 24-hour Yosemite National Park road and weather information, please call 209-372-0200. For additional information on the effect of the fire on the park, visit the National Park Service page on the Rim Fire, and please join us at Facebook.com/YosemitePark. Fire-specific information can be found on InciWeb.