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Tioga Road (Hwy 120 through the park) and Glacier Point Roads are Closed for the Season - The Tioga Road (Highway 120 through the park from Crane Flat to Tioga Pass) and Glacier Point Road are closed due to snow; there is no estimated opening date, although they usually open sometime in May. More

Yosemite Stories

Yosemite Stories, Theater and Attractions

Teddy Roosevelt and John Muir in Yosemite

Any place with as grand a tradition as Yosemite National Park is filled with stories about how it came to be, who lived here, and what they did.  Although we could never capture all of the Yosemite stories, we’ve begun a modest collection of stories to share with you here.

To hear these stories in full, as the magic of Yosemite surrounds you, attend one of our Interpretive Programs.  Some of our programs are created with younger children in mind, while others will appeal to both the young and the young at heart.  For example, after a day spent exploring Yosemite attractions, you could attend a live Yosemite theater performances in the evening, and relax and be entertained by John Muir, rock climbers and a vintage musician. 

Geology of Yosemite
History of the People of Yosemite
Nature and History Programs
Fun with Kids
Evening Presentations
Yosemite Anniversaries Stories and Events, 2014-2016

Podcast: It's Good To Be a Zero - The High Sierra Camps' Zero Waste Initiative.

Explore with Alex Lin, UC Merced intern, the developing initiative to make the famous High Sierra Camps in Yosemite "zero waste".  This podcast was produced by Andrew West, with special assistance from Debora Sanches and Emily Jacobs, all ith DNC Parks and Resorts at Yosemite.

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Podcast: "Protecting Wildness: Bears and Food Storage in Yosemite"

black bear
Take a moment and learn what it takes to keep bears wild in this short podcast. Podcast was written and developed by Veronica Hernandez, and produced by Cory Goehring, both with the Interpretive Services Department.

Play Podcast (mp3 format)

Read the downloadable script

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Podcast: "A Special Place for Everyone: The Fen"/ "Un Lugar Maravilloso Para Todos: El Fen"

(available in English and Spanish)

The Fen
Take a moment and listen about a distinctive place that many stumble upon but few know about. Podcast was written and developed by Veronica Arias, and produced by Andrew West, both with the Interpretive Services Department.

English Version (Read the downloadable script)


Tome un momento y escuchar acerca de un lugar distintivo que tropiezan muchas condiciones, sin que pocos conocen. Podcast fue escrito y desarrollado por Verónica Arias, y producido por Andrew West, ambos con el Departamento de Servicios de Interpretación.

Versión En Español (Lea la escritura)

Files are copyright of DNC Parks and Resorts @ Yosemite.