Ferguson Fire

Ferguson Fire


Important Information for Yosemite National Park Guests


Updated August 14, 2018

Please find below the operations that will be open this week, beginning on Tuesday. Please Note: Hours may be different than the usual summer hours.

All lodging in Yosemite Valley is open.

Yosemite Village

  • Village Store
  • Village Grill

The Majestic Yosemite Hotel

  • Dining Room
  • Bar
  • Sweet Shop
  • Gift Shop

Yosemite Valley Lodge

  • Basecamp Eatery
  • Starbucks (beginning Wednesday 8/15)
  • Mountain Room
  • Mountain Room Lounge (beginning Thursday 8/16)
  • Gift Shop
  • Bike Stand (beginning Thursday 8/16)

Half Dome Village & Housekeeping Camp

  • Pizza Deck
  • Gift & Grocery
  • Mountain Shop (beginning Wednesday 8/15)
  • Bike Stand (beginning Wednesday 8/15)
  • Bar (beginning Friday 8/17)
  • Ice Cream & Coffee Corner (beginning Friday 8/17)
  • Housekeeping Camp Store

Crane Flat

  • Gas Station and Store

Big Trees Lodge

  • Store
  • Please Note: Lodge closed until 8/30

National Park Service Press Release: Click Here


Updated August 10, 2018

Good news! The National Park Service has announced the reopening of Yosemite Valley on Tuesday, August 14th at 9:00 am. Yosemite Valley Lodge, The Majestic Yosemite Hotel, Half Dome Village and Housekeeping Camp will reopen on August 14th.  Please note some of the tours/activities and dining locations will be opened at a later date.

The Mariposa Grove of Giant Sequoias reopens on Monday, August 13th at 9:00 am. Please note the Big Trees Lodge remains closed until August 30th, 2018. Tuolumne Meadows Lodge, Tuolumne Meadows Grill & Store and the High Sierra Camps remain open.

Wawona Road (Continuation of Highway 41 in Yosemite) between Wawona and Yosemite Valley will remain closed (but it will be open from the South Entrance to Wawona). Glacier Point Road will also remain closed. These areas will be closed for at least another week due to ongoing firefighting operations.

Conditions may be smoky at times. Be aware of conditions, which can vary day to day (and even hour to hour), and adjust your activity accordingly. You can view a daily smoke outlook at https://wildlandfiresmoke.net/outlooks/YosemiteArea.

Read more at https://www.nps.gov/yose/learn/news/yosemite-valley-to-reopen-to-visitors-on-tuesday-august-14th-at-9-00-a-m.htm

For updated 24-hour road and weather conditions for Yosemite National Park, please call 209.372.0200, press 1 and press 1 again. 


Updated August 9, 2018

Due to increased fire activity in the areas adjacent to and on Yosemite National Park, park administrators and fire managers have made the decision to extend the current park closures indefinitely. 

Yosemite Valley and the Wawona area are temporarily closed. Reopening dates are not available at this time. We will post reopening information when it is available.

National Park Service Press Release: Click Here

National Park Service Fire Information: https://www.nps.gov/yose/blogs/fireinfo.htm


Updated August 5, 2018

Due to increased fire activity in the areas adjacent to and on Yosemite National Park, park administrators and fire managers have made the decision to extend the current park closures indefinitely. 

More information to follow.

National Park Service Press Release: Click Here

National Park Service Fire Information: https://www.nps.gov/yose/blogs/fireinfo.htm


Updated July 31, 2018

The National Park Service has extended the Yosemite Valley and Wawona closure of Yosemite National Park through August 5, 2018 due to the ongoing impacts of the Ferguson Fire. Tioga Road/Highway 120 and the Tuolumne Meadows area remain open. The Big Oak Flat and Tioga Pass entrances remain open as well. Tuolumne Meadows Lodge, White Wolf Lodge, Tuolumne Meadows Grill/Store and the High Sierra Camps remain open.

“I have a reservation during that time, what should I do?”

We are in the process of contacting all guests for Yosemite Valley lodging and Big Trees Lodge whose stays are affected by the Yosemite Valley/Wawona closure through August 5, 2018. We will cancel your reservation and provide you a refund for your deposit.

To speak with a reservations specialist regarding your reservation, please contact us at 888.413.8869. Please note we anticipate higher call volume than usual, so thank you for your patience.

National Park Service Fire Information: https://www.nps.gov/yose/blogs/fireinfo.htm


Updated July 28, 2018

The National Park Service has extended the Yosemite Valley and Wawona closure of Yosemite National Park through August 2, 2018 due to the ongoing impacts of the Ferguson Fire. Tioga Road and Tuolumne Meadows, including Big Oak Flat and Tioga Pass entrances, and Hetch Hetchy remain open. Tuolumne Meadows Lodge, White Wolf Lodge, Tuolumne Meadows Grill/Store and the High Sierra Camps remain open.

“I have a reservation during that time, what should I do?”

We are in the process of contacting all guests for Yosemite Valley lodging and Big Trees Lodge whose stays are affected by the Yosemite Valley/Wawona closure through August 2, 2018. We will cancel your reservation and provide you a refund for your deposit.

To speak with a reservations specialist regarding your reservation, please contact us at 888.413.8869. Please note we anticipate higher call volume than usual, so thank you for your patience.

National Park Service Fire Information: https://www.nps.gov/yose/blogs/fireinfo.htm


Updated July 24, 2018

The Ferguson Fire is burning in the Sierra National Forest, west of Yosemite National Park. While the fire is currently outside the park, it is affecting roads and air quality in the park. The National Park Service announced today July 24th that Yosemite Valley, Wawona, and Mariposa Grove of Giant Sequoias are closed at least July 25 – July 29 due to fire operations. Tioga Road and Tuolumne Meadows, including Big Oak Flat and Tioga Pass entrances, and Hetch Hetchy remain open. Tuolumne Meadows Lodge, White Wolf Lodge, Tuolumne Meadows Grill/Store and the High Sierra Camps remain open.

“I have a reservation during that time, what should I do?”

We are in the process of contacting all guests for Yosemite Valley lodging and Big Trees Lodge whose stays fall in the window of July 25 – July 29 so there’s no need to worry. We will cancel your reservation and provide you a refund for your deposit.

To speak with a reservations specialist regarding your reservation, please contact us at 888.413.8869. Please note we anticipate higher call volume than usual, so thank you for your patience.

National Park Service Fire Information: https://www.nps.gov/yose/blogs/fireinfo.htm


Updated July 16, 2018

Highway 140 is currently closed from Midpines to El Portal Road due to the Ferguson Fire in the Sierra National Forest. Yosemite National Park lodges, retail, dining and guest recreation remain open. Visitors planning to travel from Mariposa or Merced to Yosemite National Park should use alternative routes and enter the park via Highway 120 or Highway 41. Highway 140 will remain closed until further notice. There is no anticipated time for Highway 140 to reopen.  

The Glacier Point Road will be closed to the public beginning at 10:00 pm on 7/19/2018 until further notice. Fire fighting resources and activities involved in the nearby Ferguson Fire have necessitated the need for a small base camp located at the Yosemite Ski & Snowboard Area as well as the Bridelveil Creek Campground. The road closure is to ensure there are no conflicts with park visitors and the extra fire traffic, as well as the possibility of helicopter operations in the immediate area.

For information on the Ferguson Fire visit InciWeb - Incident Information System.

For updated 24-hour road and weather conditions for Yosemite National Park, please call 209.372.0200, press 1 and press 1 again.

Smoke levels are expected to vary. You can view webcams and check the current air quality on the National Park Service website