Yosemite Area Weather Alert

Air Quality Alert issued October 19 at 11:41PM PDT by NWS

The San Joaquin Valley Air Pollution Control District is extending an Air Quality Alert on October 19, 2020, due to smoke impacts from the Creek Fire, SQF Complex, and other wildfires throughout the Sierra Nevada for Madera, Fresno, Tulare,Kings, and Valley portion of Kern Counties. In addition, the Eastern Kern County and Mariposa County Air

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Every year the Three Bar Ranch near Raymond, CA moves their herd through Fish Camp, on their way to the Quartz Mountain high country for the summer. 

On the right Sunday morning you can catch a glimpse of Cowboy history in Fish Camp!

Blooming Dogwood in sunshine

Flowering Dogwood is a sure sign that Spring has arrived in Yosemite

Experience Yosemite's one-of-a-kind Spring beauty!

Hikers walk past majestic giant Sequoias

Passing by a giant sequoia in the Upper Mariposa Grove (Credit: Ryan Price)

Mariposa Grove is home to some of the most spectacular trees in the national park, and easy to get to as well!

Everyone enjoys free days at our national parks

Experience Yosemite -- for free!

John Muir trail signs remind hikers to carry their permits

Photo credit Peter Maiwald

The 2019 preseason lottery is open from March 13  through March 31

Photo of Horsetail Fall glowing orange in a February sunset

Mid-February is the time to see this natural light show (weather permitting).

Image of sandy beach with #BookDirectDay hashtag and text

Online travel services are not always worth the convenience they provide.

Sunset view of Yosemite valley after fresh snow

A wintertime visit to Yosemite offers visitors plenty of excitement and beauty.

Image of an ice skater on Tenaya Lake

Early Winter in 2011 was uniquely both cold and dry, allowing visitors to reach a well-frozen Tenaya Lake.

Winter in Yosemite is often under-appreciated, and always rewarding!

Image of bright red and gold fall leaves

Fall can be a stunning time to visit the Yosemite area!