B U L L E T I N – Fire at Yosemite | Highway 120 closed – no entry


A major fire is burning in the area of El Portal and adjoining Foresta. The park has facilities near there. Evacuations are in effect in these communities. Foresta is an old pre-National Park settlement with rental cabins. They are that is visible near the Big Meadow.

Crane Flat, Bridal Veil and Yosemite creek campgrounds have also been evacuated. 2,000 acres have been burned. Fire crews have responded. It is 0% contained.

The Old Big Oak Flat Road (Highway120) is closed from Crane Flat to the Merced. Hwys 140 and 41 remain as entrances to the park.  Visitors from the west (Groveland) should be aware and modify their plans accordingly.

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2 Responses to B U L L E T I N – Fire at Yosemite | Highway 120 closed – no entry

  1. Maureen L says:

    mid-afternoon on Weds, July 30,
    Big Oak Flat Road now closed from Big Oak Flat entrance station down to highway 140 at the Merced River.

    anyone from the Bay Area wanting to go to the high country will have to go all the way on route 108 over Sonora Pass to Highway 395, come down to Lee Vining, and then take 120/the Tioga Road in from the east.

  2. Peggy Mosley says:

    Highway 120 IS OPEN all the way across Tioga Pass to Lee Vining. The Big Oak Flat Road is closed from Crane Flat to the junction of Highway 140.

    Access to Yosemite Valley from Groveland requires about a one hour detour from Highway 120 to Highway 132 (Smith Station Rd) to Highway 140 into Yosemite Valley. There is a lot of equipment in the area and needs to be kept clear.

    Access to the Hetch Hetchy Dam and the amazing high country across Highway 120 and Tioga Pass is wide open and just awaiting and is waiting your arrival.

    Looking forward To seeing you all as our guests.

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