Courtesy of the Tuolumne County Visitors Bureau
The National Park Service announced today, August 7, 2018 that they have opened Highway 120 at the Big Oak Flat Yosemite Park entrance through Yosemite National Park. The National Park Service urges motorist to drive safely in the area, as firefighters are still working in the area. Hodgdon Meadow, Crane Flat, and Tamarack Flat Campgrounds remain closed. Yosemite Valley, Wawona, Mariposa Grove, Glacier Point, Hetch Hetchy, and Merced Grove remain closed due to health and safety issues and firefighter operations related to the Ferguson Fire. The northern portion of Yosemite, including the Tuolumne Grove of Giant Sequoias, Tuolumne Meadows, and other areas along the Highway 120/Tioga Road will remain open.
Highway 108/Sonora Pass remains closed at the Eagle Meadows point to the Tuolumne/Mono County line due to the Donnell Fire.
Visitors who need assistance for finding lodging or making alternative plans, can visit our website, VisitTuolumne.com, stop by, or call any of the Tuolumne County Visitors Centers for assistance:
Groveland:18990 Main St. Groveland, Ca 95321. (209)962-1802
Chinese Camp:13785 Highway 49/120 Chinese Camp, Ca 95309. (209)984-4636.
Sonora: 193 S. Washington St. Sonora, Ca 95370. (209)533-4420.
There could be smoky conditions due to the Ferguson Fire and the Donnell Fire, which could be heavy at times and variable throughout our area. During times of heavy smoke, visitors should be prepared to limit any strenuous outdoor activity.
Please let us know if there are any questions. Thank you.
Tuolumne County Visitors Bureau