Big Oak Flat Road re-open in Yosemite National Park

July 31, 2014 

The Big Oak Flat Road (Highway 120) in Yosemite National Park has been reopened to vehicular traffic on Wednesday, July 30, 2014. The road was temporarily closed due to fire activity related to the El Portal Fire. All other roads within the park, including the Tioga Road, are open and clear, with the exception of the Foresta community access road, which remains closed at this time. Crane Flat, Yosemite Creek, and Bridalveil Creek Campgrounds remain closed. All other park campgrounds remain open.

The El Portal Fire started on the afternoon Saturday, July 26, above the community of El Portal. The fire is currently at 3,900 acres, and is 34% contained. The fire is being managed by a Type I Incident Management Team, in conjunction with Yosemite National Park and Stanislaus National Forest.

Smoke is visible throughout the park and visibility fluctuates throughout the day. Park visitors are urged to use caution while driving in the park due to decreased visibility. The park is constantly monitoring the air quality within Yosemite National Park.

Road closures within the park may change at any time. Visitors seeking updated information regarding road conditions should call 209-372-0200.

-NPS

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