Wawona Hotel and general store reopen

The Wawona Hotel and the Wawona General Store operated by Delaware North Companies (DNC) Parks & Resorts at Yosemite was reopened to the public, Oct. 12, 2013 at 2 p.m.

The government shutdown remains in effect; however, hotels and restaurants that are located on through roads in national parks can reopen. Yosemite National Park remains closed and all facilities in Yosemite Valley are closed.

“The government shutdown has been impacting thousands of Yosemite visitors and employees in the region, and we are thrilled to be able to offer some of our services again,” said DNC Parks & Resorts at Yosemite President Dan Jensen. “Fall is a great time to enjoy a visit to the Wawona Hotel and we look forward to an end to the shutdown, so we can reopen all of our services to park visitors.”

Founded in 1856, the Wawona Hotel offers guests a beautiful, tranquil setting amidst its historic white wooden buildings, rolling green lawns and lush pine and cedar forested grounds. In the evenings, guests can listen to vintage music and hear stories of Yosemite’s past with local historian, singer and pianist Tom Bopp. Also, there are numerous activities available to guests in the surrounding areas of Wawona.

The Wawona Golf Course, Mariposa Grove of Giant Sequoias, hiking trails in the park and all services and hotels in Yosemite Valley remain closed due to the government shutdown.

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