The Ferguson Fire in the vicinity of Yosemite National Park has led park administrators and those coordinating firefighting efforts to keep the park closed for an indefinite period of time.
According to a press release, administrators will make the decision to reopen areas around Yosemite once conditions are safe enough. The following areas remain closed:
Yosemite Valley, El Portal Road, Wawona Road, Big Oak Flat Road, Glacier Point, the Mariposa Grove of Giant Sequoias, the Merced Grove of Giant Sequoias, Wawona Campground, Crane Flat Campground, Tamarack Campground and other sections of the park.
According to the release, other areas of Yosemite remain open. “Tioga Road from Tioga Pass to White Wolf is open to all visitors and vehicles. Most of the trails and campgrounds along this route, including the Tuolumne Meadows Campground are open. Visitor services along Tioga Road, including the High Sierra Camps and the Tuolumne Meadows Store are open.”
Those wanting with travel plans or wanting to stay informed about road and park closures and re-openings can do so by calling (209) 372-0200, then pressing 1 and 1 again, 24 hours a day. Information can also be found by visiting Yosemite’s Facebook page or by going to www.nps.gov/yose
Information on the Ferguson Fire can be obtained by visiting https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/5927/