Tioga Road Set to Reopen for the Summer Season in Yosemite National Park

Tioga Road, the continuation of Highway 120 through Yosemite National Park, will reopen to the public on Monday, June 10 by 7 am. This much-anticipated opening allows visitors and staff to return to the breathtaking high country of Tuolumne Meadows.

Before you set off on your journey, ensure you are well-prepared. There is currently no food service or fuel available along Tioga Road, and the campgrounds are not yet open. Stock up on necessary supplies before heading into the park to make the most of your visit.

To manage the influx of visitors and protect the delicate environment, Yosemite National Park requires reservations to drive into the park on weekends and Juneteenth in June. From July 1 through August 16, reservations are needed every day, and then on weekends and holidays through October 27. This applies even if you are just passing through the park.

As you drive along Tioga Road, be mindful of the wildlife. Bears, deer, marmots, and birds have enjoyed a quieter park without visitors, so adhere to posted speed limits and stay alert for animals on the road. Also, be prepared for mosquitoes by bringing long clothing if they tend to bother you.

Expect to encounter some snow and plenty of water on the trails. To preserve the fragile ecosystems, please stick to the designated trails. The natural beauty of Tuolumne Meadows makes it a unique destination, but it also poses challenges each season. A heartfelt thank you goes out to all the dedicated crews who have worked tirelessly to ensure safe visitor access to Tioga Road for 2024.

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