Yosemite National Park - updates

Rappler's latest stories on Yosemite National Park


California's Yosemite National Park shuts down over coronavirus fears

Mar 21, 2020 - 12:34 PM

'Yosemite National Park is announcing modifications to operations at the request of the local health department,' park officials say, with the grounds being 'closed to all park visitors until further notice'

YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK. In this file photo taken on June 21, 2018 the ancient California Tunnel Tree is seen at the Mariposa Grove of giant sequoias in Yosemite National Park, California. File photo by David McNew/AFP

Yosemite Park fire threatens famous giant sequoia trees

Jul 31, 2014 - 11:56 AM

The blaze which began on Saturday has scorched some 3 545 acres 1 234 hectares of the popular tourist spot and is about one third contained

AFLAME. A photograph made available on 28 July 2014 shows the El Portal Fire burning in the Stanislaus National Forest and Yosemite National Park, California, USA, 27 July 2014. Stuart Palley/EPA

Wildfire spreads into Yosemite, before holiday weekend

Aug 30, 2013 - 9:55 AM

A wildfire threatens Yosemite National Park and San Francisco s water supply

YOSEMITE. Park visitors sit outside of the Ahwahnee Hotel on August 28, 2013 in Yosemite National Park, California. Justin Sullivan/Getty Images/AFP

California fire spreads toward San Francisco water supply

Aug 27, 2013 - 12:04 AM

The blaze which started August 17 shows little sign of abating Large fire growth is expected due to extremely dry fuels and inaccessible terrain

OUT OF CONTROL. Flames from the Rim Fire consume trees on August 25, 2013, near Groveland, California. The fire continues and threatens 4,500 homes outside of Yosemite National Park. Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images/AFP

US firefighters battle California blaze near Yosemite

Aug 25, 2013 - 9:22 AM

The so called Rim Fire doubled in size in just one day and the 125 600 acre 510 square kilometer blaze was only 5 contained

YOSEMITE FIRE. A firefighter battles the Rim Fire in Yosemite National Park, California, USA, 24 August 2013. EPA/Noah Berger