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Yosemite National Park Closure - Update January 22, 2021:

Yosemite National Park will remain closed at least until Tuesday, January 26, as a result of damage to park facilities caused by this week’s Mono wind event. When the park reopens, visitors will be able to enter the park using El Portal Road (Highway 140), Big Oak Flat Road (Highway 120 from the west), and Hetch Hetchy Road. Areas south of Yosemite Valley (including Badger Pass, Wawona, Mariposa Grove, South Entrance, and Wawona Road) will remain closed until further notice.

In support of the California Regional Stay Home order in the San Joaquin Valley region, once the park reopens, it will be open from 8 am to 5 pm for day-use activities only. Lodging and campgrounds are currently closed. Some services and facilities are limited, and shuttles are not operating. Consistent with the state’s regional stay home order, day-use limits will be in place until local conditions change. Visit www.nps.gov/yose for updates.


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COVID-19 CHANGES AND UPDATES:Please Wear a Nask


Yosemite National Park Updates

In support of the California Regional Stay-at-Home order in the San Joaquin Valley region, as of December 7th at noon Yosemite National Park will be open only for day-use activities. The park will be open from 8:00am to 5:00pm and all in-park lodging and campgrounds will all be closed.

Please visit Yosemite National Park’s website (www.nps.gov/yose) for specific details and for the most up-to-date information regarding park operations.

There are limited services inside of Yosemite as well, please click HERE for information on what is currently open.

Here are a few changes we'd like to highlight for you as well:

  1. The Yosemite Valley Shuttle will not be running
  2. Mariposa Grove of Giant Sequoias is open, but the shuttle will not be running at this time. You can hike or bike to the start of the Grove from the parking area - it's about 2 miles each way and is a beautiful walk where you will get a preview of the amazing giants.

The park has asked that all visitors planning to visit to be their partner in recreating responsibly. Yosemite National Park conducts thousands of search and rescie missions each year, many of which could be avoided with visitors planning and making a responsible decision. During the ongoing health crisis, it's critical that folks make wise choices to keep the park rangers and volunteers who serve as emergency responders out of harm's way.

Please follow these #RecreateResponsibly tips:
- Adopt social distancing practices and stay at least 6 feet from people outside your household unit
- Wear a face covering when social distancing cannot be maintained.
- Stay on the trail, for your safety and the safety of others
- Stay within your limits. Yosemite is a great place to find outdoor adventure, but please don’t push your self beyond your physical limits.

Visit https://go.nps.gov/covid for more information.

Visit Yosemite | Madera County updates:  

The Oakhurst Visitor Center is open.  Address is 40343 Highway 41, Oakhurst - look for the VISITOR CENTER sign.

Hours: Tuesday through Saturday - 8:30 am to 4:30 pm.

Sundays - Closed at this time

You can reach us at 559-683-4636 or email info@yosemitethisyear.com

To keep track of updates please follow us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/yosemitemadera


DINING/WINERY/BREW/SPIRITS OPTIONS:  Many of our restaurants are open for take-out.  Please click HERE for our Restaurant & Beverage Partners guide on who's open and at what capacity.  Since things are changing frequently, you can also go to our restaurant page - www.yosemitethisyear.com/where-to-eat  to click on individual restaurants' websites for information as well or follow them on social media.


US Forest Service/Sierra National Forest including information regarding camping and day-use facility availability can be found on their website (www.fs.usda.gov/detail/sierra).  

Additionally, the Bass Lake Ranger District can be contacted directly at (559) 877-2218, Mon-Fri 8:00 am – 4:00 pm.


Madera County Customer and Business Pledge Poster - This poster describes how local businesses are taking precautions to keep our visitors and locals safe.  Look for these posters at businesses during your stay.

Visit Yosemite | Madera County asks visitors to Help Keep Us Open and Safe!  Help Keep Us Open and Safe Press Release.


Zoom Backgrounds: With all the virtual meetings going on, here are some "dreaming" photos of Yosemite, Bass Lake and Madera County attractions to enjoy and make your fellow meeting attendees jealous!  Click HERE to view and download.

CREEK FIRE ALERTS:


Sierra National Forest:

On November 25th the Sierra National Forest extended and modified the closure order that CLOSED the Sierra National Forest to all recreation. This new closure order allows, and slightly expands, limited access to a partial area of the Bass Lake and High Sierra Ranger Districts. 

Forest Order No. 05-15-00-20-16 Sierra National Forest-Creek Closure Order:

This new Order is effective from November 25, 2020 through December 9, 2020.


Creek Fire Information:

The Creek Fire wildland fire started on Friday, September 4, in Fresno County between Shaver Lake, Big Creek and Huntington Lake. The fire quickly spread across the San Joaquin River and spread in Madera County toward Mammoth Pool Reservoir. As of Monday, November 23rd, the fire is 379,895 acres in size with 95% containment. The fire remains an active incident and there are still suppression and repair efforts underway in the regions where the fire is contained.

Information Resources:


For questions, please email Rhonda@YosemiteThisYear.com (please be patient, we'll get answers asap).

LOCAL EMERGENCY SERVICES:


Law Enforcement

Madera County law enforcement is provided by the Madera County Sheriff's Department, Madera Police Department and Chowchilla Police Department. The U.S. Forest Service provides supplemental officers for the Bass Lake campgrounds.

For information on the Madera County Search & Rescue organization, click here.

Emergencies 24 Hours:  Dial 911
Headquarters | Information 24 Hours: 559-675-7770


Fire Services

Basic fire protection is provided by paid professionals from Madera County Fire Department, the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CAL Fire), the U.S. Forest Service, and many corps of trained volunteers. There are CDF or volunteer fire stations in Ahwahnee, Bass Lake, Cedar Valley, Coarsegold, Fish Camp, North Fork, Rancheria, Raymond, Oakhurst, and Yosemite Lakes Parks.


Wildfire Information

For updated information on National Forest wildfires, click here.
For updated information on Yosemite National Park wildfires, click here.
For updated CAL Fire information on wildfires in the state of California, click here.


Medical Services

On rare occasions, the need arises for emergency medical services during even the most fun of vacations.

Adventist Health Community Care

48677 Victoria Lane

Oakhurst, CA 93644

Phone (559) 683-2711

Hours 8 a.m. to 5:15 p.m. Monday through Friday (by appointment only)

Hours 8 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Saturday (by appointment only)


Children's Hospital of Central California

9300 Valley Children's Place

Madera, CA 93636-8762

Phone (559) 353-3000

Open 24 hours, 7 days


Camarena Health Oakhurst

Four Locations to serve the Oakhurst Area near the South Gate at Yosemite National Park:

   Urgent Care: 49165 Road 426, Oakhurst CA 93644, Walk in Only.

     Hours: Monday-Friday 11 am to 9 pm, Saturday and Sunday 10 am to 8 pm.

     Camarena Health takes most insurances.

   Medical and Dental Offices:

   Oakhurst Medical Office – 49169 Road 426, Oakhurst CA 93644

   Coarsegold Medical Office – 35324 Hwy 41, Suite A, Coarsegold, CA 93614

   Oakhurst Dental Office – 49127 Road 426, Oakhurst CA 93644 (Emergency services only until June 1, 2020)

     Appointments for medical and dental offices are Monday – Friday and are made by calling (559) 664-4000

     Visit our website for hours www.camarenahealth.org

For up to date information regarding our services during the COVID-19 pandemic – please visit https://www.camarenahealth.org/staywell/

For telephone doctor or behavioral health appointments, please call (559) 664-4000.


Kaiser Permanente Oakhurst Medical Offices

40595 Westlake Drive

Oakhurst, CA 93644

(559) 658-8388

Appointments only - Monday through Friday (no after hours)

No emergency services

Pharmacy onsite




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40343 Highway 41,
Oakhurst, CA 93644
(559) 683-4636
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