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Yosemite National Park Remains Open During Rim Fire

The vast majority of hiking trails and services in Yosemite National Park are not affected by the Rim Fire, which is located approximately 20 miles from Yosemite Valley.

The Big Oak Flat north entrance/Highway 120 west remains closed while work continues on the Rim Fire. Highways 41, 140, and 120 from the east (Tioga Road) are open. Tioga Road, from Crane Flat to White Wolf, will be temporarily closed to all vehicular traffic beginning Wednesday, August 28, 2013, at 12 p.m.  The closure is anticipated to last at least through Labor Dayweekend. The Tuolumne Meadows Lodge, High Sierra Camps and other visitor services in the Tuolumne Meadows area will remain open and accessible through the east entrance.

While the fire is not anticipated to reach White Wolf, the National Park Service has vacated the lodge and the campgrounds in that area as a precaution. Delaware North Companies Parks & Resorts has contacted guests with future reservations for White Wolf Lodge to offer them alternative accommodations in Yosemite or to make other arrangements. Park visitors are encouraged to visit the National Park Service website at www.nps.gov/yose for additional closures and updates. Detailed information on alternate routes to Yosemite during the Rim Fire is available on the Delaware North Companies Parks & Resorts at Yosemite website.

“The Rim Fire is only affecting a portion of Yosemite wilderness and visitor and employee safety is our top priority,” said DNC Parks & Resorts at Yosemite President Dan Jensen. “Yosemite National Park is open and accessible, and we are thankful for everything the firefighters are doing to contain the fire.”

Webcams provided by Yosemite Conservancy show current conditions. For information on the Rim Fire, media should contact the Incident Command Post at 805-727-4775 or visit http://www.inciweb.org/incident/3660/.

Logo courtesy Delaware North Companies Parks & Resorts

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