Access to Yosemite National Park Made A Bit Harder By Rockfall Along Big Oak Flat Road

This rockfall has indefinitely closed the Big Oak Flat Road into Yosemite National Park. NPS photo.

A rockfall in Yosemite National Park, which has been battered by stormy weather in recent days, has closed the Big Oak Flat Road indefinitely, according to park officials.

The rockfall occurred about 11:30 p.m. Sunday, forcing officials to close the road between the Foresta Junction on Highway 120 (Big Oak Flat Rd.) and the Highway 120/140 (El Portal Road) Junction.

Yosemite Valley remains accessible via Highway 140 (El Portal Road) coming from Merced/Mariposa and via Highway 41(Wawona Rd.) coming from Fresno/Oakhurst. The Tioga Road remains closed. Foresta Road, between Foresta and El Portal, is not accessible.

For 24 hour road and weather information in the park, you can call (209) 372-0200.

Comments

That rock slide looks nasty. It's a good thing no one was driving by at the time.