While firefighters continue to battle the El Portal Fire along the western border of Yosemite National Park, traffic once again is being allowed to travel the Big Oak Flat Road, aka Highway 120.
The road was temporarily closed due to the fire activity. All other roads within the park, including the Tioga Road, are open and clear, with the exception of the Foresta community access road, which remains closed at this time. Crane Flat, Yosemite Creek, and Bridalveil Creek Campgrounds also remain closed. All other park campgrounds remain open.
The El Portal Fire started on the afternoon Saturday, July 26, above the community of El Portal. As of Wednesday night the fire covered about 3,900 acres, and was 34 percent contained.
Smoke is visible throughout the park, and visibility fluctuates throughout the day. Park visitors are urged to use caution while driving in the park due to decreased visibility.
Road closures within the park may change at any time. Visitors seeking updated information regarding road conditions should call 209-372-0200.