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Posted by: thepinetree on 12/26/2018 08:31 AM Updated by: thepinetree on 12/26/2018 08:31 AM
Expires: 01/01/2023 12:00 AM

Yosemite Park is Open During Government Shutdown

Yosemite, CA...During the federal government shutdown, Yosemite is open and concessions are operating normally. Roads normally open in winter remain open, conditions permitting. Many National Park Service facilities are closed. If you have an emergency, call 911.

Operations During Government Shutdown
Below is a list of services and facilities that are open or closed. Visitor services may be diminished or areas may be closed due to environmental, public safety, or other unknown factors. We are not be able to update road and weather information.

Emergency Services
In case of emergency, dial 911 for emergency services. Response time may be increased. The Yosemite Medical Clinic remains open during normal operating hours and days: Monday through Friday, 9 am to 5 pm, except holidays (which includes December 24 and 25, and January 1).

Roads normally open at this time of year remain open, conditions permitting, including Wawona Road (continuation of Highway 41), El Portal Road (continuation of Highway 140), Big Oak Flat Road (continuation of Highway 120 from the west), and the Badger Pass Road. Roads may close in the event of a natural event such as snow storm, rockfall, fallen trees, etc. Tioga Road, Glacier Point Road (beyond the ski area), and Mariposa Grove Road are closed for the season.

Visitor Information
National Park Service-provided information and orientation are not available. Entrance stations are unstaffed (but open). Visitor centers and the Yosemite Museum are closed. The public information office phone line is not staffed. All National Park Service programs are cancelled (programs offered by other organizations, such as park concessioners, may operate).

Concession Run Facilities
Concession services normally provided at this time of year remain open. This includes lodging, tours, restaurants, stores, Yosemite Valley shuttle system, and gas stations provided by our three concessioners (Yosemite Hospitality, The Ansel Adams Gallery, and El Portal Market). Additionally, commercial use authorization holders are able to enter the park.

Restrooms and Trash Removal
National Park Service-provided services are limited. Restrooms at or near concession facilities remain open. Facilities not located near concession facilities are closed due to reductions in staffing. Dispose of trash in a dumpster or trash can that is not full in order to protect wildlife and avoid a citation/fine. Do not leave trash on top of or next to a dumpster or trash can, or stuff trash into a full one. Carry your trash to a dumpster or trash can at a hotel or store that is open and has a dumpster or trash can that is not full.

Upper Pines Campground and Camp 4 (including restrooms) are open due to their proximity to concession facilities. Wawona and Hodgdon Meadow Campgrounds are open, but restrooms are closed. These campgrounds will remain open unless there is a life/safety risk.

Hiking trails normally open at this time of year remain open, conditions permitting.

The Mist Trail from its junction with the John Muir Trail above Vernal Fall footbridge to the top of Vernal Fall and the John Muir Trail from Clark Point to near the top of Nevada Fall (the "ice cut") are closed for the winter. It is possible to hike to the top of Vernal and Nevada Falls using still-open sections of trail, however, conditions may be snowy and/or icy.

The Four Mile Trail is closed for the season below Union Point. It is possible hike from Yosemite Valley to below Union Point (about halfway up the trail), with nice views.

Public Transit
Free shuttle service is available in Yosemite Valley, as usual. For information on public transportation to Yosemite, visit

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Truth is poison to Liberals
Posted on: 2018-12-26 08:38:28   By: Anonymous

Interesting. Is this really possible?
So President Trump needs around 25 Billion Dollars to build the Border Wall there are 15 Executive Branches. The President is in charge of all these Branches so 25 Billion divided by 15 will roughly come to 1.6 Billion Dollars from each of the branches. That will give Him the 25 billion Dollars to build The Wall and the Democrats can't do a damn thing about it because He's in charge of the Executive Branchs. Go get the Money President Trump and build The Wall!! The Liberal Socialist Democrats can go pound Sand!!
#votethemout2020 #nevervotedemocrat #MAGA2020 #Trump2020

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    Re: Truth is poison to Liberals
    Posted on: 2018-12-26 08:43:39   By: Anonymous
    Nut job!!!!!!!

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      Re: Truth is poison to Liberals
      Posted on: 2018-12-26 09:16:54   By: Anonymous
      I want to take Melania on a trail and do some backpacking.

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      Re: Truth is poison to Liberals
      Posted on: 2018-12-27 08:26:25   By: Anonymous

      Democrats Devastated: Trump CAN Build the Wall Without Congressional Approval
      A week ago, the White House put out a call to federal agencies to look for “pots of money” in their existing budgets that could be cobbled together to pay for border wall construction. Immediately, Sen. John Thune, the Republican whip in the upper chamber, shot down the idea of shifting funds from executive departments to the border, saying, “I’m not a big fan of moving money.” Like it or not, there are sources of revenue in the executive branch that the president has authority to use without congressional approval.

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      Re: Truth is poison to Liberals
      Posted on: 2018-12-29 06:51:47   By: Anonymous

      Liberal groups push Dem leaders to take harder line in shutdown talks.
      The American Civil Liberties Union and a coalition of left-leaning political, immigration, environmental and labor groups are urging Democratic leaders to further pare down their border fence offer to President Donald Trump once Democrats take over the House and try to reopen the government.
      In fact, the groups want House Speaker-designate Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) to deny the president money for his fence altogether rather than give the Department of Homeland Security a year of funding at the same level as last year. The two Democratic leaders have offered Trump roughly $1.3 billion in money for fencing as part of a continuing resolution for DHS, though Trump has publicly asked for as much as $5 billion.
      #votethemout2020 #removealldemocrats2020 #nevervotedemocrat
      #nevervoterino #MAGA2020 #Trump2020 #BuildTheWall #FundTheWall

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    Re: Truth is poison to Liberals
    Posted on: 2018-12-26 10:59:15   By: Anonymous
    Ditto! Go get that money Mr. Trump!

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No Subject
Posted on: 2018-12-27 08:20:31   By: Anonymous
The only government people not working are the ones that clean FCHUCK SHUMER'S pee pot and NANCY's penthouse! I heard Chuckie wants to get more corn rows but they have plucked his ass clean, and when approached, Nancy told him to Chuck-off!

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No Subject
Posted on: 2018-12-27 08:23:07   By: Anonymous
Time to hit the National Parks, no one is manning the kiosks! Ever notice the only people you see in Yosemite are the camera wielding Asians, too expensive for a family from Groveland, who cares about the tax payers anyway!

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No Subject
Posted on: 2018-12-27 08:25:42   By: Anonymous
I like to ride the busses in Yosemite so I can shove the Asians around, makes them feel more at home!

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    Posted on: 2018-12-27 08:31:36   By: Anonymous
    I like to ride buses in SF and rub up against young asian girls.

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      Re: sacrifices
      Posted on: 2018-12-27 08:51:35   By: Anonymous
      Well sometimes some of us or if necessary all of us have to make some kind of sacrifice to make this a better country! Think about our soldiers overseas. You think they don't make any sacrifices? They are risking their lives for our country every day. Then there are others here on the mainland crying about trivial things. Put yourselves in our soldiers shoes! That is nice that Trump is having those soldiers come back. Like I said before some folks couldn't even whip their way out of a wet paper bag in comparison to what our guys and girls go through while serving our country.

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      Posted on: 2018-12-27 19:04:18   By: Anonymous
      ...and what's the deal with Japanese girls & "shovel-butt"?

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