Half Dome and Merced River in WinterRush Creek Snowmen (Kim Carroll)Snowy Cannonballs (Kim Carroll)Snow Swimming (Kim Carroll)Hot Tub Snowball Fight (Kim Carroll)January 16, 2019 – As a temporary weather precaution, no later than midnight tonight all park entrances will temporarily close.  Road crews will reassess early Thursday morning and re-open the gates as weather permits.

Meanwhile…

Updated January 7, 2019, 2:30pm

Yosemite Remains Open with Limited Services During the Government Shutdown

We’re so grateful for all our neighbors throughout the Yosemite region who are performing all sorts of creative volunteer efforts to help visitors enjoy Yosemite while our beloved Rangers are sidelined during the partial government closure.

Each day brings new challenges and new solutions, so stay tuned in to our social media updates.

Direct access to Rush Creek Lodge from Highway 120 West is open as usual.

This afternoon our direct access to Yosemite along Highway 120 West was restored for the general public.

The Highway 41 entrance remains temporarily restricted – only visitors with lodging reservations, employees, and residents are allowed access on this southwestern route.

Meanwhile, the Hetch Hetchy region and the Giant Sequoia groves are temporarily closed to the public while we rally to restore services in those areas as quickly as possible.

(As always this time of year, Yosemite’s High Country, Tuolumne Meadows, and Highway 120 EAST entrance are closed for the winter.)

Let our Recreation Experts Help you!

Our friendly Recreation team is always ready and excited to point you in the right direction for your ideal adventure, whether you’d like to explore on your own or join one of our professionally guided excursions. You can also look forward to great food and company in our Restaurant and Tavern, fun for all ages in our Game Room, relaxing in our Guest Lounge, our saltwater swimming pool and hot tubs, or with our incredible team of certified massage therapists.  Email them directly at and they’ll get right back to you.

We encourage you to call (209) 379-2373 or email our Front Desk team at so we can be of help in any way.

Any time you’d like updated road and weather conditions for Yosemite National Park, it’s best to call them directly: 209-372-0200 and press 1 for the most current information.

Updated information is also available on the park’s website at www.nps.gov/yose

Happy trails!

The Rush Creek Team

We are doing our best to provide the most current and accurate information as quickly as possible, so please check back often. Or stay tuned on our Facebook page as we'll be posting there as well.