Tioga road closed for the season on November 20, 2020
Tioga Road (continuation of Highway 120 through the park) is now closed for the season with an expected reopening date of late May or June. If you plan to drive to Rush Creek from the East side of Yosemite, you’ll need to find an alternative route. Make sure to visit the National Park Service Current Conditions page for the current status of other roads within Yosemite.
Yosemite is Open & Day Use Ticket Program required may 21st – april 30th
Yosemite National Park announced that Day Use Entry Tickets will be be required starting May 21, 2021. (See below for details on reservations for Day Use Entry Tickets needed for private vehicles through April 30th.)
Details are updated regularly on the Park Service’s website.
Yosemite Day Use Entry Tickets can be found on recreation.gov and go on sale each day at 8 am Pacific Time, and it’s best to make purchase your Day Use Entry Ticket for “Yosemite National Park Ticketed Entry” online as far in advance as possible.
If you’re curious about visibility or air quality, we recommend you visit our friends at the Yosemite Conservancy for a look at their live webcams. Bear in mind that visibility is typically most impacted in the afternoon and clears in the morning.
Rush Creek Lodge is Open with a Few Changes…
In keeping with Federal, State, and Local guidelines for social distancing designed to slow the spread of Covid-19:
- Rush Creek Lodge is open, including swimming pool, restaurant, tavern, play areas and professionally guided excursions
- Rush Creek’s new Spa is open for private treatments and private day use for couples and small groups
- For more information on our lodge’s enhanced cleaning and service protocols, visit our Clean & Safe program page
Please call or email us at (209) 379-2373 or if you have any questions or concerns. Our Front Desk team is available 8am – 10pm daily.
Although the way in which we access the park this year will be different, Yosemite is as incredible as ever, and we can’t wait to share an amazing adventure with you.
Your friends at Rush Creek
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