Rush Creek Vista Point Trail (Matthew F.)Merced Grove Trailhead Goofballs on Snowshoes (Kim Carroll)Yosemite Hetch Hetchy View (Kim Carroll 3-17.77)Half Dome and Merced River in WinterRush Creek Lodge Winter Sunset from Guest Lodge (Kim Carroll)Updated November 20, 2020,  12:55pm

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 ends October 31st

Yosemite National Park announced that Day Use Entry Tickets will no longer be required starting November 1, 2020. (See below for details on reservations for Day Use Entry Tickets needed for private vehicles through October 31st.)

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:

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.

Happy trails,
Your friends at Rush Creek

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