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Category: Yosemite National Park

Tenaya Lodge at Yosemite Introduces Refined ’Cabineering’ Concept with New Explorer Cabins

50 two-bedroom cabins are set to debut in Summer 2019, expanding mountain resort’s wide variety of accommodations near Yosemite National Park FISH CAMP, Calif.— May 31, 2019– Tenaya Lodge is elevating the Yosemite experience this summer with the debut of the Explorer Cabins at Tenaya Lodge. The picturesque cabin development will offer guests a unique Yosemite “cabineering” experience that [...]

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Threatened California Red-Legged Frogs Making a Comeback in Yosemite National Park After a 50-Year Absence

Cooperative Effort by the National Park Service, Yosemite Conservancy, San Francisco Zoo & Gardens, U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service, California Department of Fish & Wildlife and NatureBridge Sierra Rec Magazine - Yosemite National Park New Release - May 2019 ~ Federally threatened California red-legged frogs are showing signs of a return to Yosemite Valley in [...]

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Yosemite National Park Announces Public Meeting to Provide Updates on the Big Oak Flat Welcome Center and the Tuolumne Meadows Parking Relocation Projects

Sierra Rec Magazine - Yosemite National Park New Release - May, 8 2019 - Yosemite National Park is hosting a public meeting on Thursday, May 9, 2019 at the Groveland Community Hall (18720 Highway 120, Groveland, CA) to provide an update on two upcoming projects: the Big Oak Flat Welcome Center and the Tuolumne Meadows [...]

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National Junior Ranger Day Kicks Off National Park Week Saturday

We treasure our National Parks in the Sierra and the Western Region, and creating a future generation of care takers and enthusiast is a project that we at Sierra Rec enjoy promoting. Saturday, April 20, 2109 National Parks around the country including Yosemite, Lassen, Death Valley, and Seqouia and Kings Canyon will kick off this [...]

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Yosemite National Park Announces the Launch of a Pilot Daily Lottery for Camp 4 Campground

Camp 4 daily lottery to go into effect beginning on Tuesday, May 21, 2019  Sierra REC Magazine - Nps New Release - Yosemite National Park announces that a new pilot lottery program for Camp 4 Campground will launch on Tuesday, May 21, 2019. This daily lottery system will be operated through Recreation.gov and will help improve the [...]

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Yosemite National Park to Celebrate Earth Day on Saturday April 20, 2019

Visitors are invited to help us celebrate Earth Day, National Junior Ranger Day, National Park Week, and John Muir’s Birthday in Yosemite Valley    Yosemite National Park will be celebrating Earth Day, National Junior Ranger Day, National Park Week, and John Muir’s Birthday on Saturday, April 20, 2019. There will be activities for all ages throughout [...]

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Yosemite National Park Announces the Mariposa Grove Road and the Free Visitor Shuttle Open for the Season on Friday, April 12, 2019

Visitors should prepared for snowy conditions in the Lower and Upper Grove Sierra Rec Magazine - April 8, 2019 - Yosemite National Park announces that the Mariposa Grove Road will reopen to automobiles on Friday, April 12, 2019. The free visitor shuttle to the Mariposa Grove of Giant Sequoias will also resume service for the busy [...]

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Yosemite Conservancy Provides $15.3 Million in Support to Yosemite National Park for Priority Projects and Programs

Yosemite National Park, April 1, 2019 – Yosemite Conservancy is providing $15.3 million in support to Yosemite National Park to protect the rare Sierra Nevada red fox, revitalize wetlands and fund volunteer programs, among nearly 50 programs and grants it is backing in 2019. “With four million visitors each year, Yosemite needs to be nurtured to remain a national [...]

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Yosemite National Park to Celebrate Earth Day on Saturday April 20, 2019

Visitors are invited to help us celebrate Earth Day, National Junior Ranger Day, National Park Week, and John Muir’s Birthday in Yosemite Valley     Yosemite National Park will be celebrating Earth Day, National Junior Ranger Day, National Park Week, and John Muir’s Birthday on Saturday, April 20, 2019. There will be activities for all ages throughout [...]

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Backpacking Young Lakes in Yosemite

Sierra Rec Magazine, August 2018 - Backpacking in Yosemite is a life goal for many who visit this pristine granite palace in the High Sierra.  As a beginning backpacker, I was overjoyed to learn in March that we had secured 6 passes into the Yosemite Wilderness and Young Lakes, for my first backpacking experience ever.  [...]

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Time to Visit California’s Gold Country

California's Gold Country will soon be in full bloom & It is Time to Start Chasing Waterfalls in Tuolumne County's Yosemite Sierra Rec Magazine - Tuolumne County, CA - March 21,2019 - Spring brings wildflowers, waterfalls, and longer days to explore the abundance of adventure in Tuolumne County. California's Gold Country will soon be in [...]

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National Park Foundation and Winnebago Industries Announce New Partnership Supporting America’s National Parks

FOREST CITY — For more than six decades, Winnebago Industries has created products that enable customers to explore America’s national parks. Today, Winnebago Industries, Inc. (NYSE: WGO), a leading outdoor lifestyle product manufacturer, strengthened that connection by announcing a multi-year partnership with the National Park Foundation (NPF), the official nonprofit partner of the National Park Service, [...]

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Yosemite National Park Announces Late Seasonal Openings for Several Park Facilities

Significant damage from heavy winter snowpack has resulted in delayed openings Yosemite National Park announces that there will be late seasonal openings to facilities throughout the park. These late openings are due to the exceptionally heavy snowpack in Yosemite National Park and the subsequent extensive damage to many park facilities. Yosemite National Park experienced significant [...]

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Yosemite National Park Announces that the 2019 Half Dome Preseason Lottery will Open on Wednesday, March 13, 2019

2019 preseason lottery for Half Dome permits will open at 7:00 am PDT on Wednesday, March 13, 2019. Yosemite National Park, March 7, 2019 - Yosemite National Park announces that the 2019 preseason lottery for Half Dome permits will open at 7:00 am PDT on Wednesday, March 13, 2019. For the latest information on the [...]

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NatureBridge Summer Backpacking Programs for Teens in Yosemite and Olympic National Parks Builds Future Scientists and Leaders

Registration is open for summer backpacking programs in Yosemite YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK — February 28, 2019 —NatureBridge, the largest non-profit educational partner of theNational Park Service, leads life-changing backpacking programs for middle and high school students in Yosemite and Olympic National Parks each summer. These one-week and two-week programs offer the perfect mix of backpacking, [...]

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Yosemite National Park Impacted By Recent Winter Storms

Multiple park facilities damaged by significant snowfall earlier this week Sierra Rec Magazine - Yosemite National Park updates - February 9, 2019 - Multiple park facilities, housing units, and the park’s ski area have been significantly impacted by the significant snowfall the park received earlier this week. Yosemite Valley received approximately 18 to 24 inches [...]

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