Despite news reports that raging California wildfires are threatening more of Yosemite, “the vast majority of hiking trails and services in Yosemite National Park are not affected by the Rim Fire,” according to Delaware North Companies (DNC) Parks & Resorts, a company that operates a lodge in the area.
In a press statement released Tuesday, DNC said "the Big Oak Flat north entrance/Highway 120 west remains closed while work continues on the Rim Fire. Highways 41, 140, and 120 from the east (Tioga Road) are open. Tioga Road, from Crane Flat to White Wolf, will be temporarily closed to all vehicle traffic beginning Wednesday at 12 p.m.
“The closure is anticipated to last at least through Labor Day weekend. The Tuolumne Meadows Lodge, High Sierra Camps and other visitor services in the Tuolumne Meadows area will remain open and accessible through the east entrance.
“While the fire is not anticipated to reach White Wolf, the National Park Service has vacated the lodge and the campgrounds in that area as a precaution.” DNC said they have contacted guests with future reservations for White Wolf Lodge to offer them alternative accommodations in Yosemite or to make other arrangements.
"Yosemite National Park is open and accessible, and we are thankful for everything the firefighters are doing to contain the fire,” said DNC Parks & Resorts at Yosemite President Dan Jensen.