Due to the impacts of the Ferguson Fire, the Yosemite Valley, Wawona, and the Mariposa Grove will be closed to all visitors at least through Sunday, July 29, as reported by Lonely Planet. Several other park facilities have been closed since the fire started on Friday, July 13, but this is the first time in 28 years that all campgrounds, hotels and visitor services in Yosemite Valley (and Wawona) will be closed.

The gorgeous Yosemite Valley. Photo: Courtesy of Holeg Chursin / Unsplash

These closures include all hotels, campgrounds, and visitor services in Yosemite Valley and Wawona.

According to The Fresno Bee, Yosemite National Park Superintendent Mike Reynolds advised evacuees, tourists and park employees inside the Yosemite Valley Auditorium on Tuesday morning to “Get yourself out of here if you can.”

The fire is currently at 27-percent containment. Check out the Ferguson Fire Containment page for updates.

If you were planning on visiting Yosemite in the coming weeks, your best bet would be to re-route to Lake Tahoe, Lassen, Redwood National and State Parks, Sonoma County, or Big Sur.

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