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Blue Jay Fire

Unit Information

Yosemite National Park
National Park Service
P.O. Box 577
Yosemite National Park, CA 95389

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Fire Safety Closure

Blue Jay Fire Wildfire
Closures – 9/13/2020

Fire Safety Closure

The Blue Jay Fire is a lightning fire, ignited in Yosemite National Park on July 24th, 2020.

By order of the Superintendent of Yosemite National Park and under authority of Title 36, Code of Federal Regulations, Section 1.5(a) and Section (a)(l):

In order to maintain the health and safety of park visitors and employees, and to allow fire management operations to continue unimpeded, the Superintendent of Yosemite National Park has closed:

  • Ten Lakes trail to the Lukens Lake Junction (first junction north of Tioga road)

  • Middle Fork Tuolumne River trail between Ten lakes and Lukens Lake trails

  • Lukens Lake Trail from Tioga Road to Lukens Lake

  • Lukens Lake Trailhead to Yosemite Creek

  • Yosemite Creek trails from Tioga Road to the north rim of Yosemite Valley

The trail segments marked on the accompanying map entitled Blue Jay Fire Safety Closure Version 4 are closed to all travel.

The Blue Jay Fire has crossed trails with active fire and fire hazards in the area include:

  • Falling limbs, snags (dead standing trees), and fire damaged trees

  • Possible smoky conditions which may cause respiratory problems

  • Poor visibility due to smoke

  • Hot ash and unseen hazards

Notice of closure will be posted and area will be monitored to ensure compliance. Your cooperation in complying with this temporary restriction is greatly appreciated. Please see attached map for more information.

The designation will remain in place until rescinded.