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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
News – 10/4/2020


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 l.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 is expanding trail closures to include the trails to Ten Lakes Pass and Grant Lakes; the pre-existing closures for Lukens Lake-Yosemite Creek and Yosemite Creek Campground trails from Tioga road to the north rim of Yosemite Valley remain in effect. The trail segments marked on the accompanying map [found in the "Maps" tab] entitled Blue Jay Fire Safety Closure Version 5 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.  Please see attached map for more information.
The designation will remain in place until rescinded.