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Washburn Fire

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

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Email: yose_fire_info@nps.gov
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SAFETY CLOSURE TO WILDLAND FIRE 8/3/2022

Washburn Fire Wildfire
Closures – 8/2/2022


 

SAFETY CLOSURE DUE TO WILDLAND FIRE

 The Washburn Fire, discovered on July 7, 2022, is active and impacting Yosemite National Park. In order to maintain the safety of park visitors the Superintendent of Yosemite National Park is designating the area as closed to public use until further notice is given. 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): As of 0800 on August 3rd 2022,  In order to maintain the safety of park visitors and allow fire management operations to continue unimpeded, the Superintendent of Yosemite National Park is designating the following areas (see attached map entitled “Washburn Fire Safety Closure – Rev 8”) as closed to all public use; personnel involved in administrative and firefighting activities are excepted.  ·       The Washburn Trail ·       Within The Mariposa Grove, The Perimeter Trail between Grizzly Giant Loop and Wawona Point Access Road (and connecting trails to the Mariposa Grove Trail) ·       The Stud Horse Trail to Mariposa Grove·       All wilderness areas identified in the map entitled “Washburn Fire Safety Closure – Rev 8”  The area will be closed until further notice. Notice of closure will be posted and area will be monitored to ensure compliance. Please see accompanying map for more information. This order supersedes and includes all prior area closures. The designation will remain in place until rescinded.   8.2.2022Cicely Muldoon                                                                Superintendent, Yosemite National Park