Less than an hour after the House agreed to end the two-week-old partial government shutdown, Yosemite National Park announced Wednesday night it would immediately reopen for business.
All major highways, roads and public areas in the park are open now. Delaware North Parks & Resorts also opened Wednesday night.
Yosemite National Park has been closed since October 1, 2013 due to the government shutdown.
"We are excited to reopen and welcome visitors back to Yosemite," park Superintendent Don Neubacher said. "Autumn is a particularly special season to enjoy Yosemite's colorful grandeur."
Major highways and roads leading into and through Yosemite, including the Glacier Point and Mariposa Grove roads, are now open to vehicles. Park visitor centers and campgrounds will reopen and Ranger-led programs will resume on Thursday. Visitors can consult the Yosemite Guide for a list of programs.
The Ansel Adams Gallery in Yosemite Village will also reopen.
Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks will open Thursday, park spokeswoman Dana Dierkes said Wednesday night. Although some facilities like visitors centers and restaurants will take time to reopen, all roads will be open to the public, she said.
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