Crane Flat Campground is closed through Friday August 14th as workers treat the area for fleas which may have led to a child contracting the plague. Although there is no evidence as of yet the child contracted the disease at the campground the National Park Service and state agencies are conducing the flea treatment as a precautionary measure.
The campground will be closed from Noon Monday, August 10 through Noon Friday, August 14 to allow crews to work in the area. This flea treatment is a commonly used to protect wildlife, pets, and human health from this non-native disease. Yosemite National Park remains open and all other campgrounds and facilities in the park remain open as well.