Yosemite Lodge is closing for the season as a precaution due to fire danger.
The Grand Superior lodge in Yosemite is closing due to a wildfire risk due to heavy rainfall, according to a statement from the lodge.
The lodge, which is operated by the National Park Service, is located in the Grand Canyon National Park.
It is closed from Monday, July 15, 2019, to Friday, July 18, 2019.
The Grand Lodge was originally built in 1850 and was closed in 1955.
In February 2019, the Grand Superior lodges first fire risk was determined to be high, and then in May 2019, an evacuation order was issued to prevent the lodge from being used for recreational purposes.
“We were informed on July 15 that there was a fire danger in Yosemite and we were told that a precautionary evacuation had been ordered, but this precaution was not lifted,” the statement reads.
“The fire risk is still very high and we have to take precautions to keep the lodge safe.”
The lodge was shut down from Monday to Friday on a Monday-Friday schedule.
The park is located about 140 kilometres (75 miles) northwest of Yosemite National Parks base camp, about 100 kilometres (62 miles) east of Big Sur.