Lonely Planet Writer

Yosemite campsite closes after squirrels die of plague

A month ago a young boy caught bubonic plague while on a family trip to Yosemite National Park  and now a campsite there is temporarily closing after two squirrels died from the disease.

Yosemite Falls, Yosemite National Park.
Yosemite Falls, Yosemite National Park. Image by Joyce Cory / CC BY 2.0

Tuolumne Meadows Campground, northeast of Yosemite Valley, has cancelled reservations from today, Monday, until Friday to allow officials to spray the area with plague-killing insecticide. Read more: nbcbayarea.com