The National Park Service says all areas that had previously been closed, including the Tuolumne Grove of Giant Sequoias, and hiking trails around the Hetch Hetchy reservoir, are again open to the public.
The reopening comes with cautions. Visitors are urged to be aware of risks, which include hazardous trees and potential rock falls.
Fire restrictions that had been imposed last summer and fall have been lifted. But the continuing drought could cause those restrictions to be restored later in the year.
The Rim Fire started in mid-August. It burned about 77,000 acres within Yosemite, and total of 255,000 acres.
Recent storms in northern California eased the effects of the drought, but not as much as you might have hoped.
The watch continues to see if El Niño conditions will develop to help ease California's drought. But so far, only a weak El Niño is expected.
(AP) -- California officials say they've found a way to pay for building the twin tunnels that would send water around the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta.
The City of Sacramento is moving closer to meeting a mandate for water meters at the city's 136,000 residences.
A coalition of California environmental, labor and business groups, and local government officials launched a campaign Thursday to fight an effort to overturn the statewide ban on single-use plastic grocery bags.