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About the Area Travel Tips Lodging Map of Big Oak Flat Map of Groveland food and drink map of Groveland East retail/souvenirs vacation rentals real estate agents map of Hwy 120 to Yosemite recreation/activities Camps, Camping, rv parks Professionals/services

On the cover: Upper Yosemite Fall in Spring. Photo by David Wilkinson

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Yosemite at a Glance

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Established: October 1, 1890 Land Area: About 1,189 Square Miles Lowest/Highest Elevations: 4,315 valley floor; 13,114 Mt. Lyell summit Hiking: More than 840 miles of marked hiking trails Camping: 15 campgrounds; 325 campsites on the valley floor General Park Information: (209) 372-0200 Lodging Along Highway 120: (800) 449-9120 Toll-free (209) 962-0429 Road & Weather Information: (209) 372-0200 Road Service: (209) 372-8321 in the park (209) 962-7070 Hiway 120 Towing

Yosemite Chamber of Commerce P.O. Box 1263 • Groveland CA 95321 209-962-0429 • 800-449-4120 www.YosemiteChamberofCommerce.com


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ounded as gold mining towns during the 1849 gold rush, Big Oak Flat and Groveland both experienced the boom and bust that was typical of the mining towns of the age. While they each may have lost the miners that built the towns, they held onto the history and beauty that continue to make them both picturesque and historical parts of California’s Gold Country. With Yosemite just to the East for day trips, the region is the perfect getaway from the hustle and bustle of city life. Highway 120, California’s most direct and scenic route to Yosemite National Park is itself a wonderful destination with many attractions that are open year round. Highway 120 winds through rolling hills dappled with heritage oaks, past picturesque small towns where Gold Rush history was made and upward to the dramatic high country with commanding views of the majestic Sierra Nevada. Open to Yosemite Valley all year, Highway 120 is the widest and shortest route into the park from all of Northern California. Now with three pay stations at the entrance gate, Highway 120, the Big Oak Flat Road, is also the quickest route into the park during even the busiest summer days. Opportunities abound to leave the fast lane behind and relish the slower pace of a bygone era along Highway 120. Hike inspiring wilderness trails, fish crystalline wild trout streams, raft the challenging rapids of the beautiful Tuolumne River, explore charming gold mining towns with colorful pasts. At the end of the day, settle into inviting accommodations at wilderness campgrounds, modern motels or historic inns, and enjoy pizza, country fare or 4-star cuisine. Come, Stay & Play in the beauty and majesty that is Gold Country and Yosemite. You won’t want to leave! 


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New Melones Lake

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19th Hole Lounge Live Music Saturday 8 to Midnight The Grill 209.962.8638 19th Hole Lounge 209.962.8636 Restaurant Hours of Operation BREAKFAST Saturdays 8 am to 11 am Sundays 8 am to 12:30 pm LUNCH Tuesday – Sunday 11 am to 3 pm DINNER Tuesday & Wednesday 5 pm to 8 pm Thursday – Sunday 5 pm to 9 pm Closed Mondays

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Pine Mountain Lake Groveland, Ca

The BEST Clubhouse in the Sierra

Golf, Cart & Hot Dog

$45

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$50

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Per Person • Good for up to 4 people Valid for One (1) 18-hole round of golf Not valid on Holidays Coupon Expires 12/31/11

Call 209-962-8620 for details Visit us online at www.PineMountainLake.com

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Groveland plays host to some great events? June 4 — John Muir Festival June 5 — “Where the Hell is Groveland” Car Show June 11 — Quilt Stroll June 18 — Earth Fest at Mountain Sage September 17 — ‘49er Festival & Chili Cook-off October 1 — ITSA Film Festival! ITSAFilmFestival.com October 2 — Closing Ceremonies for Yosemite’s 1 year long 120th Birthday Celebration November — Thanksgiving weekend Craft Fair For additional information call 209.962.0429 or log on to: www.YosemiteChamberofCommerce.com




Yosemite travel tips

May to October 1. Start Early: For Yosemite Valley destinations, you will find the most tranquility as well as best lighting for photo opportunities early in the morning or late afternoon or evening. 2. Take a Break: Avoid concession lines by picking up a picnic lunch and film before you arrive at the valley floor. Stop and enjoy the historic places and beautiful scenery along the way. Get everything you need for your trip into the park in Groveland. 3. Do Something Really Different: Yosemite is quite spectacular at night. Try stargazing at Glacier Point or perhaps take a moonlight tour of the valley floor. Enjoy a leisurely day hike in the peaceful setting of the Hetch Hetchy area, or enjoy a quick walk around town with the Groveland Historic Walking Tour map. 4. Plan Ahead: Make your reservations early. Area rooms fill fast. Call 1-800-4HWY-120 (1-800-449-9120) to find lodging and camping along Highway 120. Or go to the YCC website at: www.YosemiteChamberofCommerce.com 5. Save Money: Purchase souvenirs from shops outside the park. Many shops offer unique collections of native items as reminders of your trip and can save you valuable vacation dollars.

November to April 6. Plan for the Weather: Between October and June, wet weather is a possibility. Conditions change quickly. Stay dry, carry some sort of foul weather gear, carry chains (even 4WD’s). Chains are available to purchase from many retailers along Highway 120. Call (209) 372-0200 for road conditions. 7. Autumn in Yosemite: Some of the best hiking and sightseeing is found along the Tioga and Glacier Point corridors. Beautiful fall color displays begin in early September through November at these higher elevations. 


Photo by David Wilkinson Photography

8. Learn Something New: Try the Ranger-led snowshoe hike. Experience ice skating while enjoying the spectacular view of Half Dome. Chase away the winter blues by soaking up some rays in Groveland where the claim to fame is “above the fog & below the snow.” Highway 120 is open all year to Yosemite Valley. 9. Avoid the Crowds: Because there aren’t any! The seasons of Fall, Winter and Spring are the most mystifying because you have the mountains to yourself. Even the peak of the Summer isn’t crowded outside of the most popular areas of the Park, where the lodgings and other facilities are located. With nearly 1,200 square miles, the vast majority of the Park is always serene and secluded. 10. Bundle Up: Late Fall through early Spring, mid-day temperatures average 40º to 50º in Yosemite Valley, but can vary widely. Overnight lows are below freezing regularly. Dress in multiple layers so that you can adapt to temperature changes. 11. Slow Down: Stop and take advantage of the scenic turnouts in Yosemite. Enjoy streams, woods, meadows and wildlife throughout the valley. Roll down windows as you drive so that you can hear the waterfalls.


All Seasons Groveland Inn

Lillaskog Bed & Breakfast

Alpenglo Inn Bed & Breakfast

Penon Blanco Lookout

209-962-0232 See ad on inside front cover 209-962-4541 See ad on page 14

Big Creek Meadow Ranch 209-962-1942 See ad on inside front cover

Blackberry Inn Bed & Breakfast 209-962-4663

Cub Inn B & B 209-962-0403

Evergreen Lodge 209-379-2606 See ad on facing page

Groveland Hotel at Yosemite NP 800-273-3314 See ad on back cover

Hotel Charlotte 209-962-6455 See ad on page 6

Lake View Lodge

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209-962-1818 See ad on page 22 209-878-3675

Sunset Inn

209-962-4360

Yosemite Gold Country Motel 209-878-3400

Yosemite Pines RV Resort & Family Lodging 209-962-7690

Yosemite Ridge Resort 209-962-6877

Yosemite Riverside Inn 209-962-7408 See ad on page 18

Yosemite Rose Bed & Breakfast 209-962-6548

Yosemite Westgate Lodge 209-962-5281 See ad on this page

760-647-6543

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Hwy 120 to Yosemite is open all year round? While Hwy 120 over Tioga Pass closes seasonally, the Hwy 120 entrance to Yosemite remains open all year round with access to Yosemite Valley and all of the beauty it contains.


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Combining a timeless feel with modern comforts, Evergreen Lodge is Yosemite’s premier mountain resort. Come see why Frommer’s Guide calls the Evergreen “the Classic Yosemite Experience”. Cabins • Restaurant • Tavern • Recreation

www.evergreenlodge.com

(800) 93-LODGE


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Trail Rides • Play Days • Horse Shows Riding Arena • Children’s Horse Camps Special Excursions • Stalls, Corrals, Paddock Rentals • Picnic & BBQ Area

For reservations or information call Lester Scofield at 209-962-8667 or email to: stables@pinemountainlake.com Receive a FREE horseshoe with purchase of a Trail Ride!

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All Seasons Groveland Inn

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Alpenglo Bed & Breakfast

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Coldwell Banker-MLP

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Hotel Charlotte

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Mar-Val Food Stores

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Mountain Sage Coffee

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RE/Max Yosemite Gold

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Two Guys Pizza

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Yosemite Region Resorts

See ad on inside front cover

at Manzanita Hill See ad this page James Nagle See ad on page 12 See ad on page 12

Yosemite National Park See ad on back cover See ad on page 6

See ad on page 11

See ad on page 15

Lauree Borup See ad on page 8 See ad on page 16

See ad on page 20

Photos by David Wilkinson Photography


Barbara J’s Organics Organic Herb & Spice Co. 209-770-4634

Big Oak Restaurant and Bar

Good to Go Catering 209-962-7397

The Grill at Pine Mountain Lake

209-962-6015

209-962-8638 See ad on page 3

Café Charlotte

Mar-Val Food Stores

Cellar Door Restaurant

Mountain Sage Coffee

Dori’s Tea Cottage

Pizza Factory

209-962-6455 See ad on page 6

800-273-3314 See ad on back cover 209-962-5300 See ad on page 12

Evergreen Lodge 209-379-2606 See ad on page 8

Firefall Coffee Roasting Co. 209-962-7704

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209-962-7452 See our ad on page 11

209-962-4686 See our ad on this page 209-962-7757

P.J.’s Cafe & Pizzeria 209-962-7501

Priest Station Cafe 209-962-1888

Two Guys Pizza

209-962-4897 See ad on facing page

Did you know… Big Oak Flat was once a boom town?

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It boasted a population of over 15,000. After many wildfires and the gold deposits drying up, it nearly became a ghost town.

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For additional information: www.YosemiteChamberofCommerce.com


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The Grill at Pine Mountain Lake See ad on page 3

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Pine Mountain Lake Golf & Country Club See ad on page 4

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Pine Mtn Lake Stables

See ad on page 10

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Groveland was not the town’s original name?

Groveland started off as Savage’s Diggins, named for the first miner to stake a claim here. The town then became known as Garrotte. A garrotte is the knot tied in a noose to hasten the death of a hanged man when the fall distance is not great enough. Groveland was a true frontier town, complete with “frontier justice.” What’s left of the old hangman’s tree can be seen on old Hwy 120 just a few miles east of town.

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That’s right, many visitors to Groveland’s historic inns have reported seeing and hearing ghosts. Several professional ghost investigators have come looking for our “passed” residents. Luckily, they’re all real friendly spirits.


Down to Earth Construction

Sondra’s Candle Caravan

Groveland Pharmacy, Gifts & Video Rental 209-962-5211

Mary Kay Cosmetics Joanne Scott

Letterosis, Handmade Gifts

Serendipity Antiques Home Décor

Mar-Val Food Stores

Shady Lady • Parasols, Fans

209-962-7407

209-962-4100

209-962-7452 See our ad on page 11

Mtn Sage Landscapes/Photo Gallery 209-962-7455

HomeAway Yosemite Vacation Rentals 601-825-9885

Porch Swing Vacation Homes

209-962-6466 209-962-6394

209-404-5736 209-962-7196

Sheffs Print and Stamp 209-962-0457

Yosemite Region Rentals 209-962-6455

Yosemite Region Resorts

541-301-4682

800-962-4765 See ad on facing page

RE/MAX Yosemite Gold

Yosemite West Reservations

Tracy Billeb 877-962-7180 See ad on page 8

559-642-2211

Ziomek Retreat 805-478-0750

Coldwell Banker-MLP

James Nagle 209-962-1122 See ad on page 12 John Stone 209-962-5252 Krystal Bigger 209-962-1159

Pine Mountain Lake Realty

Lynn Bonander 209-962-7156 Val Bruce 209-962-7156 Parker Johnson 209-962-7156 Red Rossio 209-962-7156 See ad on page 10

Real Living-Sugar Pine Realty

RE/MAX Yosemite Gold

Lauree Borup 888-962-4080 x12 See ad on page 8 Eleda Carlson 888-962-4080 x13

Tuolumne County Assn of Realtors 209-532-3432

Yosemite Area Realtors

Larry Jobe 209-962-5501 Elizabeth Lilley 209-962-6540

Yosemite Gateway Properties Paul Pieretti 209-962-7129

David Lint 209-962-7765 Ron Connick 209-962-7765 See ad on page 18

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For additional information: www.YosemiteChamberofCommerce.com


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Evergreen Lodge

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Lillaskog B&B

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Yosemite Riverside Inn

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Yosemite Westgate Lodge

See ad on page 8

See ad on facing page See ad on page 18

See ad on page 7

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Black Oak Casino

Pine Mountain Lake Stables

Chimani LLC

Sierra Mac River Trips, inc

Grimes Getaways Bicycle Tours

Y*Explore Yosemite Adventures

Just Roughinâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; It Adventures Co

Yosemite Audio Adventures

Linkline Charter

Yosemite Guide Service

Pine Mountain Lake Golf Course

Yosemite National Park

209-928-9300 See ad on page 20 207-221-0266 510-545-7969 480-857-2477

209-694-8747

209-962-8620 See ad on page 4

Camp Tuolumne Trails 209-962-7534

Pine Mountain Lake Campground 209-962-8615

Yosemite Gold Country Motel 209-878-3400

209-962-8667 See ad on page 10 800-457-2580 209-532-7014

209-768-0836 209-962-1999

209-372-0200

Yosemite Lakes

A Thousand Trails Resort 209-962-0121

Yosemite Pines RV Resort & Family Lodging 209-962-7690

Yosemite Ridge Resort 209-962-6877


4-C Properties 209-962-7314

Abney Carpet 209-962-6228

Accounting Plus 209-962-6500

Aviation Design 209-962-0415

Bible On Call

209-962-7990

Big Oak Auto and Truck Repair 209-962-6764

Broad Perspectives 209-962-7730

Calaveras County Chamber of Commerce 209-736-2580

Calaveras Visitors Bureau 800-225-3764

California Travel & Tourism Commission 916-444-4429

Carron Tax Associates 209-962-6119

Columbia Airport 209-533-5685

Central Sierra Environmental Resource Center 209-586-7440

Columbia Chamber of Commerce 209-536-1672

Ed & Judy Connery 209-962-4615

Curves of Groveland 209-962-4908

Cutler-Segerstom Insurance 209-532-6951

Robert Davis, CPA 209-962-7832

Delaware North, Yosemite Concession Services 209-372-1000

El Dorado Septic Service, Inc 209-586-1623

Franklin Builders Gen. Contractors 209-962-0979

Garrotte Lions Club 209-962-6500

Groveland Appraisal Services 209-962-7067

Groveland Community Services District 800-341-2161

Groveland Library 209-962-6144

Groveland Rotary Club 209-962-5219

Groveland Yosemite Gateway Museum 209-962-0300

Helping Hands Thrift Store & Furniture Barn 209-962-6830

Hilltop Homes Gen. Contractors 209-986-7755

Historic Sonora Chamber of Commerce 209-962-5219

Hopeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Landscaping 209-962-6820

Kiefer Farmers Insurance 209-962-6593

Kiwanis Club of Groveland 209-962-5127

Lock & Key by Port2Gee 209-962-0438

Michael J. Malloy, CPA 209-962-7830

Moore Bros. Scavenger Co., Inc 209-962-7224

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For additional information: www.YosemiteChamberofCommerce.com


National Park Service

Soroptomist Int’l of Groveland

Northern Yosemite Corridor Partners, Inc

209-962-4704

Northside Clinic

Southern Tuolumne County Historical Society

Omni 1 Handyman Service

Jeannie Tasker

Oler Chiropractic & Wellness Center

Throckmorten Enterprises

Robin Patterson

Tuolumne County Chamber of Commerce

209-372-0249

209-962-7707

209-878-0155

209-962-5463

209-962-0662

209-962-0495

Pine Mountain Lake Airport 209-533-5685

Pine Mountain Lake Association 209-962-8600

209-962-4660

SoulBeGood

209-962-0300 209-962-7163

209-962-7308

209-532-4212

Tuolumne County District 4 Supervisor, John Gray 209-533-5521

Pine Mountain Therapy

Tuolumne County Sheriff’s Office Community Services Unit

Positively Pampered

Tuolumne County Visitors Bureau

Jo Ann Prieto’s Accounting Service

Tuolumne River Trust

Rabobank

Twain Harte Chamber of Commerce

209-962-4035 209-962-0824

209-962-5876 209-436-1800

David G. Roberts, Attorney at Law 209-962-4327

Sabre Design & Publishing 209-962-0342

San Francisco Public Utilities 415-554-1830

Peggie Sharp 209-962-6316

Sierra Professional Artists

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209-362-0200

209-962-8955 800-446-1333

209-588-8636

209-586-4482

U.S. Forest Service 209-532-7825

Yosemite Bank

(Premier Valley Bank) 209-962-7853

Yosemite Cattle Co. 209-533-0945

Yosemite Highway Herald 209-962-6288

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Hwy 120 is oldest operating road into Yosemite? It was completed in July of 1874 and quickly became the most popular route into Yosemite Valley. The first route, Coulterville Road, was completed a month earlier but went virtually unused and soon closed after the Big Oak Flat Road (Hwy 120) opened.


he Groveland Hotel is an ideal romantic Yosemite lodging getaway featuring T a Wine Spectator award-winning wine list and 17 uniquely decorated rooms. The perfect place to stay along the most direct, scenic route to Yosemite National Park

from the San Francisco Bay area on Highway 120. We are but a brief, awe-inspiring journey from Yosemite‘s year-round Northern entrance. ccommodations feature plush featherbeds, private baths, delicious California cuisine, full-service saloon and free WiFi/high-speed Internet. 18767 Main Street • PO Box 289 • Groveland, CA 95321 Reservations: 800.273.3314 • 209.962.4000 • www.Groveland.com

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avor incredible California-fresh cuisine, select from locally brewed beers and hundreds of wine labels and delight in a delectable dessert while reliving your Yosemite adventure. Our menu choices include crisp salads, fresh fish, pasta, melt-in-your-mouth steaks and daily specials, all created with fresh seasonal ingredients. uring the summer months, we suggest you make reservations in our Cellar Door restaurant or patio courtyard. Our little town has only a few full-service restaurants, and seats fill up quickly. We want to ensure you are well fed for your Sierra adventures.

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Mention this ad and enjoy a complimentary glass of wine with your entrée in the Cellar Door Restaurant.


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