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YOSEMITE SIERRA VISITORS BUREAU

2014 Visitors Guide


Yosemite Mtn Sugar Pine Railroad ALL ABOARD!

Authentic Steam Powered Locomotives “Moonlight Special” Train, Barbeque & Entertainment • • • • •

HWY 41 • Fish Camp • CA • 93623

(559) 683-7273 www.yosemitesteamtrains.com Founded By The

Family In 1965

Operating in the Sierra National Forest at Yosemite’s South Gate

Model-A Powered Railcars Museum Gift Shops Sandwich Shop Gold Panning


Welcome to Madera County, California’s Gateway to Yosemite National Park. Located in the heart of California and the Central Sierra Nevada Mountains, Madera County has every possible attraction ranging from delectable restaurants to national parks to local historic treasures. Madera County enjoys a bounty of cultural attractions for day-trippers and vacationers alike. Our climate offers visitors the best of all four seasons, and a host of year-round outdoor activities. We urge you to partake in the breathtaking scenic beauty of Yosemite, the Sierra National Forest, and Bass Lake. We invite you to learn about our history, which is preserved in the numerous museums across the County. We also recommend you travel the world-renowned Madera Wine Trail. If you are more interested in leisure activities, we offer an array of beautifully-landscaped golf courses that can challenge both the beginner and the seasoned veteran. We wholeheartedly believe that Madera County has every accommodation you will need for a fun, memorable, and truly enjoyable visit. Rest assured you will leave fully relaxed as well as rejuvenated.

Welcome

Yosemite Sierra Visitors Bureau 40637 Highway 41 Oakhurst, CA 93644 Phone: 559-683-4636 Fax: 559-683-5697 ysvb@yosemitethisyear.com

Guide Books & Maps Made in USA Gift Shop Clean Restrooms

FREE COFFEE 24-Hour Information & Reservation Board

Sincerely,

Tom Wheeler Chairman, Madera County Board of Supervisors

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CATHEDRAL PEAK: MicHael Ambrose

Jarrod Lyman

Table of Contents 150th Anniversary: The Yosemite Grant Act������������� 2-3 Bass Lake������������������������������������������� 20 Calendar������������������������������������� 16-17 Campgrounds: Sierra National Forest������������������������ 22 Bass Lake�������������������������������������������� 19

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Lodging��������������������������������������� 40-47 Madera���������������������������������������������������8 Majestic Mountain Loop�������������� 39 Maps: Bass Lake�������������������������������������������� 19 Madera County & Southern Yosemite�������������������� 24-25 Sierra Vista Scenic Byway����������������� 23 Yosemite Valley����������������������������������� 25

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Yosemite Grant Act 1864-2014: 150 Years of Inspiring Generations

osemite has inspired generations of people for thousands of years. On June 30, 1864, amid the Civil War, President Abraham Lincoln signed the Yosemite Grant Act, establishing Yosemite Valley and Mariposa Grove. From the beginning, this act was a legacy for our nation. Today, the preservation of Yosemite inspires the world. The Yosemite Grant was the first land grant to protect wild lands for the enjoyment of people. In addition, this grant marked the first California State Park. With the help of many partners and friends, Yosemite and the gateway communities are hosting a nationwide commemorative effort to honor the 150th anniversary of this significant event that spurred the national park idea. In 1890, the land surrounding these two tracts was designated Yosemite National Park. John Muir’s persuasive words to President Roosevelt and state authorities led to combining Yosemite Valley and Mariposa Grove into Yosemite National Park in 1906. Visionaries like Abraham Lincoln, Theodore Roosevelt, John Muir, and Galen Clark understood that the wonders of the American wilderness are not only our inheritance, but our responsibility. Now, 150 years later, the promise of the Yosemite Grant endures as this beloved national park opens its arms to over 4 million people annually who marvel at the awe-inspiring beauty and gain a new understanding of the importance of preserving our wild lands.

Calendar of Anniversary Activities The park and gateway communities have planned a multitude of activities from artist events to festivals, history symposiums to Jr. Ranger programs that will commemorate the 150th anniversary. In addition the Yosemite Conservancy has released Seeds of the Future, a new Dayton Duncan book, a collection of 150 published visitor stories, and a special Ken Burns documentary to honor this milestone. A complete list of over 100 activities and projects is available at www.nps.gov/yose/anniversary. Future Anniversaries Did you know that the world of conservation has many anniversaries over the next few years? Watch for opportunities in the Yosemite region for you to engage in these upcoming milestones:

September 3, 2014 50th Anniversary of the Wilderness Act October 1, 2015 125th Anniversary of Yosemite National Park October 1, 2015 125th Anniversary of Sequoia National Park August 25, 2016 100th Anniversary of the National Park Service Did You Know? In 1855, James Mason Hutchings led the first tourist party into the Yosemite area. In this year, a total of 42 tourists visited Yosemite. One of these visitors, artist Thomas Ayres, published the first sketches of Yosemite Valley. The first published description of the Yosemite Valley appeared in Hutchings' Mariposa Gazette. In 1857, Galen Clark explored and publicized the Mariposa Grove of Giant Sequoias. In 1864, after Senator John Conness introduced the Yosemite Grant in Congress and President Lincoln signed it, Yosemite Valley and the Mariposa Grove were given to the State of California to be administered. A board of commissioners was appointed to supervise the Grant. On May 1st, 1866, Galen Clark was named the first Yosemite Guardian in charge of the Yosemite Grant for the State of California. He became, in effect, the first California State Park Ranger. In 1868, influential writer and conservationist John Muir first came to Yosemite.

Upper Mariposa grove: Nancy Robbins

National Archives and Records Administration

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Nancy Robbins


Brent Paull

Getting Involved

You can participate in the anniversary while you are staying in or passing through one of our neighboring communities. Top five ways to get involved: You're Invited Join us in honoring the 150th anniversary of the Yosemite Grant Act, as Yosemite National Park and the surrounding region tell the story of how this inaugural act impacted the lives of the Yosemite Native American residents; inspired conservation efforts and partnerships among state and federal park systems; and continues to draw visitors from around the world.

Attend one of over 100 anniversary activities Volunteer in the park Look for over 75 official merchandise items like the Pendleton Blanket Share your Yosemite story Support an anniversary legacy project

The Anniversary Website nps.gov/yose/anniversary

The site includes an anniversary timeline, a calendar with more than 100 community activities, stories from Yosemite visitors, historic images, interesting facts, inspirational quotes and a video – among other things!

Lewis Creek Trail: Jodi Tuell

Yosemite - 150 th

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Exploring everything California's Gateway to Yosemite has to offer

FOSSIL DISCOVERY CENTER: Nancy Robbins

Ahwahnee Bass Lake Chowchilla Coarsegold

Fish Camp

Madera Madera Ranchos

North Fork Oakhurst O’Neals

Raymond Wawona

Satellite Office

Visitors Center at the Fossil Discovery Center (559)665-7107 19450 Avenue 21-1/2 Chowchilla, CA 93610 (Exit 164, off Highway 99)

Yosemite Valley: Kristal Leonard

osemite National Park is such an enticing, beautiful location that each year millions of people load up in their car with the goal of “Going to Yosemite.” Many of these people miss out on a host of attractions along the way. That's where the "Fossils to Falls Trail" comes in. The Fossils to Falls Trail shows that travel can be about more than the destination, but also the journey. Starting in Chowchilla and winding through the diverse landscape of Madera County, through the vineyards of Madera up to the foothill communities at the base of the mighty Sierra Nevada mountain range, it ends with the natural splendor of Yosemite.

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and shows why Madera is known as the Heart of Pomegranate Country, as does the annual Pomegranate Festival the first Saturday of every November.

The “fossils” of the Fossils to Falls Trail come from the Fossil Discovery Center in Chowchilla, an amazing facility showcasing the remains of Sabre Tooth Cats, Shortfaced Bears, Colombian Mammoths and numerous other ice-age mammals. Each of the specimens were found right there adjacent to the museum, making it the largest Pleistocene-era fossil bed in the western US.

Another option is to tour the many wineries of the Madera Wine Trail. These small, family-owned wineries have been gaining big reputations over the years and winning awards when competing against large wineries from elsewhere in the state. Located throughout Madera County, the wineries of the Madera Wine Trail are perfect stops along the Fossils to Falls Trail for experienced wine lovers and newcomers alike. Their tasting rooms, often staffed by the winemaker himself, are approachable and the crews love to share the passion and processes that go into their wines.

Agriculture is a big part of the western half of Madera County, which is evident in the numerous farms you will see as you explore this part of the trail. Attractions like Home Grown Cellars, a working pomegranate farm, lets you see where your food comes from

As you continue along the trail you’ll notice the landscape changing from the plains of the valley floor to the hills and mountains of Eastern Madera County. Grasses give way to mighty trees, and the towns get smaller yet still have a wealth of attractions and activities to offer.

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Fossils to Falls

a whole host of fun events year round, and you’ll see why Bass Lake is such a popular destination along the trail. Oakhurst offers much of the trail’s lodging, with a wide variety of hotels, inns, bed and breakfasts and vacation rentals throughout the area. Other attractions, such as the Golden Chain Theatre, several museums, as well as central California’s only five-star restaurant, Erna’s Elderberry House, make Oakhurst a main hub along the Fossils to Falls Trail. The Oakhurst area is also said to be home to more artists per capita than anywhere else in the country, and this is evident by the numerous art galleries in town. Each year hundreds of artists open their studios and homes to the public during the annual Sierra Art Trails Open Studio Tour. Further up the road is the small town of Fish Camp, home to an immensely popular stop along the trail, the Yosemite Mountain Sugar Pine Railroad. There you can pan for gold, tour the Thornberry Museum and ride aboard an authentic Shay locomotive, one of which is over a century old. It’s like riding back in time when you take a tour aboard these relics of a bygone era.

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From Las Vegas-style gaming in Coarsegold at the Chukchansi Gold Resort & Casino to unique small-town events like the North Fork Loggers Jamboree or Oakhurst’s Fall Festival, these towns provide the authentic experience many of today’s travelers are seeking. History is also alive here, as numerous museums throughout the region highlight the Native American tribes, gold miners, loggers, and other hearty pioneers who made the area what it is today. Check out the Coarsegold Historic Museum or Fresno Flats Historic Village and Park in Oakhurst to really feel what it was like for those early settlers over 100 years ago. Walking through the door is like walking back in time. Bass Lake is another popular stop along the trail, offering a staggering array of activities on and off the water. What makes Bass Lake truly special as a destination, however, is the fact that virtually anything you need is moments from the shore. There is every type of lodging, from camping to resorts and cabins to vacation home rentals as well as shopping, dining and more, all at the water’s edge. Add in some scenic beauty and

Bridalveil Fall: Cat Connor

Finally you will find yourself at the end of the trail in Yosemite National Park. As you tour the thundering waterfalls, lush meadows and towering granite cliffs, you can look back on your trip and know you’ve undertaken a fantastic journey, collecting the experiences and memories of not just your lifetime, but the lifetimes of the countless people who made California’s Gateway to Yosemite the beautiful, magical destination that it is.

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Chowchilla 1 hr 30 mins to Yosemite

Jarrod Lyman

Nancy Robbins

Paul Mullins

Chowchilla has a rich history going back nearly a century and embraces that history with the annual Chowchilla Stampede. It’s also known for great golf and fun events at Berenda Reservoir.

City of Chowchilla

AlDer Creek: Nancy Robbins

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Madera

1 hr 15 mins to Yosemite

Franka M. Gabler

Martin Nunez

BRENT PAULL

Madera and Madera Ranchos are ideally situated between not just Yosemite, but two other popular national parks as well. Madera has plenty of its own attractions, with great dining, agritourism opportunities and the annual Madera Pomegranate Festival the first Saturday of every November.

Brent R. Paull

Pohono bridge: Nancy Robbins

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2014 Wine & Chocolate Weekend Saturday, Feb. 8 – Sunday, Feb. 9 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.

MAY 2014

2014 Yosemite Grant Wine Celebration Saturday, May 3 – Sunday, May 4 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.

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Coarsegold

45 mins to Yosemite

Roger Robinette

Jarrod Lyman

Kristal Leonard

A small town with big events, Coarsegold is known for the annual Tarantula Festival each October and Peddler’s Fair every Memorial Day and Labor Day weekends.

Half Dome from Olmstead point: Kristal Leonard

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Nancy Robbins

The small farming community of O'Neals hasn't lost its traditional values and history. Many ranching families are still here after many generations, and carry on the traditions that have been handed down.

Nancy Robbins

O'Neals 1 hr to Yosemite

TENAYA LAKE: Nancy Robbins

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Explore the History of Coarsegold & Eastern Madera County

• CAPTURE • EXPLORE • MARVEL • INVESTIGATE • REMINISCE Fresno Flats Historic Village and Park Capture the flavor of family life in the mountains a century ago 10 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. Daily

Phone: 559-683-6570 49777 School Road

www.FresnoFlatsMuseum.org

Find Real Gold

Plus, fantastic gem and mineral specimens.

at the California State Mining & Mineral Museum at the Mariposa County Fairgrounds 30 minutes north of Oakhurst on Hwy 49

209-742-7625

• Museum • Restored Caboose 51 From The SJ&E Railroad • Operational 1905 Dolbeer Steam Donkey • Hydroelectric Plant Central Sierra • Ampitheater Historical Society • Pine Logging Camp AT CAMP EDISON (Remote Site) 42642 Tollhouse Road • Native American Culture P.O. Box 617 Shaver Lake, CA 93664 • Speakers Program 559-841-4478 • Special Events

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Children’s Museum of the Sierra “A world of hands-on exploration awaits you.”

• Restored buildings • Artifacts • Research Library Call for information or to schedule an appointment

559-642-4448

Hours vary by season www.coarsegoldhistoricmuseum.org

Raymond Museum: The Charles Miller House • Built in 1886 • Listed on the California Registry of Historic Places • Learn the of secret of why between 1886 and 1946 “all roads led to Raymond”

Road 600 • Raymond • (559) 689-1886 www.southernyosemitemuseums.org/rm

Tues - Sat: 10a.m. - 4p.m. Sun: 1p.m. - 4p.m. Call for extended summer hours

Be a fireman or take a ride on the pirate ship! Explore butterflies, fossils & fluorescent rocks.

559-658-5656

49269 Golden Oak Drive, Oakhurst www.childrensmuseumofthesierra.org

A Glance at Life at the Turn of the Century

THE THORNBERRY HOUSE Visit the Thornberry Family Log Cabin Over 100 years old!

Located at Yosemite Mountain Sugar Pine Railroad Fish Camp CA www.ymsprr.com

559-683-7273

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Oakhurst 25 mins to Yosemite

Mirror Lake: Franka M. Gabler

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Additional events, dates & information��������������� 150th Anniversary Event

Memorial Day Weekend Peddler's Fair

Coarsegold, (559)683-3900, coarsegoldhistoricvillage.com

Bass Lake Classic Triathlon Bass Lake, (559)683-4636, basslaketri.com

Mountain Heritage Days Yosemite Mounted Patrol

FEBRUARY

Wine & Chocolate Weekend Madera Wine Trail

Madera, Oakhurst & O’Neals, (800)613-0709, maderavintners.com

The Vision Academy of the Arts "Grand Night for the Arts" Fundraiser Oakhurst, (559)683-1567, visionacademy.org

MARCH

Lincoln's Battleground at South Gate Brewing Company Oakhurst, (559)692-BREW, southgatebrewco.com

German Fest

28th Annual Raymond Parade and Family Fun Day

Art, Music in the Meadow

Valley View: Yosemite Trails, Currents, and Visions

JUNE

7th Annual Wood Carvers Rendezvous

Fish Camp, (559)683-7420, bigbaztrailraces.com

Earth Day Honors the Yosemite Grant

Bass Lake, (559)642-3633, millerslanding.com

Raymond, (559)689-3341, southyosemitemuseums.org

Oakhurst, sierraarttrails.org

Oakhurst, (559)658-2405, woodtat@sti.net

Oakhurst, (559)683-7977, oakhurstfeed.com

Stage Route Tour

Coarsegold, (559)642-4448, coarsegoldhistoricalsociety.com

MAY

APRIL

Madera, (800)613-0709, maderawinetrail.com

Chowchilla, (559)665-3056, chowchillafair.org

Madera Vintners' Honors Yosemite

Bass Lake Arts & Crafts Fair

Bass Lake, (559)288-6614, thecraftfair.org

34th Annual Bass Lake Fishing Derby

Bass Lake, (559)642-3676, basslakechamber.com

62nd Annual Coarsegold Rodeo

Oakhurst, 559-642-4329, visionacademy.org

JULY

Fireworks Shows in Bass Lake, Chowchilla & Madera

(559)683-4636, yosemitethisyear.com

55th Annual Logger's Jamboree

A Different Look at Yosemite's Treasure Photo Contest & Exhibit

North Fork, (559)877-2115, sierramonomuseum.org

Chowchilla-Madera County Fair

Bass Lake, (559)733-8379, acbs-tahoe.org

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Tribute to Abraham Lincoln a Choral Concert (150th event)

AUGUST

24th Annual Antique and Classic Wooden Boat Show

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Yosemite Anniversary - Golden Chain Theatre Melodrama Series

Meet the Winemaker Weekend on the Madera Wine Trail

Chowchilla, (559)665-3728, chowchillafair.org

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Yosemite Festival

Oakhurst, (559)683-4636, yosemitethisyear.com

North Fork, (559)877-7700, north-fork-chamber.com

Madera, (559)661-7005, maderaarts.org

Nancy Robbins

South Shore Car & Boat Show

Coarsegold, (559)683-1952, thecoarsegoldrodeo.com

Madera, (800)613-0709, maderavintners.com

Barbara Ezell

Shadow of the Giants 50K & 20K Fun Run

Oakhurst, (559)683-7112, goldenchaintheatre.org

Oakhurst, (559)683-7766, oakhurstchamber.com

Annual Chowchilla Stampede & Cattle Drive

Coarsegold, (559)642-4448, coarsegoldhistoricmuseum.org

44th Annual Indian Fair Days & Pow Wow

Bass Lake Arts & Crafts Fair

Bass Lake, (559)877-3474, thecraftfair.org

Labor Day Weekend Peddler's Fair Coarsegold, (559)683-3900, coarsegoldhistoricvillage.com

SEPTEMBER

My Tri Kids Triathlon

Bass Lake, (559)642-3633, mytribasslake.com


�������www.yosemitethisyear.com/events Madera District Fair

Madera, (559)674-8511, maderafair.com

12th Annual Kiwanis Run for the Gold Car Show & Yosemite Exhibit

17th Annual Coarsegold Tarantula Festival

Coarsegold, (559)683-3900, coarsegoldhistoricvillage.com

Oakhurst, (559)877-6500, oakhurstkiwanis.org

NOVEMBER

Bass Lake Home Tour

Madera, (559)673-3563, pomfest.com

Bass Lake, (559)642-3037, basslakehometour.com

15th Annual Chowchilla Chamber Classic Car Show Chowchilla, (559)665-5603, chowchillachamber.org

19th Annual Mountain Heritage Days & Parade Oakhurst, (559)683-6570, fresnoflatsmuseum.org

Celebrate Agriculture with the Arts Opening Reception & Exhibition Madera, (559)661-7005, maderaarts.org

Smokey Bear Run/Walk Smokey Bear 1K and 2 Mile Fun Run

Madera Pomegranate Celebration Holiday Spirit Wine Trail Weekend - Madera Wine Trail Madera, (800)613-0709, maderavintners.com

Annual Bass Lake Tree Lighting Ceremony

Bass Lake, (559)642-3121, basslake.com

DECEMBER

Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremonies Chowchilla, Coarsegold, Oakhurst, Madera Ranchos, (559)683-4636, yosemitethisyear.com

Christmas at Fresno Flats

Bass Lake, (559)683-1770, smokeybearrun.com

Oakhurst, (559)683-6570, fresnoflatsmuseum.org

Old Timers Day Parade and "Day in the Park"

Christmas Melodrama at the Golden Chain Theatre

Madera, (559)673-0291, maderachamber.com

OCTOBER

Sierra Art Trails Open Studio Tour

Mountain Area, (559)658-8844, sierraarttrails.org

Picayune Rancheria of the Chukchansi Indians Pow Wow Coarsegold, (559)683-6633, chukchansi.net

20th Annual Grizzly Century Ride North Fork, grizzlycentury.org

Oakhurst Fall Festival Wine, Chocolate, Beer & Yosemite Grant Tribute Oakhurst, (559)683-7766, oakhurstchamber.com

Bass Lake Powerhouse Double Century Bass Lake, (559)299-0175, fresnocycling.com/powerhouse

Stage Route Tour

Coarsegold, (559)642-4448, coarsegoldhistoricalsociety.com

Bass Lake Arts & Crafts Fair Bass Lake, (559)288-6614, thecraftfair.org

Oakhurst, (559)683-7112, goldenchaintheatre.org

Madera Tractor Parade of Lights & Candlelight Wine Stroll Madera, (559)673-3563, maderachamber.com

Calendar of Event s Moonlight Special - Yosemite Mountain Sugar Pine Railroad

May thru October - every Saturday and Wednesday, June-Aug, Fish Camp, (559)683-7273, yosemitestreamtrains.com

Golden Chain Theater Melodrama June thru September, Oakhurst, goldenchaintheatre. org, (559)683-7112

Madera Flea Market

Every Wednesday & Sunday all year, Madera, maderafleamarket.com, (559)213-4554

Concerts in the Park

June thru September, Madera, maderaarts.org, (559)661-7005

Friday Night on the Lakes

June thru August, Coarsegold, theblueherononline.com, (559)658-7466

Yosemite "Rocks" An Artistic Learning Series

January - September (except April], Oakhurst, timberlineartgallery.com; galleryyosemite.com, (559)683-3345

Sequoiascape @ Fresno Yosemite International Airport 2014, Fresno, flyfresno.com, (559)621-4518

2014 Lore & Lure of Yosemite Exhibit

North Fork Christmas Bazaar

Yosemite Sierra Visitors Bureau, Oakhurst, (559)683-4636, yosemitethisyear.com

Madera County Courthouse Museum Holiday Gala

Children’s Museum Junior Ranger Program

North Fork, (559)877-4554, north-fork-chamber.com

Madera, (559)673-0291 yosemitethisyear.com

Jarrod Lyman

childrensmuseumofthesierra.org, (559)658-5656

WEEKLY OR SEASONAL

Bass Lake Farmers Market

mid-May thru mid-October every Wednesday, Bass Lake, goodoldaze.com/market.htm, (559)642-8163

Oakhurst Farmers Market

mid-May thru mid-October every Thursday, Oakhurst, (559)683-7117

Friday Night at Fresno Flats Museum

Annie Starkey

March – November, 2nd Friday, Oakhurst, (559)683-6570, fresnoflatsmuseum.org

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LAKE FRONT LODGING, DINING AND SPECIAL EVENTS High Speed

Call 1-800-350-7463 54432 Road 432 Bass Lake, CA 93604

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www.basslake.com Just 17 miles from Yosemite’s southern entrance.

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BASS LAKE RECREATION AREA

Bass Lake Recreation Ar ea

Sierra National Forest

All are single-family units, except for Wishon and Lupine-Cedar Bluff, which offer double-family spaces.

Beautiful campsites along the shore of Bass Lake • Group camping available • Handicap accessible paved day-use picnic areas • Nature programs • Boat Ramp

OPEN YEAR-ROUND CAMPGROUND

LUPINE-CEDAR BLUFF

UNITS

FEES/$

WATER

RESERVE

113

ELEVATION (FT )

3500

OPEN MID MAY TO MID SEPTEMBER CAMPGROUND

FORKS SPRING COVE WISHON POINT

UNITS

FEES/$

WATER

RESERVE

ELEVATION (FT )

31

3500

63

3500

47

3500

Reserve your campsite: 1-877-444-6777 or www.recreation.gov Other camping areas on the Sierra National Forest available. Bass Lake Recreation Area is operated by Sierra Recreation, a professional recreation management company operating under a Special Use Permit from the U.S. Forest Service.

www.clm-services.com

FIREWORKS BACKGROUND: DONN HOYER

The Pines Resort

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Bass Lake 30 mins to Yosemite

Susanne Updike-Waite

Named by Sunset Magazine as One of the West’s Best Lakes, Bass Lake is a beautiful destination that has attracted generations of families every year. All the amenities you could ever want, lodging, dining, shopping and more, are located moments from the shore. Elizabeth Christie

Donn Hoyer

BASS LAKE: Nancy Robbins

Elizabeth Christie


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SCENIC BYWAY: Paul Mullins

Debbie Sutherland

Sierra National Forest Campgrounds CAMPGROUND

UNITS

BIG SANDY BOWLER Groups & Horses CHILKOOT CHINA BAR Hike/Boat In CLOVER MEADOW FISH CREEK FRESNO DOME GAGGS CAMP GRANITE CREEK Horse Corral GREYS MOUNTAIN JERSEYDALE KELTY MEADOW Horse Camp LITTLE JACKASS LOWER CHIQUITO MAMMOTH POOL NELDER GROVE PLACER ROCK CREEK SODA SPRINGS SOQUEL SUMMERDALE SWEETWATER TEXAS FLAT Groups & Horses UPPER CHIQUITO WHISKERS WHISKY FALLS

FEES/$

WATER

RESERVE

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ELEVATION (FT)

5800

12

7000

14

4600

6

3300

7

7000

7

4600

15

6400

12

5700

20

7000

26

5400

8

3600

11

5800

5

4800

7

4900

47

3400

7

5500

Scenic Byway Known as a secret Yosemite, the Sierra Vista Scenic Byway winds through the Sierra National Forest offering stunning views of its high country.

8

4100

Pack It In - Pack It Out

18

4300

18

4300

Many campgrounds do not have garbage pickup, so campers need to pack out all trash.

11

5400

30

5000

10

3800

Campfire Permits

4

5400

20

6800

These are required outside designated campgrounds in all areas of the National Forest. Free permits may be obtained from the Forest Service or the California Department of Forestry.

8

5300

14

5800

See map on page 23 for locations • www.recreation.gov

Public Showers There are none at the campgrounds. For a fee, public showers are available at Miller’s Landing at Bass Lake, High Sierra RV in Oakhurst, and Jones Store at Beasore Meadows.

Grizzly Century: Barbara Ezell

Wilderness Permits These are required for overnight stays in wilderness areas. Sierra National Forest, Ansel Adams Wilderness, Bass Lake Ranger District

Contact the agencies listed below.

North Fork����������� (559)877-2218 Oakhurst (seasonal)������������ (559)658-7588

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Sierra Vista SCENIC

Byway

Yosemite Sierra Visitors Center

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Highway Conditions ➤

Hig

Highway 41 into Yosemite National Park rarely suffers impassability.

Pull out these four inside pages to carry with you!

See detailed map on page 19

Mileage and drive times to Oakhurst FROM .....................................MILEAGE 

DRIVE TIME

Bakersfield................... 155 miles........... 2.5 hours Chowchilla......................58 miles.........1.25 hours Fresno..............................48 miles.50 minutes Las Vegas............................ 438 miles...............7 hours Los Angeles................. 275 miles........... 4.5 hours Madera............................46 miles........45 minutes Merced.............................67 miles.........1.25 hours Monterey...................... 195 miles...............3 hours Sacramento................ 170 miles...............3 hours San Diego..................... 380 miles...............6 hours San Francisco............. 213 miles...............4 hours San Jose...................... 180 miles...............3 hours San Luis Obispo.......... 155 miles...............3 hours Santa Barbara............ 282 miles...............5 hours

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Southern Yosemite

&

Madera County

Yosemite Sierra Visitors Center

Some sections closed in winter

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Road 21½

Fossil Discovery Center

Robertson Blvd.

Valley Children’s Hospital

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Information

Tours & Transportation:

Who to contact for more information to help with planning your trip.

Yosemite Sierra Visitors Center 40637 Highway 41 , Oakhurst, CA 93644 Phone: 559-683-4636 • Fax: 559-683-5697 ysvb@yosemitethisyear.com yosemitethisyear.com

Satellite Office

Visitors Center at the Fossil Discovery Center

19450 Avenue 21-1/2 Chowchilla, CA 93610

North Fork Visitors Center

(Exit 164, off Highway 99

33037 Road 222, North Fork, CA 93643

Phone: 559-665-7107

RV Parks & RENTALS If you love meeting lifelong friends and enjoy having a different backyard every so often, as most RV enthusiasts do, we have you covered. Madera County has more than a half-dozen RV parks that offer everything from sparkling swimming pools to gift shops featuring wild huckleberry bark and strawberry rhubarb jam. Step outside your RV with a fresh cup of coffee and savor the breathtaking views.

Whether you are looking for a group tour of Yosemite National Park, a private tour with friends and family, transportation around the region or airport pickup – these friendly tour and transportation operators are happy to help.

Discover Yosemite Oakhurst(800]585-0565 DiscoverYosemite.com Fresno Yosemite International Airport (FAT) Fresno • FlyFresno.com (559]621-4500 Hertz Rent-a-Car Oakhurst • Hertz.com

(559]692-2277

Lasting Adventures, Inc. Groveland  LastingAdventures.org

(800]513-8651

Photo Safari Yosemite/Mountain Shuttle Oakhurst  (559]760-6124 photosafariyosemite.com Rose's Starlight Taxi Coarsegold 

(559]641-6641

Bass Lake Recreational Resort Bass Lake (559)642-3145 basslake-rvresort.com

Sierra Meadows Country Club & RV Park Oakhurst(559)642-1343 sierrameadows.com

High Sierra RV and Mobile Home Park Oakhurst (559)683-7662 ad on page 32 highsierrarv.com 

Sierra Recreation (CLM) Bass Lake 559-642-3212 recreation.gov

Yosemite Private Tours Ahwahnee  YosemiteCustomTours.com

(559]868-3486

The Lakes RV & Golf Resort Chowchilla (559)665-6980 thelakesrv.com

Yosemite Pines RV Resort & Family Lodging Groveland (209)962-7690 yosemitepinesrv.com

Yosemite RV Rentals Coarsegold  YosemiteRVRentals.com

(559]658-5005

Oakhurst Elks Lodge Oakhurst(559)683-2717 oakhurstelks.com

Yosemite RV Rentals Coarsegold (559)658-5005 yosemitervrentals.com 

Tour de Yosemite/Crossroads Tours Oakhurst  (559)683-7113 TourDeYosemite.com

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Yosemite South KOA Coarsegold  (559)683-7855 koa.com/campgrounds/yosemite-south

(559]642-6688

Weather Report National Weather Service nws.noaa.gov

1(800)825-6996

U.S. Forest Service/Oakhurst (Seasonal) • fs.fed.us  (559)658-7588

GOLF COURSES Pheasant Run Golf Course Chowchilla(559]665-3411 PheasantRunGolfClub.com Madera Municpal Golf Course Madera (559] 675-3504 MaderaMuni.com River Creek Golf Course Ahwahnee  (559]683-5600 RiverCreekGolfCourse.com Sierra Meadows Country Club Ahwahnee  (559]642-1343 SierraMeadows.com Wawona Golf Course Wawona/Yosemite (209] 375-6572 YosemitePark.com

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Sierra National Forest Bass Lake Ranger Headquarters (559) 877-2218

Chambers of Commerce Bass Lake  (559)642-3676 basslakechamber.com Chowchilla District  (559)665-5603 chowchillachamber.org Coarsegold  (559)642-2262 coarsegoldchamber.com Golden Valley  (559)645-0634 Madera District (559)673-3563 maderachamber.com North Fork (559)877-2410 north-fork-chamber.com Oakhurst Area  (559)683-7766 oakhurstchamber.com

Average temperatures Low High

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THE AHWAHNEE. N37° 44’ 45” W119° 34’ 27”

NATIONAL PARK

The only thing missing from the heart of Yosemite is you. Seasonal activities, year-round lodging and lifelong memories. Visit YosemitePark.com or call (801) 559-4877. ©2014 – Hospitality by Delaware North Companies Parks & Resorts.

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I T ’ S L I K E R O U G H I N G I T, M I N U S T H E R O U G H PA R T. There’s no other destination like Yosemite. And there’s no other resort like Tenaya Lodge at Yosemite. Just two miles from Yosemite’s southern entrance, this Four Diamond resort is your gateway to four seasons of Yosemite adventure. Where you rest, play and rediscover life’s finest pleasures from the comforts of 302 guestrooms, casual and fine dining options, the world-class Ascent Spa, a full-service concierge and much more.

Elevate your experience at TenayaLodge.com or 888-322-5495. Hospitality by Delaware North Companies Parks & Resorts, Inc. ©2014 DNCParks at Tenaya Lodge at Yosemite, LLC. 1122 Highway 41, Fish Camp, CA 93623

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Yosemite RV Rentals

AMERICAS BEST VALUE INN YOSEMITE

Located only 16 miles from the South Entrance to Yosemite. You can start the perfect vacation adventure as soon as you drive away!

We include extras the others don’t! Included with your rental:

• Camp Chairs • Cooler • Table • Lantern • Complete Linen Package • Complete Kitchen Package

YosemiteRVRentals@gmail.com www.yosemiteRVRentals.com

559-658-5005

Our excellent rates include many amenities that others charge extra for and service is our #1 priority!

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NEWEST INTERIOR CORRIDOR Complimentary Continental Breakfast FREE Wi-Fi Pool & Spa Cable TV & HBO Non-smoking & Disability Accessible Rooms FEMA & AARP Approved Tour Group Friendly Guest Laundry Connecting Rooms Microwave & Refrigerators In-room iron/board In-room Hairdryer Fax Machine & Copier

For Reservations, Call Hotel Direct:

800/658-2888

www.abviyosemite.com

48800 Royal Oaks Dr., Oakhurst, CA 93644 559/658-5500


Restaurants

SNOW COVEReD TREES: PAUL MULLNS

Ahwahnee Four Tears Café - Sierra Meadows Golf Course���������������������������� (559)642-1343 ■ River Creek Café - River Creek Golf Course��������������������������������������� (559)683-5600 ■

Bass Lake ■ Casa Velasco Mexican Restaurant������������������� (559)683-2272 ➘ The Pines Resort��������������������������������������������������������� (559)642-3131 ■ Ducey's Bar and Grill ■ Ducey's on the Lake ■ Miller's Landing Resort Restaurant��������������� (559)642-3633 ■ The Forks Resort Diner������������������������������������������ (559)642-3737 ■ Blue

Coarsegold Heron Restaturant and Lounge��������������� (559)658-6969

➘ Chukchansi����������������������������������������������������(866)7-WIN-WIN (946946) ■ California Market Buffet ■ Goldfield's Café ■ Noodle Bar ■ Vintage Steakhouse

Fish Camp ■ Narrow Gauge Inn Restaurant��������������������� (559)683-6446 ➘ Tenaya Lodge����������������������������������������������������������� (888)514-2167 #3 ■ Embers ■ Jackalope's Bar and Grill ■ Parkside Deli ■ Sierra Restaurant ■ Timberloft Pizzeria ■ Yosemite Mtn. Sugar Pine Railroad Café������� (559)683-7273 ■ American

■ Asian

■ Mexican

Hilmar (800)577-5772 ■ Hilmar Cheese Company Ca Company Café��������������������������������������������������������������� (209)656-1196

Madera ■ The Vineyard Restaurant & Bar�������������������������� (559)674-0923 ■ Café at the

Midpines Bug������������������������������(866)826-7108 • (209)966-6666

North Fork ■ Buckhorn Restaurant & Saloon������������������������ (559)877-8700 ■ Branding Iron at

Oakhurst Sierra Sky Ranch ���������������� (559)683-8040

■ China

Delight Restaurant�������������������������������������� (559)641-5888 Cakes Restaurant & Bar���������������������������� (559)641-7667 ■ Denny's���������������������������������������������������������������������������� (559)683-2000 ■ Erna's Elderberry House���������������������������������������� (559)683-6800 ■ Reimer's Candies & Gifts & Ice Cream������������� (559)642-3232 ■ South Gate Brewing Pub & Restaurant������������������������������������������ (559)692-BREW (2739) ■ Yosemite Gateway Inn Restaurant��������������������� (559)683-2378 ■ Crab

■ Fine Dining

■ Ice Cream/Candies

Yosemite Sierra Inn • Free Continental Breakfast • Free High Speed Wireless Internet Access • Free Cable TV/HBO

Serving Lunch and Dinner Daily

• Flat Screen TV In-Room

• • • • •

• In-Room Coffee/ Mini Fridge/ Microwave • Seasonal/Outdoor Swimming Pool

1-877-642-2525

• (559) 642-2525 Fax (599) 658-8481 • www.yosemitesierrainn.com • 40662 Hwy. 41, Oakhurst, CA 93644

• Fresh Fish Steak • Chicken • Patio Dining • Full Bar Service

Shell Fish Pasta Salads Kid’s Menu

Roman’s Bar

559.641.7667 www.CrabCakesRestaurant.com Off Hwy. 41, behind the Talking Bear

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Yosemite Catering … Naturally! Let us work with you to create a menu and style that will compliment your event. We will help plan your menu, select rentals, choose décor or suggest the perfect venue.

WE'VE GOT YOU COVERED WHEN VISITING YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK From Yosemite to the San Joaquin Valley we specialize in weddings, corporate caterings, birthdays, holiday parties, intimate dinner parties, and special occasions.

641-7667

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The Closest and Most Modern Lodging on Hwy 120 7633 Highway 120 @ Buck Meadows Groveland, CA 95321 Reservations: 1-800-253-9673 Book direct at www.yosemitewestgate.com

Minutes Away from Yosemite’s Southern Entrance on Hwy 41 40644 Highway 41 Oakhurst, CA 93644 Reservations: 1-888-265-7733 Book direct at www.yosemitesouthgate.com


North Fork 40 mins to Yosemite

Annie Starkey

The exact geographical center of California, North Fork really is in the middle of it all. But it also has some great events of its own, such as the North Fork Loggers Jamboree and the Indian Fair Days and Pow Wow put on by the Sierra Mono Indian Museum, which itself is a must-see attraction along the Fossils to Falls Trail.

Barbara Ezell

Roger Robinette

Gay Abarbanell

Three Brothers: NANCY ROBBINS

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Yosemite Your

THE HOMESTEAD COTTAGES

RV ResoRts

Yosemite HigH Pines sieRRa

“Secluded on 160 acres of woodland, this off-the-beaten-path establishment is a gem.”

Amenities:

Amenities:

~Frommers Travel Guide

• Pull-thru RV Sites • Full and Partial RV Hookups • Tent Sites • Furnished Yurts • 50/30/20 Amp • Club House • Cable TV & Free Wi-Fi • Beach and Swimming Area • Fire Rings & Picnic Tables • Dump Station

• 50/30/20 Amp • Pull Throughs • Movie Theater • Clubhouse • Swimming Pool • T1 Wi-Fi • Cabin Rentals • Laundry Room • General Store • Picnic Tables • Propane • Dump Station • Pets Welcome

◆◆ Satellite TV and Radio ◆◆ Daily Maid Service ◆◆ Outdoor BBQ ◆◆ Free WiFi ◆◆ Non-Smoking ◆◆ Close to Golf, Hiking

and Restaurants

Perfect for your yoSemite getaway The Homestead Cottages are immaculate and offer comfortable living rooms with fireplaces, romantic bedrooms, spacious bathrooms and inviting country kitchens stocked daily with a continental breakfast.

40389 Highway 41 • Oakhurst, CA 93644 Email: camping@highsierrarv.com Website: highsierrarv.com

20450 Old Highway120 • Groveland, CA 95321 Email: yosemite@yosemitepinesrv.com Website: yosemitepinesrv.com

209.962.7690

559-683-0495

559-683-7662

Minutes away from the south entrance to Yosemite National Park!

Experience the Luxury of Quaint River View Lodging

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winery

WINE BAR & BEER GARDEN Open Wed-Sat 4-10 pm

Relax in the modern luxury of your room or take a stroll on our landscaped pathway and enjoy the views leading to the river. Visit our wine bar for a taste of over ninety fine wines and a selection of imported beers.

Visit Oakhurst’s First Winery and Taste our AwardWinning Wines OPEN FOR WINETASTING: JUNE-AUGUST Wed - Sun : 11 am - 5 pm SEPT-MAY Friday - Sun : 11 am - 5 pm Or Call for Appt: 559-760-9090

2010 Tempranillo

2013 GOLD MEDAL SF Chronicle Wine Comp.

2011 Cabernet Franc 2013 GOLD MEDAL SF Chronicle Wine Comp. 2013 GOLD MEDAL San Diego Int’l Wine Comp.

2010 Pinot Noir 667 2013 SILVER MEDAL 2010 Pinot Noir 777 2013 BRONZE MEDAL SF Chronicle Wine Comp.

2010 Petite Sirah

2013 BRONZE MEDAL SF Chronicle Wine Comp.

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Fish Camp 5 mins to Yosemite

Jarrod Lyman

Kristal Leonard

Just before the entrance to Yosemite is Fish Camp, a small community with beautiful bed and breakfasts, the world-renowned Tenaya Lodge, a full-service resort and a historic railroad. One of the most popular attractions in the region is the Yosemite Mountain Sugar Pine Railroad, which operates two Shay Locomotives, one built in 1927 and the other in 1913, which take you on a journey through the Sierra National Forest and history. Ride the Logger back in time to when men harvested lumber from these forests to fuel the industrial revolution in the country. While there, see the very tools used by loggers more than 100 years ago along the mountain, or pan for gold to see how the '49ers tried to eke out a living. On the weekends, take the Moonlight Special as you enjoy a delicious BBQ dinner. Ride the train through the cool evening air, and enjoy live entertainment throughout the night. YOSEMITE FALLS: Nancy Robbins

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Yosemite is a land of wonder and beauty. Contact us to help you plan your adventure, and see everything it has to offer.

Dawn M. Ingraham

Yosemite National Park is the crown jewel of the National Park Service and the final attraction along Madera County's Fossils to Falls Trail. With its granite cliffs and majestic waterfalls, Yosemite's natural beauty touches all who experience it. Yosemite's most iconic landmarks, such as El Capitan, Yosemite Falls and Half Dome, are located in the valley. However there is much more to see in Yosemite than this valley, as it only makes up about 5%of the park. Attractions such as the Mariposa Grove of Giant Sequoia, located just two miles from the southern entrance, add to the Yosemite experience as you see more of what Yosemite has to offer. These massive trees tower above the landscape and inspire a sense of awe and wonder in anyone who stands beneath them. Wawona is another popular fun spot outside the Valley that offers a wide array of things to see and do. from camping alongside the scenic Merced River to experience what life was like for people who first settled there in the 1800s. in the Pioneer History Center. A little further on is Glacier Point, a sweeping vista that offers a stunning panorama of Yosemite Valley and the high country. Here you are at eye-level with Half Dome, looking down upon the valley and its many waterfalls, and in a prime location for some of the most spectacular sunsets you could ever imagine. During the winter, the same road that takes you to Glacier Point also heads to Badger Pass, one of the only ski resorts located in a national park and home to a world-renowned ski school. Enjoy downhill skiing or snowboarding, or try your hand at cross-country skiing and enjoy stunning views of Half Dome as you glide across fresh snow.

Valley View: NANCY ROBBINS

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Yosemite National Park

To really experience Yosemite, try taking a guided tour. You can make a reservation with one of a number of private tour companies outside the park, some of which will even pick you up right at your hotel. Not only will you get fabulous insight into the park that you would never learn on your own, but everyone in your party can enjoy the scenery, as no one is stuck having to pay attention to the road. If you do head in to Yosemite on your own, try the free valley shuttle bus with numerous stops. It's free, and its regular schedule means you can spend time at each location without worrying about catching the next bus.

Elizabeth Christie

Yosemite receives the largest number of visitors in the summer, but to really appreciate the magic of the park, one needs to see it during each of the seasons. Spring is when Yosemite comes alive. The trees and meadows turn a bright, vivid green and the waterfalls flow at their peak. One favorite is to catch the dogwoods in bloom, while others prefer the brilliant displays of color put on by the wildflowers. Fall is a time of transition and beauty. While the numerous evergreens never change, the many oaks, dogwoods and other deciduous trees put on a spectacular show of color. The contrast between the deep greens versus reds and yellows is breathtaking to be certain. Winter is a time of peace and tranquility in Yosemite, especially after a new snow. Time seems to stop for a while and the world holds its breath. In some parts of the valley you can be almost alone as you enjoy the serenity. Other areas are still very much alive, such as at the skating rink in Curry Village. One great way to illustrate the park's diversity is to find a favorite spot and take the same photo in each season.

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Outside Yosemite

So much, so close by ...

Merced River

DONN HOYER

If you're looking for adventure, then head out on a Merced River rafting trip with O.A.R.S. or Zephyr Whitewater Rafting. With trips that can be tailored for skill level and time, you're guaranteed an amazing experience that is the definition of unforgettable. The Merced River is one of the defining landmarks of Yosemite National Park and the surrounding region. Rafting the river will give you a whole new appreciation for the beauty of this river, and the power of it as it shapes the landscape and feeds diverse ecosystems.

Merced River in Yosemite Valley: Brent R. Paull

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Devil's Postpile

Mammoth Lakes Tourism

On the other side of the mighty Sierra Nevada mountain range, wonderful attractions await. Other-worldly sites like The Devil’s Postpile, or beautiful Rainbow Falls reward travelers who make the trek.

RAINBOW Falls

Mammoth Lakes Tourism

Eastern Madera County New experiences around every corner

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M ajestic Mountain Loop

Half Dome: Nancy Robbins

It's worth it

Crystal Cave

MoRO ROCK

courtesy of Majestic Mountain Loop

The Majestic Mountain Loop showcases the best of the National Park courtesy of Majestic Mountain Loop Service. The Yosemite Sierra Visitors Bureau has partnered with the Visalia Convention and Visitors Bureau and the Fresno Yosemite International Airport to create an itinerary that features three national parks in three days - or longer if you have more time. Guided and self-drive packages now available. Visit MajesticMountainLoop. com to learn more. From Visalia, the first stop along the Majestic Mountain Loop is Sequoia National Park. Explore groves of the largest trees on the planet as you gaze in awe at these giants. Sequoia National Park has so much to offer, including the Giant Forest Museum, Moro Rock, Crystal Cave and more. Stay the night, dine and explore around the impressive Wuksachi Lodge. On day two, explore Kings Canyon National Park. With beautiful sites such as Roaring River Falls, (pictured at right), Boyden Cavern and Zumwalt Meadow, the diversity of scenery and plant life leaves one amazed at the wonder of this National Park. Finish your trek at Yosemite National Park. You are surrounded by scenic wonder at every turn, from Glacier Point to Tunnel View, from the Mariposa Grove of Giant Sequoias to the Wawona Pioneer Village, Yosemite makes for the perfect cap to your Majestic Mountain Loop Adventure.

Roaring River Falls

Kings Canyon

courtesy of Majestic Mountain Loop

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Weddings

A Special Use Permit is required for any wedding or commitment ceremony held at any location within Yosemite National Park. The permit cost is $150 (if event monitoring is required, you will be charged an additional $50 per hour). Weddings or ceremonies may be scheduled up to one year in advance and more than 21 days prior to your event. Please complete the application and include any special needs of your party (e.g., access for persons with disabilities, elderly guests, etc.). Be sure to include the nonrefundable application fee of $150 with your application. nps.gov/yose/planyourvisit/weddings.htm

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B&B CABIN HOTEL INN MOTEL RESORT

DISABILITY ACCESSIBLE

Bass Lake: Julie Fullmer

Nancy Robbins

MULTIPLE LOCATIONS YOSEMITE SIERRA BED & BREAKFAST A SSOCIATION yosemitebnblodging.com (559)642-6105

SIERRA HOME RENTALS

sierrahomerentals.com • (559)683-RENT, fax (559)664-6158 40307 Hwy 41, Ahwahnee, CA 93601

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Call for Details and Prices BED & BREAKFASTS in Ahawhnee, Oakhurst & Coarsegold

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AHWAHNEE A PPLE BLOSSOM INN BED & BREAKFAST

appleblossombb.com • (559)642-2001, (888)687-4281 44606 Silver Spur Trail, Ahwahnee, CA 93601

NATURE’S INN BED & BREAKFAST

naturesinnbnb.com • (559)641 -2444, (866)789-0123 44625 Silver Spur Trail, Ahwahnee, CA 93601

SIERRA MOUNTAIN L ODGE BED & BREAKFAST sierramountainlodge.com • (559)683-7673 45046 Fort Nip Trail, Ahwahnee, CA 93601

THE HOMESTEAD COTTAGES

homesteadcottages.com • (559)683-0495, fax (559)683-8165 41110 Road 600, Ahwahnee, CA 93601

B

4

F

125-250

145-250

B

5

F

145-275

145-275

B

6

F

95-105

125-185

B

6

C

119-319

159-425

C

1

195-295

245-295

120-650

140-1000 per day 650 - 6500 per week

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BASS LAKE BASS L AKE CABIN NEAR YOSEMITE - w/ Hot Tub & Lake View (2 bd) Vrbo.com/248275 • (408)482-2667, fax (408)275-6560 40268 Road 222, Bass Lake, CA 93604

BASS L AKE HOME RENTALS

basslakehomerentals.com • (559)877-4061, fax (559)877-4882 P.O. Box 955, North Fork, CA 93643

BASS L AKE REALTY VACATION RENTALS

basslakerealty.com - (559]642-3600, fax (559]642-2771 P.O. Box 349, Bass Lake, CA 93604

BASS L AKE CABIN RENTALS/BASS L AKE VACATION RENTALS basslakereservations.com • (559)642-2211 P.O. Box 2325, Oakhurst, CA 93644

CENTURY 21 DITTON REALTY AT BASS L AKE

basslakevacations.com • (559)642-2288, fax (559)642-3399 54299 North Shore Rd. (Rd. 432)/P.O. Box 470, Bass Lake, CA 93604

MARC’S BASS L AKE VACATION RENTALS basslakeca.com/ml • (559)658-5611 P.O. Box 403, Bass Lake, CA 93604

MOUNT ’S BASS L AKE L OG CABIN

basslakelogcabin.com • (805)434-1811 39449 Crane Valley Court, Bass Lake, CA 93604 40

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1

45

C

72

C

3

135-215 per night

175-215 per night

77

133-1000 per day

800-7800 per week

299

399

C

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6

C

1

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13

closed

150-280

21

R

12

160-220

200-300

41

R

104

99-349

99-349

18

R

6

495-525 per day

6000 per week

H

30

C

59-89

59-99

H

63

F

89-109

89-109

B

2

F

120-180

140-220

C

1

399

599

C

10

106+

106+

M

12

50-70

65-95

R

404

139-179

139-209

B

3

F

139-179

239-279

B

2

F

195

295

C

1

200-400

300-500

H

26

C

59-109

109-139

I

26

C

79-149

145-369

42

R

302

C F

129-260

245-405

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BASS LAKE THE FORKS RESORT

theforksresort.com • (559)642-3737, fax (559)642-2684 39150 Road 222, Bass Lake, CA 93604

MILLER’S L ANDING RESORT

millerslanding.com • (559)642-3633, fax (559)642-2869 37976 Road 222, Wishon (Bass Lake), CA 93669

THE PINES RESORT

basslake.com • (559)642-3121, (800)350-7463, fax (559)642-3902 54432 Road 432/P.O. Box 90, Bass Lake, CA 93604

WILLOW COVE L ODGE

basslakeca.com/jones.html - [559] 658-5611, fax [559]658-5613 39283 Willow Cove Rd, Bass Lake, CA 93604

CHOWCHILLA DAYS INN - GATEWAY TO YOSEMITE

daysinn.com/chowchilla • (559)665-4821, fax (559)665-1994 220 E. Robertson Blvd, Chowchilla, CA 93610

HOLIDAY INN E XPRESS & SUITES - GATEWAY TO YOSEMITE

hiyosemitepark.com • (559)665-3300, fax (559)665-5597 309 Prosperity Blvd, Chowchilla, CA 93610

COARSEGOLD R AVENSBROOK BED & BREAKFAST

ravensbrook-yosemite.com • (559)683-4792 37621 Ravensbrook Way, Coarsegold, CA 93614

YOSEMITE 41 SOUTH MANSION

mountaintraillodge.com • (559)479-5698 • (559)676-3439 fax (734)215-3004 • 35481 Highway 41, Coarsegold, CA 93614

YOSEMITE SOUTH COARSEGOLD KOA - CABINS - (& RV PARK) yosemitesouthkoa.com • (800)562-7606, fax (559)683-8027 34094 Highway 41, Coarsegold, CA 93614

BLACK HAWK L ODGE

(559)868-3596 27694 Hwy 41, Coarsegold, CA 93614

CHUKCHANSI GOLD RESORT & CASINO

(866)7 WIN WIN or (559)692-5200, fax (559)692-5330 chukchansigold.com • 711 Lucky Lane, Coarsegold, CA 93614

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FISH CAMP BIG CREEK INN BED & BREAKFAST

yosemiteinn.com • (559)641-2828 1221 Hwy 41, Fish Camp, CA 93623

LITTLE INN

yosemitelittleinn.com • (559)683-5052 7610 Forest Drive, P.O. Box 97, Fish Camp, CA 93623

L OGGER’S RETREAT (CABIN)

loggersretreat.com • (626)798-1094 Off Hwy 41 near Fish Camp

WHITE CHIEF MOUNTAIN L ODGE

whitechiefmountainlodge.com • (559)683-5444, fax (559)683-2615 7776 White Chief Mountain Lodge Rd, Fish Camp, CA 93623

NARROW GAUGE INN

narrowgaugeinn.com • (888)644-9050, (559)683-7720, fax (559)683-2139 • 48571 Hwy 41, Fish Camp, CA 93623

TENAYA L ODGE AT YOSEMITE

tenayalodge.com • (888)322-5495, fax (559)683-6147 1122 Hwy 41/P.O. Box 159, Fish Camp, CA 93623

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BEST WESTERN PLUS

Yosemite Gateway Inn & Restaurant

JUST 15 MILES FROM YOSEMITE’S SOUTH ENTRANCE

Yosemite Gateway Inn is nestled among live oaks on a hill with beautiful mountain views. The park like setting is secluded and quiet. Families will enjoy the BBQ & kids play ground. 133 units, many equipped with refrigerators & microwaves. Two room family units will sleep six.

LUSH MOUNTAIN SETTING Indoor & Outdoor Pools (weather permitting) Hot Tubs • Exercise Room • Free WI-Fi & HBO

Yosemite Gateway Restaurant has Great Service and Serves Fresh, Hearty Homemade Meals. The Burgers are all hand ground & seasoned on site. You can taste the difference.

We have very nice festive Holiday Buffets for all major holidays. Group menu’s available as well as Banquet/Meeting Space for all your needs. FULL SERVICE LOUNGE:

Beers from around the world Local CA Wines Daily Dinner & Drink Specials

40530 Hwy. 41 Oakhurst, CA 93644 www.YosemiteGatewayInn.com • Call for reservations (559) 683-2378 or (800) 545-5462

For Banquet or Meeting Info Call (559) 760-6822


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99+

109+

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119.95

125.95

90

70-80

75-85

H

40

55-99

55-99

H

88

F

89-159

89-159

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3

C

95-250

145-300

C

1

555-1400

555-1400

C

4

65-75

65-75

C

1

150-185 (4 people)

185-210 (4 people)

B

4

115-145

155-215

B

4

135-160

145-170

B

2

F

188-198

188-198

B

9

F

79-169

95-179

B

2

C

115-135

145-195

B

3

F

166

166-245

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Tracey Anthonijsz

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MADERA CASA GRANDE MOTEL

(559)674-6703 12390 Golden State Blvd., Madera, CA 93637

HAMPTON INN & SUITES HOTEL

maderasuites.hamptoninn.com • (559)661-0910, fax (559)661-0929 3254 Airport Drive, Madera, CA 93637

HOLIDAY INN E XPRESS

hiexpress.com/hotels/us/en/madera/maeca/hoteldetail • (559)661-7400 fax (559)673-4800 • 2290 Market Place Dr, Madera, CA 93637

QUALITY INN

choicehotels.com • (559)664-0100, fax (559)664-0200 317 North G Street, Madera, CA 93637

MOTEL 6

motel6.com • (559)675-8697, fax (559)662-8938 22683 Avenue 18½, Madera, CA 93637

SPRINGHILL SUITES BY MARRIOTT

springhillsuites.com/fatmd • (559)664-9800, fax (559)664-9882 1219 East Almond Ave., Madera, CA 93637

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37

H

78

H

62

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NORTH FORK LYN MAR POND GUEST R ANCH

lynmarpondranch.com • ph/fax (559)877-7260 60072 Mammoth Pool Rd, North Fork, CA 93643

CASCADEL HOUSE

vrbo.com/179989 • (559)977-0147, fax (909)337-2789 59731 Cascadel Dr., North Fork, CA 93643

SOUTH FORK MOTEL

(559)877-2237, (559)676-7766 57714 Road 225, P.O. Box 745, North Fork, CA 93643

WISDOM RETREAT HOUSE

vrbo.com/129573 • wisdomretreats.us • (559)877-3776 34512 Road 274, North Fork, CA 93643

OAKHURST A BED OF ROSES

abedofrosesyosemite.com • (559)692-2100, (888)264-0733 fax(559)642-3485 • 43547 Whispering Pines Dr, Oakhurst CA 93644

EVERGREEN HAUS

evergreenhaus.net • (559)641-2220, (855)641-HAUS 43552 Whispering Pines Drive, Oakhurst, CA 93644

A HAVEN OF REST BED & BREAKFAST

havenofrestbnb.com • (559)642-2617 39681 Pine Ridge Rd, Oakhurst, CA 93644

PINE ROSE INN BED & BREAKFAST

pineroseinn.com • (559)642-2800, (866)642-2800, fax (559)658-6152 41703 Road 222, Oakhurst, CA 93644

SUITE YOSEMITE

Suiteyosemite.com • (888)367-1677 Hwy 41 & Bass Lake Road, Oakhurst CA

YOSEMITE SIERRA VIEW BED & BREAKFAST yosemitesierraview.com • (559)683-7650 39060 Hwy 41, Oakhurst, CA 93644

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149

220

C

1

250-350

250-350

C

1

156-218

156-218

C

1

150

150

C

1

C

7

149-440

199-440

C

1

159+

295+

C

1

C

5

closed

175-1750

C

1

164-225

250-300

C

1

500

500

C

1

195

250-295

C

3

110-135

150-175

C

2

79-89

99-125

H

70

69-89

99-210

28

H

122

72-138

115-190

44

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C

1

C

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B

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200-220

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PRIVATE BATH

159-199

HOT TUBE - SPA

159-199

NON-SMOKING

C

PETS ALLOWED

CALL

DISABILITY ACCESSIBLE

IN COMMON

TELEVISION

SOME

B C H I M R

PHONE IN ROOM

ALL

B&B CABIN HOTEL INN MOTEL RESORT

MICROWAVE OR KITCHENETTE

Autumn Leaves: Donn Hoyer

OAKHURST YOSEMITE VULTURE’S VIEW BED & BREAKFAST

yosemitevulturesviewbandb.com • (559)683-8470 39045 John West Rd, Oakhurst, CA 93644

CASA RIO - 3 BEDROOM HOME + DEN WITH BUNK BEDS vrbo.com/217299 • (805)444-0978 42315 Hwy 41, Oakhurst, CA 93644

CEDAR VIEW COTTAGE

vrbo.com/447130 • (559)760-9182, fax (559)658-7293 (call first) 42903 Country Club Dr. E, Oakhurst, CA 93644

E ASTWOOD ESCAPE

vrbo.com/460052 • airbnb.com/rooms/949855 (559)284-8207 • Oakhurst, CA 93644

HEAVEN’S GATE

flipkey.com/oakhurst-vacation-rentals/p144821 • (818)702-0466 fax (818)230-1920 • 40316 Jean Rd. West, Oakhurst, CA 93644

HUFF AND PUFF COTTAGE

homeAway.com/292051 • (559)240-2823, fax (559)641-7867 51052 Bon Veu Dr., Oakhurst, CA 93644

LITTLE RED CABOOSE

flipkey.com/oakhurst-vacation-rentals/p288584/ • (559)760-7607 fax (559)642-2198 • 45199 Big Oak Ln, Oakhurst, CA 93644

MOUNTAIN HOUSE, THE

vrbo.com/360504 • (559)683-7368, fax (559)683-7334 49889 Canoga Drive, Oakhurst, CA 93644

MOUNTAIN TRAIL L ODGE VACATION RENTALS

yosemitemountaintraillodge.com • (559)479-5698, (559)676-3439, fax (734)215-3004 • 42150 Hwy. 41, Oakhurst, CA 93644

OAKHURST VACATION HOME - FISHERMAN’S OASIS

www.vrbo.com/431399 • (559) 760-0040 • fax- (209) 372-4752 42611 Shady Lane, Oakhurst, CA 93644

OLD YOSEMITE ROAD CABIN

far-meadow.com (310)728-6158 • Oakhurst, CA 93644

PARADISE SPRINGS

ParadiseSpringsMountain.com • (559)642-2613 52770 Road 632, Oakhurst, CA 93644

S TEWART-NELSON FAMILY CABIN

vrbo.com/282823 (831)786-0545 43126 E. Sugar Pine Dr., Oakhurst, CA 93644

WARM & WONDERFUL

warmandwonderful.net • (800)459-8429, (559)642-4748 41255 Riverbend Lane, Ahwahnee, CA 93601

WATERFALL HOUSE

vrbo.com/471265 • (559) 642-3610 50291 Hidden Falls Rd, Oakhurst, CA 93644

YOSEMITE MOUNTAIN RENTALS

yosemitemountainrentals.com (831)818-3026 • Oakhurst, CA 93644

YOSEMITE’S SUITE RETREAT

yosemitessuiteretreat.com • (559)683-4183 40901 Hodges Hill Dr, P.O. Box 66, Oakhurst CA 93644

A MERICA’S BEST VALUE INN

americasbestvalueinn.com • (559)658-5500, (800)658-2888 fax (559)658-5505 • 48800 Royal Oaks Drive, Oakhurst, CA 93644

BEST WESTERN PLUS - Yosemite Gateway Inn

yosemitegatewayinn.com • (800)545-5462, (559)683-2378 fax (559)683-3813 • 40530 Hwy 41, Oakhurst, CA 93644 46

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129+

29

H

33

C

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99-180

28

H

80

C

69+

179+

30

I

12

F

250-450

385-585

I

14

F

95-225

129-349

I

8

C

79-139

126-226

M

10

C

50-90

90-150

R

26

C

69-135

135-225

14

C

132

199-1200

299-1450

42

C

209

59-249

99-319

C

6

80-235

165-265

C

67

C

4

350-399

379-450

C

12

130-495

165-585

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13

SWIMMING POOL

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60-130

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117

NON-SMOKING

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MICROWAVE OR KITCHENETTE

CALL

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TELEVISION

SOME

B C H I M R

PHONE IN ROOM

ALL

B&B CABIN HOTEL INN MOTEL RESORT

OAKHURST COMFORT INN YOSEMITE A REA

choicehotels.com • (800)4-CHOICE, (559)683-8282, fax (559)658-7030 • 40489 Hwy 41, Oakhurst, CA 93644

DAYS INN - YOSEMITE SIERRA INN

yosemitesierrainn.com • (877)642-2525, (559)642-2525 fax (559)658-8481 • 40662 Hwy. 41, Oakhurst, CA 93644

OAKHURST L ODGE

theoakhurstlodge.com • (559)683-4417, fax (559)683-4416 40302 Hwy 41, Oakhurst, CA 93644

YOSEMITE SOUTHGATE HOTEL & SUITES

yosemitesouthgate.com • (559)683-3555, fax (559)683-3386 40644 Hwy 41, Oakhurst, CA 93644

CHATEAU DU SUREAU

chateausureau.com • (559)683-6860, fax (559)683-0800 48688 Victoria Lane, Oakhurst, CA 93644

HOUNDS TOOTH INN

(559)642-6600, fax (559)658-2946 houndstoothinn.com • 42071 Hwy 41, Oakhurst, CA 93644

QUEEN’S INN BY THE RIVER - Lodging, Wine Bar and Idle Hour Winery queensinn.com • (559)683-4354, fax (559)683-4334 41139 Hwy 41, Oakhurst, CA 93644

YOSEMITE’S MOUNTAIN TRAIL L ODGE

yosemitemountaintrail.com • (559)479-5698, fax (734)215-3004 42150 Hwy 41, Oakhurst, CA 93644

SIERRA SKY R ANCH

sierraskyranch.com • (559)683-8040 50552 Road 632, Oakhurst, CA 93644

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YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK AND NEIGHBORING AREAS THE REDWOODS IN YOSEMITE - Year-Round Vacation Homes & Rentals redwoodsinyosemite.com • (888)225-6666, fax (209)375-6400 8038 Chilnualna Falls Rd., P.O. Box 2085, Wawona, CA 95389

YOSEMITE PINES RV RESORT & FAMILY L ODGING

yosemitepinesrv.com • (209)962-7690, fax (888)740-4096 20450 Old Highway 120, Groveland, CA 95321

YOSEMITE WEST CONDOMINIUM RENTALS

yosemitewestreservations.com • (559)642-2211 P.O. Box 36, Yosemite National Park, CA 95389

YOSEMITE’S SCENIC WONDERS VACATION RENTALS

scenicwonders.com • (888)YOSEMITE (967-3648) , fax (310)582-0091 • 7403 Yosemite Park Way, Yosemite, CA 95389

YOSEMITE’S ENCHANTED FOREST VACATION RENTALS

enchantedyosemite.com • (949)632-5342, fax (949)706-5321 6 Sea Island Dr, Newport Beach, CA

YOSEMITE WEST COTTAGES

yosemitewestreservations.com • (559)642-2211 P.O. Box 36, Yosemite National Park, CA 95389

DNC PARKS & RESORTS AT YOSEMITE ACCOMMODATIONS yosemitepark.com - (801)559-5000 Reservation Service

RED’S MEADOW RESORT & PACK S TATION redsmeadow.com • (760)934-2345 P.O. Box 395, Mammoth Lakes, CA 93546

YOSEMITE BUG RUSTIC MOUNTAIN RESORT & HOSTEL

yosemitebug.com • (209)966-6666, fax (209)966-6667 6979 Hwy 140, Midpines, CA 95345

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27

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8

closed

85-160

R

52

26-195

26-335

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