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Visit Yosemite | Madera County 100 Years • 100 Favorites • 1 Destination

VISIT YOSEMITE MADERA COUNTY

2016 Visitors Guide Yosemite Falls at Night | Nancy Robbins


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


National Park Service 100TH ANNIVERSARY

National Park Service - 2016 Celebrate the 100th anniversary of the National Park Service. NPS was created on August 25, 1916, to manage areas assigned to the U.S. Department of the Interior in order to preserve the American legacy. NPS preserves the natural and cultural resources and values of the national park system for the enjoyment, education and inspiration of this and future generations. 125TH ANNIVERSARY YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK | Al Golub

LOCAL'S TIP: In celebration of the 100th Anniversary we are sharing 100 of our favorite activities in and around Yosemite! Check out our suggested adventures starting on page 8.

Kristal Leonard

125TH ANNIVERSARY

Yosemite National Park On October 1, 2015, the park commemorated the 125th anniversary of the establishment of Yosemite National Park. President Benjamin Harrison signed the legislation, thereby creating the nation’s third National Park. The establishment of Yosemite National Park preserved over 1,500 square miles of land including Tuolumne Meadows, the park’s high country, Hetch Hetchy and lands surrounding Yosemite Valley.

150TH ANNIVERSARY

Yosemite Grant Act In 1864, President Abraham Lincoln signed the Yosemite Grant Act, establishing Yosemite Valley and Mariposa Grove as the first protected wild land for all time. In addition, this grant marked the first California State Park. National Archives yosemitethisyear.com | ysvb@yosemitethisyear.com

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Visit Yosemite | Madera County THE OFFICIAL SOUTHERN YOSEMITE VISITORS BUREAU

VISITORS CENTER HOURS

VISIT US ONLINE!

Mid-May thru Mid-October: Monday - Saturday 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. • Sunday 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Mid-October thru Mid-May: Monday - Saturday 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. • Closed on Sundays

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Email: ysvb@yosemitethisyear.com Website: www.yosemitethisyear.com

Guide Books & Maps • Free Coffee • Clean Restrooms 24-Hour Information & Reservation Board • Gift Shop

40343 Highway 41, Oakhurst, CA 93644 Phone: (559)683-4636 • Fax: (559)683-5697

Weather Report & Highway Conditions

SATELLITE VISITORS INFORMATION CENTER

Fossil Discovery Center of Madera County

Highway 41 into Yosemite National Park rarely suffers impassability.

maderamammoths.org • 559-665-7107 19450 Avenue 21 1/2, Chowchilla, CA 93610 [Exit 164 off Highway 99]

U.S. Forest Service U.S. Forest Service/ Oakhurst (Seasonal) fs.fed.us • (559)658-7588 Sierra National Forest Bass Lake Ranger Headquarters (559)877-2218

Yosemite National Park nps.gov/yose (209)372-0200

National Weather Service noaa.org

Caltrans - (800)427-7623 dot.ca.gov/cgi-bin/roads.cgi Highway 41

Average Temperatures Yosemite National Park Average temperatures

LOW HIGH

Jan 29° 48° Feb 31° 52° March 34° 58° April 38° 64° May 45° 71° June 51° 81°

LOW HIGH

Aug Sept Oct Nov Dec

56° 89° 51° 82° 42° 71° 33° 56° 28° 47°

July 57° 89°

Mileage & Drive Times FROM

NOTE REGARDING

GPS

Electronics are wonderful—but are not always reliable in rural and mountain areas. For your safety, don’t depend on GPS/Nav Satellite devices to get you to your destination.

Electric Car Charging Stations

Table of Contents • Campfire Permits • Pack It In, Pack it Out • Public Showers • Wilderness Permits

RV Parks & Rentals, Dump Stations������13 Calendar of Events���������������������������14-15 Weddings�����������������������������������������������23 Tours & Transportation��������������������������39 Golf��������������������42 Dining����������������43 02

DRIVE TIME

Bakersfield..........................155 miles........ 2.5 hours Fresno...................................48 miles......... 50 minutes Las Vegas............................438 miles........... 7 hours Los Angeles........................275 miles........ 4.5 hours Merced..................................67 miles...... 1.25 hours Sacramento.........................170 miles........... 3 hours San Diego...........................380 miles........... 6 hours San Francisco......................213 miles........... 4 hours

GLOBAL POSITIONING SYSTEM

INFORMATION About Us • Weather • Driving����������������2 Camping�������������������������������������������������12

MILEAGE

TO OAKHURST

Call for a list of Electric Car Charging Stations. 559-683-4636 100 FAVORITES Spring�������������� 8-9 Summer������� 18-21

Fall���������������� 28-29 Winter���������� 32-33

MAPS Bass Lake������������������������������������������������11 Sierra Vista Scenic Byway����������������������13 Madera County & Southern Yosemite���������������������������24-25

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ARTICLES National Park Service������������������������������1 Find Your Park������������������������������������������3 Every Kid In A Park�����������������������������������3 Yosemite In A Day���������������������������������5-7 Pet-Friendly��������������������������������������������27 Majestic Mountain Loop������������������34-35 Madera County Regions������������������38-39

STAY WITH US Campgrounds • Bass Lake���������������������������������������������11 • Sierra National Forest�������������������������12 RV Parks & Rentals���������������������������������13 Lodging���������������������������������������������44-47 • Resorts • Hotels • Motels • Inns & B&B's • Vacation Homes & Cabins

Photo Credits���������������� 41


Michael Ambrose

You Are Invited … We’ve found our park, YOSEMITE! What’s yours? The National Park service and the National Park Foundation are inviting people everywhere to discover their own personal connections to parks. With more than 400 national parks and thousands of historic and recreational lands across the country, there are endless ways for you to find your unique connection. When you find your park, please share your story by using #findyourpark or by going to findyourpark.com. Enter your story for a chance to win some amazing prizes. If you fall in love with Yosemite the way we did, please tag @YosemiteMadera and #Yosemite in your post and tell us all about it. Visit findyourpark.com for inspiration and ideas on where to go and what to try.

#FindYourPark

Nancy Robbins

ELIGIBLE THROUGH AUGUST 31ST 2016

Every Kid In A Park Hey fourth graders! See America’s natural wonders and historic sites for free in 2016. Go to EveryKidInAPark.gov and follow the instructions for your very own National Park Pass for you and your family.

#EveryKidInAPark

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Yosemite in a Day

Chris Burkard/Massif

#Yosemite

WE HIGHLY RECOMMEND SPENDING MORE TIME IN THE PARK

… But If You Are Limited To Only 1 Day,

Here Is Our List Of Must See Highlights

Start at the Visitors Center at 40343 Highway 41 in Oakhurst and head north on Highway 41 to Yosemite’s southern entrance.

STOP #1

STOP #2

Glacier Point

Tunnel View

Make your way up to Glacier Point via Glacier Point Road. At a whopping 3,000 feet above the valley floor, this grand vista offers a birds-eye view of Yosemite Valley, massive granite peaks and waterfalls.

Head back down Glacier Point Road and make a right onto Wawona Road/ Highway 41 to continue towards Yosemite Valley. As you continue towards the valley floor, you will enter a mile long tunnel. Immediately after exiting the tunnel, park your car in one of the lots to the right or left of the road. Here you will find yourself at one of the world’s most photographed locations. Tunnel View offers a spectacular view of Bridalveil Fall, Half Dome, Clouds Rest and El Capitan.

(open seasonally)

TUNNEL VIEW | Mathew Tekulsky

LOCAL'S TIP: Head straight up in the early morning to catch the first rays of light as they stretch across the expansive wilderness below. Be sure to bring a warm beverage to enjoy as the scene unfolds.

PARK ENTRY FEE PER AUTO:

April-October�����������������$30

November-March�����������$25

If you are 62 or older and a US citizen or permanent resident, get your $10 Senior Pass. Good for life for ALL National Parks!

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NEWLY RENOVATED ROOMS AND AN INCREDIBLE LOCATION WILL MAKE YOUR STAY A MEMORABLE ONE

BOOK EARLY FOR THE BEST RATES!

40302 Highway 41, Oakhurst, California 93644 559-683-4417 • Toll Free 800-665-6343 www.theoakhurstlodge.com • reservations@theoakhurstlodge.com

Yosemite in a Day

STOP #3

Bridalveil Fall From Tunnel View, merge back onto Wawona Road/ Highway 41 and continue towards Yosemite Valley. You will see a sign for Bridalveil Fall on your right. Make a quick detour to enjoy an easy ¼ mile walk to the base of the waterfall (Be prepared to get a little wet in the springtime). Yosemite Chapel – Along the way to the valley you will notice the Yosemite Chapel on your right, which is the oldest building still in use in Yosemite Valley. Dating back to 1879, the chapel offers both a history lesson and a spectacular view of Yosemite Falls from its steps. Franka M. Gabler

STOP #4

Sentinel Bridge (Photo stop opportunity) Continue on the road and follow the signs to turn left over Sentinel Bridge. You can park at Shuttle Stop 11. Walk back to the middle of the bridge for the perfect selfie spot featuring a view of Half Dome over the Merced River. 06

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STOP #5

Yosemite Valley Valley Loop Trail & Yosemite Falls Follow the signs for the Day Use parking area across from Yosemite Village. If it is time for lunch, step into the deli for a tasty sandwich. We suggest taking it to go and making the short walk to Lower Yosemite Falls. There, you can enjoy your lunch while you gaze at the magnificent 2,425 foot waterfall. From the lower falls, head out on the Valley Loop Trail and meander your way through the valley enjoying views of Half Dome, El Capitan and Yosemite Falls from different angles. In addition, enjoy lush meadows, wildflowers and a possible deer or coyote sighting.

Kristal Leonard

STOP #6

Curry Village Work your way back to Curry Village to enjoy a tasty fresh-baked pizza on the Pizza Deck. If you’re in the mood for something a bit fancier, hop on the shuttle bus and head over to the Ahwahnee for dinner. If you have a little extra time, stop in at the Ansel Adams Gallery, Indian Museum and the Valley Visitors Center before you depart. Debra Sutherland

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Spring Favorites Nancy Robbins

ARTS | ENTERTAINMENT | PHOTOGRAPHY

Dogwoods and Waterfalls Come mid-May, grab your cameras and head to the southern entrance of Yosemite on Highway 41. You’ll be surrounded by bright hues of green and dazzling white tree top dogwood flowers as you make your way into the park. Be sure to stop and enjoy the wildflowers filling the meadows. For a guided photo tour with a professional photographer, please visit www.yosemitethisyear.com/tours-transportation or see listings on page 39. LOCAL'S TIP: Plan an extra day for a less traveled trail to Chilnualna Falls in Wawona. For details visit www.yosemitethisyear.com/itineraries.

Lawson Studios

AG | WINE

Chowchilla Western Stampede Step into the wild west at the Chowchilla Western Stampede. Cowboys and cowgirls kick off three days of country western fun with a cattle drive through the heart of Chowchilla. This historical event is one of very few of its kind still occurring in the United States.

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CHILNUALNA FALLS | Debra Sutherland


100 Favorite Adventures start here … See website for full list. HISTORY | MUSEUMS

Gold Rush Take a trip back into gold rush history and learn to pan for gold at the Coarsegold Historic Village during the May and September Peddlers Fair. Explore acres of antiques and collectables as you enjoy tasty food and live entertainment.

LOCAL'S TIP:

YOSEMITE VALLEY

WALK OR BIKE

Yosemite - Valley Loop Early spring is the ideal time to witness the aweinspiring waterfalls of Yosemite at their peak. Take a stroll or hop on a bike and explore the Valley Loop Trail, and enjoy breathtaking views of iconic granite monoliths and waterfalls.

BASS LAKE | Bill Brehm

Keep an eye on the sky, and if you’re lucky you will spot the resident bald eagle soaring overhead searching for a fish of his own.

BASS LAKE

Fishing - Bald Eagle Cast your poles during an early spring fishing expedition on Bass Lake. Named by Sunset Magazine as one of the “West’s Best Lakes,” you will enjoy crystal-clear waters, fresh air and great fishing.

OUTDOOR ADVENTURE

High Country Guided Tours Get off the beaten path and enjoy a highcountry guided tour. Rumble along scenic roads on a high Sierra Jeep Tour, grab your packs for a backcountry adventure with the Southern Yosemite Mountain Guides, take a special group tour with YExplore, or enjoy a guided outdoor expedition with Lasting Adventures. See listings on page 39. Southern Yosemite Mountain Guides | Jay Ericson

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Bass Lake

#Bass Lake

CAMPGROUND

JODI TUELL

UNITS FEES/$ WATER RESERVE ELEVATION (FT)

LUPINE-CEDAR BLUFF FORKS SPRING COVE WISHON POINT

113

3500

31

3500

63

3500

47

3500

OPEN

Year Round Mid-May to Mid-Sept.

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

Visit Yosemite Madera County (Visitors Bureau)

The Pines Resort

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Camping

Sierra National Forest Campgrounds UNITS FEES/$ WATER RESERVE ELEVATION (FT)

CAMPGROUND

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

18

5800

12

7000

14

4600

6

3300

7

7000

7

4600

15

6400

12

5700

14

7000

26

5400

10

3600

11

5800

5

4800

Public Showers 

There are no showers at the campgrounds.

For a fee, public showers are available at: ∫∫ High Sierra RV Park in Oakhurst����������������������������(559)683-7662 ∫∫ Jones Store at Beasore Meadows (seasonal) ∫∫ Miller’s Landing Resort at Bass Lake���������������������(559)642-3633

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

7

4900

47

3600

7

5500

8

4100

Oakhurst (April to November)�����������������������������������(559)658-7588

18

4300

Yosemite Backcountry/Wilderness��������������������������(209)372-0740

18

4300

11

5400

30

5000

7

3800

4

5400

20

6800

8

5300

14

5800

See map on page 13 for locations

Other Madera County lakes, recreation areas and campgrounds in the Sierra Nevada foothills: Eastman Lake, Hensley Lake & San Joaquin River Gorge.

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YOSEMITE VALLEY | Chris Burkard/Massif

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North Fork/Bass Lake�����������������������������������������������(559)877-2218

Campfire Permits 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/CalFire. LOCAL'S TIP: Save a bear. Don't forget to use a bear can.

Pack It In Pack It Out Many campgrounds do not have garbage pickup, so please pack out all trash.


Visit Yosemite Madera County (Visitors Bureau)

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.

Bass Lake Recreational Resort with Cabins Bass Lake • (559)642-3145 basslake-rvresort.com High Sierra RV and Mobile Home Park Oakhurst • (559)683-7662 highsierrarv.com ad on page 42

Lakes RV & Golf Resort, The Chowchilla • (866)665-6980 thelakesrv.com

See detailed map on page 11

Sierra Vista Scenic Byway Oakhurst Elks Lodge Oakhurst • (559)683-2717 oakhurstelks.com Sierra Meadows RV Park Ahwahnee • (559)642-1343 sierrameadows.com Sierra Recreation (CLM) Bass Lake • (559)642-3212 recreation.gov Yosemite Pines RV Resort & Family Lodging Groveland • (209)962-7690 yosemitepinesrv.com

Dump Stations Forks Campground - Bass Lake

open year round, $10 fee, pay by credit/debit swipe

KOA - Yosemite South Coarsegold

Free for registered guests or $10 for dump station only, open year round������������������������������������������������� (559)683-7855

High Sierra RV & Mobile Home Park - Oakhurst

Free for registered guests or $10 for dump station only, open year round������������������������������������������������� (559)683-7662

ad on page 42

Yosemite RV Rentals Coarsegold • (559)658-5005 yosemitervrentals.com Yosemite South KOA & Cabins Coarsegold • Info: (559)683-7855 Reserve: (800)562-7606 koa.com/campgrounds/yosemite-south ad on page 17

LOCAL'S TIP: Park your RV in a gateway community and take a guided tour, see page 39.

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Calendar of Events Find additional events, dates and information online at: www.yosemitethisyear.com/whats-happening

MAY

Meet the Winemaker Weekend (800)613-0709 • Madera Wine Trail www.maderawinetrail.com 36th Annual Bass Lake Fishing Derby (559)642-3676 • Bass Lake www.basslakechamber.com 64th Annual Coarsegold Rodeo (559)683-1952 • Coarsegold www.thecoarsegoldrodeo.com Chowchilla-Madera County Fair (559)665-3728 • Chowchilla www.chowchillafair.org COARSEGOLD RODEO | Steve Montalto

FEBRUARY

Wine & Chocolate Weekend (800)613-0709 • Madera Wine Trail www.maderawinetrail.com MARCH

Annual Chowchilla Stampede & Cattle Drive (559)665-3056 • Chowchilla www.chowchillafair.org

Oakhurst Ragtime Festival (559)683-7860 • Oakhurst www.oakhurstragtimefestival.com Classic Country Music Festival (559)683-7112 • Golden Chain Theatre Oakhurst • www.goldenchaintheatre.org 9th Annual Woodcarvers Rendezvous (559)658-2405 • Oakhurst www.oakhurstwoodcarversrendezvous.com

4th of July Celebrations in Bass Lake, Chowchilla & Madera (559)683-4636 www.yosemitethisyear.com 57th Annual Logger’s Jamboree (559)877-7700 • North Fork www.north-fork-chamber.com AUGUST

46th Annual Indian Fair Days & Pow Wow (559)877-2115 • North Fork www.sierramonomuseum.org National Park Service

100th Anniversary Celebrations Yosemite National Park www.nps.gov/yose/anniversary SEPTEMBER

26th Annual Antique and Classic Wooden Boat Show (559)733-8379 • Bass Lake www.acbs-tahoe.org

Labor Day Weekend Peddler’s Fair (559)683-3900 • Coarsegold www.coarsegoldhistoricvillage.com

Memorial Day Weekend Peddler’s Fair (559)683-3900 • Coarsegold www.coarsegoldhistoricvillage.com

My Tri Kids Triathlon (559)642-3633 • Bass Lake Millers Landing www.mytribasslake.com

Central Valley Airshow – Madera 2016 Madera Municipal Airport www.centralvalleyairshow.com JUNE

APRIL

JULY

Music in the Meadow (559)642-4448 • Coarsegold www.coarsegoldhistoricmuseum.org

Madera District Fair (559)674-8511 • Madera Fairgrounds www.maderafair.com 14th Annual Kiwanis Run for the Gold Car Show (559)877-6500 • Oakhurst www.oakhurstkiwanis.org

Joaquin Murrieta Ride Madera • 559-363-2534 Bass Lake Classic Triathlon (559)683-4636 • Bass Lake www.basslaketri.com

Earth Day Oakhurst (559)683-7977 • Oakhurst Feed www.oakhurstfeed.com

South Shore Car & Boat Show (559)642-3633 Miller’s Landing, Bass Lake www.millerslanding.com

Earth Day Yosemite Yosemite National Park www.nps.gov/yose/

Hummingbird Festival and Car Show (559)760-0806 • Coarsegold www.coarsegoldchamberofcommerce.com

31st Annual Raymond Parade and Family Fun Day (559)689-3341 • Raymond www.southyosemitemuseums.org

Shadow of the Giants 50K & 20K Fun Run (559)683-7420 • Fish Camp www.bigbaztrailraces.com

Dragonfly Festival (559)665-7107 • Fossil Discovery Center, Chowchilla • www.maderamammoths.org

Sounds of Solstice (559)426-5591 • Oakhurst www.soundsofsolstice.com INDIAN FAIR DAYS | Barbara Ezell

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LOGGERS JAMBOREE | Steve Montalto

SEPTEMBER

20th Annual Mountain Heritage Days & Parade (559)683-6570 • Oakhurst www.fresnoflatsmuseum.org Bass Lake Home Tour (559)642-3037 • Bass Lake www.basslakehometour.com 17th Annual Chowchilla Chamber Classic Car Show (559)665-5603 • Chowchilla www.chowchillachamber.org Smokey Bear Run/Walk Smokey Bear 1K and 2 Mile Fun Run (559)683-1770 • Bass Lake www.smokeybearrun.com OCTOBER

Celebrate Agriculture with the Arts (559)661-7005 • Madera www.maderaarts.org

BASS LAKE CLASSIC TRIATHLON | Annie Starkey

OCTOBER

NOVEMBER

Sierra Art Trails Open Studio Tour (559)658-8844 • Mountain Area www.sierraarttrails.org

Holiday Spirit Wine Trail Weekend (800)613-0709 • Madera Wine Trail www.maderavintners.com

Oakhurst Fall Festival (559)683-7766 • Oakhurst www.oakhurstchamber.com Yosemite Half Marathon (949)295-3302 • Bass Lake www.vacationraces.com 19th Annual Coarsegold Tarantula Festival (559)683-3900 • Coarsegold www.coarsegoldhistoricvillage.com NOVEMBER

Madera Pomegranate Festival (559)673-3563 • Madera www.pomegranatefestival.com

WEEKLY OR SEASONAL

DECEMBER

Christmas at Fresno Flats (559)683-6570 • Oakhurst www.fresnoflatsmuseum.org Downtown Madera Tractor Parade of Lights (559)673-3563 • Madera www.maderachamber.com

Golden Chain Theater - Live Theatre

Bass Lake Farmers Market

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

Butterfly Sanctuary Madera

BUTTERFLY SANCTUARY | Home Grown Cellars

Annual Bass Lake Tree Lighting Ceremony & Electric Parade (559)642-3121 • Bass Lake www.basslake.com

Oakhurst • (559)683-7112 • www.goldenchaintheatre.org All Year

Madera Flea Market

Madera Fairgrounds • (559)213-4554 • www.maderafleamarket.com All Year - every Wednesday & Sunday

Moonlight Special - Yosemite Mountain Sugar Pine Railroad

(559)664-8599 homegrowncellars.com Spring | Fall

Fish Camp • (559)683-7273 • www.yosemitesteamtrains.com May thru October - every Saturday June thru August - every Wednesday & Saturday

Concerts in the Park

Sizzlin’ Summer Nights Music in the Park concerts

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

(559)665-8615, ext. 1103 • ci.chowchilla.ca.us/public_info.htm June & July - Thursdays, 7:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.

Starry Summer Nights Movies in the Park

(559)665-8615, ext. 110 • ci.chowchilla.ca.us/public_info.htm June & July - Fridays, starting at dusk

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“OMG the best Tri-Tip we have ever had, we had to have it twice the same weekend.”

“Great place to go after a good hike in Yosemite.”

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 13 ROOMS

a place to provide the weary Traveler a safe haven, a warm fire, rest and a bit of nourishment so that the traveler may live to cherish another day.

INDIVIDUALLY DECORATED  PHONES, TV, PRIVATE BATHS  BREAKFAST INCLUDED  COMPLIMENTARY WINE SERVED EACH EVENING

A Victorian Flair In-room Spas or fireplaces available Uptown, near restaurants & entertainment

◆ 42071 Highway 41, Oakhurst ◆ www.houndstoothinn.com info@houndstoothinn.com

Yosemite South Campgrounds Cabins/RV/Tents Looking to get away from the hustle of the city? The Yosemite South Campground is your perfect destination for visiting Yosemite National Park 34094 Hwy 41, Coarsegold, CA 93614

25 miles to the Gate of Yosemite National Park

Reservations: (559) 683-7855 YosemiteSouthKOA@gmail.com www.YosemiteSouthKOA.com

Make Your Reservation Today!

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Summer Favorites COOK'S MEADOW

| Susan Holt

HISTORY | MUSEUMS

Loggers Jamboree, North Fork Come July, delve into another world at the Loggers Jamboree in North Fork, the exact geographic center of California. Celebrate the rich heritage this area has to offer and watch in amazement as loggers compete in traditional axe throwing, hot saws, log rolling and many more events while you enjoy live music and delicious food.

South Gate Brewing Company

AG | WINE

Quench your thirst Quench your summer thirst with a refreshing beer tasting at South Gate Brewing Company, Oakhurst's microbrewery en route to Yosemite. Bring the kids for a hand-crafted root beer while you enjoy a frothy pint of local beer, a farm-fresh menu and live music. LOGGERS JAMBOREE | Steve Montalto 18

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GLOBE ROCK | Debra Sutherland

OUTDOOR ADVENTURE

Sierra Vista Scenic Byway Globe Rock, Jones Store, Nelder Grove The Sierra Vista Scenic Byway winds through nearly 100 miles of magnificent forest wilderness, lush meadows, soaring granite domes, glacial valleys, and the exact geographic center of California in North Fork. Must-see stops include: Globe Rock, Jones Store, Fresno Dome, Shut Eye Peak and the Nelder Grove of Giant Sequoias. NELDER GROVE

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Summer Favorites

HALF DOME FROM SENTINEL DOME | Franka M. Gabler

YOSEMITE

Sentinel Dome Make your way up to Sentinel Dome to enjoy Yosemite under the light of a full moon. Begin the journey along a gentle mountain path as the sun begins to set and the sky transforms to a golden hue. Plan the trip yourself or let someone else do the navigating by joining a guided tour. See page 39 for tour options.

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LOCAL'S TIP: Take a left at the Sentinel Dome trailhead and hike to Taft Point for a spectacular photo opportunity.

TAFT POINT | Franka M. Gabler


Annie Starkey

BASS LAKE

Family Reunions Bring the whole family and enjoy a lakeside cabin rental. Spend your days relaxing in the warm sun with a cool beverage on your private deck in between splashing around in the emerald waters of Bass Lake. BASS LAKE | Franka M. Gabler

ARTS | ENTERTAINMENT

Moonlight Special Yosemite Mountain Sugar Pine Railroad Hop on board a historic steam train for a moonlight ride through the pines of the high sierra to Lewis Creek. Join around a campfire and sing along with an acoustic string ensemble to classic folk and oldies music. If you are a live theatre lover, schedule your trip to the railroad to enjoy a live moonlight Melodrama on specific dates.

Yosemite Mountain Sugar Pine Railroad

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GETAWAY

TO BEAUTIFUL BASS LAKE & YOSEMITE

With history going back to 1941, The Pines Resort and Ducey’s on the Lake are known as one of the most popular destinations in Central California. The serenity and ambiance of Bass Lake have welcomed generations of families and friends to The Pines Resort.

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mid the fragrant pines and crisp mountain air of the Sierra, discover a hidden treasure - The Pines Resort on the shores of beautiful Bass Lake. This secluded mountain retreat, just 17 miles outside of Yosemite National Park’s south gate in the Sierra National Forest offers the perfect getaway.

Guests from all over the world come here for weddings, romantic getaways, family trips, reunions, fishing trips, water sports and as a jump off point for their Yosemite adventures. Pets are also welcome as pet-friendly chalets are available so you can enjoy the great outdoors with your furry friends. Call to find out how The Pines Resort can host your next getaway or dinner.

• 84 Two-Story Chalets • 20 Luxury Suites • 7 Meeting/Event Spaces • 2 Restaurants • Pines Bar • Market + Gas Station • Spa Services • Large Pool & Hot Tub • Boat Rental On-site • Pines Village Shops

The Pines Resort 559-642-3121 54432 Road 432 Bass Lake, CA 93604 www.basslake.com


LOCAL'S TIP: Weddings inside Yosemite require a special-use permit. Be sure to plan ahead. www.nps.gov/yose/planyourvisit/weddings.htm

Weddings

Paradise Springs & Vans Studios

Weddings in Yosemite | Madera County Choose among beautiful vineyards and orchards, resorts nestled amidst tall pines, or the beauty of Bass Lake or Yosemite as your backdrop. The options for your wedding are endless.

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Southern Yosemite

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Visit Yosemite Madera County

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WILDLIFE

Keep wildlife wild and save a bear. All the critters of Yosemite are wild and beautiful. Help us keep them that way. Yosemite National Park is home to hundreds of American black bears. These bears are incredibly curious, have an amazing sense of smell as well as voracious appetites. Did you know that storing your food properly may save a bear's life? Learn about food storage regulations online.

nps.gov/yose/planyourvisit/bears.htm

WHITE-HEADED WOODPECKER | Nancy Robbins

Brent R Paull

PET FRIENDLY

Traveling with your pet? No problem. The Sierra National Forest is very dog friendly. You can explore mile after mile of forest trails with your dog on a leash. In Yosemite, enjoy hiking along the Wawona Meadow Loop or the Valley Floor Loop. Dogs are not permitted off pavement or on other trails. For more details on pets in Yosemite visit: www.nps.gov/ yose/planyourvisit/pets.htm We have wonderful pet-friendly lodging and attractions. For a full listing visit our Pet Friendly section online.

Brent R Paull

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Pet Friendly BASS LAKE

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Fall Favorites

Paul Mullins

HISTORY | MUSEUMS

Fossil Discovery Center, National Fossil Day Visit one of the largest middlePleistocene fossil excavation sites in North America at the Fossil Discovery Center of Madera County. Get face-toface with the ancient, wild creatures of earth’s past, including the soaring bones of a giant Columbian Mammoth. We suggest planning ahead to visit on National Fossil Day. Nancy Robbins

YOSEMITE

Wawona Loop, dog friendly

TOCA MADERA WINERY

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Holiday Spirit Wine Trail Taste your way through one of America’s oldest wine growing regions during the November Holiday Spirit Weekend along the Madera Wine Trail. Savor a wide variety of award winning local wines, live music and delicious foods throughout the weekend. 28

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Invite your four legged buddy for a trot around the Wawona Meadow Loop. This dog-friendly trail is about 3.5 miles long and a wonderful location to view the changing hues of fall colors.


OUTDOOR ADVENTURE

Rock Climbing Lessons September is a wonderful time to enjoy a rock-climbing lesson with the Southern Yosemite Mountain Guides. Learn from the pros to scale granite domes and be rewarded at the top with views of remote high sierra landscapes witnessed by few others.

Sierra Art Trails

ARTS | ENTERTAINMENT

Sierra Art Trails

Southern Yosemite Mountain Guides | Colby J Brokvist

Embark on an artistic journey through the Sierra Nevadas along the Sierra Art Trails. For three days each fall, artists open their studios, homes and galleries for visitors to enjoy. You will encounter a fantastic display of art of all mediums including painting, photography, jewelry, sculpture, fiber arts, woodcarving, ceramics, glass and more.

BASS LAKE | Darvin Atkeson

BASS LAKE

Sunset Picnic Grab your picnic basket and a throw blanket and head to the beaches of Bass Lake. Enjoy peaceful nature scenes as the sun slowly sinks beneath the horizon and casts brilliant hues in a spectacular display across the water.

LOCAL'S TIP: Stay a little longer for the stars to appear and be amazed by the view without any lights around.

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Quady Winery Celebrating ™

40 years of Keeping it Sweet 1975 - 2015

• complimentary Full breakfast

• Jacuzzi suites, Jr. suites and standard king or Queen Rooms

• complimentary High speed internet access • business/Fitness center and seasonal outdoor Pool • on the Run breakfast bags

• in Room coffee-maker, microwave, Fridge, Flat screen tv, iron, ironing board and Hair dyer

3254 Airport Dr., Madera, CA 93637 559-661-0910 • Fax 559-661-0929 www.maderasuites.hamptoninn.com

Join us in our tasting room to celebrate 40 years of producing sweet wine! Moscato is our specialty: light, a little frizzante, and produced from rare Orange and Black Muscat grapes. Take the short drive to Madera and join the celebration with seasonal wine and food pairings, gifts, and special events through the end of 2016. Mon-Fri: 9-4:30 Sat & Sun: 12-4:30 Closed major holidays

Groups of 10+ and commercial tours, call ahead 800-733-8068

13181 Road 24 Madera, CA 93637 quadywinery.com

Located within walking distance to a multitude of restaurants and stores. Our rooms consist of either two queen beds or one king size bed. Our hotel features 42 newly remodeled and expansive rooms.

located in Oakhurst on Highway 41 only 14 miles from the South Gate entrance of Yosemite National Park • Free Continental Breakfast • Free High Speed Wireless Internet Access • In-Room Coffee/Mini Fridge/Microwave • Free Cable TV/HBO • Flat Screen TV In-Room • Seasonal/Outdoor Swimming Pool

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There’s no other destination like Yosemite. Where world-famous natural wonders await in all their granite glory. Where the iconic Half Dome and towering El Capitan are yours to explore. And there’s no other resort like Tenaya Lodge at Yosemite. Where you rest, play and rediscover life’s finest pleasures from the comforts of 302 guestrooms, casual and fine dining options and the world-class Ascent Spa.

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YOSEMITE

Skiing Badger Pass, Cross Country Full Moon Sledding and Tubing Be blown away by spectacular views of Yosemite covered in a blanket of twinkling white while you enjoy an array of winter sports at Badger Pass. From snowboarding to cross-country skiing under the full moon, sledding, tubing and more, you will have the time of your life.

GOLDEN CHAIN THEATRE | Brian Wilkinson

ARTS | ENTERTAINMENT

Christmas Performance at Golden Chain Theatre Love live theatre? Attend a special holiday performance at the Golden Chain Theatre. You'll enjoy a magical evening featuring gorgeous vocal arrangements during a holiday musical variety show, "Believe in Christmas." BADGER PASS | Franka M. Gabler

BASS LAKE

OUTDOOR ADVENTURE

Stargazing, Milky Way

Ice Skating and Snow Shoeing

Stargaze at the Milky Way in the high sierra along the shores of Bass Lake. Enjoy the soft sounds of nature while taking in the brilliant glow and twinkle of the stars overhead. Be sure to bring a warm snuggly blanket, some hot cocoa and great company to share this activity.

Lace up those ice skates and hit the rink at Tenaya Lodge at Yosemite, or strap on some snowshoes at The Redwoods In Yosemite and embark on an outdoor winter adventure. Tracey Anthonijsz

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Winter Favorites WAWONA | Paul Mullins

AG | WINE

Madera Candlelight Tractor Parade of Lights and Wine Stroll Celebrate Madera’s rich agricultural heritage at the one of a kind Tractor Parade of Lights! Come December, harvesters, fire trucks and farm equipment covered in holiday lights dazzle the crowd as they roll down main street. Wine aficionados are invited to stroll through the heart of downtown with a commemorative glass for a special seasonal wine tasting.

FRESNO FLATS HISTORICAL VILLAGE & PARK | Joanne Freemire

HISTORY | MUSEUMS

Christmas at Fresno Flats Celebrate Christmas by traveling back to the 19th Century at Fresno Flats Historical Village and Park. Meet Father Christmas and explore life as it would have looked during a 19th Century holiday celebration.

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Majestic Mountain Loop SEQUOIA, KINGS CANYON & YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARKS

Visit 3 of California’s National Parks in as little as 3 days! Are you interested in experiencing the best of the National Park System? Then the Majestic Mountain Loop is for you. We've created an itinerary that features three national parks in three days - or longer if you have more time. 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 much more to offer as well, including the Giant YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK | Elizabeth Christie Forest Museum and Moro Rock. Stay the night, dine and explore around the impressive Wuksachi Lodge in Sequoia. On day two, explore Kings Canyon National Park. With beautiful sites such as Roaring River Falls, 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 will be surrounded by scenic wonders at every turn, from Glacier Point to Tunnel View, Wawona Pioneer Village to Yosemite Valley. Yosemite makes for the perfect cap to your Majestic Mountain Loop Adventure.

Visit all three parks and you will have completed the Majestic Mountain Loop! www.majesticmountainloop.com KINGS CANYON NATIONAL PARK | Delaware North HAMILTON FALLS AND THE ANGEL WINGS - SEQUOIA NATIONAL PARK | Michael Ambrose

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Madera Wine Trail Events

Sample current & newly released vintages while indulging in delicious food, local art and live music. Wine lovers may purchase tickets online at MaderaWineTrail.com. Tickets are not available at the wineries.

FEBRUARY 2016 2016 Wine & Chocolate Weekend Saturday, Feb. 13 – Sunday, Feb. 14 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

MAY 2016

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NOVEMBER 2016 2016 Holiday Spirit Weekend Saturday, Nov. 12 – Sunday, Nov. 13 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. *Participating Wineries are subject to change between Wine Trail Weekend Events

Enjoy Our Tasting Rooms All Year Long


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Madera County Regions TALKING BEAR, OAKHURST | Nancy Robbins

Ahwahnee Bass Lake Chowchilla Coarsegold Fish Camp Madera Madera Ranchos North Fork Oakhurst O’Neals Raymond Wawona LOCAL'S TIP: Stop at the world-famous Talking Bear in Oakhurst for a fun photo op.

BASS LAKE

AHWAHNEE

Second only to Yosemite in terms of popularity, Bass Lake is a popular vacation spot year-round. The sapphire water surrounded by towering pine trees makes for a vacation destination matched only in the wealth of activities offered. Named by Sunset Magazine as one of the "West's Best Lakes," Bass Lake is renowned for excellent fishing, hiking trails, and warm waters.

Named after an indigenous tribe, Ahwahnee (uh-wah-nee) is a quaint town located in the foothills of the Sierra Nevada. Just a half hour from the southern entrance to Yosemite, Ahwahnee is known for its charming bed and breakfasts located amidst a peaceful mountain setting.

OAKHURST

Chowchilla is home to many youth sporting events, golf courses and beautiful city parks. Fun events like the annual Chowchilla Stampede celebrate the town's heritage, featuring a cattle drive down the city’s main street (See page 8). Chowchilla is also the site for the annual County Fair, boasting well-known performers and an authentic country western experience.

The Oakhurst region has a reputation for housing more artists per capita than anywhere else in the United States, and offers a unique cultural experience to guests. In addition, Oakhurst is home to central California's only five-diamond lodging choice and five-star restaurant: Erna's Elderberry House and Chateau du Sureau.

CHOWCHILLA

YOSEMITE VALLEY FLOOR TOUR

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COARSEGOLD

NORTH FORK | O’NEAL’S

Find history in abundance in Coarsegold, specifically at the Coarsegold Historic Museum. The museum features artifacts from the 1800s, as well as buildings from the same era. Leave a little time to shop at the Coarsegold Historic Village for unique gifts, food items, and more. It is also home to great events, like the annual Coarsegold Tarantula Festival and Peddler's Fair (see events on page 14).

Stand in the exact geographic center of California in the small mountain town of North Fork. Beautiful landscapes encompass a community rich in history and tribal culture. Explore the Sierra Mono Indian Museum, one of the few Native American owned-andoperated museums in the country. North Fork is a great starting point for the Sierra Vista Scenic Byway (see page 19 for details).

RAYMOND Once serving as the last stop on the route to Yosemite, this historic town offers an authentic peek into California’s past. Most notably, Teddy Roosevelt passed through Raymond on his voyage to Yosemite. Explore the Charles Miller Museum and the Raymond General Store. For outdoor recreation, be sure to make a side trip to Eastman Lake for some excellent fishing.

MADERA | MADERA RANCHOS Named for the lumber that was felled in the High Sierra and brought to the city years ago, Madera is home to fertile fields that offer ample opportunity for agritourism exploration. Stop at Home Grown Cellars, an active pomegranate farm and butterfly sanctuary, to enjoy a trolley ride through the orchards. In town, the Madera County Courthouse Museum delivers a rich historical experience to visitors. Built in the 1900s, this museum was once an operating courthouse.

PHOTO SAFARI YOSEMITE

Tours & Transportation Central California Explorations & Majestic Mountain Loop Fresno • (559)298-8528 centralcaliforniaexplorations.com Discover Yosemite Oakhurst • (800)585-0565 discoveryosemite.com ad on page 16

Fresno Yosemite International Airport (FAT) Fresno (559)621-4500 • flyfresno.com ad on page 4

Hertz Rent-a-Car - Oakhurst (559)692-2277 • hertz.com Lasting Adventures, Inc. Groveland • (800)513-8651 lastingadventures.org Photo Safari/Yosemite Mountain Shuttle Oakhurst • (559)760-6124 photosafariyosemite.com Rose's Starlight Taxi Coarsegold • (559)641-6641 Sierra Jeep Tours Fish Camp • (559)479-5915 SierraJeepTours.com

FISH CAMP

Southern Yosemite Mountain Guides - Oakhurst (559]642-2817 • symg.com

At the doorstep of Yosemite, Fish Camp is home to a selection of beautiful bed and breakfasts as well as a world renowned, full-service resort. One of the most popular attractions in the region is the Yosemite Mountain Sugar Pine Railroad. Two Shay Locomotives from the early 1900s take you on a journey to a time when men harvested lumber to fuel the industrial revolution. See the very tools used by loggers more than 100 years ago and pan for gold to experience how the '49ers tried to earn a living long ago (see page 21).

Tour de Yosemite/Crossroads Tours - Oakhurst • (559)658-8687 tourdeyosemite.com YExplore Yosemite Adventures Yosemite • (209)532-7014 yexplore.com YARTS - Yosemite Area Regional Transportation System Public Transit • yarts.com ad on page 47

Yosemite Private Tours Ahwahnee • (559]868-3486 yosemitecustomtours.com MADERA COUNTY COURTHOUSE MUSEUM | Nancy Robbins yosemitethisyear.com | ysvb@yosemitethisyear.com

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Award-winning wines · Handcrafted in the Heart of California CRU Wine Company’s two labels—CRU and Mariposa—deliver premium wines from some of the best family owned and operated vineyards in California’s Central Coast and Central Valley. Together with this dedicated network of growers, our wines are styled with a deft and subtle winemaking hand, representing a marriage of varietal selection and winemaking artistry.

559.673.6372 | 20146 ROAD 21 · MADERA, CA 93637 WWW.CRUWINECOMPANY.COM LOCATED IN MADERA JUST WEST OF HIGHWAY 99 & AVENUE 20 FACEBOOK.COM/CRUWINECO Visit the beautiful CRU Wine Company tasting room daily from 11 AM-5 PM. Mention this ad and receive a complimentary tasting for 2.

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

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Credits Kristal Leonard

Our thanks to all of the photographers who submitted photos for this publication

ADDITIONAL PHOTOS PROVIDED COURTESY OF:

2016 VISITORS GUIDE PHOTOGRAPHERS:

Annie Starkey

Franka M. Gabler

Paul Mullins

Barbara Ezell

Joanne Freemire

Steve Montalto

Brent R Paull

Jodi Tuell

Annie Starkey Photography anniestarkey.com barbezell.com

joanne.freemire@yahoo.com

Brent Paull Photography amwestphoto.com

Brian Wilhite

tuelltime55@gmail.com

Kristal Leonard

White Cloud Photography, whitecloudphotography.com

Chris Burkard/Massif Chris Burkard Studio chrisburkard.com

Darvin Atkeson

yosemitelandscapes.com

Debra Sutherland

Franka M. Gabler Photography frankagabler.com

Kristal Leonard Photography isntthatbeautiful.com

Martin Nunez

Martin Nunez Photography martinnunezphotography.com

Mathew Tekulsky

mathewtekulsky.com

Michael Ambrose

goatgal11@netptc.net

Michael Ambrose Photography michaelambrose.com

Elizabeth Christie

Nancy Robbins

myfynx@gmail.com

Nancy Robbins Photography robbinsphotography.com

• Al Golub • Bettes Yosemite Bed & Breakfast

Mullins Studio paulmullinsphoto.com

• Bill Brehm • Brian Wilkinson

HighMountain Images highmountainimages.com

Sierra Star

• Colby J Brokvist

Susan Holt

Southern Yosemite Mountain Guides

Susan Holt Photography susanholtphotography.com

• Delaware North

Susan L Stevenson

• Home Grown Cellars

Susan L Stevenson Photographer susanstevenson.com

Tracey Anthonijsz

• Jay Ericson Southern Yosemite Mountain Guides

• Madera County EDC

bluefairydust89@gmail.com

• National Archives

Victoria Hughes

Deadwood Digital flickr.com/victoriahughes

• Paradise Springs & Vans Studios

William McIntosh

• Sierra Jeep Tours

• Sierra Art Trails

William McIntosh Photography williammcintoshphotography.com

• South Gate Brewing Company • Visit Yosemite | Madera County

Sierra Star® the McClatchy Company,® SierraStar.com

• Yosemite Mountain Sugar Pine Railroad

Publisher: Betty E. Linn publisher@sierrastar.com • Design & Layout: Lisa Baker lbaker@sierrastar.com

• Yosemite Trails Saddle & Sleigh Co.

©2016 Visit Yosemite | Madera County® All rights reserved. Writer: Kim Lawson • Creative Consultants: Adrienne Thomas & Rhonda Salisbury

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Victoria Hughes

Golf Courses Pheasant Run Golf Club

Chowchilla • (559)665-3411 www.pheasantrungolfclub.com

Madera Municipal Golf Course Madera • (559)675-3504 www.maderamuni.com

River Creek Golf Course

Ahwahnee • (559)683-5600 www.rivercreekgolfcourse.com

Wawona Golf Course

Wawona • (209)375-6572 www.yosemitepark.com


DINER, GRILL & CAFE

Tenaya Lodge: Parkside Deli www.tenayalodge.com Fish Camp • (888)514-2167 ad on page 31

Dining

Tenaya Lodge: Timberloft Pizzeria www.tenayalodge.com Fish Camp • (888)514-2167 ad on page 31 Yosemite Mountain Sugar Pine Railroad Station Sandwhich Shop www.ymsprr.com • Fish Camp (559)683-7273 ad on inside front colver EUROPEAN CUISINE

South Gate Brewing Company

Erna's Elderberry House www.chateausureau.com/restaurant.html Oakhurst • (559)683-6800

DINER, GRILL & CAFE

Hilmar Cheese Company Cafe www.hilmarcheese.com Hilmar • (209) 656-1196 • (800)577-5772 June Bug Cafe at Yosemite Bug www.yosemitebug.com • Midpines (209) 966-6666 • (866) 826-7108 South Gate Brewing Company

AMERICAN CUISINE

Crab Cakes Restaurant & Roman's Bar www.crabcakesrestaurant.com Oakhurst • (559)641-7667 Ducey's on the Lake (The Pines Resort) www.basslake.com/dining.aspx Bass Lake • (559)642-3131 ad on page 22 Narrow Gauge Inn Restaurant (seasonal) • www.narrowgaugeinn.com Fish Camp • (559)683-6446 ad on page 42 Tenaya Lodge: Embers www.tenayalodge.com Fish Camp • (888)514-2167

ad on page 31

Tenaya Lodge: Sierra Restaurant www.tenayalodge.com Fish Camp • (888)514-2167 ad on page 31 The Vineyard Restaurant & Bar www.vineyardrestaurant.com Madera • (559)674-0923 Yosemite Gateway Inn Restaurant & Lounge www.yosemitegatewayinn.com/dining.aspx Oakhurst • (559)641-2477 ad on page 48

Miller's Landing Resort (seasonal) www.millerslanding.com Bass Lake • (559)642-3633 ad on page 10 Mike's Iron Horse BBQ www.facebook.com/Mikes-Iron-HorseBBQ-441315102672306/ Oakhurst • (559)683-5835 ad on page 16 Pines Village Bakery-Pizzeria www.facebook.com/pinesbakery Bass Lake • (559)641-5550 River Creek Sports Bar & Grill www.rivercreekgolfcourse.com Ahwahnee • (559)683-5600 South Gate Brewing Company & Restaurant www.southgatebrewco.com Oakhurst • (559)692-2739 Tenaya Lodge: Jackalope's Bar & Grill www.tenayalodge.com Fish Camp • (888)514-2167 ad on page 31

ITALIAN CUISINE

Di Cicco's Italian Restaurant www.diciccos.com/ca/oakhurst/41 Oakhurst • (559)641-5588 MEXICAN CUISINE

Casa Velasco Mexican Restaurant www.facebook.com/CasaVelasco Bass Lake • (559)683-2272 STEAKHOUSE

Branding Iron Steakhouse & Saloon @ Sierra Sky Ranch www.sierraskyranch.com Oakhurst • (559)658-2644 ad on page 17 SWEETS & NUTS

Ashjan's House of Olives Madera • (559)871-0352 Reimer's Candies & Gifts & Ice Cream www.reimerscandies.com/home.html Oakhurst • (559)642-3232 ad on page 37 Valley Pistachio Country Store www.valleypistachio.com Madera • (800)694-0030

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DINER, GRILL & CAFE

Buckhorn Restaurant & Saloon www.buckhornsaloon.net North Fork • (559)877-8700 Denny's locations.dennys.com/CA/OAKHURST/248806 Oakhurst • (559)683-2000 Ducey's Bar & Grill (The Pines Resort) www.basslake.com/dining.aspx Bass Lake • (559)642-3131 ad on page 22 The Forks Resort Restaurant (seasonal) • www.theforksresort.com Bass Lake • (559)642-3737 ad on page 23

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Lodging Restaurant Onsite Pet Friendly Swimming Pool Breakfast Included

AVERAGE RATE

$ under $100 $$ 100 to $200 $$$ over $200

MULTIPLE LOCATIONS Yosemite Sierra Bed & Breakfast Association (559)642-6105 • yosemitebnblodging.com

AHWAHNEE Apple Blossom Inn Bed & Breakfast 44606 Silver Spur Trail, Ahwahnee, CA 93601 (888)687-4281 • (559)642-2001 appleblossombb.com $$ 4 units Nature’s Inn Bed & Breakfast 44625 Silver Spur Trail, Ahwahnee, CA 93601 (866)789-0123 • (559)641-2444 naturesinnbnb.com $$ 5 units Sierra Home Rentals 40307 Highway 41, Oakhurst, CA 93644 559)683-RENT (7368) sierrahomerentals.com ad on page 26 Sierra Mountain Lodge 45046 Fort Nip Trail, Ahwahnee, CA 93601 (559)683-7673 • sierramountainlodge.com $$ 7 units Homestead Cottages 41110 Road 600 , Ahwahnee, CA 93601 (559)683-0495 • homesteadcottages.com $$ to $$$ 6 units Warm & Wonderful and Equestrian Estate & Guest House 41255 Riverbend Lane, Ahwahnee, CA 93601 (559)642-4748 • warmandwonderful.net $$$ 2 units

Miller’s Landing Resort 37976 Road 222, Wishon, CA 93669 (559)642-3633 • millerslanding.com $$ to $$$ 12 units ad on page10 Mount’s Bass Lake Log Cabin Bass Lake, CA 93604 • (805)434-1811 basslakelogcabin.com $$$ 1 unit Soothing Solitude in 2 View Cabins (Idyllic Mountain Rental) 36300 Road 222, Bass Lake, CA 93669 (818)399-0984 • vrbo.com/3787182ha $$ to $$$ 2 units The Forks Resort 39150 Road 222, Bass Lake, CA 93604 (559)642-3737 • theforksresort.com $$ to $$$ 13 units ad on page 23 The Greene’s Cabin 37671 Shoreline Pl., Bass Lake, CA 93604 (714)883-3778 • imagedynam.com/cabin/cabin.html $$$ 1 unit The Pines Resort 54432 Road 432, Bass Lake, CA 93604 (800)350-7463 • basslake.com $$ 106 units ad on page 22

BASS LAKE

CHOWCHILLA

Bass Lake Cabin Near Yosemite 40268 Road 222, Bass Lake, CA 93604 (408)482-2667 • vrbo.com/248275 $$ 1 unit

Days Inn - Gateway to Yosemite 220 E Robertson Blvd, Chowchilla, CA 93610 (559)665-4821 • daysinn.com/chowchilla $ 30 units

Bass Lake Cabin Rentals (Bass Lake Vacation Rentals) P.O. Box 2325, Oakhurst, CA 93644 (559)642-2211 • basslakereservations.com $$ 3 units

Holiday Inn Express & Suites - Yosemite Park Area 309 Prosperity Blvd, Chowchilla, CA 93610 (559)665-3300 • hiyosemitepark.com $ 63 units

Bass Lake Home Rentals P.O. Box 955, North Fork, CA 93643 (559)877-4061 • basslakehomerentals.com $$ to $$$ 45 units Bass Lake Realty Vacation Rentals P.O. Box 349, Bass Lake, CA 93604 (559)642-3600 • basslakerealty.com $$ to $$$ 72 units ad on page 4 Bass Lake Vacation Rentals 54299 North Shore Rd (Rd 432), Bass Lake, CA 93604 (559)642-2288 • basslakevacations.com $$ to $$$ 77 units Marc’s Bass Lake Vacation Rentals P.O. Box 403, Bass Lake, CA 93604 (559)658-5611 • marcsbasslakevacationrentals.com $$ to $$$ 6 units 44

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COARSEGOLD Black Hawk Lodge 27694 Highway 41, Coarsegold, CA 93614 (559)868-3596 • black-hawk-lodge.com $ 12 units Chukchansi Gold Resort & Casino 711 Lucky Lane, Coarsegold, CA 93614 (866)794-6946 • chukchansigold.com $$ 402 units Mountain Trail Lodge Vacation Rentals 42150 Highway 41 , Oakhurst, CA 93644 (559) 479-5698 • yosemitemountaintraillodge.com Ravensbrook Bed & Breakfast 37621 Ravensbrook Way, Coarsegold, CA 93614 (559)683-4792 • ravensbrook-yosemite.com $$ 2 units

Sierra Home Rentals 40307 Highway 41, Oakhurst, CA 93644 (559) 683-RENT (7368) sierrahomerentals.com ad on page 26

FISH CAMP Bette’s Yosemite Bed & Breakfast (Pictured above) 1248 Highway 41, Fish Camp, CA 93623 (559)683-2584 • bettesyosemitebnb.com $$ 2 units Big Creek Inn Bed & Breakfast 1221 Highway 41, Fish Camp, CA 93623 (559)641-2828 • yosemiteinn.com $$ to $$$ 3 units Little Ahwahnee Inn 7610 Forest Drive , Fish Camp, CA 93623 (559)683-5052 • littleahwahneeinn.com $$$ 2 units Logger’s Retreat Off Highway 41 near Fish Camp (626)798-1094 • loggersretreat.com $$$ 1 unit Narrow Gauge Inn 48571 Highway 41, Fish Camp, CA 93623 (888)644-9050 • (559)683-7720 narrowgaugeinn.com $$ to $$$ 26 units ad on page 42 Sierra Home Rentals 40307 Highway 41, Oakhurst, CA 93644 (559) 683-RENT (7368) sierrahomerentals.com ad on page 26 Tenaya Lodge at Yosemite 1122 Highway 41, Fish Camp, CA 93623 (888)322-5495 302 units $$ to $$$ ad on page 31

MADERA Casa Grande Motel 12390 Golden State Blvd, Madera, CA 93637 (559)674-6703 $ 37 units Hampton Inn & Suites Hotel 3254 Airport Drive, Madera, CA 93637 (559)661-0910 • maderasuites.hamptoninn.com $$ 76 units ad on page 30 Holiday Inn Express 2290 Market Place Dr, Madera, CA 93637 (559)661-7400 • hiexpress.com/hotels/us/en/ madera/maeca/hoteldetail $$ 62 units


Americas Best Value Inn & Suites 22683 Avenue 18 ½, Madera, CA 93637 (559)675-8697 • americasbestvalueinn.com $ 40 units Quality Inn 317 North G Street, Madera, CA 93637 (559)664-0100 • choicehotels.com/california/ madera/quality-inn-hotels/ca876?hotel=CA876 $ 90 units Springhill Suites by Marriott Madera 1219 East Almond Ave, Madera, CA 93637 (559)664-9800 • marriott.com/hotels/travel/ fatmd-springhillsuites-madera $$ 88 units Super 8 - Madera 1855 West Cleveland Ave, Madera, CA 93637 (559)661-1131 • super8.com $ 80 units

NORTH FORK Backcountry Haven 34323 Bear Clover Circle, North Fork, CA 93643 (415)485-2994 • backcountryhaven.com $$$ 1 unit Cascadel House 59731 Cascadel Dr, North Fork, CA 93643 (559) 977-0147 • vrbo.com/179989 $$$ 1 unit Lyn Mar Pond Guest Ranch 60072 Mammoth Pool Rd, North Fork CA 93643 (559)877-7260 • lynmarpondranch.com $$ to $$$ 3 units Sierra Home Rentals 40307 Highway 41, Oakhurst, CA 93644 (559) 683-RENT (7368) sierrahomerentals.com ad on page 26 South Fork Motel 57714 Road 225, North Fork, CA 93643 (559)877-2237 • (559)676-7766 4 units - $ Wisdom Retreat House 34512 Road 274, North Fork, CA 93643 (559)877-3776 • wisdomretreats.us $$ 1 unit

OAKHURST A Bed of Roses 43547 Whispering Pines Dr, Oakhurst, CA 93644 (559)692-2100 • abedofrosesyosemite.com $$ 4 units A Haven of Rest Bed & Breakfast 39681 Pine Ridge Rd, Oakhurst, CA 93644 (559)642-2617 • havenofrestbnb.com $$$ 2 units Americas Best Value Inn -Yosemite 48800 Royal Oaks Dr, Oakhurst, CA 93644 (800)658-2888 • abviyosemite.com $$ 70 units ad on page 40 Best Western PLUS - Yosemite Gateway Inn 40530 Highway 41, Oakhurst, CA 93644 (800)545-5462 • (559)683-2378 • yosemitegatewayinn.com $$ 133 units ad on page 48 Casa Rio Vacation Rental Home 42315 Highway 41, Oakhurst, CA 93644 (805)444-0978 • vrbo.com/217299 1 unit Cedar View Cottage 42903 Country Club Dr E, Oakhurst, CA 93644 (559)760-9182 • vrbo.com/447130 $$$ 1 unit Chateau du Sureau 48688 Victoria Lane, Oakhurst, CA 93644 (559)683-6860 • chateausureau.com $$$ 10 units + villa HORSETAIL FALL | Franka M. Gabler

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Comfort Inn Yosemite Area 40489 Highway 41, Oakhurst, CA 93644 (800)4-CHOICE • (559)683-8282 • choicehotels.com 117 units $$ ad on page 26 Eastwood Escape Oakhurst, CA 93644 • (559) 284-8207 vrbo.com/460052 $$ 1 unit Evergreen Haus Yosemite / Sierra 43552 Whispering Pines Dr, Oakhurst, CA 93644 (559)641-2220 • evergreenhaus.net $$ 4 units Heaven’s Gate near Yosemite 40316 Jean Rd West, Oakhurst, CA 93644 (818)702-0466 • airbnb.com/rooms/1747761 $$$ 1 unit Hounds Tooth Inn 42071 Highway 41, Oakhurst, CA 93644 (559)642-6600 • houndstoothinn.com $$ to $$$ 14 units ad on page 17

BASS LAKE | Elizabeth Christie

Huff and Puff Cottage 51052 Bon Veu Dr, Oakhurst, CA 93644 (559)240-2823 • homeaway.com/292051 $$ 1 unit Lauri Lane Mountain House 45512 Lauri Lane, Oakhurst, CA 93644 (559)786-2220 • (559)738-8105 flipkey.com/oakhurst-vacation-rentals/p580176 $$ 1 unit Little Red Caboose 45199 Big Oak Lane, Oakhurst, CA 93644 (559)760-7607 flipkey.com/oakhurst-vacation-rentals/p288584 $$ 1 unit Mountain Hospitality – cabin Oakhurst, CA • airbnb.com/rooms/7110210 $$ 1 unit Mountain Trail Lodge Vacation Rentals 42150 Highway 41 , Oakhurst, CA 93644 (559)479-5698 • (248)376-6385 yosemitemountaintraillodge.com Oakhurst Lodge 40302 Highway 41, Oakhurst, CA 93644 (559)683-4417 • theoakhurstlodge.com $$ 33 units ad on page 6 Old Yosemite Road Cabin Oakhurst, CA 93644 • (310)728-6158 far-meadow.com 1 unit Ople’s Guest House 41118 Highway 41, Oakhurst, CA 93644 (559)760-0866 • oplesguesthouse.com $ 2 units Paradise Springs 52770 Road 632, Oakhurst, CA 93644 (559)642-2613 • ParadiseSprings Mountain.com $$$ 5 units Pine Rose Inn Bed & Breakfast 41703 Road 222, Oakhurst, CA 93644 (559)642-2800 • pineroseinn.com $$ 9 units ad on page 31 Queen’s Inn by the River - Lodging, Wine Bar and Idle Hour Winery 41139 Highway 41, Oakhurst, CA 93644 (559)683-4354 • queensinn.com $$ 8 units ad on page 40 Sierra Home Rentals 40307 Highway 41, Oakhurst, CA 93644 (559) 683-RENT (7368) sierrahomerentals.com ad on page 26 Sierra Sky Ranch 50552 Road 632, Oakhurst, CA 93644 (559) 683-8040 • sierraskyranch.com $$ 16 units ad on page 17 Stewart-Nelson Family Cabin 43126 E Sugar Pine Drive, Oakhurst, CA 93644 (916)425-4187 • vrbo.com/282823 $$ 1 unit

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Suite Yosemite Hwy 41 & Bass Lake Road, Oakhurst, CA 93644 (559)683-7847 • suiteyosemite.com $$ 2 units Yosemite’s Scenic Wonders Southgate Vacation Rentals 7403 Yosemite Park Way, Yosemite, CA 95389 (800)496-7364 • yosemite-basslake.com Yosemite Mountain Rentals - Fire Escape Cabin Oakhurst, CA 93644 • (831)818-3026 vbro.com/230982 $$ 1 unit

Ride YARTS to Yosemite A Great Choice In Any Season

Yosemite Sierra Inn 40662 Highway 41, Oakhurst, CA 93644 (877) 642-2525 • (559)642-2525 yosemitesierrainn.com $$ 42 units ad on page 30 Yosemite Sierra View Bed & Breakfast 39060 Highway 41, Oakhurst, CA 93644 (559)683-7650 • yosemitesierraview.com $$ 3 units Yosemite Skyway 43116 W Sugar Pine Dr, Oakhurst, CA 93644 (559)683-2812 • yosemiteskyway.com $$ 3 units Yosemite Southgate Hotel & Suites 40644 Highway 41, Oakhurst, CA 93644 (559)683-3555 • yosemitesouthgate.com $$ 81 units ad on page 31 Yosemite Vulture’s View Bed & Breakfast 39045 John West Rd, Oakhurst, CA 93644 (559)683-8470 • yosemitevulturesviewbandb.com $$ 3 units Yosemite’s Mountain Trail Lodge 42150 Highway 41, Oakhurst, CA 93644 (559)479-5698 • yosemitemountaintraillodge.com $ 10 units

PUBLIC TRANSIT TO YOSEMITE

Convenient • Comfortable Economical www.YARTS.com

Yosemite Area Regional Transportation System

Yosemite’s Suite Retreat Vacation Rentals 40901 Hodges Hill Drive, Oakhurst, CA 93644 (559)683-4183 • vrbo.com/359315 $$ 2 units

YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK AND NEIGHBORING AREAS Yosemite National Park Accommodations Red’s Meadow Resort & Pack Station 1 Red’s Meadow Cir, Mammoth Lakes, CA 93546 (760)934-2345 • redsmeadow.com $$ 10 units Sierra Home Rentals 40307 Highway 41, Oakhurst, CA 93644 (559) 683-RENT (7368) sierrahomerentals.com ad on page 26 The Redwoods in Yosemite | Year-Round Vacation Homes, Wedding & Event Center 8038 Chilnualna Falls Rd, Wawona, CA 95389 (877)437-4675 • redwoodsinyosemite.com $$ to $$$ 132 units ad on page 6 Yosemite’s Enchanted Forest Vacation Rental Yosemite West, CA • (949)632-5342 enchantedyosemite.com Yosemite’s Scenic Wonders Vacation Rentals 7403 Yosemite Park Way, Yosemite, CA 95389 (888)YOSEMITE (967-3648) • scenicwonders.com $$$ 64 units Yosemite Bug Rustic Mountain Resort & Hostel 6979 Highway 140, Midpines, CA 95345 (209)966-6666 • yosemitebug.com $ to $$$ 52 units Yosemite West Cottages/ Yosemite West Lodging, Inc. P.O. Box 36, Yosemite National Park, CA 95389 (559)642-2211 • yosemitewestreservations.com $$ to $$$ 12 units

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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) 641-2477


Explore All Madera County & Yosemite Have To Offer

MUSEUMS & HISTORICAL SITES | Barbara Ezell

BASS LAKE | Madera County EDC

MIRROR LAKE | Susan L Stevenson

WINTER FUN | Yosemite Trails Saddle & Sleigh Co.

ART & ENTERTAINMENT | Annie Starkey

OUTDOOR ADVENTURE | Sierra Jeep Tours

MAJESTIC MOUNTAIN LOOP | Delaware North | SEQUOIA NATIONAL PARK

WINERIES & AGRI-TOURISM | Jarrod Lyman

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