News & Events

Yosemite National Park Continues to Welcome Visitors to the Park

October 21, 2013

Yosemite News Release October 21, 2013 For Immediate Release Media Contacts: Scott Gediman 209-372-0248 Kari Cobb 209-372-0529 Yosemite National Park to Celebrate Future Anniversary Events in Gateway Communities Yosemite National Park Continues to Welcome Visitors to the Park Fall pageantry and warm temperatures invite visitors back to a reopened Yosemite. “Visitors are thrilled to be… Read more »

Yosemite National Park Shutdown

October 7, 2013

SHUTDOWN SPECIALS: Updated on Monday, October 7th, 2013 As a result of the Federal Government shutdown, Yosemite National Park remains closed. During the shutdown, park activities are not available and all trails are closed. Through-traffic is permitted along all main roads into and out of the park, but no stopping or recreation in the park… Read more »

Yosemite, Gold, and Grapes

September 7, 2013

Casto Oaks 10th Anniversary. People were attracted to the Yosemite region long before they knew Yosemite even existed. Read More »

Mariposa County Fair

August 30, 2013

08/30/2013 – 09/01/2013 “Having Fun and Preserving Traditions” All tickets go on sale June 1st and can be purchased in person or by calling 209.966.2432 and using your credit card. Visit the Official Mariposa County Fair website.

The Making of Yosemite

August 13, 2013

Leader of the first tourist expedition into Yosemite in 1855, James Mason Hutchings became a tireless promoter of the valley—and of himself. Seeking to create an alternative to California’s Gold Rush social chaos, Hutchings whetted the public enthusiasm for this unspoiled land by mass producing a lithograph of Yosemite Falls, while his Hutchings’ California Magazine… Read more »

O.A.R.S. Yosemite National Park Tours

March 6, 2013

Here are some fun California rafting getaways just outside of Yosemite National Park! O.A.R.S. offers one- to three-day Merced River rafting & Tuolumne River rafting trips for active travelers of all ages and abilities, including kids as young as 9 years. All trips include expert guides and top-notch equipment from the company recognized by National Geographic as… Read more »

O.A.R.S. Yosemite National Park Hiking

Raft the world-renowned Class IV Tuolumne River, then hike amidst Yosemite National Park’s countless waterfalls, giant sequoia groves and most-famous granite monoliths. Based in the Sierra Foothills, O.A.R.S. offers a six-day package that combines white water rafting with four days of intermediate to advanced hiking. For active travelers of all ages and abilities – including… Read more »

State Park’s Mining and Mineral Museum to Reopen Following Robbery

November 10, 2012

  Following the robbery that took place last month at the California State Mining and Mineral Museum in Mariposa, the museum is opening its doors to the public again today Friday November 9, 2012.  The Museum hours will be Thursday through Sunday, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.    In response to the robbery, it was… Read more »

15th Annual Apple Picking Event

October 8, 2012

  Yosemite National Park Bear – Human Incidents Dramatically Reduced Park Invites News Media to Cover the 15th Annual Apple Picking Event What: Black bear – human incidents in Yosemite National Park have been reduced approximately 90 percent since 1998 (an incident is defined as an interaction between a bear and a person or property). Additionally,… Read more »

Half Dome Cables To Be Taken Down in Yosemite National Park

October 3, 2012

  The Half Dome Cables will be taken down for the season on Tuesday, October 9, 2012.  The cables are taken down each October for the fall and winter season.  The cables are proposed to be put back in place in the spring of 2013, as conditions permit.     Visitors are strongly advised against… Read more »

Yosemite National Park to Celebrate National Public Lands Day

September 19, 2012

Park Entrance Fees Waived for the Day On Saturday, September 29, 2012 Yosemite National Park will celebrate National Public Lands Day. In commemoration of this special day, the park will waive park entrance fees for all park visitors.

Latest Hantavirus Information from Yosemite National Park

September 5, 2012

Attached is the 9/4/2012 information from NPS, CDC Hantavirus Fact Sheet from YNP 9-4-2012 Hantavirus Flyer Rodents & Hantavirus flyer Attached are three PDF files the NPS has requested Yosemite Gateway Partners to distribute.  Please consider distributing to your friends and contacts, particularly those who contact travelers to our region.  One is the very latest… Read more »

Yosemite and Mariposa County Events – Sept & Oct

August 31, 2012

There are a variety of great events coming up in September and October. Check out the event planner from Yosemite Mariposa County Tourism Bureau for more information www.yosemiteexperience.com Mariposa County Fair – 08/31/2012 – 09/03/2012 “Having Fun and Preserving Traditions”… Old Fashion Grape Stomp – 09/08/2012 Celebrate the Harvest!… History Talk – Town of Mariposa… Read more »

Yosemite Conservancy to Fund Youth Programs with $1.3 Million

August 24, 2012

Youth in Yosemite Programs for Young People of All Ages Build The Next Generation of Environmental Stewards and Improve Yosemite National Park An innovative program that inspires underserved children to care for the outdoors using photography as a teaching tool and another that encourages teenagers to seek careers as environmental stewards though hands-on internships are among nine… Read more »

Celebrate 96th Birthday of National Park Service on Sat, Aug 25, 2012 in Yosemite

August 20, 2012

Yosemite National Park will celebrate the 96th birthday of the National Park Service (NPS) by holding a series of activities focused on “What NPS Rangers do” on Saturday, August 25, 2012.  The activities will be held at the Yosemite Valley Visitor Center from 9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. and will include presentations on Search and… Read more »

Google Maps Now Provide 360-degree Virtual Tour Of Yosemite

July 18, 2012

People around the world can now appreciate the beauty and timelessness of the wilderness through Street View. Google recently added 360-degree panoramic imagery for five of California’s national parks—including Yosemite—to Google Maps. With the Street View of Yosemite National Park, you can visit historic Inspiration Point, the site famously photographed by Ansel Adams in “Clearing… Read more »

John Muir Geotourism Center Honors Muir’s Walk to Yosemite

April 16, 2012

COULTERVILLE, California. January 12, 2012 — John Muir’s spirit of exploration and education will be renewed by the creation of the John Muir Geotourism Center (JMGC), according to this newly formed non-profit group. A new $75,000 donation will allow admirers of John Muir to seek additional developmental funds for a specialized center built around the… Read more »

John Muir Geotourism Center Honors Muir’s Walk to Yosemite

January 22, 2012

  COULTERVILLE, California. January 12, 2012 — John Muir’s spirit of exploration and education will be renewed by the creation of the John Muir Geotourism Center (JMGC), according to this newly formed non-profit group. A new $75,000 donation will allow admirers of John Muir to seek additional developmental funds for a specialized center built around… Read more »