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  • Yosemite Mariposa County this summer is more accessible than ever for Californians! Of course, Mariposa County is not only the Home of Yosemite, but also offers a treasure trove of things to do outside the park.

  • By now you’re aware of Yosemite National Park’s temporary Day Use Reservation system which requires all visitors to Yosemite to either have an in-park lodging reservation or a day-use reservation from recreation.gov to enter the park. With almost a third of passes issued just seven days in advance, spontaneous trip planning doesn’t have to feel unorganized or last minute.

  • Bring the family out for a celebration of butterflies at the annual Mariposa Butterfly Festival. Kids of all ages enjoy the parade, music, delicious food and the much-anticipated butterfly release. New this year – a classic car and truck show with categories like “My daddy would be proud”. Hope we’ll see you there!

  • Get schooled about the prime fishing in Yosemite Mariposa County. From playful mountain streams filled with trout to the calm expanse of lakes like McClure and McSwain, this is an angler’s paradise. If you’re casting about for the perfect place for your next fishing getaway, look no further.

  • A visit to the California Mining and Mineral Museum is truly worth its weight in gold for its fascinating insights into the CA geology that has shaped so much of the state’s history. If nothing else, be sure to stop in to view the largest mass of crystalline gold – 13.8 pounds.

  • Savor the sights, beat the heat, and add a splash of adventure on a rafting trip through Yosemite Mariposa County. Find flow while drifting quietly downriver past famous Yosemite landmarks on a scenic float trip. Or brace yourself for a thrilling ride through Class IV whitewater just outside Yosemite along Highway 140. Yosemite rafting is clearly the coolest game in town for summer fun.

  • Searching for spring things to do in Yosemite Mariposa County? Discover 5 sumptuous days of activities to make the heart sing – from waterfalls to wildflowers to the perfect locally brewed beer to top it all off.

  • Looking for an extended weekend visit to Yosemite Mariposa County with a four-legged family member in tow? You’re in luck! Perk up your ears for this 4-day itinerary that’s sure to set you up for a tail-wagging good time.

  • Get outta town for Mother’s Day with fabulous mom-centric delights. Discover fresh air, fresh scenery, and fresh food at one of the delicious local restaurants. Take time to recharge with a refreshing spa treatment and some retail-therapy. Thanks, Mom, for everything you do.

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