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  • Learn how to navigate the temporary hurdle of Yosemite’s Day-Use Reservation system in 2021. There are plenty of ways to enjoy the park and the surrounding region this summer – with and without a day-use reservation. Just harness a bit of that pioneer spirit that Yosemite Mariposa County is famous for, and have a great time planning your visit.

  • Interesting and scenic trails continue beyond the Yosemite National Park border. If you’re looking for quiet trails and the path less traveled, be sure to explore some of these hiking trails just outside Yosemite.

  • Discover some golden opportunities for camping just outside Yosemite National Park in Yosemite Mariposa County. Options that range from quiet lake-side settings to spacious national forest sites are sure to make you one happy camper.

  • Getting ready for a trip to Yosemite Mariposa County? Be prepared by bringing the right gear with you on your trip. Here are some factors to consider when figuring out what to bring and some sample packing lists to make sure you have the essentials.

  • 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.

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