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  • 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.

  • 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.

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