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  • What you need to know about the day-use reservation you’ll need if you want to visit Yosemite May 21 – Sep. 30, 2021. Do you need a vehicle reservation? (Not everyone does.) How do you get an entry permit online? What are your options if you don’t get one? Don’t worry, there is good news here.

  • When planning a trip to Yosemite, consider flying in an out of the Fresno Yosemite International Airport. Not only is it the closest airport to Yosemite, the small size makes it quick and easy to navigate, and there is even a YARTS shuttle that will take you directly to the park.

  • Pine cones and Sierra scents to sniff everywhere.  Misty waterfall trails, happy humans right and left, and so…many…sticks.  That unbridled joy that dogs feel every day will go even higher when you’re vacation-vibing with all senses, canine and human, in concert. 

  • Time to start planning a national park road trip! California is home to nine national parks from the highest point to the lowest in the continental US. Here’s how to make Yosemite Mariposa County a centerpiece to your epic summer road trip adventure.

  • Fewer people, beautiful scenery and the locals are out to play. Why the winter time is the best time to spot wildlife in Yosemite Mariposa County.

  • From ice-crusted waterfalls to iconic rock formations hugged by clouds, from rolling green ranch land dotted with galloping horses to an unusual winter phenomenon known as the Yosemite Firefall, there are no shortage of things to photograph in Yosemite in winter.

  • Yosemite Mariposa County has a rich diversity of wildflowers. Flowers begin to bloom in the foothills starting in March and continue to blossom into August at higher elevations. Find out how to experience a touch of spring beauty.

  • The rolling foothills radiate a vibrant green as billowing cumulus clouds roll through deep blue skies. This lush winter landscape provides the animals — and those who come to see them — room to roam in a peaceful Gold Country paradise where the historic legacy of precious metals is matched only by today’s precious wildlife.

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