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  • Slow down and spend the day at Tenaya Lake – a beautiful and easy-to-get-to alpine lake cupped by granite domes. There is plenty to see and do right here, from kayaking on the water to climbing the magnificent domes above.

  • Looking to get into Yosemite without a reservation? Don’t worry. Here are a handful of easy options for enjoying the park reservation-free without having to get up early to beat the peak-hour time limit.

  • 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!

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Zephyr started in 1973 with one raft, one truck, a 1957 Chevy school bus, and a love for introducing people to whitewater rivers. Back then, the commercial rafting industry was in its infancy and regulations were few. It was an exciting time…

  • The summer season is fast approaching which means family vacations are in the works. With children out of school for summer, why not visit a National Park?

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