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  • 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?

  • You can enjoy your summer visit to Yosemite by planning ahead, taking public transit options, and walking or biking as much as possible once you are in the park. Plan your trip to Yosemite this summer!

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