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Longer Days, Brighter Flowers and Fewer Crowds

Learn Why Spring in Yosemite is Prime for Visiting

Spring Activities
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Yosemite in Full Bloom

When you’re visiting Yosemite National Park in spring, Mariposa County is the best place to stay to truly experience Yosemite in the early stages of its soft, sparkling bloom. While many people try to tackle Yosemite in Two Days, it really doesn’t do you or the area justice. The winter snow starts to melt off in spring filling streams, rivers, and waterfalls to the brim creating powerful displays that cascade down granite cliffs and mountainsides. Some of the best hikes in Yosemite will lead you through droves of baby blue-eyes, poppies and goldfield flowers, and visitors will be delighted to find that Yosemite National Park is also one of the few places in the world that you can actually witness colorfully inviting rainbows at night. Mariposa County is truly magical--and spring is the start of another flourishing year in the valley.

Wake up With the Park

When spring hits in Yosemite, it seems that everything you touch is bustling with life and completely full of energy. Animals are scampering by, slowly but surely unthawing from their winter slumbers, budding wildflowers begin to show their vibrant swatches, and many visitors can’t help but feel an invigorating sense of spring-inspired renewal. So, what could be more exciting than testing your adventurous side with some of Yosemite Mariposa County’s most lively spring activities? Get airborne on ziplines,  see if you can get yourself to jump out of a plane (trust us, the views are worth it), or gold pan with Prospect Yosemite on the Merced river. If heights aren’t really your thing, we recommend a whitewater expedition. Get ready to feel just as alive as the nature around you.

Mariposa County’s Natural Beauty

It’s no surprise that Mariposa County’s Yosemite National Park was the inspiration that sparked the idea for national parks across the nation. Mariposa Grove and Yosemite Valley were the first lands ever protected by the government for their natural beauty, and thanks to John Muir’s passionate and reverent writing of the area, Yosemite later became the nation’s third national park. Spring is the time of transition in Mariposa County, lower elevations are in full bloom while higher elevations, including the Yosemite Ski & Snowboard Area, are still typically enjoyed until the end of March.

Even if you had your heart set on a campsite, don’t worry. We can help you figure out what to do when campsites are all booked, too. Are you ready to welcome spring back with us? We can’t wait to have you.