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Experience Yosemite Articles

  • One of the largest natural tracts in California, the Sierra National Forest flanks the southern and western edges of Yosemite National Park and Mariposa County. Abundant recreational opportunities earn the Sierra National Forest’s rep as an outdoor lover’s paradise.

  • Yosemite Mariposa County is the home to countless activities and the best things to do near Yosemite.  We’ve taken the liberty of giving you 100 things to do in Mariposa County that don’t include Yosemite National Park to get you on your way to your own adventure.

  • John Muir was a famous naturalist, writer and conservationist. But, most importantly, he was a protector of Yosemite. Here’s how you can experience Yosemite National Park through his own footsteps on his first trip to Mariposa County.

  • El Portal may seem to be a sleepy little town along Highway 140 just outside the Yosemite National Park gate, but there are loads of fun activities and surprises for all ages to be found on and off the beaten track.

  • Most people don’t realize there’s world-class whitewater rafting right outside Yosemite’s back door. If you want to escape the crowds for a day or two or have extra time to spend in the area, consider adding a rafting trip on the Merced River to your Yosemite National Park vacation.

  • The Rugged Beauty Guide to getting out in Yosemite this spring. The Yosemite region received record rainfall this past season. Rain, rockslides, hail … and more rain made for a wild winter but now that the spring has arrived we are all in awe of the majestic waterfalls and fields of wildflowers that have emerged […]

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