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Tesla Superchargers at Tenaya Lodge at Yosemite
Yosemite Mariposa County regional map

Use this map as a guide to discover EV charging stations in Yosemite Mariposa County. (Click for a larger version.)

Electric Vehicles (EVs) expertly hug the turn of environmental mindfulness as they help to preserve our wild lands. Now, with all the major automakers having entered the EV arena, advances in engineering are increasing distances between charges and the technology is beginning to scale. Yet there’s one question every touring EV driver still asks: where do I recharge?

Yosemite Mariposa County embraces this EV ethos with supercharged zeal. Here is a list of Yosemite Mariposa EV charging stations so visitors can go the green mile as they explore the natural beauty of our scenic highways and byways.

You might ask, why aren’t there more charging locations in the Yosemite Mariposa County region? We’re working on expanding charging locations, however rural areas such as Mariposa County have more limited power infrastructure. Work is taking place to increase level three charging station locations.

Highway 49

As the heart of Central Mariposa County, old town Mariposa combines hardscrabble Gold Rush history with modern amenities making it the perfect hub for your Yosemite getaway. From foodie dining to shopping and sharing a craft beer with friends, Mariposa is an oasis of Sierra foothill charm worthy of an afternoon walk or a weekend stay.

Woman relaxing at Yosemite Plaisance BnB

Enjoy a warm and welcoming visit at Yosemite Plaisance Bed and Breakfast, and charge your Tesla while you sleep.

Yosemite Plaisance Bed & Breakfast

4953 Trabucco Street
Mariposa, CA 95338
209-742-5205
Two Level 2 Tesla Connectors
For B&B guests

Highway 140

From Mariposa at the junction with Highway 49, all-season Highway 140 climbs with anticipation like a rugged canyon roller coaster towards the ultimate payoff — Yosemite National Park. Added bonus? It follows the Wild & Scenic Merced River where fishing, whitewater rafting and picnicking are the name of the game.

AutoCamp site and clubhouse

Enjoy a well-appointed Airstream campsite and charge your EV at one of the six charging stations on site.

AutoCamp Yosemite

6323 Highway 140
Midpines, California 95345
844-993-9888
Three Tesla Connectors
Three J-1772 (L2) Connectors
Available for customers. Please see front desk.

Yosemite View Lodge

11136 Highway 140
El Portal, CA 95318
209-379-2681
Several 120V outlets on light poles in parking lot. Check with front desk.

Yosemite Mountaintop Retreat & Treetop Villa

4761 Highway 140
Mariposa, CA 95338
Tesla Charger available onsite for guests only.

el portal market and gas station by the Merced River

Explore El Portal and pick up some supplies while you charge your EV at the El Portal Market and Gas Station

El Portal Market & Gas Station

El Portal, CA
10921 Highway 140
El Portal, CA 95318
209-379-2440
One J-1772 station

Tesla El Portal Supercharger Station

El Portal, CA
Target opening Autumn 2021
* contact Tesla for more information

Highway 41

As the access road to Southern Yosemite, Highway 41 winds its way through stands of conifer and pristine meadows. Just a few of the worthy stops include historic Fish Camp, the Mariposa Grove of Giant Sequoias, the original stage hub of Wawona and Glacier Point Road before finally reaching Yosemite Valley.

Tenaya Lodge at Yosemite exterior

Tenaya Lodge at Yosemite has your charging needs covered with 8 Tesla superchargers and 3 J-1772 stations.

Fish Camp Supercharger

Tenaya Lodge at Yosemite
1122 Highway 41
Fish Camp, CA 93623
888-514-2167
Eight Tesla Superchargers
Two J-1772 in Parking Lot 3
One J-1772 in front of Explorer Cabins

Bette’s Yosemite Bed and Breakfast

Tenaya Lodge at Yosemite
1248 Highway 140
Fish Camp, CA 93623
 (559) 683-2584 
One J-1772 Station (Station is free, but for guests only.)

Highway 120

As the access to Northern Yosemite, Highway 120 (aka Tioga Road) crosses the crest of the Sierra mountain range at Tioga Pass (elevation 9,943 ft./ 3,031 meters) and connects with Highway 395 to the east. This ruggedly beautiful road winds through the Stanislaus National Forest in Buck Meadows towards the Big Oak Flat Entrance to Yosemite and the turnoff to Hetch Hetchy. Highway 120 then features breathtaking views of Yosemite Valley as it climbs eastward, eventually reaching the ring of Sierra peaks surrounding the blue ripple of Tenaya Lake and the “land before time” enchantment of Tuolumne Meadows.

Buck Meadows Lodge

With 5 EV charging stations, you can charge up while grabbing a bite to eat at the restaurant or spending the night at Buck Meadows Lodge and Restaurant.

Buck Meadows Lodge

7649 Highway 120
Groveland, California, 95321
209-962-5281
One CHAdeMO connector (Level 3)
Four J-1772

Gus Hess Community Park

129 Mattly Ave
Lee Vining, CA 93541
Two J-1772
Located on Hwy 395 at the junction with Hwy 120 heading to Yosemite’s east entrance.

Yosemite Valley

From waterfalls and river walks to moonbows and big rocks, Yosemite Valley possesses an unrivaled natural grandeur while at the same time making a concerted effort to bring EV stations to the Park (and the Sierra mountains) writ large. With so much to see and do while you charge, it’s a win-win for outdoor lovers and the environment.

yosemite valley lodge with yosemite falls

You will find 6 charging stations at Yosemite Valley Lodge – a great spot with lodging, dining, and of course, access to the majesty of Yosemite Valley.

Yosemite Valley Lodge

9006 Yosemite Lodge Drive
Yosemite Valley, CA 95389
888-413-8869
Four J-1772 plugs
Yosemite Valley Lodge Northeast Lot
Two J-1772 plugs

Yosemite Village Store

4199 Village Drive
Yosemite Valley, CA 95389
209-372-1253
One J-1772
One Wall Outlet

EV Charger at The Ahwahnee in Yosemite Valley

Front row charging with a view of The Ahwahnee hotel in Yosemite Valley. Photo: Theresa Ho

The Ahwahnee Hotel

1 Ahwahnee Drive
Yosemite Valley, CA 95389
888-413-8869
One Tesla Connector
One J-1772

EV (Extra Valuable) Tips

  • Airbnb now has a search filter for the many vacation rentals that allow EV charging. After entering Mariposa, CA and your travel dates, click “More Filters” then under Facilities click “Show all facilities.” For the final step check the box “Guests can charge their electric vehicles on the property” and you’re plugged in.
  • Yosemite National Park requires an entrance fee to access EV charging stations inside the Park.
  • For those prospective EVD’s who aren’t sure whether to use a Level 2 J-1772 or a CHAdeMO, check out a glossary of EV terminology to help demystify the jargon.
  • Apps such as PlugShare and ChargeHub provide a map of EV charging stations plus user “check-ins” to see who’s charging where, when and how.
  • Some stations are open to the public, some are for lodging guests only, others require reservations or fees — be sure to check ahead and verify procedures.
  • Keep updating your search…EV charging stations are continually opening as EV vehicles become more popular.

 

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