From golden rolling foothills to the peaks of the High Sierra, Yosemite Mariposa County is a land of opportunity for summer fun-seekers. Low elevation lakes and rivers provide chances to beat the heat while at higher elevations like Yosemite Valley and Tuolumne Meadows will have you forgetting about the heat altogether. Mariposa County is home to great lodging options like hotels, cabin rentals, bed and breakfasts, and camping that fit all budgets.
Yosemite Mariposa County is home to countless things to do, open spaces to explore and great options for dining, lodging and shopping. In a county that is larger than the state of Rhode Island, it can be easy to overlook amazing points of interest. To help you make sure that you're seeing everything that you possibly can on your trip to Mariposa County, take a look at our videos here and for more great Yosemite videos, take a look at our Youtube page and be sure to subscribe to our channel to be the first to see the most recent content.
Jake & Hanna Wackerman both grew up in family restaurants, so it was only natural that they would come together to create one of Mariposa’s most unique and loved eateries, 1850 Restaurant & Brewery.
Stockton Creek Preserve is just minutes away from downtown Mariposa but will make you feel like you’re miles from civilization. Its 410 acres feature oak-studded hills, a small lake, Stockton Creek, a waterfall, and plenty of natural beauty. Its developed trails are open for hiking as well as mountain biking.
While many think of pioneers as people from a bygone era, that spirit is still well alive today in Mariposa County. Many come here looking for a new start in a beautiful setting, in search of new business opportunities or to build a home, or business from scratch. We call the people that accomplish that today ‘Modern Day Pioneers’. Their stories are unique and in many cases inspiring. The Modern Day Pioneers video series aims to tell the stories of those forging ahead in Mariposa County today with that pioneering spirit.
There are nuggets of history around every corner in Yosemite Mariposa County! From charming Gold Rush-era towns that still exist today to Yosemite National Park, there is a vein of timeless wonder that runs through this great community. The ways to experience our rich history are endless. A walk-through old town Mariposa evokes thoughts of swinging doors that lead into saloons and horse-drawn wagons carrying miners and their bullion. A step into our museums details our Gold Rush history that led to the establishment of Mariposa County and its towns. You’ll get a peek into a time when the west was still wild.
Each video is a brief view of some part of Yosemite Mariposa County. Some videos have music, some are just natural sounds. All of them are about feeling like you're experiencing a moment of what it's like to be here.