California’s Western Sierra

Lush forests teeming with wildlife, glaciated granite domes, spectacular waterfalls, towering groves of Giant Sequoias, aquamarine pools, lakes, and tributaries, and two of California’s three renowned National Parks – Yosemite and Sequoia. Welcome to the western Sierra.

Few locations in the world rival the stunning beauty of this renowned section of the Sierra Nevada range. Its natural bounties provide a tremendous range of recreational opportunities with each changing season from backpacking, hiking, and camping, to kayaking, fishing, and white water rafting in the warmer months, to downhill and cross country skiing, snowmobiling, and snowshoeing in winter.

Along with breathtaking views from its rugged peaks, California’s western Sierra is known for its unique geological features and diverse cultural influences. From the earliest Native American inhabitants and Gold Rush pioneers — to today’s colorful residents and visitors who cherish the abundant beauty, adventure and serene peacefulness offered by this treasured California mountain region.

  • Visit Yosemite | Madera County
    40343 Highway 41
    Oakhurst, CA 93644
    559-683-4636
    www.yosemitethisyear.com
    Visit Yosemite | Madera County
    40343 Highway 41
    Oakhurst, CA 93644
    559-683-4636

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    Visit Yosemite | Madera County
    40343 Highway 41
    Oakhurst, CA 93644
    559-683-4636

    www.yosemitethisyear.com

    Madera County is known as California’s Gateway to Yosemite. No matter where you’re coming from, Yosemite’s southern entrance takes you through some of Yosemite’s most iconic spots.
    The Mariposa Grove of Giant Sequoias, Tunnel View, Glacier Point and more are all accessed via the Southern Entrance.

  • The Redwoods In Yosemite
    8038 Chilnualna Falls Road
    Wawona, CA 95389
    209-375-6666
    www.redwoodsinyosemite.com
    The Redwoods In Yosemite
    8038 Chilnualna Falls Road
    Wawona, CA 95389
    209-375-6666

    www.redwoodsinyosemite.com
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    The Redwoods In Yosemite
    8038 Chilnualna Falls Road
    Wawona, CA 95389
    209-375-6666

    www.redwoodsinyosemite.com

    Enjoy all the comforts of home and the majesty of Yosemite National Park, season after season. Choose an intimate log cabin for your romantic getaway or bring the entire family to stay in one of our spacious vacation homes.

  • Yosemite Mountain Sugar Pine Railroad
    56001 Highway 41
    Fish Camp, CA 93623
    559-683-7273
    www.yosemitesteamtrains.com
    Yosemite Mountain Sugar Pine Railroad
    56001 Highway 41
    Fish Camp, CA 93623
    559-683-7273

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    Yosemite Mountain Sugar Pine Railroad
    56001 Highway 41
    Fish Camp, CA 93623
    559-683-7273

    www.yosemitesteamtrains.com

    All aboard for an exciting four-mile scenic excursion through the Sierra National Forest on the restored railroad used for the Madera Sugar Pine’s logging trains.

  • Calaveras Visitors Bureau
    PO Box 637, 1192 South Main St.
    Angels Camp, CA 95222
    800-225-3764
    www.gocalaveras.com
    Calaveras Visitors Bureau
    PO Box 637, 1192 South Main St.
    Angels Camp, CA 95222
    800-225-3764

    www.gocalaveras.com
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    Calaveras Visitors Bureau
    PO Box 637, 1192 South Main St.
    Angels Camp, CA 95222
    800-225-3764

    www.gocalaveras.com

    The Calaveras Visitors Bureau (CVB) is a non-profit association responsible for marketing Calaveras County as a destination for individual and group travelers and for enhancing their experience. Our mission is “to serve our members and community by supporting sustainable economic growth through the promotion of tourism in Calaveras County.”

  • Yosemite / Mariposa County Tourism Bureau
    P.O. Box 967
    Mariposa, CA 95338
    209-742-4567
    www.yosemiteexperience.com
    Yosemite / Mariposa County Tourism Bureau
    P.O. Box 967
    Mariposa, CA 95338
    209-742-4567

    www.yosemiteexperience.com
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    Yosemite / Mariposa County Tourism Bureau
    P.O. Box 967
    Mariposa, CA 95338
    209-742-4567

    www.yosemiteexperience.com

    Yosemite / Mariposa County Tourism Bureau is dedicated to helping you gather the information you need for a memorable journey to Yosemite, and also to encourage you to explore the rest of Mariposa County, both as a home base from which to appreciate the Park, and as a delightful setting for other outdoor experiences.

  • Tuolumne County Visitors Bureau
    P.O. Box 4020
    Sonora, CA 95370
    209-533-4420
    www.tcvb.com
    Tuolumne County Visitors Bureau
    P.O. Box 4020
    Sonora, CA 95370
    209-533-4420

    www.tcvb.com
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    Tuolumne County Visitors Bureau
    P.O. Box 4020
    Sonora, CA 95370
    209-533-4420

    www.tcvb.com

    The Tuolumne County Visitors Bureau is your one stop shop for the perfect Yosemite North-Gold Country getaway! Our proximity to Yosemite makes us your perfect vacation destination, with plenty to offer including hiking, biking, fishing, river rafting, camping, gold panning, skiing and sightseeing. The towns of Sonora, Columbia, Jamestown, Twain Harte and Groveland have much to offer including arts, festivals, theater, shopping and entertainment. Whether you’re a couple on a romantic wine-tasting weekend, or you’ve loaded up the family in the RV and hit the open road, the Mother Lode area of the Sierra Foothills is your perfect place to shop, dine, explore and get back to nature.