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Yosemite National Park

First protected in 1864, Yosemite National Park is best known for its waterfalls, but within its nearly 1,200 square miles, you can find deep valleys, grand meadows, ancient giant sequoias, a vast wilderness area, and much more.

Yosemite National Park is home to such famous know features as Half Dome, El Capitan, The Mariposa Grove of Giant Sequoias, Hetch Hetchy, Cathedral Peaks, Tuolumne Medows and so many more.  It has inspired families for generations and is visited for weeks on end as well as a casual day trips from the central valley of  California and the Eastern Slope Communities of the Sierra.

From a recreational view, there are no limits to the amount of recreation one can find or experience in Yosemite’s National Park boundaries. From hiking the PCT, to floating  the Merced River in Yosemite Valley, to climbing El Capitan or exploring the vast meadows in Toulumne with your camera lens, Yosemite National Park welcomes its visitors to play and explore like children of the great explorers in its past.

“It is by far the grandest of all the special temples of Nature I was ever permitted to enter.”—John Muir

Yosemite National Park is a 195-mile escape from urban San Francisco or a 315-mile journey from Los Angeles. The expansive park’s 747,956 acres or 1,169 square miles, nearly 95 percent of which are designated Wilderness, are home to hundreds of wildlife species, and over a thousand plant species. Designated a World Heritage Site in 1984, Yosemite is known for its granite cliffs, waterfalls, clear streams, giant sequoia groves and biological diversity. Two Wild & Scenic Rivers, the Tuolumne and Merced rivers, begin in the park and flow west to the Central Valley. Visitors can explore 800 miles of hiking trails and 282 miles of scenic roadways.

 

 

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Yosemite Valley

Tenaya Lodge at Yosemite Introduces Refined ’Cabineering’ Concept with New Explorer Cabins

Tenaya Lodge at Yosemite Introduces Refined ’Cabineering’ Concept with New Explorer Cabins

50 two-bedroom cabins are set to debut in Summer 2019, expanding mountain resort’s wide variety of accommodations near Yosemite National Park FISH CAMP, Calif.— May 31, 2019– Tenaya Lodge is elevating the Yosemite experience this summer with the debut of the Explorer Cabins at Tenaya Lodge. The picturesque cabin development will offer guests a unique Yosemite “cabineering” experience that [...]

Threatened California Red-Legged Frogs Making a Comeback in Yosemite National Park After a 50-Year Absence

Threatened California Red-Legged Frogs Making a Comeback in Yosemite National Park After a 50-Year Absence

Cooperative Effort by the National Park Service, Yosemite Conservancy, San Francisco Zoo & Gardens, U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service, California Department of Fish & Wildlife and NatureBridge Sierra Rec Magazine - Yosemite National Park New Release - May 2019 ~ Federally threatened California red-legged frogs are showing signs of a return to Yosemite Valley in [...]

Yosemite National Park Announces Public Meeting to Provide Updates on the Big Oak Flat Welcome Center and the Tuolumne Meadows Parking Relocation Projects

Yosemite National Park Announces Public Meeting to Provide Updates on the Big Oak Flat Welcome Center and the Tuolumne Meadows Parking Relocation Projects

Sierra Rec Magazine - Yosemite National Park New Release - May, 8 2019 - Yosemite National Park is hosting a public meeting on Thursday, May 9, 2019 at the Groveland Community Hall (18720 Highway 120, Groveland, CA) to provide an update on two upcoming projects: the Big Oak Flat Welcome Center and the Tuolumne Meadows [...]

National Junior Ranger Day Kicks Off National Park Week Saturday

National Junior Ranger Day Kicks Off National Park Week Saturday

We treasure our National Parks in the Sierra and the Western Region, and creating a future generation of care takers and enthusiast is a project that we at Sierra Rec enjoy promoting. Saturday, April 20, 2109 National Parks around the country including Yosemite, Lassen, Death Valley, and Seqouia and Kings Canyon will kick off this [...]

Yosemite National Park Announces the Launch of a Pilot Daily Lottery for Camp 4 Campground

Yosemite National Park Announces the Launch of a Pilot Daily Lottery for Camp 4 Campground

Camp 4 daily lottery to go into effect beginning on Tuesday, May 21, 2019  Sierra REC Magazine - Nps New Release - Yosemite National Park announces that a new pilot lottery program for Camp 4 Campground will launch on Tuesday, May 21, 2019. This daily lottery system will be operated through Recreation.gov and will help improve the [...]

Yosemite National Park to Celebrate Earth Day on Saturday April 20, 2019

Yosemite National Park to Celebrate Earth Day on Saturday April 20, 2019

Visitors are invited to help us celebrate Earth Day, National Junior Ranger Day, National Park Week, and John Muir’s Birthday in Yosemite Valley    Yosemite National Park will be celebrating Earth Day, National Junior Ranger Day, National Park Week, and John Muir’s Birthday on Saturday, April 20, 2019. There will be activities for all ages throughout [...]

GLAMPING COMES TO YOSEMITE

GLAMPING COMES TO YOSEMITE

SANTA BARBRA COMPANY "AUTOCAMPS" INTRODUCES A RE-IMAGINED LODGING EXPERIENCE NEAR YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK MARIPOSA CA, APRIL 2019 - Lodging near Yosemite National Park has taken a new turn into the world of luxury camping experiences from the imaginations of a Santa Barbara Based company Autocamp. Located just miles from the gates of Yosemite National Park [...]

Yosemite National Park Announces the Mariposa Grove Road and the Free Visitor Shuttle Open for the Season on Friday, April 12, 2019

Yosemite National Park Announces the Mariposa Grove Road and the Free Visitor Shuttle Open for the Season on Friday, April 12, 2019

Visitors should prepared for snowy conditions in the Lower and Upper Grove Sierra Rec Magazine - April 8, 2019 - Yosemite National Park announces that the Mariposa Grove Road will reopen to automobiles on Friday, April 12, 2019. The free visitor shuttle to the Mariposa Grove of Giant Sequoias will also resume service for the busy [...]

Yosemite Conservancy Provides $15.3 Million in Support to Yosemite National Park for Priority Projects and Programs

Yosemite Conservancy Provides $15.3 Million in Support to Yosemite National Park for Priority Projects and Programs

Yosemite National Park, April 1, 2019 – Yosemite Conservancy is providing $15.3 million in support to Yosemite National Park to protect the rare Sierra Nevada red fox, revitalize wetlands and fund volunteer programs, among nearly 50 programs and grants it is backing in 2019. “With four million visitors each year, Yosemite needs to be nurtured to remain a national [...]

Yosemite National Park to Celebrate Earth Day on Saturday April 20, 2019

Yosemite National Park to Celebrate Earth Day on Saturday April 20, 2019

Visitors are invited to help us celebrate Earth Day, National Junior Ranger Day, National Park Week, and John Muir’s Birthday in Yosemite Valley     Yosemite National Park will be celebrating Earth Day, National Junior Ranger Day, National Park Week, and John Muir’s Birthday on Saturday, April 20, 2019. There will be activities for all ages throughout [...]

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