Yosemite National Park - Not just a great valley, but a shrine to human foresight, the strength of granite, the power of glaciers, the persistence of life, and the tranquility of the High Sierra. 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.
Hetch Hetchy Reservoir - Hidden in Yosemite National Park’s peaceful northwest corner, Hetch Hetchy Valley is a treasure worth visiting in all seasons. In spring, two of North America’s tallest waterfalls plummet spectacularly over thousand-foot granite cliffs. The dramatic cliffs surrounding these waterfalls add to the grandeur that John Muir compared to the more well known
Yosemite Valley. In 1870, Muir called Hetch Hetchy Valley “a wonderfully exact counterpart of the great Yosemite.”
Tuolumne River - The Tuolumne River (pronounced: Tu wall o me) is a California river that flows nearly 150 miles (240 km) from the central Sierra Nevada to the San Joaquin River in the Central Valley. The river flows from the Sierra Crest on the west Sierra slope, through the Sierra foothills of the Sierra Nevada, to Don Pedro Reservoir, through farmland in the Central Valley, to its mouth near Modesto.
Whitewater Rafting - The Tuolumne canyon is the setting for one of the greatest river trips ever offered and the backdrop for some of the greatest river stories ever told. It is a rare combination of world-class scenery, classic campsites, and Class IV and V whitewater. ARTA River Trips and Sierra Mac are just two of the outfitters offering rafting on the Tuolumne.
Rainbow Pools - Rainbow Pools are natural swimming holes along the south fork of the Tuolumne River, where one can dip their feet,take a plunge or just watch courageous kids jump the rock lined ledges into the largest of the inviting pools. Originally a Toll Stop on the Big Oak Flat Road to Yosemite, and later a resort development, the area is now a popular picnic, swimming, hiking and fishing spot.
Stanislaus National Forest - The Groveland Ranger District is located on the southern edge of the Stanislaus National Forest. The district office is located 8 miles east of the town of Groveland on the North Yosemite Highway 120. The district encompasses 206,688 acres.
Pine Mountain Lake - Our facilities, including a 18 hole Championship Golf Course, Restaurant & Lounge, Stables and Campground are open to the public. We are a unique private gated community close to Yosemite National Park, nestled into the natural landscape of the pines, oaks and mountains of Tuolumne County, Groveland, CA.
Columbia State Park - The town's old Gold Rush-era business district has been preserved with shops, restaurants and two hotels. Visitors have the chance to time-travel to the 1850s, imagining life when gold miners rubbed shoulders with businessmen and the other residents in Columbia. Visitors can experience a bygone era watching proprietors in period clothing conduct business in the style of yesterday. There are opportunities to ride a 100 year-old stagecoach, pan for gold, and explore the real working businesses of Columbia.
Railtown 1897 - Located in Jamestown, in the heart of California’s Gold Country about 100 miles southeast of Sacramento, Railtown 1897 State Historic Park is home to the Historic Jamestown Shops and Roundhouse—an intact and still-functioning steam locomotive repair and maintenance facility, portions of which date back to 1897.
Dodge Ridge Ski Resort - Dodge Ridge was founded on the ideals of family. Beginning with the Purdy family and continuing on today with the Helm family, core family values remain the foundation of Dodge Ridge.
Mountain Sage - A cool place to hang out - Coffee house, nursery, and photo gallery featuring local photographer, Robb Hirsh. Mountain Sage also hosts a wonderful summer music series. Regina Hirsh is also involved in Landscape & Recycled water design. For more information contact her at Sierra Watershed Progressive.
Badger Pass Ski Resort - As the original Northern California ski area, Badger Pass has been a favorite for generations of families. Unpretentious, friendly and affordable, Badger Pass ski area offers a unique and stress-free experience. Featuring one of the best sundecks in the Sierra, you can watch your children learn to ski or snowboard while enjoying the California sunshine.
Y-Explore - Custom Tours and Family Activities are available to Individuals and Groups of all ages every season in Yosemite National Park. We guarantee smaller sizes for a more personal outdoors experience. Join us to make a wilderness connection filled with amazing photos and lasting memories.
YARTS - Provides regularly scheduled public transit service into Yosemite National Park and the gateway communities along its routes in buses that are air-conditioned and equipped for rider comfort.