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Photo Credit Copyright Dale Carlson

The western Sierra Nevada foothills border Yosemite Park and there are numerous Gold Country small towns with big rivers to enjoy. Many folks prefer to camp outside of the busy National Park, so this page serves the outdoor recreation options near the rural residential community of Ahwahnee, California.
elevation: 2321'
population: 2,195
zip code: 93601


oak & pine foothills, very lush area

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Madera County
near Yosemite NP
on Hwy.49 near jct. Hwy.41



  • Back Road Exploration
  • Hiking
  • Camping
  • Mountain Biking
  • Fishing
  • Snow Skiing -Yosemite Badger Pass
  • parks, forests, rivers & lakes:

  • Sierra National Forest
  • Yosemite National Park
  • Wassama Round House SHP
  • Bass Lake
  • Eastman Lake
  • Hensley Lake
  • description:
    Small mountain community inside Sierra National Forest, on the way into Yosemite National Park.

    Ahwahnee Hotel: inside Yosemite Valley Dinner reservations at the grand Ahwahnee Dining Room, call 209- 372-1489. Lodging reservations at the historic hotel click here.

    nearby towns:
    Fish Camp
    Bass Lake
    Yosemite Valley

    Inviting Pool means Inviting Death


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