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Oakhurst, California
The most popular "Yosemite Gateway" is Highway 41 through Oakhurst CA - where Gold Country Hwy 49 starts, and runs north into the Sierra Nevada mountains.

Oak Hurst is a small town that has done a complete makeover in recent decades. Growing the wide 4-lane highway for more tourists dollars and feeding the commercial frenzy! The masses that head to Yosemite daily can gas up here and get fast food fix. Plenty chain hotels on the main drag too. Starbucks usually has the best bathroom in town by far. The town expanded so fast, way back into the neighboring hills and forest - to now include the town of North Fork.

Whether you are headed to Bass Lake for some boating, the back roads for some stream fishing or the granite glacier carved Yosemite National Park, you'll most likely pass through this growing outdoor mecca. Food, gas, coffee & ice!

oakhurst, California

elevation: 2289'
population: 3,333
zip code: 93644


mountain foothills with oak trees & pines

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Madera County
S of Yosemite
on Hwy 41 @ jct. Hwy 49





  • backpacking
  • biking
  • boating
  • camping
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • horseback riding
  • mountain biking
  • Lewis Creek Trail
  • Corlieu Falls
  • Trails at Bass Lake
  • Lewis Creek Recreation Trail
  • snowmobiling
  • wineries
  • parks, forests, rivers & lakes

    parks, forests, rivers & lakes:

  • Sierra National Forest
  • Yosemite National Park
  • Bass Lake
  • Oakhurst Community Park
  • Mammoth Pool Reservoir
  • Fresno Flats Museum
  • China Creek
  • description:
    Small mountain community inside Sierra National Forest, on the way into Yosemite National Park. New homes & more Bass Lake recreation. Huge growth in population in last 20 years.

    nearby towns
    nearby towns:
    North Fork
    Bass Lake
    Fish Camp
    Yosemite Valley

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