Comfort Inn Yosemite Area
40489 Highway 41
Oakhurst, CA 93644
Phone: (559) 683-8282
Fax: (559) 658-7030
This visitor information center is located in Oakhurst just 11 miles from the South entrance to the park. Here you will find information about the U. S. Forest Service, hotels, restaurants, attractions and more. The US Forest Service employees at this center can issue permits for campfires and fuel wood as well as wilderness permits. In addition to the information, the center has several historical displays depicting the surrounding area. Complimentary coffee, tea and water are available.
This forty acre property is near the Sierra Nevada range and produces Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Malbec, Merlot, Petit Verdot and Carmenere grapes.
Hodgdon Homestead Cabin is nestled in Yosemite National Park. The cabin was constructed by Jeremiah Hodgdon in 1879, and featured in the National Registrar of Historic Places in 1978.
Mariposa is close to the southern entrance of Yosemite. The county has much to offer, both as a gateway to the park and with its own historical background. The bureau lists lodging, dining, campgrounds, museums, recreation and special events in the area. The web site also provides a series of pictures of the area that show it in winter, spring, summer and fall, and give a good sense of the area at different times of year. You may also find special lodging deals on the site from time to time.
The artificially created lake, Millerton is located just about 30 miles (48.28 kilometers) north of Central Fresno, in Friant. The man-made wonder is spread over 4,900 acres (2,000 hectares) and is home to a great range of flora and fauna. The place is open to general population almost the entire year, offering delightful family and group activities such as hiking, water-skiing, fishing, bird and animal spotting and much more. The lakeshore now includes attractions such as the historic County Courthouse, the Millerton Lake Marina and the Millerton Lake State Recreation Area.
If you are blind or disabled and either a U.S. citizen or permanent resident, you can obtain a lifetime pass to all national parks (including Yosemite), monuments, historic sites, recreation areas and national wildlife refuges for no cost, but you must be able to demonstrate the disability. The pass works for the person who acquires the pass and the people in his or her vehicle. The pass also entitles you to discounts where other park fees are charged. The pass can be acquired in any national park where an entrance fee is charged; at participating park bookstores operated by cooperating associations, by phone, or online at: http://www.nationalparks.org.