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Oakhurst is the Gateway to the most beautiful park in the world.... Yosemite. Oakhurst, formerly Fresno Flats in the 1850's is only 12 miles from the southern entrance of Yosemite.

Once the Mi Wok, Mono and Chuckchansi people graciously lived and flourished, surrounded by the breathtaking scenery of the rolling Sierra Foothills peppered with oak and pine trees. In the 1850's it became known as Fresno Flats providing supplies to mines and lumber companies in the surrounding area. Today Oakhurst, the southern most starting point of Historic Hwy 49, is a town of 18,000 people.

There is plenty for tourists to do in Oakhurst with a wide variety of lodging from B & B's to full service hotels. Shop for antiques, or browse the art galleries boutiques, book stores, gift shops or dine in the many restaurants that abound in this picturesque historic town. You will want to tour Fresno Flats Historical Park where numerous historical buildings have been preserved and filled with exhibits of Oakhurst's history in the making. The Little Church on the Hill is another must on every visitors list. Located in the center of Oakhurst at Oakhill Cemetery, the church is the only remaining wooden structure of its era in the entire region. Nearby visitors can try their hand at gold panning in Coarsegold, visit the Wassama Round House in Ahwahnee or catch the Chowchilla world famous Western Stampede every April. Oakhurst's history is forever linked to the many small towns nearby so plan enough time to take some side trips.

There is recreation for everyone at every level in and around Oakhurst in Madera County. Skiing at Badger Pass, cross-country skiing, snowmobiling, great watersports at Bass Lake, fishing, camping, golf, or take a train ride on the Yosemite Mountain Sugar Pine Railroad.

A great place to start your Historic Hwy 49 adventure!

Oak DeskPoints of Interest

Yosemite
Bass Lake
Sierra Mono Museum
Wawona Hotel and Historic 9 Hole Golf Course
Mono Indian Museum
The Cunningham School
Wassama Round House
Fresno Flats Historic Park
Yosemite Gallery and Indian Territory
Little Church on the Hill
Children's Museum Of The Sierra
The Talking Bear
Sierra Vista Scenic Byway
Yosemite Gallery and Indian Territory

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Things to Do
Fishing, Hiking, Boating, Ice Skating, Skiing, Camping, Gold Panning,

Biking, Golfing, Horseback Riding, Backpacking, Canoeing, Kayaking, Swimming, Water Skiing, Live Theatre, Shopping, Wine Tasting, The Pizza Farm, Mammoth Digs,

Children's Museum Of The Sierra, San Joaquin Fish Hatchery, Sleigh Rides, Peddlers Fair, Cowboy Tour, Sierra Sky Ranch, Valley Oak Tour, Apple Trails, Arts In The Mountains Premiere

Newspaper

Sierra Star

559-683-4464

The Fresno Bee

559-441-6111

Business Journal Newspaper

559-490-3400


Radio Station

KAAT FM 103.1 / 104.3
KTNS AM 1090

559-683-1031


Transportation
Airports

Fresno - Yosemite Int'l Airport

559-498-4095

Madera Municipal Airport

559-674-6958

Mariposa - Yosemite Airport

209-966-2143

Railway

Santa Fe Railway

800-825-1654

Southern Pacific

800-822-9601

Amtrak

800-872-7245

Bus

Greyhound

800-231-2222

Yosemite Sightseeing Tourist Transportation

559-877-8687

Local Transportation

Dial-A-Ride

559-275-1296

Senior Citizen Bus

559-683-4258

Highway Conditions

Caltrans

800-427-7623

California Highway Patrol

559-966-3656

After hours and Holidays

209-357-6922

Yosemite Road and Weather Conditions 24hr

209-372-0200
ext. 21

Weather Report

National Weather Service

559-291-1068

U.S. Forest Service

559-658-7588

Yosemite Snow Conditions 24-hour

209-372-1000

Facts & Stats

Population:

18,000

Elevation:

2,300 feet

County:

Madera County

Climate:

Winter: 30 - 67 degrees
Summer: 55 - 93 degrees
Rainfall: 33 inches Snowfall: 0-12 inches annually


Featured Artist

www.gocalif.com

FYI

North Fork in Eastern Madera County, is the official geographical center of California.


Yosemite Falls is the
highest waterfall in North America,
2,425 feet. Yosemite National Park

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