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Oakhurst Things to Do

  • Yosemite Visitor Center

    This is a must stop for all visitors to Yosemite through the south gate. We stopped here and were excited to get the information we got. Even though it is a 24 hour information center, information clerks who you can speak with inside the center are only available between 9-4 pm.We bought an annual park pass and got brochures and maps about the...

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  • train ride, steamengine

    We really enjoyed the history and the ride on this old fashioned steam driven train. I found this when I was surfing the google video website. I just typed in Oakhurst CA and the chamber of commerce put out a video that shows all kinds of things to do in the Oakhurst area. It is worth seeing. On Friday nites there is even a dinner train ride during...

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  • FRESNO FLATS HISTORICAL PARK

    In the mountain community of Oakhurst ( Fresno Flats in the 1800's) the thrilling days of the gold country of the late 1800's is captured at the Fresno Flats Historical Park. Self-guided tour pamphlets allow you to follow and read about each building and relic of the gold country's past.This is a donation only park with a wonderful gift shop with...

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Oakhurst Restaurants

  • Pizza

    Well, we ordered pizza at the Pizza Factory because we saw a billboard ad saying it is the best pizza in town. Turns out it was the worst I have ever had. It looked fairly busy, so I presume someone else liked it, but for anyone who has had pizza before, the ones here fail miserably in comparison.That aside, the price is outrageous, perhaps no one...

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  • Tea & Coffee

    For our morning and evening tea, we were happy to go to the Starbucks. We got tea, coffee and some pastries; well banana bread, lemon pound cake and blueberry scones.Great indoor and outdoor seats available.

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  • GOURMET IN THE GOLD COUNTRY

    That ,"okay, let's give it a try", or , "hey, I have done it before, let's go again", or even, "I can't wait to go there" but perhaps the best, "oh, yes, I must go there" describes the words on one's lips in reply to the question; "Dinner at Erna's". This is a one menu per night of elegant dining at it's best. Executive Chef James Overbaugh with...

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Oakhurst Transportation

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    by mibrew Written Oct 4, 2002

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    when coming fron the Bay Area,there is no choice but to take HWY 152, but we found a few different ways, when going through Gilroy on #152 if you turn off on Frazier road right after the Garlic Plant you can go around that mess that some times piles up where #152 and #156 meet, its only a few miles more, but never any traffic, after going over #152 then connect to HWY #99 go a few miles than take the 20 1/2 turn off, this will take you through Raymond, and end up in Coarsegold, and save you about 1/2 hour instead of going thru Madera and that boring drive on #145
    in a car of course, there are only a few main streets #41, #49, #426, #427, but most of the town is on #41

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Oakhurst Local Customs

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    by mibrew Written Oct 4, 2002

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    Oakhurst is a very friendly town, you will notice strangers waving Hi's to you, something you never see in the Bay Area,

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Oakhurst What to Pack

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    by mibrew Written Oct 4, 2002

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    Luggage and bags: I dont need bags, because I live there.

    Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: In the winter dress warm jackets (could be 15 degrees), in the summer tank tops (coould be 110 degress)

    Toiletries and Medical Supplies: Medical kit would be safe, because the medical centers are not open 24 hours

    Photo Equipment: Bring all, there are so many breath taking pictures to take

    Camping/Beach/Outdoor Gear: there are many lakes near by, bring a boat, and swimming suites, and of course fishing gear

    Miscellaneous: chains in the winter in case of snow

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Oakhurst Off The Beaten Path

  • YOSEMITE MOUNTAIN SUGAR PINE RAILROAD

    A few miles up Hwy 41 from Oakhurst, near the south gate to Yosemite, sits an old steam engine locomotive called the Logger. Located in Fish Camp it is still in operation on a 4-mile scenic railroad excursion through the sugar pines that logging trains used at the turn of the century. Make sure the children stay seated.The grounds are filled with...

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  • BASS LAKE

    Near Oakhurst, before Yosemite, sits a body of water called Bass Lake. Don't miss this beautiful recreation spot while exploring Yosemite or the gold country towns. It is a great chill out location to rest up, fish, camp, swim, water ski, or eat. There is a narrated one hour pleasure cruise aboard the Bass Lake Queen II that sails daily during the...

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  • Oakhurst Hotels

    16 Hotels in Oakhurst

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Oakhurst Favorites

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    by mibrew Written Oct 4, 2002

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    Favorite thing: The people, where ever you go anywhere in town you usually run into somebdy you have met before, unlike Silicon Valley, A fantastic place to eat is The Elderberry House, and also Oko's, A nice place to visit is to drive over to Bass Lake,

    Fondest memory: The peace and tranquility, the views, the mountians, the wild life, again the people.

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