Known as the Home of Yosemite, Mariposa County is centrally located in California’s Gold Country & High Sierra Nevada, a region steeped in nature, rich mining and agricultural history and culture.


Mariposa County is somewhat laid back, yet adventurous. You’ll find courteous, attentive mountain hospitality, in an unassuming natural friendly environment.

Known for:

Soaring granite icons including Half Dome, El Capitan, Yosemite Falls, and giant sequoias. Also culturally rich travel, adventure activities and budding restaurant scene.

Don’t miss:

While visiting Yosemite, include our five individually unique museums, Made in Mariposa arts & craft shopping & excellent restaurants featuring local craft beer & wine.

Area Summary:

Located in the center of California, Mariposa County is best known as “The Home of Yosemite National Park,” with the majority of Yosemite National Park lodging, services & attractions located within Mariposa County. Our region abounds with stunning nature beauty, diverse landscapes and endless adventure, scattered through friendly historic rural towns. There are no cities in Mariposa County, nor even a single stoplight to be found. Our roots are buried deep in our 19th century mining and agricultural history, but you’ll find our towns and people are outgoing and progressive. Our land is spread out, from the verdant low-lying Central Valley, through the rugged Gold County foothills, to the soaring alpine lakes of the Sierra Nevada mountain range. New and old blend together, creating a culturally rich mosaic in our natural landscape. There is so much here to experience, explore and enjoy! However, you have to slow your pace and unplug, to truly enjoy the tranquility, peace, nature and quiet you can find here. Mariposa County, adventure is in our nature!

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