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Current Updates and Changes due to Coronavirus (COVID-19):

Visit Yosemite | Madera County updates:  The Oakhurst Visitor Center is closed at this time.  Our staff is working remotely to answer any questions you may have.  You can reach us in the following ways:

  • leave a voice mail message at 559-683-4636
  • email us at
  • if you are on Facebook you can message us via Facebook Messenger @YosemiteMadera

We will do our best to respond as quickly as possible and are happy to help with current issues or future plans.

Madera County Customer and Business Pledge Poster - This poster describes how local businesses are taking precautions to keep our visitors and locals safe.  Look for these posters at businesses during your stay.

What Restaurants are Open for Take Out? While we encourage people to stay home and stay safe, you can Click Here to view updates on what we know is open or has limited service options.   

Yosemite National Park Alerts

Updates about National Park Service (NPS) operations will be posted on

As of 3:00 pm Friday, March 20, 2020, Yosemite National Park is closed to all park visitors until further notice.

Please visit Yosemite National Park’s website ( for specific details and for the most up-to-date information regarding park operations.

Bass Lake & Sierra National Forest Camping Updates -

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Update and notices from the US Forest Service/Sierra National Forest including information regarding camping and day-use facility availability can be found on their website (  

Additionally, the Bass Lake Ranger District can be contacted directly at (559) 877-2218, Mon-Fri 8:00 am – 4:00 pm

Note that on May 20th, the Forest Service announced that most developed recreation areas in the Bass Lake Ranger District will remain closed through June 4th, though some day-use facilities at Bass Lake will open for Memorial Weekend on May 22nd.  Full details are found here in the press release.

Zoom Backgrounds: With all the virtual meetings going on, here are some "dreaming" photos of Yosemite, Bass Lake and Madera County attractions to enjoy and make your fellow meeting attendees jealous!  Click HERE to view and download.

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Law Enforcement

Madera County law enforcement is provided by the Madera County Sheriff's Department, Madera Police Department and Chowchilla Police Department. The U.S. Forest Service provides supplemental officers for the Bass Lake campgrounds.

For information on the Madera County Search & Rescue organization, click here.

Emergencies 24 Hours:  Dial 911
Headquarters | Information 24 Hours: 559-675-7770

Fire Services

Basic fire protection is provided by paid professionals from Madera County Fire Department, the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CAL Fire), the U.S. Forest Service, and many corps of trained volunteers. There are CDF or volunteer fire stations in Ahwahnee, Bass Lake, Cedar Valley, Coarsegold, Fish Camp, North Fork, Rancheria, Raymond, Oakhurst, and Yosemite Lakes Parks.

Wildfire Information

For updated information on National Forest wildfires, click here.
For updated information on Yosemite National Park wildfires, click here.
For updated CAL Fire information on wildfires in the state of California, click here.

Medical Services

On rare occasions, the need arises for emergency medical services during even the most fun of vacations.

Adventist Health Community Care

48677 Victoria Lane

Oakhurst, CA 93644

Phone (559) 683-2711

Hours 8 a.m. to 5:15 p.m. Monday through Friday (by appointment only)

Hours 8 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Saturday (by appointment only)

Children's Hospital of Central California

9300 Valley Children's Place

Madera, CA 93636-8762

Phone (559) 353-3000

Open 24 hours, 7 days

Camarena Health Oakhurst

Four Locations to serve the Oakhurst Area near the South Gate at Yosemite National Park:

   Urgent Care – 49165 Road 426, Oakhurst CA 93644, Walk in Only.

     Hours Monday-Friday 11 am to 9 pm, Saturday and Sunday 10 am to 8 pm.

     Camarena Health takes most insurances.

Kaiser Permanente Oakhurst Medical Offices

40595 Westlake Drive

Oakhurst, CA 93644

(559) 658-8388

Appointments only - Monday through Friday (no after hours)

No emergency services

Pharmacy onsite

   Medical and Dental Offices:

   Oakhurst Medical Office – 49169 Road 426, Oakhurst CA 93644

   Coarsegold Medical Office – 35324 Hwy 41, Suite A, Coarsegold, CA 93614

   Oakhurst Dental Office – 49127 Road 426, Oakhurst CA 93644 (Emergency services only until June 1, 2020)

     Appointments for medical and dental offices are Monday – Friday and are made by calling 559.664.4000

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For up to date information regarding our services during the COVID-19 pandemic – please visit

For telephone doctor or behavioral health appointments, please call 559.664.4000.


Main Visitors Center
40343 Highway 41,
Oakhurst, CA 93644
(559) 683-4636
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Chowchilla Visitors Center
at the Fossil Discovery
Center of Madera County
19450 Avenue 21-1/2
Chowchilla, CA 93610
(Exit 164, off Highway 99)


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