Yosemite is Open. Click here for any current Travel Alerts.
Visitor Guide
Get Our Newsletter
Yosemite Mountain Sugar Pine Railroad

The Railroad is Back Just in Time for Fall Color

FISH CAMP, CA, (OCTOBER,9, 2020) – Due to the closure of the Sierra National Forest in September, the Yosemite Mountain Sugar Pine Railroad was forced to cool the engines of their two antique steam locomotives. 

While the entirety of Sierra National Forest remains closed temporarily, Yosemite Mountain Sugar Pine Railroad has received special permission to restart operations. Right on time for beautiful fall weather and nature's vibrant colorful show.

October Weekends  
 All aboard, 9:30 AM, 11:00 AM, & 1:00 PM

October Weekdays
All aboard, 9:30 AM & 11:00 AM

 Seasonal Event Trains
 To Be Announced

Now is the time to take a ride on the 84-ton locomotive they call, "The Logger", it is the largest narrow gauge Shay engine ever built! Then take the kids panning for gold or visit the on-site Thornberry Museum and Toy Depot. 

"We'd like to thank everyone for their patience during the Sierra National Forest closure due to the Creek Fire," says Scott McGhee, General Manager. "We hope that the firefighters responding to this incident remain safe and send our wholehearted thanks to all the first responders. Stringent safety measures enacted this summer continue to be our first priority. Best of all, we are looking forward to having fun with visitors, again!" 

Check ymsprr.com for times, tickets, and details about upcoming special, spooky seasonal events for fall.  


Media Contact:
Brooke Smith
Visit Yosemite|Madera County

Scott McGhee
Yosemite Mountain Sugar Pine Railroad

Formed in 1985, Visit Yosemite | Madera County's mission is to draw the millions of visitors of Yosemite National Park to the many businesses and attractions in its gateway. Inviting visitors to take a journey from the Fossil Discovery Center to the Madera Wine Trail and onward into the High Sierra. Along the way, discover incredible dining, talented tradespersons, four-seasons of water sports at Bass Lake, the Yosemite Mountain Sugar Pine Railroad and mighty adventures right up to the massive Giant Sequoia trees. Madera County is the gateway to so much more.

Our annual Visit Yosemite | Madera County Visitors Guide can answer all your questions about visiting California's Gateway to Yosemite. From the park itself to the museums, wineries, art galleries and more throughout Madera County, our guide can help you plan the perfect vacation. Please note that we mail to the USA only, but anyone can download the guide.
Visit Yosemite - Madera County
Oakhurst Visitor Center, 40343 Highway 41, Oakhurst, CA 93644
(559) 683-4636
Email us!

Summer Hours - 7 days a week: 8:30 am to 4:30 pm
Winter Hours - Monday thru Saturday 8:30 am to 4:30 pm

Developed by Drozian Webworks | ©2023 Southern Yosemite Visitors Bureau. All Rights Reserved.