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Yosemite National Park Updates

Day Use Reservations will required to enter Yosemite National Park from May 21 thru September 30, 2021.  Reservations will go on sale April 21st.  Please visit Yosemite National Park’s website ( for the most up-to-date information regarding park operations and reservations.

There are still some limit to services inside of Yosemite, please click HERE for information on what is currently open.

Here are a few changes we'd like to highlight for you as well:

  1. The Yosemite Valley Shuttles will not be running
  2. Mariposa Grove of Giant Sequoias is CLOSED due to a wind event in January.

The park has asked that all visitors planning to visit to be their partner in recreating responsibly. Yosemite National Park conducts thousands of search and rescue missions each year, many of which could be avoided with visitors planning and making a responsible decisions. During the ongoing health crisis, it's critical that folks make wise choices to keep the park rangers and volunteers who serve as emergency responders out of harm's way.

Please follow these #RecreateResponsibly tips:
- Adopt social distancing practices and stay at least 6 feet from people outside your household unit
- Wear a face covering when social distancing cannot be maintained.
- Stay on the trail, for your safety and the safety of others
- Stay within your limits. Yosemite is a great place to find outdoor adventure, but please don’t push your self beyond your physical limits.

Visit for more information.

Visit Yosemite | Madera County is asking our visitors to please wear a mask when you are inside and unable to social distance to Help Keep Us Open!

Madera County is currently in the Red Tier of California's Covid Blueprint -

Visit Yosemite | Madera County updates:  

The Oakhurst Visitor Center is open.  Address is 40343 Highway 41, Oakhurst - look for the VISITOR CENTER sign.

Hours: Monday through Saturday - 8:30 am to 4:30 pm.

Sundays - Closed (will open Sundays 8:30 am to 4:30 pm

You can reach us at 559-683-4636 or email

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DINING/WINERY/BREW/SPIRITS OPTIONS:  Most of our restaurants are open for take-out, outside dining & some inside dining.  Please click HERE for our Restaurant & Beverage Partners guide on who's open and at what capacity.  

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.

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.

Visit Yosemite | Madera County asks visitors to Help Keep Us Open and Safe!

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.


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 (if any), click here.
For updated information on Yosemite National Park wildfires (if any), click here.
For updated CAL Fire information on wildfires in the State of California (if any), 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.

   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

     Visit our website for hours

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.

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


Oakhurst Visitor Center
40343 Highway 41,
Oakhurst, CA 93644
(559) 683-4636
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Monday through Saturday
8:30 am to 4:30 pm


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