Yosemite Close Up Tours is pleased to provide these pages to assist you in planning your visit to the Mariposa and the Yosemite area.
Yosemite National Park, one of the first wilderness parks in the United States, is best known for its waterfalls, but within its nearly 1,200 square miles, you can find deep valleys, grand meadows, ancient giant sequoias, a vast wilderness area, and much more.
Yosemite Valley Weather
Current temperatures and 7 day forecast for Yosemite Valley.
Yosemite’s Current Conditions
Road conditions, lodging and campground status, and trail and wilderness conditions.
Current temperatures and 10 day forecast for Mariposa, CA.
Yosemite Conservancy Webcams
Webcams of El Capitan, Half Dome, High Sierras, and Yosemite Falls.
Visit Mariposa County and It’s Communities
Mariposa County is known as the “Mother of all Counties” because at one point in time, Mariposa was the largest County in state, spanning as far as Los Angeles. The communities found within the county lines are wonderful historic places to explore.
A web site dedicated to helping you gather the information you need for a memorable journey to Yosemite, and also to encourage you to explore the rest of Mariposa County.
Their mission is to preserve the park for future generations. They restore trails and scenic lookouts, and protect habitat and wildlife. Visitors also can enjoy their educational programs and facilities.
They envision a world where every student learns about the science of nature, is inspired by its beauty, and is motivated to take action to protect the natural world.
Other Federal Lands
Beginning in the high country of Yosemite National Park, the Merced River makes a headlong rush through glacially-carved canyons, rugged mountains and foothills to the San Joaquin Valley. Multiple access points allow skilled whitewater enthusiasts to challenge the rapids at your own pace. Enjoy a day of fishing before gathering around the campfire to cook up the day’s catch at McCabe Flat, Willow Placer or Railroad Flat campgrounds.
The Sierra National Forest, located on the western slope of the central Sierra Nevada, is known for its spectacular mountain scenery and abundant natural resources. The Sierra National Forest encompasses more than 1.3 million acres between 900 and 13,986 feet in elevation.