Visiting Groveland California

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On your way to or from Yosemite on Highway 120, you’ll arrive in Groveland, one of the County’s Gold Rush towns. Try to stay out of trouble though; this town was once named “Garrotte” for the area’s swift and harsh justice from a large oak tree. Once, Groveland offered miners exceptional gold discoveries, but in 1914 the focus switched to water, and the town was chosen to be the construction headquarters for the Hetch Hetchy Water Project—the water supply for San Francisco.

Today Groveland is a must-stop town where visitors find respite in historic hotels, B&B’s and vacation rentals. Beautiful Pine Mountain Lake offers golfing, dining, horseback riding, camping, water sports and an airport.

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Whitewater Rafting

What To Do In and Around Groveland

1.    Wander Main St. and enjoy shops, eateries and saloon.
2.    Visit the historic jail.
3.    Explore the Groveland Yosemite Gateway Museum.
4.    Enjoy the outdoors at Pine Mountain Lake; hit the links at the beautiful golf course or take a saddle ride at the equestrian center.
5.    Sip the varietals of Yosemite Cellars (by appointment).
6.    Hike some of the many trails in the area.
7.    Get wet on an epic whitewater rafting adventure on the Tuolumne River.

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60791
209-962-7873 View Website Map
ARTA offers guided whitewater vacations throughout the west including the world-class Tuolumne River. Outstanding guides, fair prices, fresh food. Non-profit friendly since 1963.
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24000 Casa Loma Road
Groveland, CA 35321
60784
209-962-0232 View Website Map
23 miles from northwest Yosemite gate. Each of five suites offers upscale amenities: Jacuzzi, steam room, fireplaces, and fresh ground coffee stations. Hand painted murals depicting the beauty of Yosemite. Discounted rates Sun.-Thur.; Oct.-Apr.
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18656 Main Street
Groveland, CA 95321
60787
800-342-2267 Map
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34660 Evergreen Rd.
Big Oak Flat, CA 95321
60798
209-962-6744 View Website Map
22 miles east of Yosemite's Big Oak Flat entrance. Large rooms, each with private entrances through French doors. Private baths in all rooms. Includes large continental breakfast.
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19950 Highway 120
Groveland, CA 95321
83593
209-372-0200 View Website Map
The Big Oak Flat entrance to Yosemite National Park is located on CA Highway 120 roughly 24 miles (39 km) east of Groveland, CA. CA Highway 120 is the most direct route into Yosemite National Park from the San Francisco…
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6107 Big Oak Flat Rd
Groveland, CA 95321
60804
209-962-4663 View Website Map
Top rated BB on Tripadvisor for years, here's a ten room facility with the classy touch. This hummingbird heaven, surrounded by national forest, is all about relaxation, comfort and attention to detail.
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7567 Hamilton Station Loop
Groveland, CA 95321
60846
209-962-0403 View Website Map
A 5,000 sq. ft. log home, located on three wooded acres off of highway, half hour from Yosemite. The Inn features 4 quiet guest rooms, each with its own warm inviting decor and private bath. Great room with a cozy…
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19301 Elder Lane
Groveland, CA 95321
81679
209-379-2258 View Website Map
Reservations accepted. Adjacent to the Middle Fork - Tuolumne River. Within burn area. Closest campground to Yosemite entrance and Hetch Hetchy Reservoir. $21 per single family site. Potable water. Seasonal.
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34660 Evergreen Rd.
Big Oak Flat, CA
60851
209-962-5300 View Website Map
Sandwiches, quiche, soups, salads, baked goods, espresso, gelato, lunches-to-go, and gift botique. Tea room serves English-style tea luncheon. Cafe hours 8am-5pm (closed Tues); Team Room 11am-3pm (closed Tues.-Weds.). Ranked #1 on TripAdvisor for four consecutive years.
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18744 Main St.
Groveland, CA 95321
82611
209-732-5161 View Website Map
Offering socially and environmentally sustainable guided hiking, fly-fishing, Backpacking and sightseeing in Yosemite National Park through our innovative collective board worker cooperative.
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12693 Junipero Serra Way
Groveland, CA 95321
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