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.

Yosemite
Whitewater Rafting

Some things to do in 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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60826
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Columbia, CA 95310
209-532-5964
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60834
23223 Italian Bar Rd.
Columbia, CA 95310
209-532-4978
Old ranch hospitality since 1852. Full hookups, cable TV, store, propane, laundry room and WiFi. Clubs and seniors welcome. Modern and friendly. AAA and Good… read more
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60835
22726 Main St
Columbia, CA 95310
209-532-7886
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60836
11255 Jackson St
Columbia, CA 95310
209-532-1479
Stay in one of two historic 1800's hotels with 23 beautifully appointed Victorian rooms, or one of three charming cottages, fully furnished with full kitchens,… read more
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60837
22131 Parrotts Ferry Rd
Columbia, CA 95310
209-532-4508
Let your home away from home be one of our cozy log cabins or motel rooms on a park like acre of shady, towering pines,… read more
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60839
22646 Broadway St.
Columbia, CA 95310
209-533-0446
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60840
22727 Columbia St.
Columbia, CA 95310
209-532-1885
Lunch delightful desserts. Traditional tea includes fresh scones, tea sandwiches, salads, quiche home made chicken pot pie. Everything made fresh daily. Open 7 days a week. read more
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82089
22757 Main St
Columbia, CA 95310
209-532-1811
Sarsparilla brings back the taste of the old west. Sold in most markets and saloons in Tuolumne County and beyond. Been pouring since 1996. A… read more
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60842
11255 Jackson St.
Columbia, CA 95310
Tours & Info 209-588-9128
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80065
22747 Main Street
Columbia, CA 95310
209-532-3184
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