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Address: West Entrance of Yosemite Park, Yosemite National Park, CA 95389
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+1 209-379-1899

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Good place to stop

This is a good place to stop before descending into Yosemite Valley. There can be traffic or road construction so the drive from here to the valley may take a while ie you may... read more

Reviewed 18 September 2016
Mount Shasta, California
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Mount Shasta, California
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Reviewed 18 September 2016

This is a good place to stop before descending into Yosemite Valley. There can be traffic or road construction so the drive from here to the valley may take a while ie you may want to make use of the facilities. Rangers are always helpful and friendly.

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Reviewed 7 May 2014

A couple of times in 2013 the rangers here helped us with permits and with planning our hikes. They knew about the trail conditions and helped us avoid problems with our planned itineraries. Their advice was excellent and resulted in a number of terrific backpacking trips.

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Fairfax, Virginia, United States
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Reviewed 11 September 2013

We had the chance to visit this center right after it reopened from the Rim Fire. The staff here was super helpful and knowledgable, even though they were in the middle of unpacking and reopening.

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San Diego, California
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Reviewed 7 February 2012

Any National Park facility that would have one of my photographs on permanent display has got to be the best. I'm just sayin'.

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Portland, Oregon
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Reviewed 11 May 2011

Seeing the Yosemite High Country is not restricted to back packers, you can drive through it. Be sure to stop at the Information Center and help yourself to the materials that the National Park Service has for you there. My wife found the following site, and we found it informative and useful too: www.undiscovered-yosemite.com/big-oak-flat.html

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